The body's largest organ is the focus of all the treatments at Healthy Beautiful Skin & Tan, be it plagued with acne and clogged pores or just in need of a tan. Under the leadership of Aesthetician and Owner Sarah Damico, a team of skin experts busily cater to their clients' specifications. Spray-tan technicians deploy custom glows with airbrush tools full of distilled sunbeams, aestheticians exfoliate with peels and microdermabrasion treatments, and makeup artists tint brows. To remove body hair, the crew specializes in classic waxing treatments as well as sugaring, a process that uses an organic paste to gently remove hair without using strips.
Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique practiced widely in the Middle East, and at Skin So Sweet, owner Catherine Kooiman brings it to U.S. soil. In an interview with Coast magazine, Kooiman traced the practice to Cleopatra's day. At Skin So Sweet, beauty professionals use the all-natural substance to remove hair from any area of the body, yielding results that last significantly longer than shaving. True to Skin So Sweet's commitment to using natural ingredients, the company incorporates a signature line of products—free of paraben and laurel sulfates—into vitamin-packed facials and other beauty treatments.
The beauty professionals at Hair-Do and Threading Salon have a huge bag of tricks when it comes to beautifying and protecting skin. Blending henna-tree leaves and oil, they can create a henna ink that is applied to the skin in ornate patterns, where it turns a red or rust color. The staff can improve skin’s health, too, with meticulous and hygienic services including facials that unclog pores and brighten skin. They can remove unwanted hair by the roots by lassoing strands with 100% cotton thread or carefully employing warm wax.
The staff goes beyond skin to deliver high-end hair services that use Goldwell, Pravana, and Matrix hair color. Stylists can remove split ends or reverse perms. They can add dimension to flat hair with highlights and 3-D glasses. The staff also performs free ear piercing for customers who purchase earrings and want to add sparkle to their stylish look.
Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.
At Comfort Laser Clinics, experienced physician Samuel Sunshine, MD, and his staff of trained and licensed registered nurses oust unwanted follicles, tattoos, and inches with an array of treatments. The specialists wield powerful pulses of light to zap follicles for a fraction of a second, permanently stymieing their ability to sneak back onto bodies while disguised as fake mustaches. Permanent body art gradually fades under the exposure of the ConBio laser, while other laser treatments help to tighten sagging skin, hone in curves, and rid toenails of sprouting fungi or topiaries.
At Teri Salon, nail technicians, cosmeticians, and lash specialists work together to keep clients' faces and nails looking their best. In signature eyebrow-threading services, expert staff define flattering new brow shapes by cleanly removing hairs. Other services include waxing, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup.