Though threading primarily deals with hair removal, the real focus of the service is the skin. Many depilation methods extract unwanted strands, but leave skin irritated and subject to wrinkle-producing tugs and yanks. Threading combats these unwanted effects with a 100% cotton thread that loops and uproots unwanted hair, eliminating the need for chemicals that can cause breakouts and require the placement of hazard stickers on faces. Beauty By Thread?s expert technicians wield strings with the utmost precision, creating sultry eyebrow arches and removing hair from upper lips, sideburns, or infringing hair lines.
Threading leaves brows expertly shaped for up to three weeks, and the staff also offer Lizette Mineral eyebrow-makeup kits, which combine 10 shades of water-resistant powders and six stencils that allow clients to maintain beautiful looks at home. Clients can also add an exotic touch to their look with the shop's showcase of ankle bracelets, bangles, and tiaras instead of filling out the endless paperwork required to adopt a pet tiger.
Conversations with strangers usually don't lead to newfound good looks, unless those strangers are the amiable sextet helming Vanity Lounge Beauty Boutique. Amid lavender-hued walls and potted orchids, the stylists involve each client thoroughly in the beautification process, discussing individual aesthetic wishes at length before delving into any procedure or genie-bottle rubdown. As the professional prettifiers work, they instruct clients on how to re-create new looks at home, sharing wisdom gained in training from Goldwell and Sebastian.
Walking past the kaleidoscopic ranks of bottles from brands such as Sebastian, Crew, and Number 4 lining the walls, patrons reach a range of boutique accessories such as jewelry, clutches, and hair doodads. Excited chatter drifts back and forth between the stylists and guests planning private beauty parties, which include refreshments and hair dryers trained to drown out dull stories.
Salon owner Deborah Nava and husband Michael draw upon more than 40 years of combined of experience and wisdom gleaned from Deborah's stints with Sebastian of Beverly Hills and Allen Edwards of Newport Beach and Michael's training at the International Dior Academy to curate customized, face-flattering coifs. Though stylists customize cuts to flatter each client’s style or conceal budding antlers, the shearing team specializes in youthful hairstyles, sculpting asymmetric looks, and applying vivid highlights. Stylists also festoon strands with the latest flourishes such as keratin treatments and feather extensions. Additionally, hair gurus happily instruct clients in ways to re-create trend-savvy styles at home while furnishing tips for extending the look’s lifespan.
More than a decade after creating her signature line of cosmetics, JanElizabeth cemented her commitment to facial beauty when she established The Perfect Eyebrow & Makeup Center in 2007. She leads her team with nearly 20 years of experience, which enables her to blend custom foundations to match clients' skin and determine the right shade to tint lashes and brows. Rather than follow an overarching philosophy of how eyebrows should look, JanElizabeth thickens, streamlines, and arches brows to enhance facial architecture or reflect the whims of the stock market. The team shares its cosmetics expertise during classes or through photos of its handiwork at weddings and professional shoots.
SkiNplicity’s aesthetician De Ana Fritz brings more than a decade of skincare experience to her treatment of overly dry, oily, or hirsute exteriors. The one-hour European facial commences with a client consultation to craft a specialized strategy for shucking a worn-out face husk. A change into a clean gown protects vestments from spotting, while an optionally heated bed protects back muscles from tension. After cleansing, exfoliating, purifying, massaging, and de-gunking with an individualized masque, a hydrating spritz and SPF cream guard visages against the sun and its plot to turn the earth into a cache of human jerky.
Boasting more than 20 years of beautifying experience, licensed aesthetician Julie Rush oversees Elite Esthetics and Massage's menu of skin-polishing services. During the 60-minute deep-cleansing facial, pores get introduced to a purifying wash and exfoliator designed to extract impurities and last year's Halloween makeup. A relaxing face, neck, and upper-back massage then instills a sense of calm and comfort before a toner and moisturizer application concludes the treatment, leaving complexions brighter than a neurosurgeon dressed in neon. The European aromatherapy facial takes 90 minutes to deliver the same treatment as the cleansing facial plus an aromatherapy face and neck massage. Extra time is also spent catering to individual skin needs and soothing hands with a toning treatment.