You know how people who have had near-death experiences describe opening their eyes to a bright white light, and a feeling of utter serenity and peace? I'm not kidding - that was how I felt when I opened my eyes after my first facial with Tessa. Maybe it was the white of blankets and robes, or the sunshine painted walls, or the skylight above me...it was a heavenly moment, girls (and guys!)
I've actually known Tessa for years - I primarily went to her for waxing when she worked on Larchmont Blvd., and I happily followed her to her beautiful, magical, new location nestled in the foothills of Beachwood Canyon. The whole experience is such a treat - LA is so crazy, that when you drive north on Beachwood, walk up the stairs to her quaint day spa, and settle into the warm, golden sitting area, you're already transporting yourself to a place of calm bliss. Tessa's touch is swift but gentle (with the waxing), her facials are assured, instinctive, and expert. My girlfriends have been going to her even longer, swear by her, and the Green Peel (and these are girls I would trust with my life, not just my face!). Oh - and I got a little bonus of a foot masage from the reflexologist...exquisite.
Tessa offers personal, expert attention and service/ Now that I'm in my 30's I take great comfort that she is here to help me establish healthy, organic regimens to hang onto what I got ;-) And have I mentioned the setting and facility is divine? Go now!
Pros: Location, service, experience, ambiance, professionalism