Internationally trained stylist and makeup artist Sonal Pandya lives her dream of beautifying “anyone with hair and skin” with techniques culled from the Far East. Her approach to beauty is a blend of creativity with an eye for detail developed during 22 years of experience. She demonstrates her perfectionism through intricate patterns of henna body artwork and precision threading, which sharpens eyebrows without the use of chemicals or inflicting near-sightedness. Sonal also preps brides for their big day with makeup applications and hairstyles that twist and layer locks into Escher-esque updos adorned with decorative beads and stones.
Dr. Karim Soliman and Stephanie Chamani are at the helm of Revive Aesthetics & Wellness Center, where they alongside their staff combine Western and alternative therapies to improve clients’ health as well as their looks. Together, they offer anti-aging FotoFacials and skin-tightening treatments alongside medically guided weight management, vio-identical hormone replacement therapy, and nutritional supplements. The staff also remove unwanted hair with an eMax diode laser, which has a built-in cooling mechanism for maximum comfort.
The hair-removal techniques at Nirvana Threading are a far cry from those found at conventional med-spas. Instead of wielding lasers, the team removes unwanted fuzz with centuries-old techniques. Using a loop of pure cotton thread, the aestheticians carefully sweep around eyebrows, across lips or over the face. That way, they're able to lift out strands without the use of any heat or chemicals. With equal deftness, the team prepares clients for special occasions with intricate henna tattoos.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who?s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that?s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
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Becky Bachtold is a fully licensed aesthetician with more than 16 years of experience. Her swift spray tans are available out of Grand Avenue Salon, or as a mobile service where she arrives directly at the client’s doorstep. Using a 100% organic aloe-based solution, Becky can promote a 10-day sun-kissed complexion without the harmful effects of UV rays. Clients may also solicit Becky for an invigorating facial, or a private waxing session to vanquish the body’s unflattering fuzz.