"You don't have to be famous to be fabulous!" That's the motto at Backstage Beauty Lounge, where clients get treated like pampered stars. The facial services echo this with names including Hollywood Faux Face Lift, which infuses skin with Image skincare products, and Hollywood Secret facial, which includes an anti-aging mask that no one knows about. Treatments are conducted by aesthetician Tina, who specializes in microdermabrasions and peels to help her clients look and feel younger.
Flanked by bright-red walls, stylist Jillian Marker trims and transforms hair, adds depth with color, or infuses dry locks with hydration. Alongside Jillian, the savvy styling staff at Vanity Chair Beauty Salon inspires outer beauty with a gamut of salon and facial services. Aesthetician Alexie Rae Francisco-Siu tends to skin surfaces with facials that brighten tones and correct imperfections. Amid the soothing sage colors of the spa room, a waxing wrangler can lift away unwanted hair, shape brows, or remove improperly placed googly eyes.
The clinical aestheticians at trioSkincare have always performed facials and peels that take a scientific approach to controlling blemishes and aging. But in 2008, the center added a new dimension, taking on plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Hicks, M.D. With the doctor on board, the clinic has expanded to cover such medical services as Botox injections and photofacials with the Sciton laser system. The center uses only paraben-free products, and their ultramodern machinery works on all skin types with the exception of shedding snakeskin.
Shawn understands that no two faces are alike. That's why the aesthetician focuses on each individual who walks through her door, customizing every treatment and seeing clients by appointment only. She then sets to work brightening, tightening, or de-milk-mustaching their skin, drawing on more than a dozen years of experience and training from San Francisco's Dermalogica school to do so. Shawn turns back the complexion's clock with treatments employing products from brands such as Obagi and Jessner, and enlists the aid of a local cosmetic surgeon when performing intensively exfoliating VI peels. And once she has perfected pores, Shawn can artfully adorn them with makeup of both the classic and permanent varieties.
For esthetician Linda Becerra, education is a neverending pursuit. In addition to graduating from a state-licensed program and passing all written and practical exams, Becerra continues to stay up to date on trends through a wealth of skin-centric coursework. Armed with her education and medical background, the licensed esthetician performs a variety of facial treatments that help remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulate circulation. She also applies semi-permanent color to lashes or eyebrows to draw attention to the eyes and away from the fact that your shoes are unvelcroed.
The Face Bar’s personalized skin treatments cater to each client’s skin type. Custom facials conquer myriad skin problems, including fine lines, enlarged pores, and stubborn acne. The staff also specializes in men’s skincare and mustache-watering services. The Face Bar carries a range of skincare prouducts including Image, PCA, Bioelements and Repechage.