As a certified dermagraphic technician and micro-pigmentation specialist, Melissa Johnson spends her workdays treating scars and applying permanent cosmetics to faces. She also removes unwanted tattoos using a saline/salabrasion method that forces ink to the skin?s surface through osmotic pressure. When not bolstering the appearance of her clients, Melissa teaches her students the art and practice of Dermagraphics in permanent cosmetics, scar treatment, and tattoo removal.
The decor at L A S H Salon is bursting with color. Lilac-and-white-striped walls are stark against neon-green throw pillows, and modern wall paintings round out the spectrum with hints of yellow and burnt orange. Amid these accents, skilled aestheticians deftly restore nails and augment eyes with semipermanent lash extensions. Guests may also request a specialty waxing or tinting session to flatter brows arches.
A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.