When stodgy waxing technicians refused to perform Brazilian waxes on her, Valerie Iourtchenko learned to do them herself, developing a unique approach that she soon shared with dozens of friends. After attending medical school in her native Russia and starting a new life in Canada, Valerie attained her aesthetics license and began working her smoothing magic on a steadily growing client base. Since then, she's opened Rescue Skin Care & Waxing Studio in Vancouver as well as two sister locations in southern California?all of which have been praised by the media for their tranquil atmospheres and effective service regimens. Though the company's claim to fame is waxing, which staffers perform with medical spatulas and 100% Egyptian cotton muslin, it also eases skin-based issues such as blemishes and freckles arranged to spell off-color jokes through more than a dozen specialized facials that harness ?minence and DCL products.
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.
Cheerful pink letters and palm trees welcome guests into Salon Revelation—a vibrant world of twirling salon chairs, soft red curtains, and colorful bottles of professional styling products. Experienced stylists stand at each station, sorting through shelves of professional haircare tools as they prepare to administer cuts, colors, and smoothing keratin treatments. They extend their styling expertise to updos for special events, including weddings, proms, and visits from the town’s handsomest dishwasher repairman.
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.
Salon Surreal services a clientele of men and women who consider the experience a "home away from home." Beautifully located in Capistrano Beach, CA Salon Surreal is your beauty destination towards a brand new you! Overlooking the Pacific Ocean you can marvel at a gorgeous sunset as our team of hair stylists, manicurists, a
Robin White, owner of Azalea Salon and Boutique, and her staff style male and female manes with environmentally friendly hair products from Kevin.Murphy and Eufora. Seating clients at stylist stations equipped with vintage dressers and gilded mirrors, staffers manipulate manes with single-process color, highlights, and feather extensions. They also perform Brazilian blowouts and keratin treatments, which let them smooth unruly strands without asking clients to lay atop ironing boards.
The salon’s nail technicians pamper hands with manicures and feet with pedicures or detoxifying ionic treatments, which work to draw out toxins with the help of a warm bath and buzzing ions. Inside treatment rooms, aestheticians armed with SkinCeuticals products revive façades with custom facials and peels and whisk away unwanted hair. Before appointments, clients may sip complimentary beverages, peruse the boutique's selection of eclectic gift items, or sun in the outdoor garden while counting backward from 1,000.