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Of Threads and Aromas:
Enessa Spa

Pluck No More

Eyebrows. They have a dramatic effect on the way you look and reshaping can have an instant perk-me-up facelift effect. Eyebrow threading has been the hot item for our friends on the East Coast for many years. In Los Angeles, the trend is still somewhat difficult to come by. We used to venture to Little India for the ancient Indian and Middle Eastern hair removal technique but really you have to travel no farther than Melrose Avenue for Enessa Aromatherapy Wellness Spa, an urban oasis where threading is an art form.

Basically, it works like this: a twisted piece of cotton or polyester thread rapidly and meticulously tears the hair out by the root but, in contrast to plucking, leaves the skin intact. Enessa's celebrity clients including Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Reese Witherspoon, Heather Graham, Cher and Selma Hayek love it.

Urban Oasis on the Chic Stretch of Melrose Avenue

Enessa offers other tricks of the trade. For looking fresh and alert the eyes are key. For the delicate eye area, Enessa offers Rose Oil Eye Wrinkle Treatment and Enessa Collagen Eye pads. A glowing complexion also comes in handy during the holiday season. Enessa offers its signature aromatherapy and oxygen facials as well as reflexology massage, shirodhara dosha, eyelash/brow tinting and a line of all-natural essential oil-based products.

Beauty from the Inside Out

According to Enessa founder Michelle Ornstein, beauty comes from the inside. She uses essential oils as they "penetrate into the bloodstream, detoxifying and balancing the entire body."

Rose has made a popular comeback recently and at Enessa Michelle has developed Enessa Rose Oil and Rose hydrosol. "Rose oil is one of nature's biggest secrets and most powerful moisturizers," she says.

Enessa's organic aromatherapy products are used by the make-up artists of all six Friends! Spa packages are available as well as gift certificates in any amount.


8012 1/2 Melrose Ave.

(Updated: 07/02/08 HC)

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