Ninel Brodsky-Ladizhensky, a California board-certified aesthetician, draws upon 15 years as a cosmetologist and permanent-makeup artist to execute long-lasting cosmetic services. Known as Nelly to friends and clients, her extensive credentials include more than 350 hours of advanced permanent-makeup instruction as well as continuing education. She wields this expertise to intensify natural beauty and diminish the appearance of blemishes and scars through permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip-liner treatments. Nelly applies hypoallergenic, iron-oxide-free, MRI-safe, and FDA-approved pigments to skin while matching colors to skin tone, features, and third-eye color.
In Nelly’s sterile and spotless spa, she follows OSHA standards and regulations, performing skincare treatments such as a pumpkin peels and back facials alongside waxing services that utilize Cirepil products.
Angel Ong is a member of the distinguished team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists that makes up the staff at GMS Art of Beauty. The staff's credentials make this boutique spa and salon a clinic of expertise and vision—there are Master Stylists and Master colorists, licensed aestheticians, and certified educators, with backgrounds that include work for TV and Hollywood red carpet events. Amidst overstuffed velvet couches, cone-shaped hanging lamps, and distressed walls, Angel and her colleagues pretty up the hair, skin, nails, and bodies. From hair design to signature facials and skin resurfacing, the stylists and aestheticians tailor their craft to embellish each client's individual features and blend with the features of their stunt double. Between GMS Art of Beauty's salon and spa, they offer everything from cuts and keratin treatments to anti-aging treatments, massage, and nail care.
Angela’s Salon & Boutique’s stylists have garnered a base of loyal regulars thanks to their commitment to maintaining their customers’ comfort and privacy from the moment they walk through the salon doors. The coiffeurs regularly hone their skills with ongoing training, ensuring that their menu of services features trendy treatments such as MoroccanOil hair masks alongside timeless salon staples including hair extensions. Throughout the day, staffers can be found buzzing about their styling stations, gilding strands with multidimensional highlights or wrangling drooping locks and thought bubbles into elegant updos. The team complements its hair-ameliorating services with treatments such as airbrush makeup applications, facial waxing, and eyelash extensions.
The pumpkin refresher, the pineapple express, and the green tea are just a few items on menu—but they aren't drinks. They’re specialized, nourishing facials offered at Jolie Skin & Body Care, nestled inside of Buschi Salon. During skincare treatments, which include body waxing and tinting in addition to decadent facials, customization comes first. Aestheticians take inventory of unique skin-type needs before launching any chosen procedure, ensuring that clients leave the spa feeling more beautiful than the day they wore a half-geode as a bike helmet. Massage therapists also personalize treatments, which may revolve around Swedish, sports, or shiatsu core techniques.
After spending years watching her sister and father deal with the effects of scoliosis, Shannon Lynn Brown found herself interested in helping others with similar health issues. That’s the reason she attended The New School for Massage in Chicago and became a certified massage therapist and a member of ABMP. Shannon now treats chronic and acute muscle pain inside Breathe, a yoga studio with red roof tiles, a high wooden ceiling, and wall niches inhabited by Buddha statues.
Shannon uses her intuition—as well as her knowledge of anatomy—to minimize the pain caused by scars and to the ease the aches associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Her experience as a swimmer and yoga practitioner informs her sports-therapy massage and enables her to skillfully apply kinesio tape, which can improve circulation, manage swelling, and make duct tape seem so inferior you might give a roll of it to a subordinate to express your dislike of their work. In addition to nurturing her clients back to health, Shannon has taught students at her alma mater and at Five Branches in California.
Licensed aesthetician, Lashes by Dalal founder Dalal Ammar, works to maximize each woman's natural beauty by bolstering eyelashes with feminine fringe. She carefully attaches mink extensions to individual eyelashes, securing them with tiny dollops of formaldehyde-free, FDA-approved medical-grade adhesive. Dalal also beautifies faces with makeup and trains other aestheticians in the art of elongating eyelashes. Aside from offering services at her facility, which has plentiful parking, Dalal can also travel to customers' homes or other desired locations to prettify clients.