The licensed nail techs at Lovely Nails give a big hug to Mother Earth by using 100% natural products––just one step of many they take to ensure comfort. Guests enter the shop to find wall prints of lush greenery and rippling pools and are then invited to lounge in cushy hydrotherapy pedicure chairs. Each chair is decked out with disinfecting pebbles and pipe-less technology for bacteria-free relaxation. Lovely Nails further adheres to health standards by using sanitary pouches and implements sterilized in a medical-grade autoclave.
At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Essential Clinical Aesthetics' expert technicians melt away subcutaneous body fat with a barrage of Zerona body-sculpting treatments. Each 40-minute noninvasive procedure employs laser light to break down the walls of fat cells in much the same way as lighthouses use lasers to break down invading warships. This liposuction alternative targets specific body areas such as the love handles, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or chin. Zerona treatments result in very little pain, unlike other common cellulite treatments, such as lying in the path of a steamroller.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Blast Salon has stylists with many years of experience. Our artists truly know what they are doing. Many of our clients call them magicians. They make the music happen. We use organic products when possible. All Nutrient Color is a vegan, all-organic product.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The owner always wanted to have a nice salon to help make everyone show their outside beauty. She bought the salon and hired the most experienced and fantastic hair stylists. She always wants and expects the very best at her salon.
What do you love most about your job?
At Blast Salon, the best part is making all the ladies look fabulous. Nothing feels better than watching the guests transform. Bringing that big smile back to their faces is absolutely the best. This is why we are in this business, making the world a prettier place.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"I came into Blast Salon feeling down and when I look into the mirror I look so awesome."
The stylists and aestheticians at Divinas Salon and Spa help clients look and feel their best with an extensive menu of hair and skin services. In the salon, hairstylists craft face-framing cuts and enhance them with dimensional highlights and color treatments. The can also administer hair masks to nourish parched strands back to health, or use keratin treatments to help eliminate excess frizz. Meanwhile, in the spa, aestheticians use Dermologica products when tailoring anti-aging facials, acne-clearing masks, and exfoliating microdermabrasion sessions, as nail artists clean up cuticles and coat fingertips or toes with traditional, gel, or Vinylux polishes.