Beauty at the Bay
831 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach
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Above: L to R, back: Sue G., Camilla B., Connie S., Patty P., Lissa S., Heather C., Latisha J.; middle: Olivia W., Mariah M., Tami D., Mandy D. front: Helen B., Laura A., Maura D., Milo, Alicia Y., Lily M.
A beauty and wellness retreat and medical spa, Beauty at the Bay was founded by Maura Davis in 2013. Maura grew up in Southern California and graduated from Studio Makeup Academy at the Gower Studios and Aesthetic Treatment Technology of Southern California. She has worked in aesthetics for 32 years.
Beauty at the Bay offers a variety of treatments including vitamin IV infusions and booster shots, colon hydrotherapy, Emsella pelvic floor strengthening, EmSculpt treatments (burn fat and build muscle), cellulite reduction, skin tightening and overall body contouring, medical-grade facials, peels and laser treatments, microblading, eyelash extensions, waxing and massage.
What do you do at Beauty at the Bay?
We offer everything from medical-grade facials to the newest treatments such as EmSculpt and Morpheus8. If we do not provide a specific service, we find the best providers in the community who do. We currently collaborate with life transformation coach Mandy Demetsky and Lissa Solis, the founder of Vibrancy Health. It has been a habit of mine to keep my finger on the pulse of the newest, safest and most effective technology. As the owner, I’m so proud of the climate we have created and excited to see where we have yet to grow.
What is your favorite aspect of the business you created?
My team and our guests! Every day I have the pleasure of working with my team of incredible, professional women, who are every bit as passionate as I am about meeting our guests’ needs. My other favorite aspect is the people in the community whom we are privileged to meet.
How would your clients describe your spa?
Our guests always describe Beauty at the Bay as relaxed, fun, professional and friendly. Our goal for everyone who walks in the door is that they feel at home. Quite often we receive the compliment that a guest wishes they could live here at the spa. It is one of the best compliments we hear.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
A love of enhanced beauty led me to the field of skin care, where true beauty resonates. It is my passion to bring nonsurgical and therapeutic treatments to my clients. The greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of confidence and prolonged youth through today’s groundbreaking technologies.
How has your professional performance exceeded your clients’ expectations?
Some assume that aesthetic beauty is superficial. This notion cannot be further from the truth! At Beauty at the Bay, it is not only about aesthetic beauty but also about the health and wellness of the whole person. We are here to make you feel beautiful inside and out!
Tell us about your passions.
I am passionate about my family. Both the family I was born into and the family I married into mean the world to me. I am passionate about all animals and the proper care of them. I am very passionate about my rescue dog, Milo, and all the time I get to spend with him. I have long been passionate about travel. I love everything about traveling—experiencing new environments, new people, new food and new music. Finally, I am passionate about people. Whether I am traveling or here in the South Bay, I love spending time and creating memories with friends new and old.
What advice do you give kids?
I have 22 nieces and nephews whom I absolutely love. Coincidentally, as I was preparing for this interview, my nephew Mark came into the spa to visit. I mentioned this question, and he answered: “You have always encouraged me to go after my passion. You have also modeled exactly that. I have watched you work hard and take on every obstacle with a great attitude as you achieve all that has been set out to do.”
Tell us your favorite quote.
I’m an optimist by nature, and my eyes are always set on the rainbow. The quote is: “You have to go through the rain to get to the rainbow.” I have learned throughout the process of running a medical spa to appreciate and embrace the rain. Even if that means difficulties and challenges, they become lessons and opportunities for growth. I’m forever learning and believe it is OK to slip and fall here or there on the way to reach your goals—as long as you do it with grace and a great sense of humor.
What do you love about living in the South Bay?
This is a great question. Honestly, everything! I feel very fortunate to have been born and raised in the South Bay. Being a visual person, I appreciate the beauty of my home: the blue ocean, the rocky cliffs, the sandy beaches and the uniqueness of the cities within. These things never fail to inspire me! But the best part of living here is sporadically running into friends I have known for decades!
What is your favorite time of day?
My absolute favorite time of day is bright and early in the morning, between a cup of coffee and getting ready for the day. I put my favorite face mask on and take Milo for a walk. This is a peaceful time when I can clear my mind and set my intentions for the day ahead.