There’s no one way to tan at European Sun. Alongside UV-free Mystic spray tans, the facility hosts a variety of beds, from standards and standups to turbos, which rocket passengers straight into the sun’s orbit. To maximize results, guests can lather up with designer lotions made by top brands such as Jwoww and Playboy. And European Sun’s skin-care doesn’t stop at bronzing. Inside the facility’s aesthetician room, specialists perform skin-smoothing treatments such as body waxing and acne facials.
Professional makeup artist Patricia Guerrera has accrued 15 years of beauty experience in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Boston, where she mastered an aesthetic art that accentuates clients’ natural comeliness for special occasions. The Montecito Messenger sings Tru Beauty’s praises, crowing that the organic facial products work “instantly” and that clients feel “spoiled.” Guerrera tackles finer details with lash and brow-tint services or eyelash applications, all of which help eyes garner more attention than Sophia Loren in a clown costume. Facials cleanse the countenance with organic and high-end products, and facial or Brazilian waxes lift away unwanted fuzz. Guerrera wields upscale makeup products such as M.A.C and Benefit Cosmetics when she prepares faces for weddings, special occasions, or long stints of hiding from the mob. The thorough makeovers begin with primer and foundation, and then intensify personal pulchritude with mascara, cheek color, lipstick, and eye shadow.
On her website, Jennifer Weston is described as a “renaissance woman of beauty”—and for good reason: her Rolodex of talents includes cosmetology, massage therapy, makeup applications, and waxing. She’s spent the past two decades perfecting these skills, eventually ending up at her current venture, Brows to Brazilian Waxing, Make Up, and Skin Care Salon.
The Brazilian in the salon’s name denotes one of Jennifer’s specialties, in which she eradicates all hair from bikini areas in less than 10 minutes. She also embraces oft-ignored demographics by practicing her speed-waxing techniques on males and moms-to-be. But waxing isn’t all she does here. Jennifer turns her focus to the skin during custom chemical peels and facials that draw on ingredients such as honey paraffin and seaweed. This natural approach also colors her body treatments, which range from aromatherapy sea-salt scrubs, which slough off dead cells, to herbal detox body wraps.
Aesthetician Sharone Brimer has more than a decade of experience in makeup application and tinting for eyebrows and lashes, but her true passion is for waxing treatments. Using a practiced hand, she quickly and precisely uproots hair from both the face and body to fashion sleek, arched brows or stubble-free legs. Her extreme precision and care even allow her to maintain bikini lines on expectant mothers and wax away fuzz on the most sensitive silverbacks. To complement newly smooth skin, Sharone also offers custom facials that incorporate modern spa techniques, such as glycolic peels and rejuvenating enzymes, all with Dermalogica Skin Care products, which are also available for purchase.
Jennifer Hallum is a free agent. Though the stylist works out of Bliss Salon & Spa, she is independently contracted. Her clients receive the spa treatment while Jennifer cuts their hair into new styles and adds highlights for dimension. She lends her talents to men’s hair as well, cutting off split ends and framing faces.
Spa C?a's Alicia Cuppari has been a massage therapist and aesthetician for 10 years, so she knows a thing or two about relaxation and health. Over the past decade, she's honed her waxing and brow-tinting skills, and she's studied massage closely to specialize in three massage modalities. Alicia has also perfected her talent for performing facials, and she's discerning when it comes to the products she uses. When caring for a client's complexion, Alicia eschews chemical-laden serums for a line of plant-based, cruelty-free beautifiers free of additives.