For more than a decade, Cameran Kundert of Forever Beautiful has graced faces with everlasting highlights through her professional permanent-makeup applications. She deftly applies eyeliner or eyelash enhancements—fit for both men and women—to enrich the contour and color of eyes and reshapes thin or uneven lips with permanent lip liner. Sparse brows receive a boost with Cameran’s eyebrow treatment, which uses light, feathered strokes to create natural-looking brows or replaces natural-looking brows with peacock feathers. Each treatment begins with a free consultation, held in the studio’s bright and airy space, where wood floors and sand-colored walls swathe clients in warm, simple comfort. Aside from permanently applying makeup, Cameran and her team of makeup artists also ready brides, birthday girls, and prom jesters with onsite makeup applications and pamper skin with three types of facials.
Any client that commissions the services of Group Beauté places their aesthetic goals in the hands of four very capable women. Over her 20 years of international experience, makeup artist Alicia Zefta's work has appeared in a who’s who of high fashion that includes the pages of Vogue and runway shows for Yves Saint Laurent. But bridal makeup is where she really excels, as she possesses a unique knack for interpreting her clients' desires and carefully studies their natural beauty to design personal styles. Aesthetician Elvira McCloskey also carries more than two decades of experience and specializes in treating skin plagued with acne, signs of age, or sun damage. Shikora Hill, a graduate of the Paris Fashion Institute, and Tomirys Calderon, who spent years working fashion events, also call on years of training to bring out their patrons' features with the art of cosmetics.
Beyond their prowess for bringing out each face's innate elegance, the beauty quartet polishes up other features with services such as personal cosmetics shopper, spa parties, spray tanning and hairstyling. Clients looking for more long-lasting fixes can invest in permanent makeup, lash extensions, or makeup workshops, where the Group Beauté team shares the techniques they’ve learned over the years, such as how to create looks appropriate for work, evening, and Blue Man Group auditions.
Leeann understands that to set Leeann’s Skin and Laser Center’s treatments apart, she must make them experiences. That’s why she sees only one client at a time, ensuring the utmost in confidentiality and discretion during aesthetic services and single-minded focus during séances to channel skin of decades past. In her private room, Leeann, performs more than 20 kinds of facials with G.M. Collin's skincare products, hair-removal services with a Kona LHe laser, or makeovers with private-label products. She keeps her treatments up-to-date through ongoing education seminars and webinars, and is generous with what she learns. In addition to doting on clients at her own center, Leeann shares her skills with women going through cancer with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program.
The human face, like a blank canvas, harbors infinite possibilities for beauty. But few can claim the artistic expertise of Covergirl cosmetics freelancer Danielle Scanlon-Hill, who set out on her journey in the salon and spa industry more than 12 years ago. Now she now helms B. Makeup and Brow Boutique’s team of makeup artists, who use eight makeup lines to tailor each aesthetic strategy according to the client's specific skin type and condition. The savvy beauty mavens can scale their services as needed, from simple eyebrow pruning or eyelash extensions all the way to full makeovers for rugged firemen who must go undercover as kittens.
Trained in cutting-edge fat-reduction procedures such as Smartlipo TriPlex and Vaser Liposelection, Dr. Edwin Ishoo and his staff aim to obliterate cellulite using the latest high-tech cosmetic treatments. The VelaShape II is designed to boost the metabolism of stored energy and shrink fat cells and chambers with a multipronged attack consisting of bipolar radiofrequency, infrared light energies, mechanical massage, and indisputable logic. Patients relax during the quick procedure, which can be as short as 20 minutes, while technicians heat their dermal and hypodermal tissue, then use suction skin rollers in an effort to smooth out crinkly bone covers. Results can appear as soon as the third weekly session and can last up to six months.
The staff at Pigmenta Permanent Cosmetics believes that beauty should be effortless, which is why they've curated a selection of services designed to minimize time in front of the makeup mirror. Permanent makeup artist Julia enhances eyes and lips with hypoallergenic ion-oxide pigments custom-matched to the client’s skin-tone and cosmetic preference. Instead of relying on a machine or stencils, Julia performs the tattoo-like procedure by hand, allowing her to impart a soft, natural look and even mimic the look of individual eyebrow hairs. Meanwhile, lash specialists enhance flutterers with everything from semi-permanent extensions to lash dipping—a process that allows clients to ditch their mascara for up to six weeks. Pigmenta’s staff also invites customers to stop in for quick threading sessions, where sturdy lengths of thread allow aestheticians to swiftly remove excess hair from the face and brows or quickly sew it back on if the client changes their mind.