Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.
Jen draws on more than 15 years in the permanent-makeup industry to fill in sparse eyebrows, augment lash lines with permanent eyeliner, and strategically trace on lip liner to counterbalance lip asymmetries. The tattoo-like makeup applications streamline morning beauty routines, cutting out minutes spent distinguishing eyeliner from off-brand fountain pens. Jen offers free pretreatment consultations, as well as touchups for a modest fee.
Robin Manoogian, a makeup artist with nearly 30 years of experience, leads a talented team of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and massage therapists in making clients feel beautiful. Whether revealing secrets on how to enhance features with her custom Takhoui cosmetics or artfully shaping brows with tweezers, Robin works with clients to achieve the desired look. Her staff also purifies natural canvases with facials for all skin types?even those going through stages of surgical healing.
A chorus of snips and clips rings out across Hazel Street Salon, where owner and master stylist Dervisa leads her staff through innovative hairstyling treatments that utilize organic color and styling products. Dervisa's stylists take her lessons to heart and call upon their own talents as they revamp hairdos with cuts, colors, or KeraGreen straightening treatments that unkink frizzy curls and extensions crafted from garden hoses. As they shuffle around the chocolate-colored salon chairs that line the studio, they consult the reflections of full-length mirrors and shiny wooden floors until cuts are to their clients' satisfaction. On the other side of the salon, aestheticians beautify skin with makeup applications, mani-pedis, and brow waxings.
For more than 25 years, makeup artist Carolina has enhanced the appearances and advanced the careers of models and film actors. As the head of Makeup Mavens On Location, she carries over her expertise to perform professional makeup and skincare services for all kinds of clients. Carolina and her staff of beauty enhancers provide services—from waxing to kinetic dermabrasion—from their space inside Bardha Salon, and can also travel to their clients for onsite events such as weddings or interviews with the dean of admissions at clown college.
Following a consultation, Carolina or one of her aestheticians matches each client with ideal treatments, which include facials and peels, airbrushing, and traditional makeup application. Makeup artists typically apply Pizazz! Mineral Cosmetics, a cosmetics line designed for all skin types that uses hypoallergenic formulas enhanced with vitamins and peptides, and is always made free of dyes, wax, oil, and kindergarten finger paint.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Alnajjar uses his medical expertise to improve both the aesthetic and functional properties of the human body. He specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including face-lifts, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and a microsurgical technique for the repair of wounds and fear of broccoli. His team also administers nonsurgical treatments, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and Botox injections.