Lorine Mikhaeil leads a busy life. A trained nurse and a certified permanent makeup artist, she helms Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) as well as Zena Day Spa, Derma Blush, and American Permanent Cosmetics Institute. But no matter how busy Lorine gets, she always takes her time with her clients.
At OPM, Lorine uses a semi-permanent organic ink to expertly define brows, lips, eyelids, and even areolas for those affected by breast cancer. This metal-free formulation gives her greater control when she is applying the ink into the upper dermal layer. During these treatments, Lorine uses an advanced power pin and for brows a specialized hairbrush stroke method that she invented herself, which gives the illusion of 3D brow strands. To ensure clients are inked with complementing colors, Lorine refers to the Fitzpatrick skin type chart to make sure brows match their skin tone and auras.
Though OPM's name focuses on one service, the boutique spa's menu is brimming with a range of other aesthetic treatments. Strands stand no chance against OPM's three hair removal systems, which include waxing, threading, and laser hair removal. Alternately, dermal fillers and microdermabrasions keep complexions firm and looking younger than a toddler holding a newborn dolphin.
Though they're skilled at airbrush tanning, brow shaping, and galvanic facials, the lash experts at Ultimate Lash and Brow specialize in the art of applying semi-permanent eyelash extensions and brow design. The highly-skilled and trained tailors look to each client?s natural lash length and desired look, whether it be subtle enhancement or dramatic glamour?applying extensions using their exclusive adhesive and high-end product line. Aestheticians?who go through continuous training to keep up with innovations?work with clients of all skin types and eye beauty concerns, including small or deep-set eyes, dark shadows, mono-lids, and thin or full eyebrows.
The most modest of these packages, called Flirty Eyes, consists of 15 individual lashes, whereas clients opting for the Event lashes take on 100 new strands. The Masculine Eye treatment is specially designed for those who need masculine lash amplification, ideal for giving stern looks to scare away herds of saber-toothed tigers. The med spa's list of FAQs introduces extension novices to the methods, materials, and processes involved. An onsite product boutique equips clients with the best products for their new strands.
Green Beauty Creation's eclectic list of services reads like a grab bag of all things aesthetic. Wreaths of sample acrylic nails fan out behind the manicure station, beckoning to unadorned nails with neon french tips, tiny painted flowers, checkerboards, and other patterns. A salt-crystal lamp purifies the air, whisking away whiffs of polish and the ghosts of slugs, and guests dip their toes into swirling warm water surrounding raised cushioned pedicure chairs. Across the room, mirrors topped with festive flowers reflect stylists as they cut, color, and style 'dos for women and men. Green Beauty Creation also nourishes complexions with facials, relieves tense muscles with massages, and beautifies skin with specialty scrubs and bronzing treatments.
It's tough to relax just before a waxing appointment. With that in mind, renowned architect Chris Kofitsas decided to design Bare to inspire total serenity. To do that, he outfitted the reception area with its own porch swing, hung whimsical lanterns from the ceiling, and covered accent walls with full-sized pictures of nature scenes.
The peaceful, garden-like atmosphere certainly helps put male and female clients at ease, but the wax itself helps just as much. It's a specialized aromatherapy wax that wraps around the hair while avoiding the skin for a much more comfortable experience. In addition to using the wax, the experienced technicians can get rid of unwanted hairs by sugaring them with an all-natural paste, threading them away, or serving them notarized eviction notices. To accommodate clients interested in putting the finishing touches on their newly smoothed looks, they also offer airbrush tans and peels.
Stylist Kristi Vanmeter transforms clients’ hair within Reflections Salon, a polished beauty studio with hanging lights and gleaming black floors. She draws on more than 20 years of experience as she infuses locks with rich color, performs chic ombre dip-dyes, and straightens tresses with formaldehyde-free blowouts. Patrons can also leave the salon with smooth, clean expanses of skin, thanks to Kristi’s waxing expertise.
More than a decade after creating her signature line of cosmetics, JanElizabeth cemented her commitment to facial beauty when she established The Perfect Eyebrow & Makeup Center in 2007. She leads her team with nearly 20 years of experience, which enables her to blend custom foundations to match clients' skin and determine the right shade to tint lashes and brows. Rather than follow an overarching philosophy of how eyebrows should look, JanElizabeth thickens, streamlines, and arches brows to enhance facial architecture or reflect the whims of the stock market. The team shares its cosmetics expertise during classes or through photos of its handiwork at weddings and professional shoots.