Lorianne Riley’s makeup artistry can be seen throughout California—on the runway, in photos, and on the faces of the stars of Chico’s Wake Up! news show. Additionally—as an educator for Mirabella, California Skincare Supply, Szep Elet, and SkinCare Fundamentals—Riley has trained countless beauty professionals. When she isn’t working as a freelance makeup artist on photo shoots and runway shows, the licensed cosmetologist and certified massage therapist is bestowing the benefits of her experience on clients at eleMENts by Beaute. Trained in LED, ultrasonic, and microcurrent therapies, she draws out skin impurities, enhances facial features, and removes chronic pain and tension.
Riley helms a staff that provides massage work, body treatments, and nail care. During men’s and women’s treatments, staff members use organic products that are never tested on animals or Barbie dolls. Guests can sip on green teas, organic coffee, or fruit-infused water while lounging on Asian- and French-baroque-inspired furniture and humming along to jazz, world beat, and Euro music.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
For Sandra Lin Joseph, Light Your Own Way isn't just the name of a business?it's an instruction for living a better, richer life. She has certainly followed her own advice, becoming an expert in disciplines as diverse as Reiki, intuitive massage therapy, and personal training. She draws on her extensive skill set to achieve the simple goal of helping her clients heal themselves. Maybe that's why she doesn't typically refer to herself as merely a "personal trainer" or "therapist." She prefers a more appropriate designation: "healing artist."
Every member of the staff at Body Resort, from the clinical aesthetician to the bodywork therapist, strives to help clients obtain "beauty from head to soul." In business for over two decades, the spa's serene space allows for this transformation by harboring both traditional beauty treatments and alternative-healing treatments. Clients can also stop in for manicures, haircuts, waxes, makeup applications, body wraps, and intuitive massage therapy.
At ChicoEcoSpa, certified massage therapist Christine Mata relaxes clients with facials, scrubs, and many modalities of massage. Her massage expertise covers everything from soothing Swedish and hot-stone treatments to therapeutic sessions and massages for expectant mothers.
The stylists and nail techs of Mane Event Salon apply 25 years of collective beauty-industry experience to pamper patrons inside their modern, recently updated space. Chandeliers glisten as deft trims evict split ends from patrons seated in salon chairs or excess foliage from houseplants preening themselves in broad mirrors. A footbath soaks guests' toes in effervescent bubbles before techs brush on polish or adorn fingers with acrylic tips. Each room In the earthy salon has a color theme, and the earthy vibe further induces relaxation during massages and facials.