Face your Skin Care with Face Haus Skin Care Shops- “The Facial For All People”

August 16, 2018

Face Haus was co-founded in 2013 by good friends Karey Burke (EVP Programming and Development at Freeform), Dawn Olmstead (Co-President of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios) and Jenn Worley, (Current Face Haus Chief Creative Officer). While growing both kids and lucrative careers, the powerhouse, working moms were inspired by one daughter’s ‘first facial’ party that broke the bank. They realized there were no good, affordable skincare options for teens, men, or busy women. The trio brought on a team of superstar estheticians and Face Haus’ exclusive consulting dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer (known for making celebrity faces glow- Kim Kardashian, Oprah, Jennifer Aniston and Ellen to name a few). Lancer oversaw and supported the creation of efficient, power-packed treatment protocols to deliver their user-friendly menu using renowned Lancer products and luxury skincare line Eminence Organics; a line that the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has recently raved about. Using top-tier skincare brands and innovative technology in conjunction with their commitment to accessibility is what sets Face Haus apart from the rest. At $65 for all signature facials, their cohort of treatments also includes affordable add-ons and the special “United We Smooth” facial designed by Dr. Lancer that incorporates exclusively Lancer products and microdermabrasion.

Face Haus is thrilled to “Open Haus” in their newest location at USC Village August 20th, making it their fourth skincare shop to open within Southern California. Face Haus has gained momentum as the revolutionary facial bar that provides superb quality “facials for the people”, without compromising quality and ensuring both accessibility and zero intimidation. Its open concept, fresh modern design, good vibes playlist and open-minded stance attract a diverse clientele, and will now embrace the University and DTLA set at the beautiful new USC Village

Face Haus Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jenn Worley sat down with us for a Q&A about the future of Face Haus and the Launch of their new location at USC Village.

Why did Face Haus choose USC as a location for opening?

In our first three Face Haus locations we targeted neighborhood blocks where we knew we could rely on foot traffic and mixture of young professionals and families. We felt it was important to be surrounded by like-minded brands and a community. As we have been “facials for the people” since we launched in 2013, it seemed appropriate that we diversify our locations to include even more people. USC Village approached us, and we thought it would be a great fit for the brand.

Who is your target for customers?

What I am most proud of is our client base. Dawn, Karey and I launched this concept hoping we could create a new model that exists outside of the traditional “spa” targets. We talked a lot about a place that women, men and teens would feel great walking into. We hoped to strip out the intimidation factor- both in design of the shop and in cost. Happy to say that we are 30% male clientele and teens make up a significant piece of our FH clients.

Can you tell us why the nation should know about Face Haus and what sets you apart from your competitors?

What truly sets us apart from our competitors is our open concept, our accessibility and us affordability- all without compromise in quality of services. We are extremely invested in innovation and are backed by consulting dermatology legend Dr. Harold Lancer. Our products and services are on par with the highest priced spas- at roughly a third the price. Our open concept also creates a space a new model- that now shifts the traditional spa facial experience to one that is social, lively and feels great to be in. You will never hear whale sounds or elevator tunes- great music, and you can come with friends, host parties, and not be isolated in a dark private room.

How have you stayed in business since 2013? What has kept your business successful?

We were first to market with this type of skincare concept in 2013, and with a lot of patience and hard work, we are currently in major growth mode! We just opened our Montana Ave Haus, USC Village next week and have a fantastic calendar of new hauses in the pipeline. What has lead to this “staying in business” are a few key things: developing a concept and strong brand identity that fills a gap in the market, learning from mistakes and always staying open to improvements. Our company has a culture of community, always open to ideas and innovation. Bringing in the right partners has also been a key part of our recent shift into growth mode. We held out until the right relationship formed and we are now partnered with some of the incredible people that grew the amazing brands Bliss and Carol’s Daughter (among others).

What can the nation do to get a little piece of what Face Haus has to offer?

Love the face you see in the mirror every day! Our Haus beliefs are: Diversity is beautiful. Go Natural. Everyday face care for all. Our haus is your haus. Do good, be good.

If you could tell me about you and your business partners in three sentences what would that be and what would that say about Face Haus?

My co-founders are incredible, high-achieving brilliant women that inspire and care for both what they do professionally and for their awesome families. (We have 14 kids between us!) The newer members of our Face Haus partnership team are equally incredible, fantastic people who bring a wealth of experience and wisdom to this growth process.

What will separate the USC Location from the others in Los Angeles?

There are a few new and exciting additions at USC Village that our other Hauses don’t have some pretty striking new design elements, improvements to our beauty bar, and a few fun surprises too.

What 3 services would you recommend to a teenager, adult, and elder at Face Haus?

Services are all very personal to individuals and while our Haus Menu is broken down into an awesome collection- it’s also a custom conversation with your esthetician at the beginning of every facial that will determine what’s best for your skin and goals. Some of our most popular facials would be “Spotless Reputation”, “Teen Spirit”, “Keep Glowing”, “Haus Special” and Dr. Lancer’s “United We Smooth”. Our new Lightstim LED add-on has been a huge success as well – incredible results and price are a fraction of the cost at high-end spas.

What is the one thing you can get at Face Haus at all locations that you may not be able to find at your competitors?

The thing you can get at all Face Haus locations that you won’t be able to get elsewhere is a truly affordable, extremely high-quality facial in an inclusive, open setting with great vibes and a positive, welcoming community.

What does ‘facials for the People’ stand for?

The concept of the “Haus” and “Facials for the People” emerged in the earliest brainstorm sessions Karey, Dawn and I had. The focus was on reimagining the luxury, elite spa model. We wanted a unisex, high design, open concept and open minded “haus”, where everyone was welcome and the neither the space or the cost was an intimidation.

How did you curate the team of estheticians that you work with and what specific qualities were you looking for in them to be a good fit for Face Haus?

Our team is everything to us. Our Haus estheticians are our rock star experts and our Front of Haus team is our anchor. We have many people on staff that started with us 5 years ago- they are a testament to our commitment to our people and I am in awe of them dedication and willingness to grow. We look for people who are open-minded, flexible, energetic, passionate about their career and committed to Our Haus ethos of being good and doing good. We work hard to provide a rich career path opportunity- being a part of a quickly growing brand is an exciting thing!

How long is each Face Haus Session and what is your favorite facial?

Our services are all efficient and fully loaded! A signature facial is 40 minutes and can run up to 50-55 minutes with the addition of our more time-consuming add-ons. My favorites vary according to the season and whatever skin drama I’m in the middle of! That said, I’m a big fan of the Haus Special Facial with a Universal A-peel and Beam Me Up add-on. The peel and Lightstim LED combined with our signature oxygen blast leaves the skin incredibly renewed and hydrated.

Any experiences and/ or hero stories you can share from the experience at Face Haus?

I never tire of hearing from and seeing new (and sometimes unexpected) faces in us Haus. I remember in one-week last year we received hundreds of messages from teens around the world asking us to come to their towns/ cities after seeing the Buzzfeed videos of ‘Test Friends’ and ‘Try Guys’ getting facials with us. That same week we hosted a “manscaping party”, a renowned Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, a mom’s breastfeeding group, and a 13th birthday party. The week wrapped up with Duff McKagan in the facial chair and an ongoing date-night for a married couple that have been coming on Friday evenings for a couple years. This makes all the hard work worth it. For the people!


STUDIO CITY HAUS

12332 Ventura Blvd. | Studio City | CA | 91604

phone: 855.550.HAUS
email: studiocity@thefacehaus.com

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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

WEST HOLLYWOOD HAUS

8377 W. 3rd. St. | Los Angeles | CA | 90048

phone: 855.550.HAUS
email: weho@thefacehaus.com

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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm

SANTA MONICA HAUS

1426 Montana Ave. | Santa Monica | CA | 90403

phone: 855.550.HAUS
email: santamonica@thefacehaus.com

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Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: 9am to 6pm

USC VILLAGE HAUS

3201 S. Hoover St | Los Angeles | CA | 90089

phone: 855.550.HAUS
email: uscvillage@thefacehaus.com

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Hours of Operation:
10am to 8pm everyday

ROYAL GHEE by FLORA Ex MACHINA Raw Honey | Ghee | Greens | Adaptogenic Herbs 

 CRUSHING on this ROYAL GHEE OMG!!

obsessed and addicted. i made ice-cream last night with bananas, almond butter, a ton of powders and my Royal Ghee and it was better than any fancy ‘real’ ice cream i’ve had. and my kids LOVE IT!  we are using it on everything!  created by holistic nutritionist Alle Weil,
this is more than a product – Royal Ghee is heart, soul, passion and science.

 WHAT:

Raw Honey | Ghee | Greens | Adaptogenic Herbs 

A whipped spread made from the most nutritive ingredients on earth.

Inspired by the traditional nutritive Ayurvedic spread, Chyawanprash – we’ve taken the same principles, and Westernized and modernized the overall vibe and ingredients into a whipped honey butter with benefits.

Sourced from the finest organic ingredients including grass-fed, pastured and traditionally made ghee, raw California wildflower honey, and a blend of medicinal and alkalizing greens, adaptogenic herbs, grounding roots, and immunity-boosting mushrooms, Royal Ghee provides a daily boost of nutrition and energy with the flavor of a decadent treat.

Royal Ghee is a thick and creamy, whipped spread that can be consumed daily as a nutritive boost by the spoonful, added to smoothies, “bulletproof” tea and coffee, spread onto toast, and slathered as icing…the possibilities are endless.

Ingredients:

A proprietary blend of grass-fed and pastured ghee, raw California wildflower honey,  Tocotrienols derived from organically grown brown rice. (It is a super concentrated source of bioavailable vitamins E and D, with a high antioxidant count.)

Greens and Algae: Moringa, cracked cell-wall chlorella, nettles, barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina, spinach, alfalfa, dandelion leaf, kelp, dulse

Roots, Berries and Fruit: whole schizandra concentrate, beet root, lemon and orange peel

Mushrooms: reishi extract, maitake extract, shiitake extract, chaga extract, turkey tail extract, beta-d-glucans, reishi triterpenoids…and a touch of pink himalayan salt.

And the blog is filled with recipes! Run and grab a bottle or two or ten. 

Tech Alert! AZIO Launches HEARA Hi-Res Certified Earphones 

August 11, 2018

Forget buds – let’s go retro ok? 

How about dynamic copper aluminum by – AZIO.

The AZIO HEARA, have a cool industrial style vibe and retro style but their sound and technology is state of the art: hi-res certified means they deliver dynamic sound that creates clear high-range harmonics with rich bass and accurate sound.

Hi-res certified audio and studio-grade sound reproduction delivers a wide frequency range support of 5Hz – 40kHz.

The masterfully tuned hybrid-drivers configured in mono-axis structure isolates high and low frequencies, delivering true-to-life acoustic enjoyment. The hybrid-driver setup includes a 12mm ceramic tweeter for delivering crystal clear sound and a 13mm Dynamic Woofer to deliver punchy bass and precise mid-range vocals.

The HEARA is made from impeccable craftsmanship, in both function and form, complete with copper/aluminum chambers that are precision-machined and crafted through rigorous steps to create the ideal enclosure for the hybrid drivers.

The front chamber ear-tip is designed with a 31-degree angle to provide a better wearing and listening experience while isolating exterior noise by 18 decibels. The noise-free pipeline is made of 99.99% pure 4N oxygen-free copper wiring with PVC anti-scratch coating to ensure the purest sound delivery.

Ease of use is mastered with the multi-function button mic allowing for easy access to accept/end calls, change music, and activate voice-assist functions and three ear-tip sizes are included to offer the most comfortable, personalized fit.

Made of copper aluminum, these earphones feature anti-scratch fabric with buckskin interior.

So here’s the deal. I’ve been playing around, testing out various bud style blue tooth headphones and they are awful. They hurt my ears and make me crazy. These are sweet and while I am just getting started with them, I am totally happy. I love them. I love the look and the bad-ass sound.

The HEARA Earphones are now available for $89.99, and includes accessories such as an extension cable, a storage box, and converters for PC’s and airplanes.

The earphones support both iOS and Android systems. For more information and to purchase, visit the AZIO website.

 

Microjuvenate Radiates with Crystals and Activated Charcoal

August 1, 2018

Charcoal is everywhere.

We’re drinking it in our lemonade, brushing our teeth with it and of course – it’s taking over the skincare game from masks to cleansers.

Welcome the latest and greatest in this natural multi-duty heavy hitting detoxer.

Lucky me – I get to sample the best of the best and I am thrilled to introduce you a new player – Microdermabrasion Crystal Ball with Activated Charcoal.  This is for sure one of the most luxurious new skin care lines on the market.

Hell yes – when I tell you that after using this, my entire body felt as radiant as it looked. Founder Donna Messenger is a skin-care revolutionary.

This U.S. patent pending personal care applicator delivers a full body exfoliation and polishing treatment. The dual sided A|C disc is infused with both Microjuvenate’s proprietary blend of crystals which remove the outer layer of skin, remove impurities, and uniformly penetrate deep within the skin’s surface to boost hydration and resilience, and Italian Green Clay, Activated Charcoal, Blue Green Algae, Allantoin, and one to further flush impurities, balance acne-prone skin and fight against blackheads. 

Yes, you heard me – all of that good stuff above.

This groundbreaking product line comes in three collections:  “Clearly Works,” “Emphasis” and “Body Benefits.”

The Clearly Works Cleanser is completely soap-free and made up of Micellar Water and includes Pro Vitamin B5, Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel – so yah, this wiped clean my super thick sun block foundation.

Following the cleanser is the Clearly Works Toner to totally complete the cleansing process and tighten pores.

The non-irritating Clearly Works Hydrating Gel is my fave of mine – gel Kween over here! – as it left my entire face glowy von glowerstein.

The most impressive product, other than the crystal ball itself is the Clearly Works Microdermabrasion Facial Formula.  Ok this babe improved my skin’s overall appearance – why? – cuz is made of crystals to take off the outer later of dead skin. Plain and simple. Boom.

Pro Tip: Be sure to remove it with a warm wash cloth after a few minutes to avoid any irritation on your delicate summer skin.

The Emphasis Collection consists of three mixtures to spice up the Microdermabrasion Facial Formula for whatever your skin might need on a particular day. Think ‘customize it!’

This includes  Vitamin CActivated Charcoal and Crystals.

Can you believe all this GOODNESS?!

Finally, the Body Benefits Body Whip is one of the most effective body lotions I have ever used. I am so not a body lotion person (weird, right?!) – most make me feel like I can’t breathe. But this one absorbs into skin so dang quickly that it doesn’t leave any residue or that creepy AF sticky feeling that makes me wanna jump into an ice bath.  Or just outta my skin. This makes me want more! Hence, I can moisturize without having claustro-OCD in my own skin!

Microjuvenate was established in 2017 by Founder and President Donna Messenger. It was her lifelong mission to apply her collective professional knowledge and experiences to the development of a simple and effective system of clinical skin care products.

Guided by Donna – an internationally recognized leader in clinical skincare, microdermabrasion and dermaplanning industries – Microjuvenate grew into a trusted brand with widely appealing products for customers who want to experience the superior benefits of clinical skincare.

It’s Donna’s thirty plus years and proven results as one of the industry leaders and innovators that allows Microjuvenate to lead in at-home microdermabrasion, exfoliation polishing treatments. Donna’s innovative approach to clinical skincare has helped thousands of her patients achieve healthier skin. Word spread quickly about Donna’s success and it soon garnered her domestic and international recognition from the beauty and general interest media. Notable highlights include, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, Korean Vogue, CNN Medical, Fox News and NBC.

Donna Messenger is killing the skincare game with her innovative and holistic approach to skin wellness and rejuvenation!

#GroomedLAApproved! 

The Wall’s Flagship Studio Finally Takes Over! (La Brea & Wilshire)

Finally!!
BREAKING GROUND WITH BREAKTHROUGH FITNESS
THE WALL‘s flagship studio has finally opened on the corner of Wilshire & LaBrea. Yes – THAT gorg 500 sq foot space you’ve been driving by!
Founder & Celebrity Trainer Jason Wimberly is my personal superhero.
THE WALL is the largest boutique studio in Los Angeles, as well as the first fully-registered green studio in the city.

This place – THE WALL, is my top fave workout experience.

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Check this out – THE WALL’s flagship studio offers a variety of workouts, expertly choreographed with every fitness background in mind.

Whether it be crushing it through circuit training in THE WALL’s “STACKED”, cycling to your goals at “WIMBERRIDE”, recovering in “STR3TCH” or challenging yourself in the studio’s signature class, “123STACK”, THE WALL offers something for everyone.

The “123STACK” is a class that is a first of its kind – beginning with 10 minutes of Core Activation, followed by 20 minutes of High Intensity Circuit Training and ending with 30 minutes of Indoor Cycling. Moving clients in rhythm through two studio rooms, 123STACK keeps attendees focused on unison, making it a  true model of Group Fitness. Holla!

At THE WALL, technology is not used as a means of competition, nor will you find any segregated workout stations. Instead, THE WALL utilizes performance data to help track progress. Each class is constructed rhythmically – ensuring that everyone moves in unison with the goal of promoting mindfulness, cohesion and most importantly, results.

With a mission to deliver the best value possible, Wimberly does not skimp on the luxury either. Architecturally significant and state-of-the-art, the flagship studio space has been designed to optimize the guest experience. Every visual detail is an expression of THE WALL’s philosophy – to break through and rise above, both physically and mentally. A heavy retail program, lounge, THE BAR (a grab-n-go station featuring bites from Cafe Gratitude and refreshments from Clover Juice), free parking, complimentary shoe rentals and towel services, luxury lockers and showers, free wi-fi and a rewards program are just a few of the amenities to expect at THE WALL’s Flagship. Wimberly explains that “it is important that THE WALL focuses on the community and creates a place to meet and connect – so every detail was chosen carefully to ensure a complete experience from start to finish”.

OMG Jason I worship YOU!

The fully interactive space boasts so much more than just workout classes. Wimberly is also intent on contributing to a better, healthier world. This philosophy is what propelled THE WALL to establish itself as the first ever, fully registered green fitness studio in Los Angeles – meaning a completely paperless check in, zero plastic water bottles (only boxed water and a filtered water station), along with the use of eco-friendly building materials and completely toxic-free cleaning materials.

No walls? No breakthroughs. The flagship studio brings together like-minded people in order to generate a cohesive and unified workout juxtaposed with personal success and growth, with a variety of class opportunities and styles. Wimberly’s dream has always been to create a fitness experience that knocks down the mental walls that shroud physical goals in order to challenge the mind, body and soul – now in a studio just as elevated as his workouts.

New client intro pricing is two classes for $25 (one free).

THE WALL’s Flagship Studio (730 S. La Brea Ave, just south of Wilshire) is currently open.

About Jason Wimberly (personal God, if you ask me)

With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, Jason has taught over 6,000 sold-out classes across the country and keeps many of Hollywood’s elite looking their best, including Kate Hudson, Selma Blair, Jane Lynch, Leela Goldkuhl and Annabeth Gish. Prior to opening THE WALL, Jason launched WIMBERLEAN, his signature movement and DVD that focuses on long, lean bodies through isolated movements with resistance bands. Additionally, Jason is a featured W Hotels Worldwide FUEL Trainer and Propel Water Ambassador.