Including owner Nicole Walz, 10 stylists beautify locks at Blush Salon, and they each bring distinct skills to the table. After assessing which options best complement each client’s face shape and hair, the stylists sculpt dos with cuts, revitalize looks with color, or add texture with straightening or curling treatments. The salon’s stock of haircare products, including Aveda and Pureology, help visitors maintain their new looks after each appointment. Whereas stylists reshape hair, the salon’s aestheticians remove it all together during waxing sessions.
Treating the cosmetic blemishes that can appear on aging skin requires a forward-looking approach. Overseen by Drs. Hratch Karamanoukian and Raffy Karamanoukian, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa keeps pace with the passage of time by constantly seeking out new advancements in technology, skincare products, and cosmetic procedures.
The center’s cache of technology includes cosmetic laser systems that work to improve skin tone and texture by addressing fine lines, acne scars, and scratch-and-sniff tattoos. Beyond light, these and other systems can also use sound waves or radio frequencies to firm and lift faces. Even the more traditional spa procedures at the clinic pamper clients with medical-grade products and equipment. The crystal-free microdermabrasion system uses a diamond-encrusted titanium wand to smooth away impurities, and facials with botanically derived balms and vitamin C rejuvenate complexions.
The laser technicians at Central Valley Laser Center help slenderize patients with the Lipo-Light laser. During the headlining treatment, patients don light- and heat-emitting pads on problem areas. The laser prompts the fat cells to release their contents for later removal through the lymphatic system?a process that can be expedited through light exercise or speed walking away from the center?s pet grizzly bear. In addition to contouring physiques, the treatment can help diminish the appearance of cellulite.
With a steady hand and special adhesive, Janina breathes new life into clients? eyelashes. She applies special flare eyelash extensions to existing lashes, bulking up the eyeline for everyday wear or for special occasions. The extensions stay in place for up to two weeks, and refill appointments can lengthen the lifespan.
Waxing is among the most economical of non-permanent hair-removal treatments, allowing you to stay smooth but still compete in a playoff legbeard competition when the need arises. Reshape or separate Siamese brows ($15) or clear your upper lip and chin ($10 each) to clear a smooth surface for better novelty-moustache adhesion. Or just skip the specifics and get a full face of water-wicking skin. Migrate away from the mug and take care of overly insulated arms ($35) or a pair of leggy walking arms ($70). Prepare for beach season with a Brazilian ($45+) or its front-sided cousin, the stomach wax ($15+).
Signature Service: Fitness, nutrition, yoga, and massage
Brands Used: Biotone massage lotion
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 10
Why did you decide to start this business?
Although Physical Connections only recently celebrated its grand opening, fitness, massage and nutrition have always been a big part of my life. I owned a mobile fitness business for 10 years, and I have contributed to the health and wellness industry since 1988. After battling cancer for five years, I personally identify with the importance of staying healthy and being fit for longevity. I bring life experience as well as education to my business.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
For massage clients, I use Biotone massage lotion, and I apply warm, steamed towels to remove any excess lotion. Yoga classes have access to prop blocks for assisting in movements. I customize Meal plans as well as personal training sessions.