Ninel Brodsky-Ladizhensky, a California board-certified aesthetician, draws upon 15 years as a cosmetologist and permanent-makeup artist to execute long-lasting cosmetic services. Known as Nelly to friends and clients, her extensive credentials include more than 350 hours of advanced permanent-makeup instruction as well as continuing education. She wields this expertise to intensify natural beauty and diminish the appearance of blemishes and scars through permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip-liner treatments. Nelly applies hypoallergenic, iron-oxide-free, MRI-safe, and FDA-approved pigments to skin while matching colors to skin tone, features, and third-eye color.
In Nelly?s sterile and spotless spa, she follows OSHA standards and regulations, performing skincare treatments such as a pumpkin peels and back facials alongside waxing services that utilize Cirepil products.
The staff at Beatrice Salon uses the latest in beauty technology, brightening teeth with a laser whitening system, smoothing faces with microdermabrasion, and applying convenient permanent makeup to fa?ades. During facials, aestheticians soothe skin with relaxing aromatherapy, back facial treatments, and microdermabrasions that target fine lines, wrinkles, and creases left after folding oneself into an overhead luggage compartment. Nail technicians pamper hands with manicures and feet with pedicures as clients kick back in cushy chairs. Permanent-makeup services include eyeliner, lip liner, full lip coloring, and full brow coloring, and eyelash extensions lengthen lashes semipermanently. Technicians can also complete a new look by wielding the laser-powered BleachBright teeth-whitening system to brighten chompers four to eight shades in 15?20 minutes.
Timeless beauty seems less unrealistic after a visit to The Face and Body Studio. Led by an experienced aesthetician, the skincare studio offers a variety of clinical facial treatments, peels, and waxes. And all of the treatments can be customized to each person's specific skin needs to bring goals in reach. Not surprisingly, the most popular facial here is called Timeless Beauty. The service centers on exfoliation and hydration, with the help of herbal enzymes, an AHA peel, and vitamin- and mineral-enriched aroma mist. Other facial treatments target acne, or the eyes and neck areas.
Signature Service: Deluxe Spa Facial with results in one hour
Brands Used: Aubrey Organics Skin Care products
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Confidence?the aesthetician has extensive training and a career spanning over 23 years.
Alvin Wen, owner of Top Image Salon, is as versatile with colors as a chameleon, transforming each head of hair with vivid hues and precise cutting techniques that fit each client's style. He offers everything from bold, modern cuts to bright coloring treatments he has seen at fashion shows. Armed with Wella products, Wen helps clients look as put together as the Mona Lisa, which is actually a jigsaw puzzle.
Although she has more than 10 years of styling experience, Rebecca Wraxall of House of Couture at Sola Salon Studios keeps up with the ever-evolving style world. She attends classes at Vidal Sassoon and MAC Cosmetics, learning styling and makeup techniques she immediately puts into practice in her salon. But as much information as she soaks up, she also doles it out. She shares tips and tricks with her clients on how to pick out styles to suit their facial shapes and how to reproduce styles every day using tools such as brushes, curling irons, and white picket fences.