It’s hard to capture photos of a straight-from-the-salon look without hiring a personal stylist to follow you to a photo shoot. But luckily for its clients, Basin Street Hair has figured out it's easier to take the opposite approach—the salon hosts a photography studio where clients can pose for corporate and modeling headshots. Before they say "cheese" or scream "cheetahs!," though, clients enlist Basin Street’s beauty professionals to accentuate their natural features with makeup or shape their hair into new styles. They also turn to a licensed aesthetician, who draws on 10 years of experience to treat skin imperfections with custom facials and exfoliating enzymes and peels.
With a crew of more than 30 stylists, colorists, and aestheticians, Jack Winn Salon & Body Center can cater to a vast array of beautification needs. Committed to staying abreast on the latest trends and techniques, the staff adds ongoing continued education to their already extensive training experience. The spa-salon's high ceilings and modern, flowing lines complement the modern looks stylists impart on clients as they cut, color, and apply Brazilian keratin treatments. Skincare specialists also illuminate visages with special facial treatments catered to specific epidermal ailments, such as fine lines, acne, and cheeks stained from the lipstick of aggressive aunts.
Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique practiced widely in the Middle East, and at Skin So Sweet, owner Catherine Kooiman brings it to U.S. soil. In an interview with Coast magazine, Kooiman traced the practice to Cleopatra's day. At Skin So Sweet, beauty professionals use the all-natural substance to remove hair from any area of the body, yielding results that last significantly longer than shaving. True to Skin So Sweet's commitment to using natural ingredients, the company incorporates a signature line of products?free of paraben and laurel sulfates?into vitamin-packed facials and other beauty treatments.
Thousands of manes have passed through Sai’s fingers during her career as a professional stylist. She calms unruly strands with precision haircuts and Brazilian blowouts, and highlights locks with hues that complement face-skin. When not tending to the tresses of her clients, Sai unloads her hair and makeup wisdoms while teaching classes in LA or during elevator trips of more than five floors.
Registered nurse Francine Oca fondly remembers tagging along to work with her aunt, a professional makeup artist. She'd watch in awe as brushes whisked across faces, brightening eyes and highlighting smiles. Though these tune-ups were small, they made a world of difference to women's perceptions of themselves.
Today, Francine, along with Dr. Jose Guerra? a board certified physician in family medicine? helps women cultivate beauty and confidence as an aesthetic nurse at Live Gorgeous OC?a Medical Spa that specializes in noninvasive enhancements such as laser treatments, botox, dermal fillers, and wrinkle-smoothing injections.
To promote safety and peace of mind, the clinic offers FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. Though the treatments often summon a girlish glow, Francine doesn't believe in making all faces look as young as an egg in a baby bonnet. Instead of performing unnecessary treatments, she will guide clients toward products and habits that make skin look naturally fresh and vibrant.
As explained by the epidermal experts at Access Zen Mind Body Skin, skin is the barrier between our environment and the rest of the body, working hard to keep toxins and illness at bay. Therefore, the spa's treatments employ a wide m?lange of both natural and clinical-grade potions. The goal is to restore health, which inspires a glowing complexion from the inside.
Some treatment ingredients are best known as foods; facials incorporate honey, teas, yogurt, cucumber, and aloe, for example, while Belgian waffles are used in lieu of terrycloth towels. Pulp culled from in-season citrus fruits, such as oranges and sweet limes, impart antioxidants. Services also include oxygen facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments, along with ultrasound cavitation that help slim silhouettes.