Farrah made him famous. Or was it he who made the “Farrah” famous? Whatever it was, Allen Edwards is the man responsible for making the much-admired feathered look of the late 70’s/early 80’s what it was – notorious amongst the masses. But unlike the hairdo, Edwards’ five minutes of fame didn’t end there. Still working with Hollywood’s elite – celebrities like Julianne Moore, Renee Zellweger, Laura Flynn Boyle and Raquel Welch – Edwards opened three salon/spas to coif, relax and rejuvenate Southern California’s privileged populace. Among Allen Edwards Spa signature treatments is the Female Rescue Aromatherapy Massage. Specially targeted at busy females, this 60 minute massage helps to relieve the stress that daily trials and tribulations can impose on a woman’s body, but especially aims at mollifying the unavoidable once-a-month troubles all women experience. Using eastern influences and specific essential oils and herbs by Shankara - which are organic and hormone calming - the aromatherapy massage aims to mollify PMS, menstrual or menopausal symptoms. The massage technique as well as the scents of the oils are said to relieve symptoms of headache, abdominal pain, mood swings and water retention, leaving the body and mind in a relaxed, more comfortable state of mind.
Another treatment that is not only good for the ladies, but good for the boys as well, is The Deluxe Spa Wakame Scrub and Mud Wrap Treatment. Apparently it is like a facial for the whole body with an intensive and indulgent body exfoliation treatment that leaves the skin glowing and super smooth.
The treatment begins with the energizing Sea Salt Body Scrub, which is blended with Wakame seaweed extracts and infused with sea minerals and fruit acids that help to renew rough, dry skin and help the senses come alive. Following the scrub is the Deluxe Spa Body Mud Wrap, formulated with marine extracts of Wakame, Nori and Sea Fennel, as well as rich, emollient extracts of Avocado and Apricot to help draw out impurities from the skin and restore its natural radiance.
To top off this indulgent experience, the lush aroma of Orange Blossom meets the skin with a richly fragrant – but all natural – layer of whipped Shea Butter infused with Ginger and Rhubarb extracts is applied to the body. Finally, the feet are nourished with a soybean foot cream, making your whole body and soul soothed, smoothed and subtly scented.
Allen Edwards’ spas are located in Brentwood, Studio City, and Woodland Hills, California.