Eyebrows serve many useful functions, from helping people express themselves to catching dripping hair gel before it can permanently adhere people's eyeballs to their lids. Properly maintaining the eyebrows—which help define and accentuate facial features—is an essential part of the beautification process. That's where Brow Beauty - formally known as I Bar - comes in. With intertwining strands of cotton thread, stylists shape overgrown brows without causing unnecessary skin trauma. Staffers can also extend this ancient practice to such facial areas as the chin, forehead, and neck.
The aestheticians at Mermaid Serving Beauty practice the ancient arts of threading and henna to create elaborate body decorations and groomed brows inside a welcoming studio. Armed with a thin cotton thread, eyebrow artists twist and pull the fibrous string over unwanted strands on eyebrows, upper lips, or full faces to create precise lines and remove large swaths of hair accurately and without the irritation waxing can cause skin. The 5- to 10-minute treatment unseats each hair at the follicle level, removing many strands at a time to give brows a shaped appearance that’s hard to achieve with tweezing. The salon’s in-house henna artists bedeck palms and wrists in intricate designs using henna, which gradually fades over the course of a few weeks for a semipermanent accessory that adds exotic flair to style and a testing ground for a pet ant’s navigational skills.
The technicians at Thread & Sugar embrace a natural approach to beauty, whether they are practicing ancient Eastern hair-removal methods or hand-mixing organic facial ingredients right before the client's eyes. An organic salon located in the Central Valley, they use nail polishes free of DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene, and organic, herbal hair color products that are non-toxic. Even the cleaning products they use are eco-friendly and the space is equipped with an onsite purifier that keeps dust, allergens, and debris from invading the air.
At Betsy Baker Electrolysis & Skin Care, an aesthetician with more than 15 years of experience beautifies clients with a bevy of facials, waxing services, and permanent hair-removal treatments. Customers can start their pampering session with an anti-aging facial that targets fine lines and rejuvenates skin, or a deeply exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment. Then, they can soothe sore muscles with hot-stone therapy, or opt for a quick 15-minute electrolysis treatment to permanently remove hair from their vestigial tail.
Joanna Corkery calls upon 12 years of experience owning and working at a tanning salon to rid complexions of blemishes and imbue skin with rich, UV-free color. Stationed within the stress-free oasis of Jessi B?s Salon & Boutique, Joanna airbrushes skin of all types and colors with a Norvell solution that achieves the rich, golden hue of King Midas?s pet retriever. Though a master of natural-looking tanning, Joanna?s knowledge also extends to other aspects of skincare and cosmetics. Once an adult-acne sufferer, she channels the lessons learned from her personal experiences to clear skin of fine lines, sun spots, and acne with custom facials that rely on products from trusted brands such as Jan Marini Skin Research and DermaQuest Skin Therapy. A freelance makeup artist at weddings and other special events, Joanna perks up complexions with cosmetic services that include brow and lash tinting, makeup application, and body waxing.
Ornate doors and a bubbling tabletop fountain lend a warm, Tuscan feel to Estancia?s 3,200-square-foot space. The tranquility is furthered by the spa?s host of relaxing treatments, from soothing hot stone massages to hydrating facials that target rosacea-like redness. On the salon end, stylists bring about fashionable hairstyles with cuts, color, and extensions.