Licensed aesthetician Alejandra Sanchez uses organic products to help her combat fine lines, acne, and dry patches during facials. Her facials include such aspects as custom masks, microdermabrasion treatments, chemical peels, and light massages. Alejandra is also fluent in Spanish, and the services listed on her website are written in English, Spanish, and Parseltongue for easy reading.
As a freelance cosmetologist and stylist, Melanie King of Fierce and Fancy travels to her clients' homes to put into practice her formal training from the Aveda Institute and four years of experience as a MAC makeup artist. When cutting, coloring, or relaxing hair, she treats strands to high-quality products from Moroccanoil, Redken, and Mizani. She applies the same level of care to faces, waxing or threading away unwanted hair, brushing lids with shadow, and imparting helpful tips to clients during cosmetic lessons that bring out cheekbones and mask extra noses.
Anyone who works in art restoration can tell you that to do a good job, you have to consider the piece as a whole. The aestheticians and massage therapists at Skin and Body Solutions Day Spa have the same philosophy, which is why their menu extends past facials to include body wraps, massages, and even airbrush tanning. The express facial quickly cleanses and exfoliates the skin before a custom rubberizing mask finishes perfecting with toning and hydration. Clients in the mood for heavy-duty restoration can opt for the Whole ShaBang—an 85-minute facial that includes deep cleansing, a yogurt peel, an oxygen wrap, and a seaweed mask before finishing with fireworks, flying doves, and a standing ovation. Full-body waxing services remove unwanted hair obscuring facial features, and airbrush tanning imparts a golden-brown hue. Massage services disentangle muscle knots and include a paraffin foot wrap.
The beauty experts at Studio 410 refer to themselves as "Misfits" and "Lady Misfits." The hip, colorful personalities in this pride of punks and pinups love art and fashion almost as much as they love crafting flattering new looks for clients. Miriam, Elizday and Lauren sculpt women's hair with custom cuts and touches of vibrant color, and Chris edges beards with hot-towel shaves and cuts men's hair. Meanwhile, aesthetician Vanessa transforms clients' nails with everything from standard mani-pedis to detailed designs using nothing but a trusty auto-shop wrench. Studio 410 also boasts a quirky design aesthetic befitting its staff: pressed-tin ceilings and vintage mirrors hang above brightly colored, mod furnishings.
Crystal at Beauty Is...Makeup & Style Salon does it all. Anything Crystal's clients need, she delivers, from basic mani-pedis to the industry's most complex treatments. Airbrushing creates a sleek, professional appearance, and tattoo-concealing treatments can hide "I Love Mom" tattoos whenever it's not Mother's Day. The salon can extend eyelashes, sculpt eyebrows, and recreate your favorite makeups with custom blending techniques. If you're looking for a fun-filled night out with friends, consider one of the salon's Beauty 101 events and private workshops.
At the helm of Model's Choice is Tricia Ray, a licensed nurse and aesthetician who has worked with a variety of events, tradeshows, makeup companies, and celebrities. Using her own line of natural-ingredient skincare products, she offers services such as chemical peels, waxing, body wraps, and facial treatments.