The aestheticians of Slim Beauty Center believe in the power of feeling good in your own skin. To that end, they offer a variety of treatments to beautify the face and body, fusing both Western innovations and ancient Chinese medical philosophies. The facial treatments, for example, range from diamond microdermabrasion to luxurious caviar facials. Body treatments focus on creating slimming sillouettes with treatments such as ultrasonic liposuction and relaxing the entire body with volcanic-hot-stone therapy.
Since opening Casa De Bellini Salon & Spa, Juanita Valencia has established a warm atmosphere that welcomes clients seeking style transformations. Her efforts have paid off, earning her repeat business and turning many of those clients into friends. Inside the 3,000-square-foot salon, she leads a team of stylists that specializes in haircare for both men and women. Team members prep hair for a trim with a shampoo and hot towels, accent natural hues with single-process color and highlights, and condition with natural keratin. They also smooth faces and shoulders with microdermabrasion treatments, add dazzling color to nails during mani-pedis, and knead away buried stress with full-body massage sessions. Their signature hot rock mani-pedi combines elements of all three services, reenergizing skin with a sugar scrub and seaweed mask, trimming and shaping nails, and simmering away tension with a hot-stone massage for arms and lower legs.
The staff of Lash Lab OC prides itself on the ability to beautify guests with the latest techniques in eyelash extension application. Natural-looking eyelash extensions transform eye fringe to lush, thick lashes that will make the mirror crack in bashfulness. The staff members are also trained in safely and naturally applying permanent makeup and performing spa-grade facials and body wraps.
True to its name, Amita's Threading Salon at Planet Beauty specializes in threading. Experienced threading artists, twists cotton thread rapidly over the face to efficiently whisk away unwanted hair. As an alternative to threading, the artists remove unwelcome fuzz with wax. In addition, staff cares for complexions with chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments and applies long-lasting eyelash extensions and intricate henna tattoos.
The aestheticians at Divine Threading Studio treat clients to services as modern as Dermalogica facials and as traditional as henna tattoos. The salon specializes in depilation treatments, which remove hair using either the familiar heated-wax method or the ancient Eastern threading technique that's considered more appealing to people with sensitive skin. The aestheticians also showcase their precise handiwork by applying intricately designed henna tattoos, which weave their way up the hands and arms of brides-to-be or clients who want to test-drive a tattoo design for a few weeks. For a finishing touch, clients can ask for an ear or nose piercing, face accessories as stylish as Mr. Potato Head's during Fashion Week.
The word friends is featured prominently in the decor at Now & Zen Salon & Day Spa. It sits above a mirror in a softly lit treatment room, and it hangs in a picture frame on a light-blue wall. This emphasis on friendship is a reflection of how the staff members view their clients. They welcome visitors with warm smiles and make them feel at home by reminding them to load the dishwasher. During treatments in private rooms, massage therapists work out pain and stress using hot stones and deep-tissue techniques. Elsewhere, aestheticians wax away unwanted fuzz and use facial peels to smooth complexions.