According to Cara Mia's licensed aestheticians, the average woman spends about 15 minutes a day applying makeup. Over the course of a year that totals more than 91 hours?hours that could have been spent on more important activities such as helping the kids with their homework or turning the dishwasher into a clubhouse. Cara Mia's team helps women save that time with its permanent makeup sessions, where pen machines add long-lasting pigments that help create fuller lashes or smudge-proof lip liners.
Cara Mia's other services enrich clients' skin and bodies in equal measure. Massage therapists soothe achy muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques, and waxing gurus remove unwanted hair from the underarms and Brazilian areas. To enliven epidermises, try a deluxe facial, which includes a deep cleaning, exfoliating mask, massage, and moisturizer.
Shawn understands that no two faces are alike. That's why the aesthetician focuses on each individual who walks through her door, customizing every treatment and seeing clients by appointment only. She then sets to work brightening, tightening, or de-milk-mustaching their skin, drawing on more than a dozen years of experience and training from San Francisco's Dermalogica school to do so. Shawn turns back the complexion's clock with treatments employing products from brands such as Obagi and Jessner, and enlists the aid of a local cosmetic surgeon when performing intensively exfoliating VI peels. And once she has perfected pores, Shawn can artfully adorn them with makeup of both the classic and permanent varieties.
In a cozy, sun-drenched treatment room lined with ruffled curtains, experienced aesthetician Lanay Morrison purifies pores and brightens appearances with Esthetics on Main's slate of dessert-themed facials. After a look at skin condition, tone, and texture, a thorough cleansing and balmy steam treatment entreat pores to open, letting go of impurities and grudges against last Halloween's zombie makeup. During all facials, exfoliation and extractions work to brighten skin, and a soothing mask and upper-body massage melt surplus stress. Aging faces draw antioxidant and hydrating benefits from a lemon zest enzyme facial (up to an $85 value) that wields the tart talents of lemon in a one-hour procedure designed to brighten skin and protect against the elements. The chocolate soufflé facial (an $85 value) firms and lifts, and the 75-minute cherry-sorbet enzyme facial (a $95 value) oxygenates skin and evens tone with the power of cherries, making a compelling cosmetic case for food fights.
The aestheticians at iCandy Eye Salon & Academy funnel all their energy into a single task?making eyes beautiful. Permanent makeup accentuates sparse brows or lash lines, and individually applied extensions make lashes stand taller without the need for posture lessons.
Professional aestheticians Lindsey and Chris each arrived at Blush Beauty Spa and Brow Bar from different directions. Lindsey's history with severe acne?and a lack of empathy from her cosmetologists?inspired her journey. Chriss, meanwhile, sees the human body as a canvas that he can make more beautiful, which aligns with his lifelong passion for the arts. Their separate approaches combine to create a chic and inclusive spa and salon. Services include body and facial waxing, skincare and peels, and makeup and lashes. Check out their beauty tips for a helpful guide to DIY beauty care.
Hair at the Ritz?s stylists join the long-enduring battle to tame wild strands with a one-two combo of frizz-fighting treatments. Clients tired of chasing flyaway strands on a daily basis yield their locks to the Keratin Complex hair-therapy system or the Zerran RealLisse vegan formula, which is packed with wheat, corn, and other crops imported from the moon. Both treatments straighten kinks, enhance shine, and block frizz for months.
Although smoothing topsy-turvy tresses is one of Hair at the Ritz's specialties, the salon can handle far more than a few disobedient curls. Stylists knowledgeable on the latest beauty trends cut, color, and style hairdos for men, women, and children, reimagining manes with the help of Enjoy, Moroccanoil, and Matrix products. Nail technicians, meanwhile, buff and polish fingers and toes, and aestheticians remove unwanted hair with warm wax. Hair at the Ritz?s team also puts the finishing touches on outer appearances with hair extensions, henna tattoos, and even permanent makeup.