Parlor Elan ensures its aestheticians are more than qualified by putting each of its employees through three months of rigorous training. By the time they hit the floor, Parlor Elan’s team knows how to use cutting-edge technology to spruce up appearances. They apply permanent makeup, embellish eyes with lash extensions, and darken hues with spray tans.
Like a good relationship or a flower with a fertilizer addiction, Shador is growing. The staff of sugaring experts and aestheticians recently migrated to a new space, which has meant an upgrade in facilities and the ability to offer massages. Each service, from botanically based detoxifying body wraps to custom facials, helps to beautify and relax clients. For hair removal, the staff eschews the discomfort of hot wax in favor of a natural sugaring serum that pulls hair out in the direction of growth, and favored strands are magnified through the individual application of synthetic or mink eyelash extensions.
At Silhouette Organic Beauty Lounge, guests enjoy a completely organic experience. Along with the organic hair and skincare products—many of which are also vegan, gluten-free, or wheat-free—the beauty lounge also provides local, organic teas for guests. The spa even features LED lighting, which is softer on the eyes than fluorescent lighting or interrogations done with the spotlights used to illuminate the space shuttle at night.
While the choice of beauty services can vary widely—from a keratin treatment to lash extensions or a mani-pedi—there's a common purpose in all of them. The staff aims to have guests leave feeling refreshed and beautiful, which is easier to guarantee since there are no harmful chemicals used in the services.
The specialists at ILash Factory favor eyelash extensions made from fine materials, be they soft silk, feathery faux mink, or shimmery genuine unicorn tail. They affix luxurious extensions in a variety of sizes to natural lashlines one by one, arranging them in a choice of looks that include dramatic, cat-eye, and natural. After the initial application, which can take up to two hours, the lash specialist offers follow-up appointments during which they touch up and restore extensions after weeks of wear.
Jessica Chapman rarely offers a service that she hasn't tried herself. For example, she found the Norvell spray-tan formula after experiencing spray tans that missed spots or left her a glowing orange. Her other services include synthetic mink eyelash extensions, hair removal with hard and soft waxes, paraffin treatments, and hand and foot treatments. Among the other high-end products she uses are "Synthetic Mink lashes" by JB lashes, both the regular and organic Norvell spray tan solutions, and the regular and organic Cirepil soft and hard waxes.
Izabella Nizovets has been enamored of cosmetology since she was a young girl, which has led her to numerous places. Starting in 1988, she worked in spas and salons in Russia, Italy, and Spain before falling in love with the Pacific Northwest. Here, she worked at a skin and body clinic and spa, garnering experience and training in laser skin care before opening Skin Savvy European Spa in 2005.
Inside Skin Savvy, Izabella treats common epidermal imperfections with facials, peels, and deep pore cleansing. She adds to natural features with synthetic eyelash extensions and makeup applications and subtracts unwanted hair by waxing it away or substituting it for the variable “b” in the quadratic formula.