“Touching lives by creating changes in a person’s appearance” became the guiding principle of MaryStella Studio’s eponymous owner after helping her daughter overcome cystic acne. For Mary, that episode illuminated the profound effect that effective skincare can have on a person. She was so impressed with her daughter’s improved skin—as well as with the confidence and self-esteem it yielded—that she began to explore the world of aesthetics as a viable career.
Mary’s determination to help others through skincare and wellness treatments finally led her to open MaryStella Studio, a tranquil sanctuary that aims to rejuvenate and revitalize bodies from the inside out. Whether a nourishing facial or lash tinting, each of the studio’s treatments accounts for your individual skincare history and concerns that dead skin receive a proper eulogy. Mary relies on beautifying product lines such as PCA Skin—with its blend of peptides, antioxidants and botanicals—as well as advanced anti-aging equipment such as a noncrystal microdermabrasion system.
At Vendesi Beauty & Wellness Center, individually tailored facials cater to a wide range of skin concerns, treating faces in need of firming, hydrating, exfoliating, and more. The expansive skincare menu also includes microdermabrasion, back exfoliating treatments, and vitamin-C-infused exfoliation. But this beauty and wellness center offers much more than just skincare: other services include massages, body wraps, and spray tanning, to name a few.
The staff at Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center take on body, mind, and spirit issues using a holistic approach to well-being. This philosophy inspires the duo to rout out the source of dermatological issues rather than temporarily hide visible symptoms. Since specific skin anomalies call for precise treatments, the center boasts an array of facials, chemical peels, collagen treatments, and injectables, performed by Dr Smaili, that cater to quelling signs of aging, mild scarring, acne problems, and uneven skin tone.
Opened by Dr. Tarick Smaili in 2011 as an extension of his plastic-surgery practice, the California Surgical Institute, Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center provides medical aesthetic services to treat skin conditions and contour the body without undergoing surgery or sleeping inside a mannequin.
The aestheticians at On Cloud Nine Day Spa revitalize complexions by integrating spa niceties, such as paraffin wax dips, into advanced treatments. Pevonia emulsions cultivate glowing skin with natural ingredients, the effectiveness bolstered with infusions of collagen and oxygen or gentle exfoliation with a mechanized diamond-studded wand. In the face of stubborn scars and stretch marks, expert hands can reach for products designed for pre- and post-op skincare from the Medicalia line. On Cloud Nine Day Spa's own line of aromatherapeutic essential oils deepen relaxation during all eight styles of massages, all of which incorporate hot stones. Bodies stay smooth and lithe with help from an FDA-cleared mechanical massager, strips of wax, and the example set by a Hatha yoga instructor's snake hand puppet.
Lookfine Threading and Beauty Salon's Upland beauty professionals vanquish blemishes with contemporary techniques, including electrical microcurrent treatments and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, as well as a passion for threading, the ancient art of sculpting eyebrows into shapely arches with a cotton strand. Meanwhile, the graceful curlicues and camouflaged exam answers characteristic of henna tattoos temporarily infuse complexions with a fresh aesthetic.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyelash Extenions and Facials
Brands Used: Novalash Eyelash Extenions
Pro Tip: Come Relax and Enjoy.
Brands Used: GloTherapeutics
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Working for a dermatologist for many years, I developed a true passion for the medical side of aesthetics. I love helping others get to their desired results. I personally suffered from acne, so having the personal struggle ha[s] pushed my passion for my work.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Tears of joy. We have clients that are cancer survivors and all they want is their "Normal" self back.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We love talking to our clients. Communication is key, we love to find out what are clients' goals and hopes are for their treatment.