Now a celebrity makeup artist, Amanda Jacobellis started out by studying art and fashion design. This member of the television, film, and print industries often appears on channels such as E! and Fox. She's also been a guest on Access Hollywood, a show that explores the lives of famous people by looking at their keychains. But before she rubbed elbows with the stars, she pioneered a safer eyelash extension technique known as LAshX. Her product includes the first oil- and glycol-free cleanser and formaldehyde-free adhesive. In 2007, she opened Makeup Mandy where her lash extension system enhances beauty treatments from makeup applications to up-dos and waxing.
Constance Armstrong, founder of Lala Lash, tends to lid fringes with skills honed over 500 training hours under the wing of the land's top eyelash-extension technicians. From synthetic to silk to mink, Armstrong expertly adheres strips or single strands to lids for a glamorous, fluttery look. Her website outlines helpful lash-care tips, such as avoiding the humid heat of steam rooms and the volcanic fissures found in most spas, as well as using only easy-rinse mascara. Lala Lash also helps train aspiring eyelash artists, teaching the secrets of lash application, removal, and care.
From a luxurious, marble-heavy refuge nestled in the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, the illustrious team at Argyle Salon & Spa pamper every guest like their high-profile celebrity clientele, earning mention in magazines such as Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, and Los Angeles magazine. Hands calibrate each muscle-melting massage so that each ounce of pressure addresses individual needs. An extra 30 minutes of suite access included with the massage package encourages patrons to spend time soaking in a sea-salt bath, lingering under a hot shower, or boiling 10 3-minute eggs. Luxuriaters then retire to the baths to sink into an indulgent, moisturizing milk bath enriched with almond oil and vanilla accents, and steep themselves in the spa's hammam, a low, steam-heated pod that can help open up pores and detoxify the corporeal form. A stint in the traditional Turkish treatment bolsters the facial package, which inspires cellular renewal in sun-damaged, dull-seeming skin. Crafted with Arcona products, the soothing facial incorporates a peel that cleanses and activates skin with organic fruit enzymes, restoring balance and coaxing out pore-blocking pygmy marmosets with a fresh botanical bouquet.
Gregory Dylan, founder and namesake of Gregory Dylan Beauty, has 20 years of experience refreshing skin and selling top-of-the-line beauty products as a professional and consultant in the beauty industry. His expert counsel has been employed by television shows including ShopNBC and The Beauty Show.
At his West Hollywood spa, he treats skin with a blend of traditional European techniques and new chemical treatments. Whether brightening skin with facials or diamond-tip microdermabrasion, Gregory brings the sunny disposition and charm that has lent him success on television to every service, putting smiles on faces alongside stylish makeup.
Makeup artist Sara Rabuse has spent the past 10 years beautifying faces. She even earned certifications as a makeup artist and eyelash extension specialist to help her better tend to clients. She also treats dermal issues with chemical peels and facials, and bronzes bodies with Fake Bake tanning products. As an avid dog lover, Rabuse donates a portion of proceeds each month to help local animal shelters rescue and care for animals.
Inside DeLuxe Salon's retro-chic beauty shop, owner Gregory Moncur? and his team of beauty experts accent clients' signature styles with hair, makeup, and skin services. A professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, Moncur? applies his 18 years of experience in the beauty industry to services including eyelash extensions. Kevin Murphy products strengthen and moisturize hair during haircut and color services, further enhancing the appeal of manes recently gelled into an upright exclamation point. Deep-cleansing facials reveal rejuvenated mugs with exfoliating scrubs and toners, and Moncur? performs expert sculpting jobs on shaggy eyebrows, turning unruly tufts of brow hair into well-defined shapes.