Maria Rondonuwu has been a licensed medical esthetician for the past 12 years and is equally adept as a makeup artist and a hairstylist. She applies makeup and styles updos for special occasions such as weddings and photo shoots, and she also teaches clients how to expertly apply makeup themselves, including eyeliner, lipstick, and game-day face paint. In addition to her make-up and hair services, Maria offers a variety of spa treatments as well. A variety of facials, including microdermabrasions, microcurrent facials, and chemical peels work to eliminate dead skin and improve skin tone, while waxing services remove unwanted hair.
The name Facelogic offers a pretty transparent description of the spa’s intentions: treating facial skin issues in the most logical manner. The staff of skin experts relies on customizable and organically fueled facials that get their skin-healing power from vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to combat everything from acne to dry patches. The team of aestheticians can blast away skin problems ranging from acne to acne scars to clogged pores with microdermabrasion treatments, and they can whisk away unwanted hair and shape eyebrows with a bowl of warm wax or a stencil.
Exsalonce Hair Studio owner Mara Romero believes in the power of continuing education. She stays at the cutting edge of the hairstyling world by learning the newest techniques and trends and encouraging her team of expert stylists to do the same. Together, they offer a variety of services such as coloring hair in the popular ombre style, applying feather extensions, or taming frizzing hair with Brazilian blowouts.
More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
Marilyn Clark at Salon Yoo channels her talent as a stylist into cuts and color treatments that flatter her clients' features. Leaving customers more glamorous than when they first took a seat in her chair, she also tames unruly locks with Brazilian blowouts and creates artful updos for weddings.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.