The makeup artists and professional stylists at Epic Artistry have no lack of canvases for their art. Inside their bright downtown Burlingame lounge, they channel their creativity into making over clients during hair and makeup services, including applications and classes. They also add flattering tints to both men and women's features, accented by the arches of artfully waxed eyebrows.
Before their appointments, guests can sip herbal tea to relax. The lounge's lipstick-red dresser and florid patterned couch cast a crisp Victorian vibe over the hardwood floors. Epic Artistry borders several boutiques, enabling visitors to quickly nab a whole new look even without falling into a vat of yellow dye number 5.
When Julie and Rhea were children, their dream world was populated not by magical beings but by sunlit salon chairs. They practiced updo techniques on their friends and family during these younger years, then carried their passion for hairstyling through high school and into programs at prestigious companies, including Bumble and bumble, Goldwell, and Unite. Upon establishing their own salon, they named it Le Reve, a French homage to the dream they had finally realized.
The salon's services earned two awards from CityVoter: winner of Best Hair Color, and runner-up for Best Haircut. On a daily basis, the staff combines well-rounded experience with individual specialties, such as complex bridal dos, keratin straightening treatments, and curls. They utilize products from Oribe, Coppola, and Unite to help fashion and nourish tresses. Guests can consult with their stylist to plan creative or corrective color applications, and even schedule a makeup session to flatter their features.
d'Amore Beauty owner and lead makeup and skincare artist Annette Yeung has had a fascination with beauty ever since she first experimented with her mother's cosmetics as a child. Annette followed her passion by working as a skincare consultant during high school, moonlighting as a freelance makeup artist during her time in the corporate world, and eventually earning her aesthetician certification and opening her own business. Today, she helps her clients reduce the effects of aging by helping them understand the importance of skin health and its benefits on well-being.
Unless you save up enough money to hire a body double, there can be only one of you. That's why Elite Salon & Spa's primary goal is to tailor treatments to the needs of the individual, whether it be a signature facial or a new haircut and color customized to flatter one's features. They put a new twist on the standard salon services, too. For example, nail technicians soften hands with hot towels instead of with long soaks in water, which results in more malleable nails and a more luxurious treatment. Waxing and airbrush tanning round out their stable of beautifying services.
Although well-versed in skincare treatments herself, Happy Beauty Center?s head specialist, Kathy, still supplements her knowledge with the expertise contained within the 80-year-old Pola line of Japanese products, which are backed by the work of more than 500 scientists and fewer than one bumbling detective. These formulas and others bolster moisturizing hand and foot treatments and facials such as the diamond microdermabrasion, which can shrink oversize pores while smoothing wrinkles and rough skin. Happy Beauty Center?s specialties also include the foot-body-tummy treatment, during which staffers massage acupressure points on the belly to speed up digestion and fizzle stress.
Dermacare Lounge, Inc. emphasizes relaxation from its soothing black and green decor down to the relaxing scent of the products that furnish its roster of skincare services. Bold, colorful paintings energize visitors in the spa's private treatment rooms, the scene of organic and antiaging facials that melt away damaged skin to smooth faces and encourage a natural healthy glow. Body-slimming and hair-removal services target the torso and extremities to ensure each inch of skin appears renewed. Dermacare Lounge also stocks Paris-based Sothys high-performance masks, moisturizers, and organic exfoliants.