Marilyn Fontalvo stands by each and every one of her beauty services. The licensed hairstylist and aesthetician felt comfortable lending her own name to her studio, and it's easy to see why. She hails from Colombia, a country where stylists take uncommon pride in delivering perfect results and keeping with the latest trends. Marilyn and fellow stylist Juana Maria Alcocer—also a Colombian native—make their clients feel at home as they craft flattering hairdos with highlights, extensions, and keratin smoothing treatments. Their services extend beyond the scalp and include facials, waxing, and mani-pedis.
From skincare treatments to mani-pedis to hairstyling, NG Beauty Studio offers a variety of pampering services designed to make guests look and feel great. For example, microdermabrasions gently exfoliate dead skin, revealing smoother, glowing skin, while massages ease stress and tension. And eyelash extensions and waxing provide new, modern looks in an instant.
Rejuvenate Your Skin's licensed facial specialist Mindi Birkenholz is like a detective when it comes to skin. The first case she ever cracked was her own. As a teenager, Ms. Birkenholz suffered from cystic acne, and she found no relief from over-the-counter treatments. For six years, she scoured medical journals and ultimately found the right combo of Vitamin A therapies, which cured her condition.
Today, with decades of experience and a graduation from aesthetics school under her belt, Ms. Birkenholz helps others find solutions to their skin issues. She examines a client's issue?whether it be acne, dry skin, or wrinkles?and comes up with the right plan of medical grade skin care, almost always kicking things off with an in-depth consultation. Then, factoring in price range and time, she might recommend chemical peels to remove blemishes, oxygen facials to restore skin, or various anti-aging treatments, such as microdermabrasion. The licensed medical staff can also administer cosmetic injectables, including Botox and fillers.
At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
When it comes to tanning, one technique does not fit all. The bronzing experts at Body Heat Tanning know this and take time to work with each client to determine his or her particular tanning goals. They also pay close attention to skin type to ensure a safe, customized bronzing program. Along with a variety of high-performance UV beds, Body Heat Tanning also offers airbrush spray tans, which are applied by certified pros for a bronze that looks fresh from the beach.
At Morit Cosmetics, Inc., services such as cellulite therapy, body wraps, and botanical facials help clients attain aesthetic Zen. Using organic products and advanced technology, owner and licensed aesthetician Sandy Alkeslassi personally administers each treatment, even infusing visages with apple and grape stem cells to stave off signs of aging. Clients with skin conditions such as acne or rosacea find relief with a variety of sensitive-skin facials, and noninvasive laser lipo treatments help reduce fat and cellulite in targeted areas. To get gussied up before big events, guests can pop in and join their younger counterparts with age-appropriate professional makeup applications or the removal of semipermanent milk mustaches. Bridal parties also get star treatment while services such as spray tanning, eyebrow tinting and sculpting, and waxing make everyday clients beam with new-found beauty.