From working as a makeup artist on daytime drama One Life to Live to enhancing the faces that grace Redbook, Brenda Sotolongo has spent the past 32 years helping her clients feel beautiful in their skin. She and her staff, licensed aestheticians with nine years of make-up industry experience in television and film, share this expertise during makeup-application classes, teaching techniques and tricks to contour cheekbones, augment pouts, and downplay newly evolved gills. In order to address common skin issues such as acne and sun damage, Sotolongo has also created her own line of cosmetics called ProSoto, which are packed with minerals and vivid pigments and lack pore-clogging ingredients and harsh dyes.
With L-TRANsformation, licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist Ly Tran hopes to make your morning makeup routine a little easier... or eliminate it all together. She does this with permanent cosmetics, which she's been practicing for more than five years. Using the tattoo-like procedure, she's able to strategically and precisely place pigment onto the skin, enhancing lips, brows, and eyelids with a look that won't smudge, rub-off, or change colors with your mood. In addition to permanent makeup, Tran also offers additional beautifying services including eyebrow waxing and tinting.
While working as a dental hygienist, Permanent Impression Cosmetics owner Kathleen Moreillon discovered that she had an exceptionally steady hand and a gift for fine detail. She also realized her true calling as a permanent makeup artist. Putting her art into practice, Kathleen uses natural pigments to subtly enhance her clients’ features or create new ones on the back of the head, blending two or three colors to create eye shadow or creating scores of tiny lines along the lid to mimic the look of eyelashes. She also defines brows or lips and camouflages scars and stretch marks.
Years of experience as a traveling salon educator prepared Evolve Salon's founder to lead their cadre of stylists to new aesthetic heights. The team emphasizes a collaborative relationship between staff and client, resulting in looks that reflect each patron's distinct style and head-banging technique. Stylists stay abreast of the latest beauty trends, such as Brazilian blowouts and feather extensions, and swathe exteriors in top-tier products by Paul Mitchell, OPI, and Davines. Serene sea-foam walls, exposed brick, and modern leather barbershop chairs lend the salon a sophisticated and cheerful air.
As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Sonya F. Campbell Johnson not only addresses ailments of the skin, hair, and nails, but she also performs cosmetic treatments that whittle years off of faces and treat bodily imperfections. Armed with an arsenal of high-tech equipment and quality skincare products, she battles clients' acne and wrinkles with noninvasive lasers, and she can also use those lasers to zap away unwanted hair and veins. Beauty injections smooth out facial furrows or plump up thinned lips or tonsils, and chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments uncover clearer, younger-looking complexions.
Under the guidance of a board-certified physician, the staff of aestheticians delivers high-tech skincare and nonsurgical weight management at Fundamentals Med Spa. The team brings years of experience and knowledge, including accolades in the nursing profession, veterinary science, and facials, to focus on individual strategies for slimming down, particularly regimes with counseling, hormone-replacement therapy, and genetic and food-allergy testing. The team also fights the effects of aging with cosmetic injections and lasers, which do double duty by helping to whittle contours without surgery.