Working out of Lets Go Hair Salon, O' Mai Lash owner and Lôngmi Lash-certified artist Vicky Tran-Le deftly outfits eyes with extensions that vary by shade and volume. Her lash options range from the everyday set, which adds some extra oomph to natural lashes that are already long and luscious, to the extreme set, which lends a thick, sultry look akin to wearing three coats of mascara or two well-trained tarantulas. Vicky also performs touchups and free lash removal for lashes applied at her facility and provides helpful aftercare instructions to help lashes stay put as long as possible.
Each of the six state-licensed lash designers at Integrity Lash maintains strict standards of hygiene and personal attention, performing all applications in a private room with a pre-sanitized set of tools for each client. Drawing from an inventory of more than 3.5 million lashes that vary in length, curl, thickness, and ability to support a perching butterfly, designers apply extensions one by one using medical-grade equipment and adhesives that are checked daily for freshness. Surgical magnifying loupes, broad-spectrum lighting, and ultra-fine tweezers make technicians? work as precise as possible.
Journey beyond the wood furniture and rich auburn floors of Touch of Class Medspa & Laser Center and into the private chamber of Premier Skincare Solutions, and you'll encounter skin expert Anamaria Saenz. From her tranquil studio, Anamaria wields a gentle hand and advanced technology to both brighten skin and slim down bodies. For her signature facial, she performs a thorough skin analysis to determine which techniques and products will best suit her clients' skin, then pairs her purifying approach with a neck and shoulder massage. She also offers cutting-edge treatments ranging from chemical peels to the stem-cell facial, which incorporates a micro needle roller to boost cell renewal and restore the skin's elasticity.
For the rest of the body, Anamaria offers three tiers of silhouette-slimming technology. Her Body Sculpt wraps expel toxins to help banish fat and firm the skin, and her infrared body wraps up the ante by infusing clients with detoxifying beams of infrared light. For even more noticeable results, Anamaria's clients turn to cavitation liposuction, which breaks up fat cells with ultrasonic energy, leaving them to be swept out through the body's lymphatic system. Whatever the treatment, Anamaria takes time to explain the procedure and recommend after-care regimens to ensure clients know how to get the best results from their service.
Skin makes sense to Avant Esthetics Skin Solutions founder Alina Karoyan. Not only is she a master aesthetician with almost two decades of experience, but she's also a biologist. She combines her study of skincare serums and treatments with her study of science to tackle skin issues including rosacea, acne, and fine lines.
During the Ultrasonic facial, she employs the titular device to deliver vibrations that boost blood circulation and whisk away dead skin cells. She tones skin with the help of LED lights during signature facials and unclogs pores with peels during acne-clarifying facials. Alina also removes unwanted hair with waxing services and helps clients burn calories with infrared detox and slimming treatments, which is a more effective calorie-burning method than setting donuts on fire.
At Beauty by Marina, steady-handed professional makeup artist and eyebrow-shaping specialist Marina enhances clients’ natural features with artistic daytime and evening looks for weddings and other special occasions. After consulting with clients, Maria sharpens ocular over-scores and finishes foundation with striking or subtle hues and vibrant shimmers to create dramatic looks for strutting down a red carpet, aisle, or airport moving walkway.
Lily Buckner’s shift to the alternative healing arts was brought on by two life-changing experiences: living in Germany as an au pair and studying with a Peruvian shaman. These experiences gave her a love of the natural world and self-discovery, which she honors through her treatments. During massage-therapy sessions, for instance, she uses organic oils and a compassionate approach to help heal the body, mind, and spirit. Lily also aims to enhance clients’ natural beauty with facial treatments and eyelash extensions.