The Ibrow Studio’s owner and senior aesthetician, Nicole Willis, has been honing her techniques since 1999, and has grown so proficient that she shares them in workshops at the studio and on KSBI’s All About You. Willis’s specialty lies in the artful clearing and shaping of body hair using the NuFree soy hair-removal system. Although the substance resembles wax, it remains at a comfortable 98.6 degrees and fights bacteria as Willis smoothes it on to shape elegant eyebrows or tidy the bikini line. Her nimble hands further enhance eyes with Reese Robert eyelash extensions, and her expertise with makeup contouring and seamlessly integrating tiny gargoyles into evening looks reflect her interest in enhancing facial architecture overall. A skin analysis helps the team tailor facials to each skin type, and complimentary aromatherapy turns body scrubs and wraps into multisensory indulgence.
While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed?s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800?s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won?t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
Since receiving her board certification in 2000, Dr. Gina L. Ressler has been exploring and implementing advanced techniques, including minimally invasive skin-tightening procedures. In addition to being well versed in cosmetic injections such as Botox, Juv?derm, and Radiesse, Dr. Ressler possesses extensive experience in skin rejuvenation and tightening with Accent technology's radio-frequency thermotherapy. And for niche needs, Dr. Ressler calls upon Melissa Knight, a certified medical micropigmentologist who can apply permanent makeup, eliminating the need to wash your face before going to bed or beginning a pie-eating contest.
Designer Erin Edwards started tinkering with jewelry using tips she picked up from Googling or reading books. She used her research to found The Vintage Pearl, where?along with her team of hammer-wielding artisans?she now oversees a vast collection of custom sterling silver jewelry adorned with pearls and birthstone crystals. Featured on the pages of Glamour, each piece comes hand-stamped with personalized messages, including names, dates, or locker combinations available in a wide range of fonts and designs.
Spa director and licensed aesthetician Mary Paydar brings two decades of European skincare experience to her spa, which resembles something of a tropical paradise replete with muted walls, potted plants, and sprawling vines. Her technicians refresh patrons with individual or packaged facials, massages, and makeup treatments and cultivate a relaxing environment by taking their time with services rather than hastily launching makeup towards faces with a trebuchet.
The Loft's team of hair whisperers coaxes combative manes into more manageable strands using the plant-derived Brazilian Blowout Zero formula. Stylists coat frizzy wires in the potion to lock in amino acids, smoothing tresses and fortifying them against injury during rounds of Twister in the dark. As the formula deep-conditions and de-frizzes during the course of about two hours, clients relax in the salon's upbeat space, where modern art and quirky décor play off the walls' calming blues and warm tones. Hair stays sleek for up to 12 weeks, enabling clients to spend less time flattening down morning frizz and more time perfecting impressionistic paintings with jam on toast.