Elicia Riggi has walked a mile in the shoes of her clients. The experienced skin therapist found her passion when she found professional relief from her own skin problems. At Elicia Riggi Esthetics, inside Cut Loose Salon, she helps clients overcome their skin issues with customized facials and waxing services. She uses face mapping to help her determine the correct treatment plan, just as a mountaineer uses face mapping to determine which part of a mountain face is the nose and how many gallons of skin lotion to rub on it. The skincare expert has partnered with Dermologica and uses pure, PH-balanced water in all of her treatments. Riggi is also a certified massage therapist and uses this skill to knead away tension with Swedish massage therapy or simply to add a relaxing supplement to facials.
Most Popular Service: Vit C Treatment Facial
Brands Used: Jan Marini, Dermalogica
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Enjoy complimentary wine or beverage while browsing through the boutique.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
Our beautiful salon is located inside a house that was built in the 1920s and features a boutique full of accessories.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Being able to make a difference in peoples lives through their skin.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Tears of joy after their acne starts to diminish
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I provide clients with personalized treatment for the care and well-being of the body.
Dr. Victor Manuel Nava's extensive training and surgical career have taken him across the country and back again. After an internship in Baja, California, he completed his general-surgery residency in Wilmington, North Carolina. After 14 years in the Tar Heel State, he came back to California in 2002 and opened his own private practice, where he puts his extensive training and artistic touch to good use performing a full slate of cosmetic procedures, including facelifts, breast augmentations, and liposuction. Not all of his services are surgical, though; he also offers laser hair removal and acne treatments, as well as dermal fillers that diminish wrinkles and render skin smoother than a newborn bowling ball.
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