OVERMORROW: A South Park urban sanctuary
Like the true city dwellers that we are, it is common to forget to spare some time for ourselves. After an exhausting week of late nights, turn down that invitation to party and instead spend some time to recuperate, recharge and regroup. Lucky for you a new spa has come to town.
Welcome to Overmorrow; a certified Aveda lifestyle salon and spa. This means that they use all things Aveda and also preach the same mantra that the natural beauty brand stands for. Aveda is a cult beauty brand that is known to be natural, organic and environmentally friendly. They believe in targeting the root of the problem instead of simply mitigating the problem. This is precisely what gives Aveda its long-standing reputation of being one of the best at targeting hair loss. They believe that hair loss is an internal issue and making the hair look voluminous at a glance is not the way to go. Instead, they choose to heal the scalp, otherwise known as the eye of the storm.
When confronted with the infamous why question, the owner Susie Lee admits to having been an avid fan and user of Aveda since middle school. Susie is well-traveled. She grew up in a family of business owners and had gone to Italy to study luxury and lifestyle management. Since young, whenever she was traveling to another country, she would make it a point to visit an Aveda lifestyle salon and spa in that country. She claims they have never once disappointed her. This consistency, along with many other good reasons, is why she absolutely believes in the Aveda brand and wants to share it with others, through Overmorrow.
Susie does not believe in scrimping. Besides using quality hair care products, she ordered the most luxurious, state-of-the-art salon chairs in order to give her customers the best and most relaxing hair-washing experience. The design, interior and space planning of the place are extremely well thought-out. The huge space is segmented with these glass enclosures to make sure that people have their own private spaces when doing individual treatments but also still have light pour in from the outside. Susie also made sure to bring one of the best masseuses in LA, who specializes in Meridian-style massages. She has a special kind of massage that is popular in Korea for weight loss. Yes, you read that right, a massage that is supposed to help you lose weight. It apparently hits the same spots you activate when you go to the gym and is supposed to aid in the loss of stubborn cellulite. It is very popular amongst Korean bride-to-bes who start this massage 6 months prior to their weddings.
“Time is a luxury these days and if people are spending their times here, I want to make sure they’re getting the best,” she says with vigor.
Head on down to Overmorrow because you deserve the best. Your body and mind will thank you later.
Written and Photographed by Amanda Gunawan