Najia Rohlf of Najia's Esthetic Skin and Laser Center beautifies skin with every tool at her disposal, from glo therapeutics products to Palomar lasers and electrolysis. In addition to a full list of waxing and tanning services, she removes unwanted hair with beams of light and banishes signs of aging with Botox. Once she has skin looking healthy, she decorates it with permanent makeup, semipermanent mascara, and sprinkles of glitter guaranteed to never go away.
In the late 1920s?just as the Great Depression struck America?Merle Norman took up a project in her tiny California kitchen to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, and she knew that getting them on as many faces as possible would help her develop a following of customers. She was right?and in 1931?she and her nephew opened their first studio in Santa Monica. The pair eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.
Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services?from foundation checks to express facials?allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments.
Despite being in business for more than 30 years, Young & Classy Hair Salon still has its finger on the pulse of modern fashion, staying abreast of all the latest trends and styles. As a result, clients benefit from both experience and from a contemporary eye. The team excels at haircuts, trims, and coloring procedures, as well as keratin treatments designed for hair that won't lay flat. Young & Classy's stylists also specialize in special events, creating styles and updos to prep any bride, bridesmaid, or spotlight-stealing organist for the big day.
• For $27, you get a men's traditional hot-towel shave, facial, and a neck, head, and shoulder massage (a $55 value). • For $32, you get a women's haircut and blow-dry (up to a $75 value). • For $100, you get two 60-minute massages (a $200 value).
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
Peggy, of Peggy?s Hair Salon, has spent decades in the business, both cutting clients? hair and learning the latest techniques via Redken and Well Professionals institutes. Her team of stylists also attends advanced classes so they can expertly imbue heads with spiral waves and ombre color effects. Their steady hands trim men?s beards and cut the hair on squirming kids. And one of the stylists also pulls double duty as a licensed aesthetician by offering ear piercing and facial waxing services. In addition to hair-care products available for sale, the salon displays trendy purses and necklaces available to purchase or rent by the lifetime.