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.
Whether it’s to help prepare for an interview, an upcoming wedding, or a date with a scrupulous dermatologist, the aestheticians at Lux Skin and Makeup Studio work to get skin looking its very best with facials, waxing sessions, makeup services, and eyelash extensions. Using doctor-developed Murad products, the team aims to heal epidermal ailments such as redness, wrinkles, and acne with a sextet of facials, which includes a clarifying enzyme acne facial and a vitamin C facial, or a PCA peel. Aestheticians can then add prismatic pop to newly smoothened skin with professional makeup applications performed with high-end products from The Balm, Japonesque, and Julie Hewett. To keep legs and arms smooth, they remove unwanted hair using warm wax and quick removal techniques that minimize discomfort.
BE Salon Studio's chief stylist Branden Elde unleashes her ever-evolving beauty toolkit on everyday clients and brides-to-be, exclusively wielding Paul Mitchell products and mineral makeup. Clients can enjoy the plasma fireplace and complimentary tea and coffee while waiting for their hair to be done in this refurbished warehouse modeled after spaces Branden experienced in Seattle. At wedding venues, she sculpts, pins, and sprays 'dos before dusting makeup on cheeks to keep brides blushing and cover up cat whiskers from pre-ceremony face-painting sessions. Branden and her staff are constantly undergoing training, allowing them to style locks with precision cuts, accentuate hues with color services, or flesh out manes with Ultratress extensions.
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Licensed aesthetician Rita Cluff relies on the power of light to do more than brighten her clients' features. She is certified to cease hair growth, combat acne, and soften signs of aging with the iPulse i400 Intense Pulsed Light system, whose beams cause minimal discomfort to the skin surface. Rita goes beyond her laser duties for every IPL facial that she conducts—after the treatment, she shapes or tints brows and applies a complimentary mask, achieving a youthful look more effectively than tracing old yearbook photos onto guests' faces. She doesn't limit Face Envy's services to laser treatments, however. Thermage skin tightening, peels, and cosmetic tattoos flatter the dermal landscape, and Rita's registered-nurse associate Angie Tolbert subtracts wrinkles with Botox and Restylane fillers.