Softouch Permanent Makeup's steady-handed professionals subtly and safely enhance clients' natural features using the SofTap Hand Method. Unlike permanent makeup applied with a tattoo gun or water pistol loaded with borscht, the SofTap Hand Method applies pigment using small needles to gently tap color under the skin's surface, usually over the course of two visits to reduce healing time. Improve top lash batting averages with a slight dot of color between every lash ($250), or add permanent top or bottom eyeliner ($250). Fully shade a pout ($550) or fill out sparse or bare brows ($400) with natural-looking strokes that mimic the look of brow hair. Though the procedure may cause some pain, prettifying pros apply a numbing agent before application to reduce discomfort. Results can last from five to ten years, and require minimal touchups or makeout sessions with rainbows to maintain.
Certified aesthetician Alexis Marie learned her craft at the Palomar Institute of Cosmetology. After graduation, she continued to hone her expertise in chemical peels, waxing, and custom facials. Today, she works with clients to meet their beauty goals. After a consultation, she might recommend treatments such as an anti-aging facial, which incorporates a three-layer pumpkin enzyme. Alexis also offers other services, such as diamond microdermabrasions and back massages.
Master aesthetician and licensed cosmetologist Cathy Antoniou has sharpened her skills in almost every nook and cranny of the beauty world during her 20 years in the industry. Today, she works out of Masters Salons, a studio space where she performs everything from haircuts and Brazilian blowouts to waxing and laser hair removal. Like the number of dwarves Snow White had before one left for college, Cathy also brightens complexions with eight different types of facial treatments.
Beyond Studio?s lead stylists share more than just a combined 17 years of experience. The combination of experience and creative energy allows the team at Beyond Studio to turn the most disheveled hairdos into colorful portraits of elegance and beauty, customizing all services to the lifestyles of their individual clients. Though clients may be drawn to the salon for the stylists? hair-design prowess, they can also stay and indulge in a french, Shellac, or spa mani-pedi, or visit the studio's color specialist, Samira, who also threads and sculpts eyebrows. The salon, which is located in the heart of Woodbridge, also features mani-pedis exclusively for kids and stuffed tigers, as well as waxing services that yield smooth lip regions and perfectly arched eyebrows, while facades are treated to a mini-facial, galvanic spa treatment, pumpkin facial, anti-aging facial, or clarifying acne facial. Special occasion packages and seasonal promotions are also available.
Mazna Nawar is the lead stylist at Mazna Hair & Skin Care Salon, where a staff of professionals offers hair, skin, and body treatments to help clients reach their personal style goals. Mazna lends her fashion savvy to every strand of hair she touches, using cuts, coloring, and keratin treatments to reinvent looks. On the spa side, hydrating and anti-aging facials coax healthy radiance from the skin and erase blemishes or signs of aging, such as wrinkles and autographs from silent-film stars. The staff also offers a slate of all-organic skin therapies as well as peels and laser hair removal.
For Liquid Sun owner Natalie, spray tanning is more than just a career; it’s personal. After watching her mother battle and survive skin cancer, she knew she couldn’t just watch the UV-tanning epidemic grow unchecked. She decided to open a tanning salon solely dedicated to UV-free methods, creating a space where she could help clients get the rich dark tans they desired while educating them on the risks of UV exposure.
Natalie uses two styles of organic, hypoallergenic solutions, one for classic spray tans and a darker specialty hue that she uses during weekly tanning appointments with the Washington Wizards cheerleaders. Both solutions have hydrating and skin-firming properties and are free of fragrances and ingredients that could clog pores, such as liquid cement. Her hand-applied tans stay put for 7–10 days, giving clients the perfect hues they need for big events such as weddings, vacations, and proms. Natalie uses two styles of organic, hypoallergenic solutions, one for classic spray tans and a darker specialty hue that she uses during weekly tanning appointments with the Washington Wizards cheerleaders. Both solutions have hydrating and skin-firming properties and are free of fragrances and ingredients that could clog pores, such as liquid cement. Her hand-applied tans stay put for 7–10 days, giving clients the perfect hues they need for big events such as weddings, vacations, and proms.