Leina Keomalu can rehab mugs with an exfoliating facial, or draw on her lash certification to outfit eyelids an array of Kona lash services to fit customer's needs. Clients can also solicit the spa?s waxing services to nix unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, or cherished pet rocks.
Led by Pravina Kumar, a 22-year veteran of the beauty industry, the Threading Lounge staff uses its namesake technique to gently whisk away unwanted hair above the eyes and lip. Trained hands require a single cotton thread to perform the Asian technique, which isolates offending hairs without irritating the skin or accidentally flossing all the teeth. Threading requires no chemicals, sharp tools, or violent motions—clients simply relax into seats of plush, red cushions under the glow of a crystal chandelier. Threaded hair normally returns on the same timetable as waxed strands, and any length of hair may be jettisoned with the procedure, from peach fuzz to a yak's eyebrows.
Owner Nani Le and the stylists at Bliss Salon & Barbering mold manes into fashionable ’dos with an array of services and hair products from Milkshake. Like a misguided safecracker, the women's haircut package bombards locks with scissors, deep conditioner, and gusts of the blow dryer. Meanwhile, the highlight package follows plumage styling by completely or partially accenting tresses with radiant strands. During an eye-styling package, ocular technicians frame eyes with streamlined brows and help tone eyelid muscles with extensions.
While she worked as a massage therapist in physical-therapy clinics and hotel spas, Nikki Sanchez still found time to beautify clients on the side. She earned her aesthetician's license, planned weekly "Beauty Bars," and eventually built a loyal customer base at a rising salon before opening her own lash and wax boutique. At Lash Love, she personalizes each set of silk and mink lash extensions to the eye shape and winking style of each client. By fashioning fibers of different lengths, curls, and thicknesses, she amps up gazes with natural or glam-style looks that require minimal upkeep and no mascara. Her waterproof extensions also permit patrons to swim and give congratulatory butterfly kisses to their reflections after each lap. In addition to augmenting lids, Nikki eliminates unwanted hair with soft or hard wax and refreshes mugs with the vitamin-rich fruit and vegetable ingredients of Skinfood express facials.
Brands Used: We use a Cutera YAG laser for hair removal
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 15
The aestheticians at J Beauty Clinic encourage clients to carry themselves a little taller by administering a variety of beauty treatments designed to boost confidence. They use Cutera YAG lasers to remove unwanted body hair, administer LimeLight IPL facials to reduce skin redness and spots, and inject faces with Botox or dermal fillers to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The aestheticians, who speak both English and Japanese, also enhance eye drama by offering clients Latisse eyelash growth serum.