Silk, glitter, and crystals have always been a staple of the beauty industry. And at J'aime Eyelash Extensions, it’s no different. Here, eyes are dolled up with fine silk and mink eyelash extensions, each individually applied by a technician using pro-bonding adhesives and a hand steadier than the high-hat cymbals of a robot drummer. To achieve the client's preferred look, J'aime's team offers a range of lash styles, from long and curly to glitter-dipped and Swarovski crystal–covered. The New York–based shops also teach others how to apply and remove these delicate strands during informative, hands-on workshops. The shops also sell professional kits stocked with silicone pads, curved forceps, and adhesives.
At Hollywood Glamour Day Resort, a certified aesthetician works with accomplished hair stylists and makeup artists to revamp their clients' look and confidence levels. The team uses luxurious product lines such as Moroccanoil haircare and Dermalogica skincare, as well as naturally based lines such as ?minence Organic and Saian that brim with gentle, sometimes herbal ingredients. Their roster of services also includes laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, and facials that target acne and wrinkles.
The staff maintains a tranquil space where clients can release the stresses of the day in a healthy manner, stocking the relaxation area with complimentary finger foods, teas, lemon water, and punching bags that can be customized to look like any boss.
Sunlight floods through the large windows at the front of Kathleen's Hair Boutique, illuminating stylists cutting hair into flattering shapes and makeup artists sweeping Bare Escentuals mineral makeup onto faces. The beauty experts also create permanent waves, add sleek extensions, and wax off unwanted facial hair. They keep up with such industry techniques by regularly attending classes and hair shows.
The stylists at I.D Salon aren't just in demand by their clients; several also work as artistic directors for such familiar brands as Sebastian, Wella, and Unite Professional Salon System. They've also educated other stylists around the globe, and they've styled coiffures for top designers at fashion week in New York and Los Angeles. But like a family living in a hollowed-out redwood, I.D Salon has deep roots in its community, too. In 2007, they partnered with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to raise more than $52,000 for breast-cancer research.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
At Schlessinger Eye & Face, Dr. David Schlessinger goes far beyond eye drops and the Snellen chart. As a board-certified surgeon, Schlessinger offers three types of surgical treatments: oculoplastic surgery for instances of ptosis, skin cancer, or tearing disorders; neuro-ophthalmology, which covers all things relating to the eyes and brain, such as double vision or migraines; and, lastly, cosmetic procedures, including brow- and face-lifts and upper- or lower-eyelid surgery.
Supplementing Dr. Schlessinger's cosmetic procedures, his clinic's med spa also offers proven noninvasive beautification procedures. From within the med spa, his staff of licensed medical aestheticians battles the effects of aging and sun damage with chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and custom European facials that leave faces beaming brighter than a headlight in a snowstorm.