Bianca de Jong launched her first spa boutique in the Netherlands. After helming it for more than 10 years, she hopped the pond and landed in California, where she opened Forest Spa Boutique. To keep her services aligned with European standards, de Jong regularly returns to the Old World, learning new skills and expanding her collection of Big Ben key chains. She specializes in facial treatments related to aging, and can enhance each appointment with add-ons including peels, massages, and paraffin dips. During a customized massage, she blends essential oils with carrier oils to create a soothing aroma that is rubbed and kneaded into the skin. De Jong also grooms body hair with a gentle Italian wax that quickly ousts unwanted strands and vermicelli noodles.
Parasol Beauty Atelier recruited Laura for her expertise with the technical aspects of skincare and her deep understanding of the emotional importance of looking good. As a former acne sufferer, Laura is familiar with the pain of breakouts and being penalized for reckless cleansing. This experience led her to become an expert healer of problematic skin, and an undergraduate degree in psychology taught her to express that empathy with her clients.
Recently she traveled to the Dermaquest skin therapy headquarters with Parasol Beauty Atelier’s owner to learn to incorporate microrollers into her facials and time-off requests into her smile. Her nimble hands apply complimentary touch-ups with Youngblood Cosmetics after refreshing complexions with Eminence organic and Dermaquest products, and she also deftly corrals body hair with wax.
The physicians and skincare experts at SkinSpirit concentrate their nonsurgical beautifying powers on restoring and rejuvenating every corporeal form in sight. During the signature facial, a medical-grade microdermabrasion first breaks through the skin's outer shell, forever quieting the dull conversations of expired skin cells and replacing them with the polished banter of a youthful façade. Then the skilled staff paves freshly smoothed veneers with a warm enzyme exfoliant before applying a double-layer antioxidant mask. Once the mask has finished uploading a brand-new personality to your face, a layer of enzyme serum gives your mug a hug while a copper-peptide-rich moisturizer refuels subdermal collagen generators and pampers sensitive skin to the point of looking, feeling, and acting younger than it did yesterday or the day before yesterday, but not two days after the day before yesterday.
Ingrid's hosts a bevy of beautifying beds suited for all skin-suit needs. For an aired-out experience, go horizontal on either the Open Sun 550 Medium Pressure or 1050 High Pressure bed, which both provide spacious and open designs. Or, for an audio-visual vacation, lie back on the Excellence 880, a climate-controlled bed featuring 3D-Sound technology, Color Moods light therapy, and Halley's Comet sightings.
Setting its advanced laser technology from stun to raze, the physician-led team at Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care minimizes unwanted people plumage to accentuate natural beauty. Beginning with a complimentary consultation, bristle bearers discuss their hair-reduction options and favorite macroeconomic theories with a friendly professional before being led into the cozy confines of a treatment room. In a session lasting up to 15 minutes, eager skinscapes can revamp their facial garden, neck sector, underarm turf, bikini line, or other bodily areas while lying back and letting gentle light pulses disable follicles with heat and harsh criticisms.
Trained in the Brazilian-blowout process, the Coppola line, and the Yuko hair-straightening system, the staff at Hair Work Studio knows all about creating lush, frizz-free hairdos. Rather than limiting themselves to one brand, stylists can steer clients toward the product that works best for their particular hair type.