Under the soft canopy light of this eco-friendly salon, specialists service skin shells with a variety of rawhide-rejuvenating techniques. Sun-damaged Sandras or Stephans can find solace in Oasis's 70-minute vitamin-C facial, which aims to exfoliate and cleanse skin while coaxing lazy collagen from its life of darkness and deceitful video-game playing ($85). Skilled aestheticians banish baneful bacteria from façades during the 70-minute acne-clarifying facial, which uses high-frequency anti-bacterial treatments to establish derma's dominion over inflammatory invaders ($85).
As Willadare Spa's owner and operator, aesthetician Lauren Matteson guides clients on beautification journeys that begin with the selection of a facial. Then Lauren treats hands with scented oils, wraps them in a cocoon of plastic, and snuggles them in a heat pocket where they can comfortably melt into warm mozzarella cheese. All facials include cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, extractions, and treatment mask, and all but the back facial also include a face, neck, and shoulder massage. The European facial ($75 value) is individually tailored to each client like a pair of Italian pantaloons, and the hydration facial ($80 value) helps to restore moisture deep in skin's lower lairs. The deep pore-cleansing facial ($85 value) attacks acne by targeting acne-causing bacteria and dispatching an army of products that are far less likely to turn dangerously sentient than acne-fighting nano-robots. Collagen-thirsty faces can drink in the vitamin C facial ($95 value), which is designed to reduce signs of aging such as skin tone discoloration and fine lines. Altruistic fronts can choose the back facial ($85 value) as a sign of solidarity with their often-neglected counterpart, and Lauren tends to the body's other left-out elements with a foot and leg massage as facial masks set.
Mother. Community activist. Cosmetologist. Hair stylist. Kimberly Locatelli has artfully filled all four of these roles throughout her life, combining the latter two to found Beauty Naturally. A strong believer in eschewing chemicals for natural beauty practices whenever possible, Kimberly delivers lavish salon and spa treatments with a preference for environmentally responsible products instead of those overloaded with chemicals or squeeze cheese. Throughout the day, she can be found hard at work snipping unkempt tresses into chic haircuts, sculpting eyebrows into defined arches, or soothing bodies with deep-tissue massages.
To give bodies a golden glow, the certified technicians at deSoleil Spray Tanning employ Infinity Sun technology, which has shaded the skin of celebrities such as Britney Spears and Paula Abdul. The bronzing experts grasp precision spray guns that atomize the all-natural solution into a fine mist for even coverage and let them customize each tan to blend seamlessly with the specific sand castle in which the client is currently living. The solution, enriched with antioxidants and hydrating botanicals, yields a coppery luminescence that can last up to two weeks and fades uniformly rather than leaving streaks. DeSoleil Spray Tanning augments bronzing with pre- and post-tanning skin treatments that incorporate aloes and emollients to moisturize thirsty dermises, ensuring that skin maintains its soft feel and dewy appearance.
Makeup artist Tanika Patel studied bridal makeup in London and spent the past four years mastering trendsetting techniques. Her portfolio features the dazzling faces she embellished for photo shoots, television, and weddings. When she isn't preparing faces for close-ups and the secret government cameras that watch us wherever we go, she offers services such as makeup applications with custom hues and lash extensions, drawing on an arsenal of products ranging from traditional to airbrushed tints. Tanika also passes along her knowledge during makeup classes that include a consultation, color selection, list of recommended products, and a face chart.
Some might call Shanna Bustichi Peuse a perfectionist, but she’s not complaining. Results matter to this licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, who has a passion for creating complexions that look, feel, and sound as smooth and youthful as a newborn saxophone. Working independently in the Look Salon Boutique & Spa, Shanna begins most appointments with a brief consultation, in which she carefully analyzes the skin and teaches clients how to unlock their inner beauty at home. Her facials nourish pores with ingredients such as collagen and vitamin C, and corrective treatments fight wrinkles and blemishes with retinol, lactic acid, and LED lights. A makeup kit stocked with quality creams and powders from Jane Iredale, Stila, Mac, and Tarte also serves her talented hands as she designs stunning day-to-evening faces and special-occasion looks that have graced brides, fashion shows, photo shoots, and the occasional baseball card.