The aestheticians, hair stylists, and nail technicians at G Skin & Beauty Institute never work alone. As students at the beauty school, they tend to clients as part of their training, always under the watchful eye of an expert. Their comprehensive, supervised services range from haircuts, deep-conditioning, and relaxer treatments to microdermabrasion and complexion-brightening facials. They can also revitalize entire physiques with body wraps. Regardless of the treatment at hand, the team strives to incorporate organic and natural products whenever possible, rather than those made with extracts from the Little Shop of Horrors plant.
With 26 years of experience as a critical care nurse, licensed aesthetician and owner of Simple Skin Solutions Carmen Murillo adheres to a philosophy of treating each client as a whole and an individual. Before undergoing any of Simple Skin Solutions signature skin treatment--such as microdermabrasions, Botox injections, and facials--Carmen consults with clients to discus concerns and goals. With the information, Carmen develops a treatment customized to the individual, pairing him or her with a cosmeceutical grade product designed to treat skin problems, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or irremovable Richard Nixon masks.
Over the past decade, Rivaz Salons has expanded to four locations where certified beauty professionals enhance natural beauty amid Indian-inspired accoutrements. Stylists update manes with haircuts, highlights, and color, and aestheticians accentuate looks with flare lashes and Shahnaz facials. Massage therapists perform traditional Indian massages with Ayurvedic oils, and trained specialists shape brows with a process known as threading. Three artists from India apply natural plant pigments to the skin as they design henna tattoos, which are said to attract joy and luck. When staffers aren't equipping clients for everyday beauty, they offer bridal packages for both traditional western and Indian weddings.