Founded by a doctor with a vision for better health care, and a patient looking for a cure. We started CURE to offer a new approach to medical care that includes technology and lifestyle experts to help optimize your health and happiness. We have found direct access, in real time, to our expert staff is a vital link to peak health. With decades of experience caring for our clientele in Malibu, we have developed our memberships to be cutting edge, integrating care for internal and external organ systems for the most comprehensive path to total health. As a member, you will receive face to face advice and care from physicians, nutritionists, therapists, trainers, cosmetic nurses, hair stylists and colorists, estheticians, and massage therapists.
Founder, Board Certified Physician
Dr. Benya has been working in the medical industry for over 10 years, practicing for over seven of those years at CURE Malibu Medical. The general medical practice was purchased in 2003 from Dr. James Allen after working with him in the clinic for 3 years. It had been an existing medical practice for 15 years prior to the purchase.
During Dr. Benya’s career she also built a spa in a perfect territory for a medical spa. Dr. Benya’s unique approach to preventing and solving medical problems, along with her people skills, are a perfect fit for building the client-base for CURE Spa Malibu and seeing it through to success.
This established family practice quickly began expanding. Her training in internal medicine allowed her to immediately broaden the scope of the practice to include more difficult, serious, and chronic conditions. Dr. Benya is a staff member of both St. John’s Hospital and Encino Hospital which enables her to care for patients in the office as well as in the hospital.
Following Dr. Benya’s own personal interest in beauty and cosmetics, she became certified in all non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The cosmetic portion of the business filled a need for beauty services that the Malibu community demands. As she watched the power that outer beauty was having on inner well-being and happiness – and the impact that inner health has on one’s outer being – Dr. Benya began to explore the world of spa as another means to health and started CURE with her husband.
CURE offers complete medical care, for people of all ages and with all health concerns. From preventative yearly physicals to routine maintenance of chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol to emergency care for trauma resulting in broken bones and lacerations – CURE provides the most comprehensive plan to health and wellness available. Dr. Benya provides care both online, and in the office setting as well as the hospitals (St. John’s and Encino Hospitals), managing every medical issue from beginning to resolution.
Certified Life Coach: Positive Psychology Coaching
Research has shown it is possible to help suffering people by building their strengths. In addition, prevention researchers have discovered strengths act as buffers against mental illness. The strengths that represent major strides in prevention include: courage, future mindedness, optimism, faith, work ethic, hope, honesty, perseverance, and the capacity for flow and insight. Positive psychology is concerned with three issues: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Positive emotions are concerned with being content with one’s past, being happy in the present and having hope for the future. Positive individual traits focus on one’s strengths and virtues. Finally, positive institutions are based on strengths applied to better a community of people.
Positive psychology coaching will help clients identify and build on their strengths, develop a stronger core self, become empowered, resilient, hopeful and more connected to their community of support and growth. Lyn views all of her clients as unique, creative and capable individuals. Everyone is given unconditional positive regard and she meets them from where they are in life. By using a collaborative, versatile and solution focused approach, Lyn assists clients in developing a life they may have only dreamed about.
Lyn holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Art and Painting, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Psychology. For over 13 years Lyn has worked with addiction recovery, stages of life challenges, improving relationships, anger management, stress, finding new meaning and purpose, launching careers, and improving personal and professional growth. Lyn works with young adults, individuals, couples, families, artists, and executives while following the professional ethics and guidelines that are designated by the International Coaching Federation.
Years of technical experience, intense creativity and an affinity for the transformative qualities of color and light on hair, are just a few of the reasons why Johnathan Gale has become a master in the art of hair coloring. Johnathan has enjoyed a highly successful career in both the UK and the US that includes high-fashion editorials and the most sought after advertising and celebrity clients. Johnathan is undeniably the go-to colorist to the stars, having worked with notable personalities such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Garner, Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, John Travolta and Charlize Theron.
In addition to being a top colorist to the stars for all of their red carpet events, Johnathan’s most striking achievements have been in film. Devoted to the art of creating perfect hair color, Johnathan invites the challenge of working cinematic themes and parameters of film’s lighting into his ultimate vision. In the film world, Johnathan not only changes the color of an actor’s hair but he also contributes to the creation of the characters for such luminaries as Claire Danes, Michelle Williams, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Garner, Heath Ledger and Matthew McConaughey. Johnathan is a true professional and teacher who focuses on balancing the possibilities of hair color with the maintenance of healthy hair.
Growing up in the center of London, Johnathan was able to develop his creativity at an early age. He began an apprenticeship at eighteen with famed hair colorist Daniel Galvin, whose salon was the first to put hair color on the industry map. His life was suddenly transformed when given this opportunity. From then on, he sought only to take his newfound craft to higher and more challenging levels. Early in his career, Johnathan began collaborating with famed hairstylist Sam McKnight. His genius for hair was soon discovered by some of the best photographers, including Bruce Weber and Steven Meisel. as well as one of the industries best hairstylists, Guido. Meisel and Guido soon began to use Johnathan for Italian Vogue’s most iconic covers. It is this collaboration in particular, which continues to this day, that typifies Johnathan’s commitment to perfection and beauty. Johnathan’s skill and talent soon led to him to the world of television, where he began producing signature styles for the BBC and notably for the legendary Brideshead Revisited Series. An actor/actress couple, Susan George (who played the lead in the film Straw Dogs), and husband Simon McCorkindale (of the television series Falcon Crest), played a pivotal role in Johnathan’s burgeoning career. He was invited by the couple to come to Los Angeles, where he a found wealth of inspiration in California’s golden light. It was in California that he really began to explore the mutable nature of light on hair, and it is this intense and life long passion that makes Johnathan a colorist in a class all his own.
Recipient of a best Stylist award for four consecutive years, Julian is devoted to the art of creating the perfect color and is always inviting the challenge of working with cinematic themes and parameters to finalize his ultimate vision. Julian has the unique ability to be keep hair color consistent for photo shoots and film, delivering very specific color request to his large celebrity clientele. In the film world Julian has contributed by changing the hair color of actors into creating the desired characters. His signature look is based under the philosophy that hair color and highlights should enhance a look without drastically changing it.
With his freehand technique of balayage Julian creates natural looking, sun-kissed highlights that like he says “It should look like you have spent a summer at the beach, not 3 hours at the salon”. Julian’s unique color formulations make his brunettes clamor for a more progressive color design characterized by rich color at the roots, to a more luscious caramel tone at the tips of the hair. He believes redheads should have vibrant copper-gold tones for that head turning hue, as a result becoming highly sought out among celebrities and executives.
“Hair to me is like the canvas a painter uses to express his art. I enjoy the challenge and ultimately the transformation.”
Suzy applies a “less is more” approach to both color and Brazilian Blowouts. Whether she’s striving to create low-maintenance, ready-to-wear styles or glamming her A-List celebrities she truly understands the science of color. Combined with her creative vision Suzy knows how to formulate to create gorgeous color and stronger, smoother, healthier hair.
After graduating from UCLA, Suzy trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica and then moved to Manhattan’s fashionable Midtown to study color with the renowned Sam Stith and Doug Macintosh. She successfully refined her skills under the tutelage of one of Hollywood’s finest colorists, Nancy Braun.
Suzy sees clients in West Hollywood and Malibu at CURE Salon & Spa, in New York at John Sahag’s Workshop and in Manhattan Beach at Aqua Salon.