Bella Derma Secrets' owner Cynthia Wells culls from her 16 years of experience as an aesthetician and personal trainer to beautify skin through safe, noninvasive treatments. Cynthia doesn't believe in coating her client's skin with harsh chemicals, so exclusively uses organic and natural products, such as One Love Organics, Image Skincare, Auspect, Circ Cell, and Rhonda Allsion. Nor does she buy into the “controlled damage" factor associated with IPL facials, harsh exfoliation, and other ablative treatments—rather, she researches and travels to discover newer alternatives, such as LED light therapy and gentle ultrasonic abrasion that offer similar benefits without causing inflammation, tenderness, and sporadic night vision. In addition to turning back clocks with anti-aging facials and peels, Cynthia works one-on-one with clients to prescribe home skincare regimens tailored to their skin types.
For six years, aesthetician Tiffany Pappas worked for high-end spas by the likes of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, learning about various facial techniques and the intricacies of different skincare lines. With her knowledge and skills fully sharpened, she would eventually strike out on her own and open Blush Aesthetics??an intimate, private space where raspberry-colored walls and charming d?cor complement a menu of facial and waxing treatments. Tiffany specifically uses Epicuren and Control Corrective products for their beauty-boosting effects and versatility, and also because they?ve never been tested on animals or non-consenting crash dummies.
Jennifer Whittaker's more than 20-year career has seen stints with Lancôme Cosmetics, her launch of Philosophy Skincare, and finally professional licensing as an aesthetician. Together with stylist Regina Lucas, Jennifer designed Bombshell Salon in a style that she defines as “urban chic”—white walls, black-framed mirrors, industrial ceilings, touches of exposed brick. The modern confines hint at the equally trendy hairstyling services in which the styling team specializes, services that include hair straightening, skincare, eyelash extensions, and—for the discerning, frequently head-butted client—titanium eyelash extensions. For each service they wield Kevin Murphy hairstyling products, an acclaimed line previously featured in Real Simple, Glamour, and InStyle magazines.
A few hairs may be the difference between a youthful look and a less-youthful one, and aesthetician Kelley Lefebvre wants to close that gap. She uses expert brow-shaping treatments to design arches that seemingly lift the eyes, just as her permanent makeup applications bring flattering color to eyelids and lips. She can even add a beauty mark to your face, saving you the trouble of taping a blueberry to your cheek every morning. Her waxing treatments aren't limited to brows, either—she can clear unwanted hair from the chin, legs, and underarms, among other areas.
Her seven years of work in the beauty industry have also left her with ample skincare skills. Her services range from a 30-minute mini-facial—complete with steam, exfoliation, and moisturizer—to multiple types of chemical peels.
At Facelogic, skin specialists incorporate a wide range of solutions and techniques to beautify skin during clinical-grade facial treatments. Miniscule currents of electricity stimulate facial muscles during noninvasive microcurrent treatments, which tighten skin and boost its production of collagen and elastin. Skin-resurfacing treatments may also be performed with Facelogic's DermaSweep machine, which specializes in flexibility, precision, and control, delivering results for a variety of skin types, while also reducing scars and keeping skin youthful. A mask with beads of encapsulated oxygen helps rejuvenate faces during the oxygen facial, a treatment more effective than blowing on your own face with a crazy straw. Organic enzymes soften and smooth the face during the skin-renewal facial. Facials like these?along with skin-resurfacing, chemical peels, and an array of products from makers such as Peter Thomas Roth?alleviate skin ailments from acne to wrinkles. They also helped net the studio a mention on Fox 8's list of the best facials in town; more information is available here.