What we grow to love is sometimes in the hands of fate, as makeup artist Aimee Aquitania, proprietor of All Occasions Artistry, has discovered. In 2011, a car accident left Aimee unable to stand for long periods of time, so she knew she had to find a way to support herself that didn’t require her to be on her feet. After choosing aesthetics, her first makeup gig was for a wedding, and Aimee often looks back with surprise that she, a self-proclaimed tomboy, fell in love with such a delicate art.
In her plum-colored headquarters at Studio 55 Salon Suites, bronze double-sconce lighting illuminates countenances as Aimee enhances features with traditional cosmetics or tattoo-like permanent makeup. In addition to offsite trips to beautify wedding parties or paint faces on coconuts for shipwrecked sailors, she travels to homes to give makeup lessons or overhaul clients’ makeup bags by evaluating each cream, powder, and liner. After a sharp rap on the door, she can be found waiting on porches with a Norvell airbush tanning system to burnish bodies before sugaring and waxing away unwanted hair.
The team behind Lux Salon and Spa primp patrons with services amid stately wooden styling stations, tile floors, and orange accents. Hairstylists mold manes with products by Redken, Pureology, Paul Mitchell, and Brazilian Blowout. Beauty techs tint fa?ades with spray tanning and nourish epidermises with skin treatments by Rhonda Allison and Image. They also evict unwanted hair with wax, enhance beloved fuzz with brow tinting and lash extensions, and adorn hands and feet with OPI polish. Massage and bodywork heighten the relaxation. At the front of the shop, a boutique area with jewelry, hats, and scarves equips guests with accessories before they return to the outside world and their robot overlords.
The aestheticians and technicians at Skin 2 Envy adhere to an informal code that mandates a high level of care and artistry for every facial, massage, and anti-aging treatment they perform. For instance, the team takes up to two weeks to craft custom skin peels, treating issues ranging from redness to wrinkles to having too many fake moustaches on one's cheek. In order to learn as much as possible about such concerns, aestheticians and massage therapists consult with each client prior to each session.
Skintastik crafts a winning combination of professional tools and products to prod skin into its original, youthful shape. The ultrasonic facial sends out low-frequency ultrasound waves that generate gentle water bubbles, which detect baby faces and actual babies floating beneath your visage. With no crystals or chemicals, the treatment is appropriate for acne- and rosacea-plagued skin. Three-step treatments begin as air-filled orbs go to work removing dead surface cells, dirt, and bacteria. Next, an antioxidant infusion introduces youth to lower levels of the dermis to increase collagen production, in a process akin to flooding skin's basement with marshmallows. In the final phase, microcurrent therapy uses a low-level electrical current to remind sluggish cells what they're supposed to be doing.
Skin 360, under the medical direction of plastic surgeon Dr. Winslow and equipped with state-of-the-art, patented laser technology, corrects follicle foul play with body-hair reduction for all skin types and tones. Entrust a thread-spangled meatsuit to the skilled specialists, who can remove hair from various areas including the chin, eyebrows/forehead, underarms, sideburns, back of the neck, upper lip, and standard bikini line (extended and Brazilian treatments are available for an additional charge). Each of the three treatments, spaced four to eight weeks apart, combines to lead to long-lasting hairlessness without the frequent hassles of shaving, tweezing, or rolling in duct tape. To eradicate hair in multiple regions, or to double up on stubborn whiskers, customers can purchase two Groupons for a total of six treatments.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Bombshell Skin Care is located in a cozy Victorian building and is a new addition to Folsom. At Bombshell you will be treated to relaxation at its best and leave feeling refreshed with beautiful skin.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have always been inspired to work with people and to make them feel good. I have struggled with skin issues and know that I feel better when my skin looks good. My inspiration is to help others manage their skin problems by customizing each facial treatment for every client.
What do you love most about your job?
Being an aesthetician is my passion, I love to help others achieve their skincare goals because I know how amazing having clear and youthful skin feels. With my skincare knowledge I have been able to help my clients reach their skincare goals and regain their confidence with having beautiful skin.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback I recieve from my clients is when they fall asleep during their treatment. It's one thing to get a good facial but I know I've done my best when they are so relaxed they fall right to sleep.