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 we grow to love is sometimes in the hands of fate, as makeup artist Aimee Aquitania, proprietor of All Occasions Artistry, has discovered. In 2011, a car accident left Aimee unable to stand for long periods of time, so she knew she had to find a way to support herself that didn’t require her to be on her feet. After choosing aesthetics, her first makeup gig was for a wedding, and Aimee often looks back with surprise that she, a self-proclaimed tomboy, fell in love with such a delicate art.
In her plum-colored headquarters at Studio 55 Salon Suites, bronze double-sconce lighting illuminates countenances as Aimee enhances features with traditional cosmetics or tattoo-like permanent makeup. In addition to offsite trips to beautify wedding parties or paint faces on coconuts for shipwrecked sailors, she travels to homes to give makeup lessons or overhaul clients’ makeup bags by evaluating each cream, powder, and liner. After a sharp rap on the door, she can be found waiting on porches with a Norvell airbush tanning system to burnish bodies before sugaring and waxing away unwanted hair.