Since opening the studio in June 2008, Kara Crose has harnessed her powers as a licensed aesthetician to pamper guests with a range of results-driven skincare services. Surrounded by the earth-toned walls inside one of the private treatment rooms, patrons relax atop plush treatment tables as Kara carefully clears and refreshes skin with hair-snatching waxes and custom and specialty facials. Guests also frequent Kara's Skin Care Studio for stress-melting massages and hand-holding sessions, which can run anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
In the lobby of Image Centre Of Permanent Cosmetics, the oriental rugs and bronze statues that flank a carved-wood fireplace serve to mirror the aesthetic refurbishing that occurs beyond the room's earth-toned walls. Owner Pat Airola spent the past 20 years running permanent-cosmetic offices and founding her own training academy, and those decades of experience reveal themselves in the revitalizing work that she and her beauty specialists perform. In private treatment rooms, the specialists offer a plethora of restorative treatments such as micro skin needling, tattoo removal, and permanent cosmetics, the center's hallmark service that imbues eyes, lips, and brows with tasteful pigment to shorten morning makeup routines. The facility's commitment to personal attention is evident in its one-appointment-per-time-slot policy, which allows clients undivided attention and keeps cheating students from copying off of their appearance.
To Danielle Sonia, consultations are not something to be taken lightly. She doesn't breeze through the meetings, which precede most of her services, allowing her to learn everything about each patron's lifestyle and preferences. That's knowledge she can apply during haircuts, conditioning treatments, facial waxing, and the other techniques in which she is trained.
At Show a Little SKINcare, Dermalogica products help aesthetician Danielle Crawford treat acne, excess oil, and fine lines on complexions during facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Her supply of wax removes unwanted hair on faces and bodies of both men and women. The beauty expert also offers makeup applications and spray tans.
With more than 12 years of experience in her fingers, trained aesthetician Patty at Mia Bella Salon and Spa doffs fur coverings from bikini zones using top-quality waxes in a calming, discreet environment. During the Brazilian waxing service, Patty warms and applies a specialty hard wax designed to minimize discomfort by cocooning individual shafts while refusing to stick to skin. Patty paves the entire front and posterior into a smooth superhighway during each 20- to 30-minute treatment, granting skin with supreme silkiness while eliminating the need to shave for up to four weeks.