For the past 14 years, salon owner Milla Yagudayev has built up a beauty team of certified nail techs, cosmeticians, and hair artists—including her own daughter, who has worked alongside her since childhood. Together, the staff elevates the condition of scalps and bodies to their pinnacle of beauty with highlights, eyebrow threading, facials, and haircuts for the whole family. Stylists prepare clients for important milestones with wedding and quinceañera updos and makeovers, or treat guests to meticulous, all-over waxing, optionally removing hair in the shape of important computer passwords.
Hawaiian flowers, elegant art-deco designs, even the flags of the world. If you can imagine it, the technicians at Queen Nails and Spa can probably transform it into stunning nail art. There's no such thing as a "regular" mani-pedi here; not when the options include shiny gemstones and meticulously copied pages of the dictionary. But the pampering doesn't stop at the fingers. A full team of aestheticians tackles skin issues of all kinds, waxing away unwanted hair and scrubbing away dirt during custom facials.
Long before tweezers were invented, individuals rid their faces of excess fuzz using nothing more than a cotton thread. That simple method of hair removal was so successful that it has remained a steadfast option in salons today. At Hollywood Beauty, specialists twist pieces of cotton thread to smooth faces or play Cat's Cradle in their downtime.
Denise Quintana wanted her salon to honor her grandmother, her mother, and her daughter. Luckily, all three of them had the same name: Delfina. And so, Delfina Salon & Day Spa was born.
With products from brands such as American Crew, Pureology, and TIGI’s Bed Head, Quintana and her team revamp their clients’ locks with artful color, cuts, and texturizing treatments. Alternatively, they can craft intricate updos to glamorize special occasions or fit snugly into a favorite shower cap. The team also pampers clients with spa treatments that range from body scrubs to tension-easing massages.
The state-certified medical-laser personnel at AZ Laser Skin Rejuvenation Center—which counts a board-certified doctor and registered nurse among its staff—use FDA-approved Candela GentleYag laser technology and dermal fillers in their quest to help beauty blossom and flourish. Laser hair- and vein-reduction treatments reinvent the skin's appearance, and crystal microdermabrasion sweeps away dead skin cells to make room for the radiant complexion waiting just below. The staff also administer careful injections of Botox and Restylane to help fill in unflattering folds on the face or turn wrinkled raisins back into plums.
After spending more than 13 years in the dental field, Joanna Ybarra knows how to keep a steady hand. Today, she harnesses this concentration as a permanent makeup artist, carefully accentuating the brows, eyes, and lips of her clients. She begins each treatment with an application of topical anesthetic, and uses the SofTap hand method to prevent any further discomfort. Joanna creates custom color formulations for each client, looking to their hair color, complexion, or favorite lipstick to generate complementary shades. She has worked with a broad range of people, from those suffering from shaky hands, poor eyesight, or permanent hair loss to those who are just looking to shave some time off their morning or post dunk-tank routine.