More than 30 years ago, Maryann Matykowski was styling hair professionally. Today, she still primps locks, but with the added benefit of having seen thousands of clients. In the interim, she added the title of licensed cosmetologist and certified lash technician to her resumé. As the owner of Destiny Hair Designs, she uses all the arrows in her quiver of skills to oversee a diverse salon menu. With Redken products, Maryann can render partial or full highlights or full color treatments. She can also augment eyelashes with extensions ranging from 45 to 75 per eye, one for each time a person blinks per minute when a butterfly lives on his nose.
The beauty gurus at Spa DG Couture enhance their clients' natural beauty by augmenting features with technologically enhanced treatments such as permanent makeup or by making skin, hair, and nails radiate health with traditional spa and salon services inside a shop with racks laden with boutique apparel. A trained cosmetic tattoo artist outlines eyes, brows, and lips in a permanent layer of pigment to define sparse brows and keep patrons from having to apply lipstick in the middle of rush-hour traffic or breaking pogo-stick records. Stylists use hair and eyelash extensions to thicken natural manes and lashes, and aestheticians can accent clients' shining hair with facials to make visages glow and treatments to whiten teeth. After leaving the spa's treatment rooms, guests can peruse the selection of Juicy Couture, Chanel, and Xoxo clothes and accessories that add high-end flair to complement hair newly swept into a bouffant updo shaped like Louis XVI.
Most 12-year-olds have no idea what they want to do with their lives, but that’s when Maria DeNicola first found the inspiration to study electrolysis. As of today, she’s been doing electrolysis for more than 29 years and has even devised an all-new technique to attack full follicles with alternating current. DeNicola also eliminates unwanted body hair through laser hair removal or break-dance competitions on sandpaper.
With the help of her med spa team, which includes a registered nurse, DeNicola pampers faces with microdermabrasion and high-end products from La Maison Clayton Shagal and PCA Skin, as well as fights wrinkles with Botox injections. DeNicola happily serves members of the transgender community with her services and formerly acted as president of transgender support group A Rose.
Licensed aesthetician Leslie VanderBeek makes her professional home at Advanced Skin Care Solutions, where she implements beauty services that keep clients relaxed and recharged on the inside and out. After a complimentary consultation, VanderBeek can perform one of many personally tailored skin-rejuvenation services, concocting facials for men, women, and teens, or treating aging or damaged exteriors with effective Jessner chemical peels. Using her SofTap certification, VanderBeek bestows visages with a more abiding beauty solution through permanent-makeup treatments for the eyes, lips, or gills.
At LaToyes Touch of Beauty, licensed cosmetologists can overhaul hair in a single session with extensions, Matrix hair color, chemical services, braids, custom hairpieces, and wigs. Beyond the hair treatments that make up the majority of LaToyes’s services, the staff extends eyelashes with extensions, thus improving one’s chances of successfully flirting with a butterfly.
Elizabeth Trevino, licensed aesthetician and skincare educator, polishes her patrons’ appearances with facials, body waxing, and eyelash-extension services. Specializing in Xtreme eyelash extensions, Trevino carefully selects varying lengths and thicknesses of faux lashes to blend seamlessly with natural sets, bonding them lash by lash to create volume and length. Water-resistant Xtreme lashes hug lids for up to six weeks of mascara-free winking, eventually shedding from natural lashes during their growth cycle or after riding a motorcycle over a bonfire. During skin-treatment sessions, Trevino educates clients about skin types and proper care while smoothing faces with brightening microdermabrasion sessions, moisturizing hydra facials, and pumpkin peels that brighten expressions more effectively than dipping one’s face in wood varnish.