Twelve-year-old Maria Biundo lifts her little sister onto the top of a hamper in their parents' bathroom. She leans in, bringing her face close to the 8-year-old tot's, as she begins to work—sweeping blush across cheeks, shadow over eyelids, and a vibrant hue on lips. After the transformation is complete, Maria steps back to observe her sister's beautified features, and a broad smile spreads across both their faces. The right makeup, she realizes, can make one feel good inside and out. Today, Maria—now a licensed aesthetician—designs the services at Escape & Unwind Salon Spa to emphasize beauty's uplifting effects. She brings homemade chocolate-chip cookies into work each day, pressing them upon clients between facials, massages, manicures, and waxing and makeup services. She also insists that her team undergoes training with reps from skincare and makeup lines such as Jan Marini, Moroccanoil, and DermaQuest to ensure they're using the latest beauty techniques. For maximum pampering, she even hires a professional chef to cater services for bridal parties and other groups with light, healthy food.
Though threading primarily deals with hair removal, the real focus of the service is the skin. Many depilation methods extract unwanted strands, but leave skin irritated and subject to wrinkle-producing tugs and yanks. Threading combats these unwanted effects with a 100% cotton thread that loops and uproots unwanted hair, eliminating the need for chemicals that can cause breakouts and require the placement of hazard stickers on faces. Beauty By Thread?s expert technicians wield strings with the utmost precision, creating sultry eyebrow arches and removing hair from upper lips, sideburns, or infringing hair lines.
Threading leaves brows expertly shaped for up to three weeks, and the staff also offer Lizette Mineral eyebrow-makeup kits, which combine 10 shades of water-resistant powders and six stencils that allow clients to maintain beautiful looks at home. Clients can also add an exotic touch to their look with the shop's showcase of ankle bracelets, bangles, and tiaras instead of filling out the endless paperwork required to adopt a pet tiger.
Inspired by a blend of modern elegance and vintage beauty...The salon is hip, glamourous and sure to compliment the revitalized "Historic Folsom." I offer color & cuts, blow-outs, Keratin Straighteners, extensions, Bumble & Bumble products and more
Advanced SkinCare is owned and operated by Cheryl Ohlson, a board certified esthetician with over 10 years of professional experience. Advanced SkinCare offers customized facials, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, and waxing services.
Original Shears' talented staff executes elegant cuts and restores lost luster with earthy Aveda products. Locks unwind in the lithe fingers of a scissor-wielding sculptor who fashions manes into chic bobs, stylish layers, or convex cones. Next, clients choose from a triad of Aveda treatments, which soak strands in plant-based ingredients. A soothing scalp pampering charms follicles out of heads like shiny pythons, and a deep-conditioning agent sends waves of moisture deep into follicular shafts. Alternatively, the detoxifying Aveda solution revamps tresses by banishing the harmful environmental toxins that have become more common with the popularization of commuting by sewer. Finally, a stylist artfully shapes freshly shorn and treated tresses into styles more chic and polished than a gilded copy of Vogue. For those in need of more intensive curl removal, Original Shear's stylists employ professional Coppola products to deliver smoothing keratin-protein treatments.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Bombshell Skin Care is located in a cozy Victorian building and is a new addition to Folsom. At Bombshell you will be treated to relaxation at its best and leave feeling refreshed with beautiful skin.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have always been inspired to work with people and to make them feel good. I have struggled with skin issues and know that I feel better when my skin looks good. My inspiration is to help others manage their skin problems by customizing each facial treatment for every client.
What do you love most about your job?
Being an aesthetician is my passion, I love to help others achieve their skincare goals because I know how amazing having clear and youthful skin feels. With my skincare knowledge I have been able to help my clients reach their skincare goals and regain their confidence with having beautiful skin.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback I recieve from my clients is when they fall asleep during their treatment. It's one thing to get a good facial but I know I've done my best when they are so relaxed they fall right to sleep.