It all began with a quest to find makeup without harmful ingredients that would also look good on camera. COR Cosmetics owner Amber Brophy-Mock worked diligently with chemists to create a 100% vegan mineral foundation composed of only four ingredients and free of irritants such as talc, carmine, bismuth oxychloride, and bottled Fran Drescher sound bites. The makeup and skincare expert has given interviews to numerous media publications and wrote a beauty column for the Anchorage Style Guide. She and her team of makeup artists have assembled an impressive portfolio of work while enhancing faces at weddings, fashion shows, and on the celebrity-studded sets of television shows and movies.
Patrons can find the skin-friendly products online or get an in-person application within the bright fuchsia and purple walls of the Wax, Lash & Cosmetics Boutique. At the spa, Brophy-Mock's staff of licensed aestheticians perform facials with products ranging from clinical PCA Skin peels to 100% Pure's organic and vegan formulas. They also offer organic waxing services and eyelash extensions with certified experts.
The staff at Alaska Body Aesthetics strive not only to make clients look better, but also to make them feel better, too. Their menu of noninvasive aesthetic treatments focuses on enhancing mental as well as physical well-being. Nutritional counseling helps clients incorporate healthy habits to change their lifestyles for the better over time. High-tech services offer more immediate results: technicians can refresh aging or damaged skin with Fraxel laser treatments, or remove hair and skin lesions with intense pulsed light of Palomar's StarLux system.
The doctor also combats signs of aging with Botox and dermal fillers, and she helps patients enhance their body image with skin-contouring treatments and weight-loss programs. She and her team clear complexions with products such as SkinCeuticals and Obagi Medical.
The staff members at Skinsation Body Bar, located at The Loft Hair Design, work hard to leave skin soft and smooth. They use warm wax to defuzz an array of face and body areas, from brows to bikini lines, and offer a complete waxing menu for men. Because they know it can be painful, staff members provide hot-towel treatments after waxes to calm skin and leave it free of irritation. In addition to waxing services, Skinsation also accents eyes with lash extensions and perms, along with brow- and lash-tinting services.
As owner and aesthetician at nourAesthetics, Noura Obeidi tends to skin needs with detailed skin analyses, PCA skin treatments, and full-body waxing. She also enhances natural features by perming and tinting eyelashes or applying light mineral foundation after facial waxes, PCA treatments, and rounds of persuasive begging.