Karen Laing has followed her love for beautification down many paths, including attending school for aesthetician studies, acting as both beauty queen and pageant judge, and her current profession as a permanent-makeup artist. She meticulously draws on individual eyebrow strokes or enhances peepers with permanent eyeliner with the experience that comes not only from her extensive training, but also from having permanent makeup herself. In addition to makeup, Karen also individually bonds synthetic eyelashes to natural ones to create more lush and dramatic blinks, and treats signs of aging with wrinkle-reduction, sunspot-reduction, and other anti-aging therapies.
The artists at Empire Tattoo Inc adorn bodies with indelible designs and semipermanent pieces of jewelry. Their work ranges from realistic to abstract, spanning the gamut from portraits and florals to edgy venn diagrams. The cosmetic artist on staff imbues faces with permanent brow liner, eyeliner, and lip color using techniques approved by the Beau Institute of Permanent & Corrective Cosmetics.
The team of hair restorers at Keystone Hair take a non-surgical approach to solving baldness. Rather than relying on lasers that can fail or toupees that can be plucked off by low-flying pterodactyls, the team customizes a thin membrane of semi-permanent hair that, once affixed, blends in seamlessly with existing hair. Clients can swim, shower, and style their new locks, which are designed to last up to six weeks.
Even if the licensed staffers at Simply Ink Tattoo didn’t apply your tattoo originally, they have no problem touching it up. This isn’t to say they don’t create original tattoos, though. Each artist combines specialization with versatility, delivering stunning ink in his or her chosen field or across traditional categories including black-and-grey, color, and lettered tattoos. They also dig collaboration, working with customers to design all-new imagery or bring to life pre-existing sketches and ideas.
Dr. Scott Chapin has built his solid reputation on myriad breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and liposuction treatments performed over the last 15 years. At Chapin Aesthetics, he shepherds a staff with the same stringent work ethic and aim toward improving the way clients look and feel. The clinic offers a number of non-surgical procedures, including skin-smoothing Botox injections and chemical peels. Laser treatments, meanwhile, successfully remove unwanted body hair, acne, spider veins, and tattoos, as well as tattoos of once-loved spider veins that have since broken up.