With two decades of experience and multiple certifications under her belt, clinical aesthetician and permanent makeup artist Sallie Beauman helps patrons look and feel their best. Sallie demonstrates her skill with services that augment facial features, clarify skin, and help assuage the aesthetic effects of scarring, vitiligo, and alopecia. She also imparts her talents to others via an apprenticeship program in which novice ink wielders learn to manipulate the same feature-fortifying hues that Sallie so painstakingly applies to her own clients on the job and to popsicle sticks when bored.
It's not easy to become a stylist at Esoterica Studios: all hairdressers have to go through the salon's boot camp before they can stand behind the shears. This lengthy training includes basic cuts, colors, marketing, and editorial styling for magazines that want to revamp their crumpled pages. Esoterica Studios partners all of its services with Sebastian and Wella professional products, as well as with Nioxin serums designed to thicken locks.
Though aesthetician Marie Carmen is a recent graduate—she received her aesthetician certification in May 2011—her passion for pampering clients and making them feel exceptional would make one think she is a seasoned beauty vet. Since opening Lost in Tranquility Skin Care, which is located inside Phenix Salon Suites, she has been able to showcase her aesthetic skills, which include body waxing for 16 different areas, chemical peels that use an enzyme or glycolic formulation, and facials that brighten skin with a nourishing mask and a massage. Marie is also well-versed in galvanic and high-frequency treatments, which are designed to clear pores of unwelcome bacteria and residue from falling asleep face-down in a comfy pile of turkey stuffing.
Resha Leshae had a job in corporate America when she first began to dream of a career in the beauty industry. In the a blink of an eye she was gone from her desk job, off to pursue her dream on a path that led her to train under celebrity makeup artists and learn the secrets to doing makeup for bridal shoots, runway, and print campaigns. She's still doing makeup today, but has also picked up licensing and certifications in mink eyelash extensions and facial threading. Insider her studio, Wink, Resha takes pride in empowering other women to follow their dreams by making them feel more confident in their appearances. Her eyelash extensions also help women cut down on their morning makeup routines, providing a little extra time to relax, read the paper, or come up with creative uses for now-obsolete eyelash curlers.
At this multifaceted beauty center, skin care is the talent Lori brings to the table. Amid the hair stylists and massage therapists in the Galleria's many suites, her facials and peels help her clients look radiant. She constructs many of her services around the framework of a European facial, which includes customizing a massage and facial mask to best suit each face's needs.
Inside Salon and Spa Galleria, the pink-walled, stone-floored hallways wend through individual treatment rooms and past water features and curtained interior windows. Each room has its own personality, partially determined by the services inside: plush leather seating invites clients into salon rooms and cushy table-beds stand ready for kneads in massage rooms.
In Turkish, the name of Lynn Garavaglia's studio, dolunay––pronounced doe-loon-eye––means "full moon." But while the moon's full beauty may wax or wane throughout the month, Lynn's permanent-makeup services ensure her clients remain at their most radiant at all times. Working out of Audra Ballard Salon, Lynn uses a tattoo-like technique to enhance eyes, lips, and brows with feature-flattering pigments that won't wash off or smudge. She can also apply the technique to correct pigment abnormalities, cover traditional tattoos, or camouflage scars caused by a cut or magical-wand fight, as well as to create new areolae for those who have undergone reconstructive surgery.