During a 36-year career in aesthetics, Diva Lashes' Patricia has developed an affinity for beauty techniques that require absolute precision. Patricia is board-certified in micro pigmentation, or the art of permanent makeup, and relies upon a digital tattoo machine to quickly and accurately render the texture of eyebrow hair or line an eye with minimal discomfort. Many styles of eyelash extensions similarly reflect her enjoyment of meticulous handwork, as each tendril must be adhered one-by-one in order for it to blend in with the natural lash line and hang on for up to three months without the encouragement of a kitten simultaneously dangling from the follicles. Over the past two decades, Patricia has honed her ability for evaluating her client's skin, and now creates custom refresher courses with SkinCeuticals products, vitamin C serums, and facial peels. She shares her decades of expertise and passion for beauty through the American Cancer Society's Look Good…Feel Better program, which connects oncology patients with aestheticians.
At Skin Clinic, owner Maria Anello Aponte creates an environment in which clients are treated holistically to address skin conditions that are often squelched with plastic surgery. During complimentary consultations, skincare professionals analyze each client's skin type while taking into consideration lifestyle, diet, and their complete medical history. With this all-encompassing view in mind, the spa's team designs treatments specific to each person's needs and desires. For instance, the aestheticians can recommend noninvasive skin-tightening treatments such as SmoothSculpt, which tones skin around the jowls and neck and smoothes away wrinkles without using any starch. Additionally, they educate their clients on how best to care for their skin on a day-to-day basis. The center's experts may also help boost self-confidence by reducing concerns associated with sun damage, acne, and hyperpigmentation by administering rejuvenating facials, microdermabrasions, or chemical peels.
Owners Shannon and Rusty and their team of stylists look thoughtfully at their client's botched self-dye job. Rather than stand in judgment, the staff focuses on which product from Pureology and Redken will help correct the color and restore health to the frizzled locks. This is a familiar scene at Rostik Salon, where a team of relaxed, friendly stylists nimbly transitions from creating glamorous waves to designing cuts for kids.
Accompanied by a stress-reliving massage, the Glo therapeutic facials use pumice crystals, enzymes, and masks tailored to clients' skin type to cleanse and exfoliate pores while moisturizing the skin. These sojourns may be extended with one of three different chemical peels or with a wrap that uses Chinese herbs to condition skin all over the body. Aestheticians also deftly wax away unwanted hair, revealing smooth skin that they accent with UV-blocking Glo Minerals makeup and Norvell spray tans that spare skin from UV rays.
Though Beyond Beauty's master stylists and aestheticians can expertly cut hair and exfoliate skin, clients keep returning to the full-service salon for the individual attention they have come to expect on each visit. Before cutting, coloring, and styling your hair with help from Joico color and products, hairstylists take care to include you in the creative design process. The end result of this process might be a traditional cut with highlights or, in cases of curly, unmanageable hair, a keratin smoothing treatment that minimizes frizz for a sleeker look.
Beyond Beauty’s aestheticians pickup where their styling counterparts leave off, administering nourishing facials and peels that restore skin's youthful glow. Their waxing treatments remove unwanted hair from across the body, and their mani-pedis repair fingernails chipped while prying open boxes or active beehives.
Drawing upon her clinical background at a skin-treatment facility, Kenlee’s Skin Shop’s eponymous owner tends to wearied dermises with services that include facials, microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and waxing. Before embarking on facial or body treatments, Kenlee reads freckle horoscopes during a custom skin analysis that accounts for dryness and distinguishes dirt from penciled-on mustaches. Rather than trust other beauty purveyors for cosmetics that complement her many skin treatments, Kenlee stocks her studio’s shelves with her own mad-scientist creations. KSS Mineral Makeup boasts nine signature shades and three universal powders to help create a smooth, even complexion free of acne blemishes and glued-on clown noses.
At Beautiful Reflections by Barbara, Barbara boasts licensure in aesthetic services that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions. But the service that really sets her apart from her aesthetic contemporaries is her skill with waxing.
Dedicating her craft to discovering the golden bullet of "painless" waxes, Barbara undertakes gentle strand-removal procedures with high-quality waxes and techniques carefully chosen over years of experience. But her specialty is Brazilian waxes, a skill that has earned her the nickname "Barbara Brazilian" by her clientele. In addition to clearing away unwanted bikini fuzz, she decorates newly smooth skin with vajazzle services, adorning down-unders with more flair than a rainbow saddle.