Captained by skincare aficionado Katie Arendt, the aestheticians at About Face restore skin's youthful radiance with diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments and Dermalogica products. To begin the face-refurbishing process, an aesthetician applies a deep-cleansing treatment before a diamond-tip wand sashays up and down epidermal real estate, suctioning away dead cells and resurfacing skin. To up the aesthetic ante, extractions evict troublesome blemishes, and a massage kneads away facial tension. Guests then yield their nose and cheek placeholders to a nourishing mask and moisturizer, which hydrate patches of skin made flaky by nuzzling sandpaper cutouts of Hollywood hunks. The 70-minute session reveals a freshly glowing face with smoothed fine lines, reduced acne damage, and cheeks softer than a bunny that has devoured its weight in marshmallows.
Tracy Brown, the mastermind behind SkinTastic, complements her certifications—a NovaLash extensionist, a PCA Skin chemical-peel specialist, and a microdermabrasion specialist—with dermatologist-grade and holistic products. Her clients regularly stop in for an assortment of services, ranging from eyelash extensions and acne treatments to waxes and threading. SkinTastic is headquartered inside The Master's Touch Salon and would enjoy long walks on the beach if it had legs.
Valley Dermatology’s Dr. Scott A. Smith curtails signs of aging with a host of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. Dysport, a skin-smoothing serum, temporarily irons out cranial creases for up to four months. The 15-minute treatment targets facescapes wrought with creases and lines by dispersing a dewrinkling solution that calms hyperactive facial muscles. The dewrinkling solution can smooth furrows on the forehead, crow's feet, or between the eyebrows; and the minimally invasive treatment requires no downtime, so faces can resume everyday activities such as smiling and catching whipped cream pies.
SunSational Tanning provides bronze seekers with one Mystic Tan spray-tan booth and 14 tanning beds in a 3,500-square-foot tanning salon. Tanners can step into a standup Mystic Tan spray-tan booth, where a mechanical airbrush travels from head to pinky toe, spritzing the body with a custom sunless formulation that results in a deep, long-lasting bronze that can't be bought in a pawn shop. Clients can also opt for Sudatonic infrared body wraps that promote weightless, red light therapy that stimulates collagen production in the skin, and UV tanning beds. The tanning salon also features a coffee house that serves gourmet coffee and offers free WiFi so customers can research next season's tanning trends. The shop sports a merchandise section that includes apparel and skin care products from Designer Skin, California Tan, and Australian Gold.
With natural and noninvasive solutions, the skin specialist at European Diva Studio promotes youthful, healthy skin for each client by using the latest in anti-aging products and technology. The studio's approach to skincare is carried through in their mission to create nourishing treatments while taking a firm stance against the harmful ingredients commonly found in cosmetic products. While performing therapies with Raja Medical, Clarisonic, and Mesoestetic products, the skin therapist also aims to educate clients on how to keep skin healthy without forcing it to eat extra steamed vegetables.
At Hair Design at Sunny Buns, a lineup of seven trained stylists pampers patrons' tresses in a freshly revamped beauty haven. Clients kick back as hair-whisperers suds-up scalps with a deep-conditioning treatment that hydrates parched strands before scissors shear away dead-ends and sculpt locks into a replica of a favored bonsai tree. Edit Mother Nature's palette selection with all-over color or add a sun-kissed glow to pale strands with a partial highlight. Meanwhile, special occasion updos ready manes for a night on the town, and basic perms add waves alluring enough to entangle the most nomadic surfer posses.