The art that Shadi Monfared creates at Ever Lasting Make-Up didn't start on facial canvases. The aesthetician began as a fine artist, who to this day skillfully renders realistic images with both chiaroscuro and stylized techniques. In 1996, she began her aesthetics and cosmetology career, which has since gained the respect of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists who refer their patients to Shadi because of her artistic prowess and emphasis on safety. In addition to cutting down on time spent in front of the mirror, Shadi's permanent-makeup services can improve the lives of people with unsteady hands, makeup allergies, or frequent outbreaks of invisibility. The specialist also offers other aesthetic services, including haircuts, hair styling, keratin hair-smoothing treatments, color treatments, and facial threading.
When not transforming the manes of her clients, Michelle Whiteside dispenses her hair knowledge as a teacher of color education for Schwarzkopf International. She also specializes in slathering Keratin Complex over locks for a smoother, straighter 'do, and works as a permanent makeup artist, tattooing eyeliner onto lids and shapely brows over existing eyebrows or anywhere else on the face a client wishes.
When you walk into Eden Day Spa, you are immediately bathed in light from a crystal chandelier. Pure white walls reflect that light off an ornate mirror, teal mosaic reception desk, and delicate orchids, all of which are designed to create a serene mood. The spa extends this relaxing experience with a bevy of traditional and contemporary treatments including facials, massage, and skin care. During body glow treatments, a sunless tanner infuses the skin with antioxidants and botanicals, leaving it with a golden sheen, while Turkish body peels employ a loofah and imported liquid gommage to remove layers of dead skin. Calming facials give the skin an all-over burst of vitality, whereas semi-permeant lash extensions draw attention to your eyes, and a full range of massage modalities soothe the muscles with the help of herbs, therapeutic stretching, and reflexology.
A calming oasis a few miles off Petaluma Boulevard on Bodega Avenue, Tammy's Beauty Salon cocoons visitors in a relaxing environment for all kinds of body pampering. Contained in one of Petaluma's historical shingle houses from the 1920s, Tammy's provides a touch of vintage charm to their modern treatments. At Tammy's, a friendly and skilled staff waits perched to get every customer's digit cap shined and polished; manicures start at $15 and pedicures for $25. Facials are $60, primed to deforest clogged pores, while haircuts start at $16, ready to prune forests that need keeping. Spa goers with miniature versions of themselves in tow don't need to worry about finding a babysitter, as a separate play area for kids filled with toys and games is readily available. When leaving, doff a hat with a polished hand to Old Nacho, the neighboring horse, and rest assured that the twinkle in his equine eyes is a compliment to a newly gleaming and stress-free visage.
For owner Jessica P., becoming an aesthetician isn?t just something you do in a classroom. She didn?t just gain knowledge from hands-on experience and training at Marinello School of Beauty; she also got it from working with beauty apprentices, a master esthetician, and a local dermatologist. At Elle Skin Care and Permanent Cosmetics she provides a wide range of skin services, such as microdermabrasion facial that offer deep-pore cleansing and acupressure facial-massages. Certified in permanent makeup, she also lines eyes and helps lips look fuller with makeup that stays put while crying, sweating, or smashing pomegranates with a hammer.
Naturally Gorgeous helps beauty last through the ages with permanent-makeup application. Using nontoxic pigment, skilled aestheticians tattoo makeup to enhance features, fill sparse eyebrows, and replenish the color of lips that have sealed too many envelopes. Along with permanent makeup, Naturally Gorgeous performs medical skin-needling treatments for clients with blemishes such as burns, scars, age spots, and freckles. Other skin treatments include facials and peels.