4 New Openings That Prove the West Coast is the Best for Self-Care Right Now

A celebrity skin whisperer gets a new home base and a beloved hairdresser delivers next-level blowouts




In Shani Darden’s new, 2,500-square-foot Beverly Hills location, the celebrity skin whisperer combines innovative techniques (ultrasound, microcurrent, LED bed, oxygen dome) with retinols and peels to heal and rejuvenate famous faces like Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba. Doors open in early June. By appointment only.



Known for its dance cardio, yoga and high-intensity workouts, New York-based Bandier is also a go-to for activewear (Y-3, Koral, and Varley). Now the company has ventured westward with a three-story Melrose outpost that includes athleisure and footwear boutiques, and a cafe with coffee, matcha and protein smoothies courtesy of Coffee Dose. The fitness studio is stacked with 35 classes a week taught by Aubrey Winters and Shannon Nadji of Hot Pilates, plus trainer and former New York City Rockette Amanda Kloots, whose three signature dance-inspired workouts (Rope, the Dance, and Body) are so much fun, you’ll hardly remember you’re burning calories along the way. 8101 Melrose Ave., L.A., 213-433-3203.



Philip B. — eponymous creator of the beloved, botanically based hair products — has opened a signature treatment studio in West Hollywood. No cuts or color here, just intense scalp and hair treatments, and next-level blowouts. 9053 Nemo St., West Hollywood.



New York transplants rejoiced when the first West Coast location of Heyday, a skincare spot that specializes in quickie personalized facials, opened its doors not too far from the Grove. Now, West Siders can get their fix with the opening of a second Brentwood location. Here’s how it works: Select the duration of your treatment (30, 50, or 75 minutes) and set your goals with your skin therapist. Every treatment comes with a deep cleanse, exfoliation, custom mask, hydration and SPF protection (50- and 75-minute sessions also include extractions). Peels, microdermabrasion, light therapy and other upgrades are also available. 13030 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 310-499-0918.



Feature image: Inside the new three-floor West Coast outpost of BANDIER.


This story originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of C Magazine and has been updated as of May 22, 2019.

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