From haircare to henna, the beauty specialists at Afsheen Aesthetics N Salon cater to a wide range of aesthetic needs. Facial services, such as microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels, refresh skin, whereas makeup services beautify clients for special occasions. Threading and waxing services are also available.
The team at Ts3 Lash & Skin Lounge specializes in eyelash extensions and enhancements to leave clients looking their best. Salon owner and certified lash specialist Suzy Renteria applies Xtreme Lash extensions to lids, upping the drama of everyday glances. In addition to their staple lash services, Ts3 also treats skin to clarifying facials and peels, waxes away unwanted fuzz, and creates sleek dos with blowout services.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to filter in and bathe the hairstyling stations, nailcare desks, and boutique area, while wall decals and splashes of red accent the simple decor. Massage rooms are private and window-free, decked out in khaki and burgundy. Makeup artists add a dose of drama to faces, while permanent makeup stays put at underwater weddings. Facials soothe stressed pores, and electric-current treatments and infrared body wraps help sculpt leaner silhouettes.
In Japanese, “shizen” means “nature,” an entity that owner Yumi Youn strives to channel every day through relaxing and meditative qualities in each of her services. As owner of Spa Shizen, she wears many hats, performing skincare, hair, and waxing services for her loyal clientele. One of her specialties is applying eyelash extensions, which she meticulously affixes one lash at a time using Eyelash Lab synthetic lashes. Yumi also offers classes to teach students tricks of the trade, such as creating a natural-looking brow arch and mixing a personalized skincare mask using only shredded Halloween masks.
Attentive staff, minimalist furnishings, and open, uncluttered spaces place the focus on each client's needs at this chic Aveda concept salon. A 60-minute elemental nature facial begins with a consultation to address skin concerns with a choicely worded letter. Next, a customized selection of products goes to work to make your glower glow. A gentle exfoliation scrubs away skin's epi-most dermis, leaving a clean, fresh layer of skin that hasn't been seen by the naked eye since you were 3. Then, moisturizers hydrate thirsty cells, avoiding the crispy edges of the oily-dry spectrum in favor of a pleasantly neutral spot in between. After 60 minutes of face time, your aesthetician will move to its ancillaries with a 15-minute, chakra-balancing massage. Expert fingers realign wandering chakras—energy centers in the body— with the help of a balancing blend of aromas, then a deep tissue massage of the back and spinal muscles matches inner balance with outer balance. Unlike the time you got stranded on an interstate island, leave prepared for any challenge your face might face with $20 worth of Aveda skincare products.
Sabina has spent more than 24 years in the hair business and is a Regional Artisan for Keune Haircosmetics. At Capelli Salon, an exclusive Keune Concept Salon, she oversees a staff trained in cuts and coloring services, makeup applications, and waxes. When not behind a salon chair herself, Sabina has been an in-salon coach for Aveda and Goldwell, and educator for Framesi, and a personal hairstylist to Cousin Itt.