With more than 17 of years of experience performing cosmetic and medically corrective permanent-makeup services, Ashley Swain effortlessly marries a keen aesthetic sensibility with technical proficiency. When she isn't training professionals or leading seminars on permanent makeup for such organizations as the Dermatological Society and the Parkinson's Foundation, she performs each procedure personally. Her palette includes an extensive array of pigments, which allows her to create natural-looking eyebrows, distinguished beauty marks, and fully defined liplines. In addition to virtually eliminating the need for daily makeup applications, her treatments can also help hide the appearance of surgical scars or pockmarks left by ill-advised molten-lava facials.
Instead of remaining in one location, Ashley lends her services to three of the area's permanent-makeup facilities, each of which boasts a full staff as well as an arsenal of medical-grade digital technology.
An orchestra of humming blow dryers welcomes guests into FlyDry Blowdry Bar, where expertly trained staffers enhance hairs via a menu of blowouts, mini manicures, custom makeup applications, and relaxing neck massages. FlyDry’s signature Flight Plan blowouts start with a scalp massage and shampoo, and include the Runway blowout, which produces sleek, pin-straight locks and the Round Trip blowout that results in bouncy, defined curls that rival the cute little tails of Shirley Temple’s pet piglets.
During a 60-minute Swedish massage, licensed therapists calm stressed nerves and unwind muscles by using a variety of strokes and pressure techniques that enhance blood flow, remove waste products from tissues, stretch ligaments, and ease overall tension. If populations of microscopic vagabonds are hiding out in your pores, try Powderblu's signature facial, which exfoliates the natural and environmental grit and grim off feature-holders, extracting impurities from skin layers to create a gleaming glow that will inspire jealousy within the brightest of suns.
To permanently spruce up faces, Eylsa Ross blends clinical skill with artistry that's landed her work on celebrity mugs, television, and the pages of Shape, Real Simple, and InStyle magazines. In her experienced hands, which have dusted the faces of Matthew Perry and Christine Baranski, brows become bolder and lips become fuller. Elysa's work isn't limited to faces however; mastectomy patients rely on her for repigmentation.
Elysa also exposes complexions' natural glows with peels, microdermabrasion, and candelabra hats. She applies makeup to prep façades for weddings and events and hosts private parties.In addition to being an official Laura Mercier makeup artist, Elysa is a medical aesthetician in plastic surgery and dermatology offices. She started out by training with Pamela Taylor––who's made up the famous faces of the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel––and apprenticed with Laura Geller herself, whose line of cosmetics bears her name in stores across the nation.
Helmed by Dr. William Murtagh?a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience?the medically-trained aestheticians at Le Bella Spa beautifies clients with a varied array of cosmetic surgeries and spa services. Dr. Murtagh performs surgeries that include face-lifts, breast augmentation, and liposuction. The rest of the staff, meanwhile, performs anti-aging facials using the latest technologies, such as the Intraceutical Oxygen facial, which is ideally used post-microdermabrasion or chemical peel.
Glavidia Alexis wears multiple hats, including fashion designer, hairstylist, and makeup artist. She listens to the needs of each client who sits in her styling chair, and gives them a new look that's customized to their individual style. She helps bolster visages with haircuts, perms, highlights, and extensions.