Kathrine Heinzman spent a large part of her 25-year career managing Christine Valmy’s flagship salon in Beverly Hills before continuing her beautification pursuits at Dermalogica’s International Dermal Institute education center. At her own Skin and Body Care Center, Kathrine and her team incorporate tools such as Clarisonic skin-cleansing and NuFace skin-lifting to complement a menu of facials and microdermabrasions. Dermalogica products augment the efficacy of treatments as well, with help from Ultraceuticals, Blinc cosmetics, and face massages administered by kittens in knit booties.
Hair Free Forever owner Cheryl Conway has come a long way since her early years studying and practicing at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. Her interest in electrology took her across the country to Beverly Hills, where she specialized in eyebrow design. Her expertise allowed her to analyze and execute proper corrections to achieve the perfect shape for each individual patient?a skill she continues to use in her role as an expert consultant for the California State Board of Cosmetology. This passion led her to pioneer California's first apprenticeship program for Thermolysis, or permanent hair removal. Today, she continues to educate students in the highly specialized procedure.
As a member of the American Electrology Association, Cheryl continues to free patients from the cycles of shaving or waxing with FDA-approved thermolysis treatments that are safe and effective for all types of skin and hair. High-frequency currents heat the follicles of actively growing hairs, causing them to permanently stop growing, and maintenance sessions ensure that all follicles are treated. Clients can choose to target any part of the face or body, or opt for eyebrow-shaping thermolysis treatments?one of Conway's longest-standing specialties.
After working in the entertainment industry for outlets such as MGM Studios, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, and NBC, Sally Cossey opened An Elegant Touch Skincare Salon to beautify clients with custom skincare and makeup treatments. She and her staff of certified aestheticians harness the power of An Elegant Touch, Cellex-C, GloMinerals, and GloTherapeutics products to perform services that range from specialty facials and body waxing to massages and eyelash extensions. They also specialize in same-day beauty packages and bridal treatments.
With more than 10 years of beauty-industry experience, massage therapist and aesthetician Christine Rasmussen knows aesthetic treatments inside and out. And at her beauty haven, Skin, she requires that her staff does, too. Together, the knowledgeable team of certified technicians creates a welcoming space where they personalize each skincare and body service. Aestheticians reach for skin-type specific Ayur-Medic and Dermalogica products to enhance the cleansing effects of facial or the exfoliating impact of a chemical peel or diamond microdermabrasion. This same attention to detail can be found during customized body treatments, which range from trigger-point therapy and lomilomi massages to a detoxifying body scrub made with sea salt or a sugar mixture infused with fruit, chocolate, and coffee ingredients.
Skin's dedicated team also provides mobile spa treatments and spa parties, both of which can be performed in the comfort of the client's home, office, or giant, walk-in makeup compact.
The technicians at Sugaring Westlake love to talk about the benefits of removing hair with sugar paste instead of wax. For one thing, sugar paste won't stick to skin--that is, it won't stick to any living skin cells. It does, however, exfoliate the dead ones, leaving skin soft and smooth after clearing away unwanted hair. For another thing, the sugar paste is all-natural, with no harsh chemical ingredients to irritate the skin. Finally, sugar paste, unlike wax and tattoos of oil spills, can be removed with water.
Dorina spent more than a decade honing her skills as an aesthetician before establishing Skincare by Dorina. That's why she's so adept at whipping up concoctions designed to offset specific issues, from wrinkles to acne to rosacea. Her facials perform myriad tasks?firming, hydrating, relaxing?and her waxing services tackle any overgrown extremity.