At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Kori Franco??a beauty specialist with diplomas from two aesthetic academies and licenses in electrology, tattooing, and other cosmetic treatments??helps clients achieve lasting good looks at Lash Addict, Center for Permanent Makeup and Lash Extensions. During permanent make-up sessions, she embeds natural pigments in customized colors in the skin to amplify eyes, brows, or lips, and can even draw on beauty marks or speech bubbles to accent the mouth. Patrons can also opt for silky eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion sessions, and peels that employ lactic acid, enzymes, and other active ingredients to smooth and resurface skin.
The licensed nail techs at Lovely Nails give a big hug to Mother Earth by using 100% natural products––just one step of many they take to ensure comfort. Guests enter the shop to find wall prints of lush greenery and rippling pools and are then invited to lounge in cushy hydrotherapy pedicure chairs. Each chair is decked out with disinfecting pebbles and pipe-less technology for bacteria-free relaxation. Lovely Nails further adheres to health standards by using sanitary pouches and implements sterilized in a medical-grade autoclave.
Hands play an essential part in interpersonal communication. But, if hands themselves could talk, they might request a little time off. At Growing Hands Salon & Spa, lead stylist and nail technician Maureen schedules these mini-vacations for hands. During manicures, her technicians splash nails with the vibrant colors of OPI and China Glaze or deliver long-lasting coverage with hardy Shellac polish. Aided by Affirm Keracare and Moroccanoil products, stylists also care for that other kind of keratin with haircuts and treatments designed to leave manes stronger, longer, and healthier. The team also augments 'dos the old-fashioned way, prepping clients for proms, weddings, and special occasions with updos and extensions. No matter what pampering services clients choose, they can extend its effects at home with the help of the salon's boutique's-worth of pro-grade products.
Helmed by a talented cast of nine hairstylists and one nail technician, Shear Excitement Salon cloaks clients in beauty from head to toe. Stylists sling products by Matrix, Chi, and Sexy Hair across strands as they lop off overgrown lengths and add depth and dimension with lustrous color treatments. Meanwhile, in the nail corner, nail tech Lee pampers hands and feet with indulgent manicures, pedicures, and fur-lined sandals, and embellishes digits with colorful OPI polish or no-chip Shellac gel. The styling staff also gussies up features with expert airbrush makeup applications and eyelash extensions, and strips away excess fuzz with waxing treatments for the face and body.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Kerri has her own technique for applying eyelash extensions that results in simply the most superior work. The technique is seamless, precise, and methodical. This results in an overall finish where it is impossible to identify where the lash starts and the extension begins. [Kerri] trained with Xtreme and Nova Lash.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Kerri Has over 28 years of experience making people beautiful. Her passion for beauty started as a teenager in cosmetology school where she discovered she had an eye for aesthetics and a natural talent for application. Always on the cutting edge of beauty trends, [Kerri has] a wide range certifications and a desire to learn.
What do you love most about your job? I love making people feel happy, healthy, and beautiful.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? "The lady at the bank taking my deposit complimented me on my lashes. You can't get a better compliment then that\ I love my lashes! Thank you Kerri."