When stodgy waxing technicians refused to perform Brazilian waxes on her, Valerie Iourtchenko learned to do them herself, developing a unique approach that she soon shared with dozens of friends. After attending medical school in her native Russia and starting a new life in Canada, Valerie attained her aesthetics license and began working her smoothing magic on a steadily growing client base. Since then, she's opened Rescue Skin Care & Waxing Studio in Vancouver as well as two sister locations in southern California—all of which have been praised by the media for their tranquil atmospheres and effective service regimens. Though the company's claim to fame is waxing, which staffers perform with medical spatulas and 100% Egyptian cotton muslin, it also eases skin-based issues such as blemishes and freckles arranged to spell off-color jokes through more than a dozen specialized facials that harness Éminence and DCL products.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
With a proprietary line of skincare products and nods from Elle magazine, Vogue and "The Doctors," Kalologie's aesthetic aptitude is undisputed. The beauty mecca bills itself as a 360-degree spa, since it lavishes clients with almost every spa treatment under the sun, from facials to waxing to massage.
During each skin-bolstering treatment, aestheticians call on Kalologie's medical-grade products to clarify faces and ease signs of aging without having to hog-tie the hands of time. For example, the signature Kalologie facial includes a pomegranate enzyme mask to exfoliate skin and stimulate cellular turnover, while the alpha-beta peel uses a combination of hydroxy acids to whisk away blemishes and lessen the appearance of fine lines.
At Pacific Women's Center Aesthetics, a team of experts works together to provide medical-grade skincare services to its clients. In addition to providing the staff members with superpowerful vision, lasers are used for hair-removal and skin-tightening treatments. Guests can also combat signs of aging with Botox, dermal fillers, and IPL photofacials. Skin beautification doesn't end there, though. Microdermabrasion treatments, chemical peels, and clinical facials also target specific skin concerns. Once skin is looking its best, women can turn their attention to eyelashes, adding length and thickness with lash extensions.
Dr. Soheyla Marzvaan may have a degree in dentistry, but teeth aren’t her only area of expertise. At Orange County Facial Cosmetics, she leads a staff in rejuvenating complexions with dermal fillers, peels, and HydraFacials—resurfacing treatments that diminish fine lines and hyperpigmentation. These services appear alongside cosmetic-dentistry offerings such as teeth whitening and veneers.