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beauty

Chi Gets Pretty

LA traffic is not feng shui.
LA smog is not feng shui.
As for the bleached-blonde, hair-sprayed dos…

Is your ponytail blocking your chi? Are those bangs helping you flow through life? Feng shui-beauty specialist Billy Yamaguchi can tell you. He evaluates clients’ moods (I’m PMS-ing, please help!), face shapes, and, of course, chi. He styles hair, nails, makeup, and brows according to the principles of the Japanese art.

Joining the stable of outposts in Ojai, Ventura, and La Quinta are the recently opened Yamaguchi Salons inside Spa Mystique and the St. Regis Spa. Chopstick jokes aside (and yes, he does use a chopstick as a styling tool), the Yamaguchi method may revolutionize the LA beauty scene: It’s the first spa to beautify from the inside out.

Think he’ll tackle city planning next?


Yamaguchi Salon at Spa Mystique, in the Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Avenue of the Stars (310-551-7577; and Yamaguchi Salon at the St. Regis Spa, 2055 Avenue of the Stars (310-407-8258).