Aveda?s botanical-based products are at the forefront of any treatment at Ra Salon Spa. Massage therapists use its line of aromatic oils and nourishing lotions to knead knots, and stylists pull from its line of nourishing conditioners and styling creams when trimming split ends, adding color, or twisting hair into enchanting updos. Likewise, aestheticians use its eco-friendly serums to provide gentler forms of facial treatments. The line?s natural extracts take the place of glycolic peels to fade pigmentation and tourmaline sloughs away dead skin cells in lieu of microdermabrasion wands or tiger kisses.
The most striking thing about Effleurage Skin Care’s skin treatments is their variety. Acne facials and collagen-infusion treatments add moisture to faces, whereas ultrasonic facials use a specific frequency to smooth out fine lines and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Like the illusion that all parents understand advanced algebra, skincare must be maintained in the home, which is why the studio also sells clinical-strength creams and cleansers including USA-manufactured Image Skincare and all-natural Dermalogica products.
At age 9, Krystal Dobbins already knew that she wanted to be a stylist. She attended the Gene Juarez Academy immediately after graduating high school and earned a license in cosmetology. Armed with the skills she acquired there, she creates new looks by trimming away stray strands or adding depth and texture with color treatments and highlights. Before Krystal sharpens her scissors in G2 Salon’s backroom diamond mine, she takes time to talk with her clients and make sure that she understands exactly what they are looking for.
Petra Tuss—who honed her skills during extensive training with Goldwell and Scruples hair color, KMS, and American Crew—has an impressive portfolio spanning more than a decade. She can cut a sleek bob or infuse long, wavy locks with an ombre effect. She can cover select strands with foil to produce eye-catching highlights or better television reception. She can also make frizzy hair smooth with a keratin treatment that lasts up to six months.
Stylist Danette tackles any hair-related desire on men, women, and children. She cuts away unwanted length and trims beards, bangs, and overly hairy horns. Camo color hides salt-and-pepper strands on men and foil highlights brighten monochromatic manes. Danette also tends to pesky hairs above lips and on chins with warm wax.
Kasia Merchel’s beauty career began in her native Poland, where she ran a small nail salon. Her salon expanded over the years to include skincare and makeup services, skills she enhanced with further training. Now, at From Europe With Love Skin Care, Kasia stocks the shelves with nourishing serums from Dr. Spiller and Vera Botania skincare products along with Jane Iredale’s line of mineral cosmetics. With these products in hand, she’s able to rejuvenate clients from head to toe with cleansing facials and body wraps.