Eyebrows are meticulously shaped into graceful, well-defined arches during each session at Pretty Threading. Here, the stylists pull hair from delicate facial areas using a single length of thread, in a process that’s less tedious than using tweezers, neater than using wax, and more precise than using a magnifying glass to burn off each hair individually under the hot sun. Keeping with ancient Indian tradition, stylists also decorate hands with intricate henna and glitter designs, as clients watch them work in mosaic-framed mirrors hung on mottled bronze walls.
The certified estheticians at Luscious Lashes transform clients while barely touching their faces. That's because they deal almost exclusively in eyelash extensions. These lash stylists work to enhance the length, volume, and curl of the natural lash by meticulously gluing each extension on one at a time, creating a new and dazzling overall look. Not every appointment results in through-the-roof levels of glamour, though—the staff can also craft a more subtle, elegant appearance by framing eyes with fewer extensions or simply adding them to the outer strands. Regardless of whether they opt for a festive treatment or a more downplayed set, guests needn't apply mascara while sporting their new lashes. And, because the extensions are also waterproof, they can shower and swim on the first day after the appointment without wearing an astronaut helmet.
The stylists at Hair by Azi don't want to recognize you when you leave. Their goal is to perform a complete transformation on clients with haircuts, highlights, and makeup applications. Welcome new skin with facials, and flash fresh nails with spa mani-pedis. Just remember to wear a name tag so people know who you are.
At Haircrafters Salon, stylist Neda Ghandi works alongside a team of seasoned hairdressers as she updates her clients’ coifs. A specialist in highlights, Neda has a repertoire of treatments including full and partial highlights, full color treatments, and updos.
The threading specialists at Muskan Threading & Beauty Bar uses a cotton thread to shape eyebrows and remove hair from the upper lip or full face. It's a gentler process than using hot wax or thousands of stickers to remove body hair. The beauty bar offers eyelash extensions, too, including individual, semi-individual, and strip lashes.
Island Tan OC believes everyone looks better with a tan, and it helps clients achieve that sun-kissed glow with traditional horizontal tanning beds, standup booths, and spray tanning. Its gold-level standup booth keeps bodies cool with body fans, which circulate air more efficiently than staffers frantically waving their arms. Bronze-level reclining beds come with client-controlled facial tanners, and Mystic Tan spray booths and custom airbrush bronzing offer UV-free options. After a gilding session, patrons can further adorn their limbs with the shop's supply of bikinis, jewelry, and makeup.