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Although Liana Bergman hails from Long Island, the blonde, bronzed, and bubbly owner of Pacific Faceworks looks like she’s from sunny Malibu, so it’s no wonder her family and friends have long insisted on duplicating her beauty regimen. In 2007, the self-professed product junkie decided to turn her pastime of bulk ordering the natural Lucrece products she’d been using into a business, and opened her own skin-care spa in the lower level of the Jean Leon hair salon. In order to reach the small spot, you must walk past the salon’s receptionist, inch by stylists, and descend down a staircase leading to a Barbie-style front room with girlie-girl baby-pink walls and mirrors. Simple manis and pedis are done here, while the back room houses a large, comfy Laz-E Boy as an alternative to the traditional treatment table. Pacific’s signature (and cheap) California Express facials are given in this chair, using hot towels instead of steam to soften the skin in a quick, but effective, 30-minute treatment that includes exfoliation and extractions. Facials end with a detailed analysis of your own beauty regimen, an amended skin-care plan, and product recommendations—minus the typical pressured sales pitch.Take it Off, Spray it On
Hair removal and spray tanning are also Pacific specialties; the former are done with either all-natural, pure-sugar Bronze Biologic products, threading, or Gigi wax, with Bergman’s southern Russian aestheticians operating on a “thread from the neck up, wax from the waist down” motto for best results.
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