Dr. Frederick L. Stafford leads the team at Contours as they reshape physiques and rejuvenate skin. Fat-trimming procedures take the form of high-tech VelaShape and Endermologie treatments or weight-loss programs and personal training. Facials and beauty injectables keep wrinkles at bay, while lasers blast unwanted hair, unsightly spider veins, and slanderous thought bubbles. Meanwhile, large windows grant clients picturesque views of adjacent Lake Mission Viejo, at once calming nerves and lifting spirits.
Beneath shelves of keratin serums, styling products, and color, wreaths of steam rise from complimentary mugs of coffee and tea. Scissors thrum and blow-dryers hum merrily nearby as stylists beautify hair for photo shoots or hours trapped in the penguin enclosure at the zoo.
The stylists at Hair by Azi don't want to recognize you when you leave. Their goal is to perform a complete transformation on clients with haircuts, highlights, and makeup applications. Welcome new skin with facials, and flash fresh nails with spa mani-pedis. Just remember to wear a name tag so people know who you are.
At Haircrafters Salon, stylist Neda Ghandi works alongside a team of seasoned hairdressers as she updates her clients’ coifs. A specialist in highlights, Neda has a repertoire of treatments including full and partial highlights, full color treatments, and updos.
Owner Sherry Behzadi helms Charisma Salon & Spa, drawing from more than two decades of experience in the beauty industry. Sherry’s dedication to customer service has garnered notice from her clients, but has also been recognized by newspapers including the Capistrano Dispatch, which awarded it the 2009 Golden Horseshoe prize for Best Salon/Barbershop.
But accolades from the press aren't what drive Sherry and her team. Instead, they focus on providing their clients with styles that complement their natural beauty. To do this, they turn to a stock of more than 20 beauty brands, including Redken, Schwarzkopf, Great Lengths, and Brazilian Blowout, to straighten strands, add length, and highlight locks. The fashion-forward studio also customizes skincare treatments with Dermalogica products, which leave complexions more hydrated than a water bottle hooked up to an IV.
Surgical training is what sets Robyn Mannaert apart from other experienced aestheticians. This trained surgical technician brings a steady hand and ongoing advanced training in permanent makeup, in which she simulates brow hairs with ultra-fine strokes and gives eyes a sexy look with tapered lines. The spa also offers a menu of other spa services, including massage, organic facials, body waxing, and body wraps. Robyn?s talents even extend to paramedical services such as areola re-pigmentation, corrective pigment camouflage, and collagen-induction therapy.