Microgenesis is a safe, 60-minute facial treatment designed to beautify all skin types by combining the healing powers of Microdermabrasion (a $60 value) and Laser Genesis (a $175 value) treatments into one targeted, customized facial. A skilled aesthetician uses a fine sand tool to gently exfoliate the skin while suctioning dearly departed skin cells and old muffin crumbs from the face's outer layer. Resist the urge to eat the subsequently applied strawberry-spearmint mask, as it will erase the mask's topical benefits, which include improving skin tone, fixing broken capillaries, and hydrating the skin. Like a metaphor for life, once you think it's all over, a bright light in the form of a laser emerges from the mist to heat the upper dermis. This safe, comfortable method stimulates healthy collagen, reduces the appearance of pores, decreases wrinkles, and tightens loose hinges. The strawberry-spearmint Microgenesis process treats uneven skin tone and diffuses redness, leaving skin as silky as a dolphin torpedo.
When Tiffany Lobdell says she thinks of hair as a canvas, she means it quite literally. Color is one of her specialties, and many of her finished looks borrow hues that would blend right into a painting. She's used the ombre technique to blend turquoise into royal blue, streaked a fauxhawk with yellow and green, and created a highlighted effect with various shades of fuchsia. In that spirit, she also loves accentuating her clients' hair with accessories such as feather extensions and hair bling.
But going bold isn't her only forte. She also works with traditional colors, and uses client consultations to help clients determine which haircuts will work best with their features and personalities. For special occasions, she can do makeup applications and elegant, elaborate updos with the help of singing mice and sparrows.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The ability to craft a style to a persons' particular facial geometry, creating symmetry and beauty.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I like a challenge and the idea of having the opportunity to run my own salon was exciting to me.
What do you love most about your job?
The opportunity to make my client feel absolutely beautiful and amazing with confidence to take on whatever comes their way.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
When I turned my a client around and she saw her new color and cut for the first time she said it was more than she ever expected and she LOVED it!!
The staffers at Absolutely Chic Day Spa believe in flower power. Their flower-essence treatment, which can be tacked onto any of their other services, begins with a sip of flower-infused water, incorporates plant-based serums, and ends with a piece of dark chocolate that?s also infused with blossoms. The treatment is designed to add an extra dose of calm to the spa?s specialty treatments, which include therapeutic massages, custom facials, acne treatments, and anti-aging skincare?such as bubble baths in which the bubbles are from gum. They also use LED lights to stimulate cell renewal and possibly impart younger-looking skin. And they operate therapeutic cold lasers to soothe inflamed muscles.
The Final Cut Hair Studio owner and lead stylist Rachel let the love of her craft propel her through cosmetology school, graduating ahead of schedule. Now, she puts both her passion and skills to work, creating chic coifs and color treatments for women and men with the help of products from Joico, Farouk, Matrix, and Redken. Rachel and her team also handle specialized styling situations, putting their talents to use blending a gentleman's greys, styling bridal parties, or even correcting regrettable color jobs. No matter the job, they punctuate appointments with pleasant bonuses; most sessions end with a complimentary style and a hand and scalp massage.
Redken-trained stylist Jennifer Holden always gives 110%. This means she does more than merely cut her clients' hair??she helps create a one-of-a-kind style tailored to each person's lifestyle and look. This includes giving careful consideration to what's working (or not) with the client's current style and taking into account factors such as how much time the they can give to styling each morning or how often they charter a speedboat to work. Along with cutting and styling, Jennifer also specializes in hair coloring, and has created stunning up-dos for groups preparing for prom, weddings, or fashion shows.