The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
The highly trained medical staff at OC Medical Aesthetics and Skin Care rewind years off of faces with noninvasive alternatives to surgery. The Refinity glycolic peel excavates fresh faces in 30 minutes with a nonirritating formula that exfoliates away comatose skin, aiding in the reduction of fine lines and brown spots with little to no peeling. Patients' skin may be slightly red after the procedure, but the discoloration can be easily covered with makeup or the "undo" feature on Electric Pencil.
This peaceful, private, ocean-viewable day spa, led by owner and licensed aesthetician Alana, helps clients improve the health and appearance of their skin with more than 50 different all natural and organic skincare product lines. The Image Skincare customized facial rejuvenates and relaxes clients with a complete skin analysis and choice of products, followed by a deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation, light extractions, and high-frequency treatment. Countenances conclude pampering with a custom mask or light chemical peel and a face, neck, hand, and shoulder massage that releases stress like a deleted umlaut. This deal also includes a 1–2 week take-home supply kit of Image Skincare products to prolong the facial benefits ($25), as well as a consultation to determine which shades of mineral makeup suit your skin tones best.
Makeup artist Catherine Crump doesn’t just make her clients beautiful—she also shows them how to re-create their looks at home. In addition to offering makeup and hairstyling services, Crump leads makeup lessons to show pupils how to properly use eye shadow, lash curlers, lip liner, and weed whackers.
In classes held privately or in groups, Crump covers a wide variety of topics, helping clients develop techniques for transitioning from daytime to nighttime looks, shaping brows, and creating the perfect smoky eye. Browse Crump’s portfolio for a look at her bridal work and commercial work for clients such as Hot Topic, PETA, and Disney.
Ilena Barr has more than 20 years of experience as an aesthetician; her specialties are grooming nails and threading unwanted hair. Visitors to Artistic Nails & Hair Removal by ilena can choose from beautifying treatments such as manicures with shellac polish, pedicures with volcanic clay foot masks, and threading for the face or arms.
Brook Owens works with her clients to create new styles for special occasions or everyday life. The expert stylist specializes in blondes, and uses the Scruples Blazing Highlights system to add dimension to hair. Ms. Owens has also trained in many straightening and smoothing techniques.