It's a scientific fact: applying makeup is a time-consuming drag. Equipped with modern technology and an artist's eye for detail, the team at?Permanent Secrets eliminates the need for those lengthy primping routines by applying permanent cosmetics?on lips, brows, and eyelids that compliment existing features. As a certified permanent makeup artist, Larissa Percy uses feathering, shading, and simulated hair strokes to seamlessly incorporate the permanent makeup, eliminating the need for daily applications of lipstick, eyeliner, or well-placed mustard stains.?Whether adding a beauty mark or defining lip lines, Larissa always takes her time and ensures clients are as comfortable as possible during the procedure, following up with helpful after-care instructions and free touchup sessions if necessary.
Permanent makeup isn't the only star of the show here, though. Permanent Secrets also indulges clients with an assortment of traditional spa services, including hydrating facials and specialized waxing services that effortlessly strip away unwanted hairs from sensitive skin. The staff even offers synthetic silk eyelash extensions, which they glue to existing lashes for a more lush and dramatic look.
Co-owners Tracy Snyder and Cristina Schmidt harness their passion for aesthetics and years of beauty experience to effortlessly glamorize clients. Basic waxing ($10+) and bikini waxing ($30+) remove unwanted follicles, and brow tints ($20+) ensure rich, vibrant brows that, with three quick lifts, can immediately force anyone to sing the Full House theme song. Browse the list of services before heading in for your choice of aesthetic transformation.
For mother-and-daughter team Pamela and Teal, beauty is a family tradition. Pamela?an aesthetician, shiatsu therapist, and makeup artist?has taught skincare seminars around the world, mentoring many successful makeup artists and working with celebs such as Eric Roberts, Beau Bridges, and Stacy Keach. Teal?an on-location makeup artist influenced by both her mother's experience and her uncle's work for film and TV?has freshened many famous faces herself in her 14-year career. Working on numerous films, music videos, and fashion shows, she found herself enhancing the features of Shannon Elizabeth, Salma Hayek, and Christina Ricci, among others, and her work has been featured in the print work of famous photographers such as Michel Comte and Jamais Vu.
Together with a team of licensed aestheticians, mom and daughter embrace an approach that blends natural and organic products with cutting-edge services, including LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, and Intraceuticals oxygen-infusion treatments. The spa's own eco-friendly brand of organic skincare products includes apothecary-style blended masks, firming gels, and moisturizers worthy of nourishing celebrity visages or their wax-based likenesses. And, to nourish the environment, all products are packaged in recycled plastic containers featuring labels printed with soy ink.
The techs at Beauty Connection with a decade of experience run the gamut of aesthetic services as they primp and preen clients from head to toe. Skincare specialists revive faces with exfoliation, extractions, and masks using products by Dermalogica. Nail stylists perform manicures and pedicures with SpaRitual's vegan nail lacquers, which coat talons in bold hues free of harmful substances such as DBP, formaldehyde, toluene, and hate. Staffers also can embellish ocular regions with permanent makeup and eyelash extensions, or prune fuzzy regions with wax.
Some artists make lifeless pieces of paper the beneficiaries of their talent but for more than 17 years Mahnaz Bahaelou has used her talent and expertise to perform and teach her technicians to fill lips, brows and lash lines with beautiful pigment colors through permanent makeup procedures. In addition to coloring lips with natural-looking or bold pigments, the technicians at Elite can trace kissers with full, pouty outlines, make eyelashes appear more thick and lush and embolden brows by drawing solid shapes or feather-like hair strokes. As correction and camouflage specialists, they can fix most permanent makeup mishaps and as paramedical procedures experts they can help to restore the appearance of pigment to post-surgery areolae, scars and vitiligo. They also use advanced dry needle techniques to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and scars which can coax skin-plumping collagen into production, and they offer expert eyelash extensions, perming and tinting services.
Lorine Mikhaeil leads a busy life. A trained nurse and a certified permanent makeup artist, she helms Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) as well as Zena Day Spa, Derma Blush, and American Permanent Cosmetics Institute. But no matter how busy Lorine gets, she always takes her time with her clients.
At OPM, Lorine uses a semi-permanent organic ink to expertly define brows, lips, eyelids, and even areolas for those affected by breast cancer. This metal-free formulation gives her greater control when she is applying the ink into the upper dermal layer. During these treatments, Lorine uses an advanced power pin and for brows a specialized hairbrush stroke method that she invented herself, which gives the illusion of 3D brow strands. To ensure clients are inked with complementing colors, Lorine refers to the Fitzpatrick skin type chart to make sure brows match their skin tone and auras.
Though OPM's name focuses on one service, the boutique spa's menu is brimming with a range of other aesthetic treatments. Strands stand no chance against OPM's three hair removal systems, which include waxing, threading, and laser hair removal. Alternately, dermal fillers and microdermabrasions keep complexions firm and looking younger than a toddler holding a newborn dolphin.