Melissa Subia, the woman behind Serene Therapeutic Spa, helps her clients look their best with eyelash extensions, makeup application, and facial treatments. For extensions, Subia uses natural-looking or colored synthetic lashes to give eyes longer, fuller looks. Subia can also use skin treatments to treat acne or apply makeup for special occasions and everyday wear.
Carol Bly pioneered her own line of all-natural mineral makeup and skincare products, which she and her staff use to beautify guests at Purity Botanicals. Bly's thorough knowledge of cosmetic products helps her work with clients to develop effective skincare regimens designed to address individual concerns.
Tina Zillmann, Skin Rejuvenation Clinique's owner and director, espouses a firm belief that "education is the key to success." This applies equally to the clinic's employees and clients—Zillmann's beauty pros undergo regular professional development and reprogramming to stay abreast of the latest treatments, technologies, and products. As for her clients, Zillmann ensures that they know the nuances of each service, from the steps involved to expected results and aftercare. The spa divides its treatments into four categories—facials, body services, salon services, and hair removal—that each work to rejuvenate appearances. Skincare services incorporate products by Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts, which are also available for purchase. Zillmann had a hand in creating the line, developing complex, clinical-grade cleansers, lotions, and balms for specific skin types.
When Leslie Sandoval founded Treat Hair Studio in 2007, she drew upon her time living in New York and Los Angeles to create a fusion of East and West Coast salon styles. This fusion manifests itself in the salon's contemporary furniture and modern art, a diverse staff of talented stylists, and constant arguments over which American coast has the biggest pyramids. For haircare, stylists exclusively use Italian-imported Davines hair products. The studio also carries a full line of Enessa skincare products, which are made with natural ingredients and essential oils. Each service at the salon is a full experience; it often includes a complimentary scalp treatment, shampoo and conditioning treatment, hand massage, mini facial, and blow-dry style.
Natural light floods through the salon’s enormous front windows onto avocado-green walls and polished wood floors. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists renovate strands with sleek scissor cuts, bold highlights, and soothing therapeutic treatments. But above all else, the salon is a blowout bar, offering express blowouts for special occasions as well as keratin and Brazilian treatments to reduce frizz and fortify hair.
When she’s not adding the glitz to models for runway couture shows, owner Johanna Woodfin beautifies clients with makeup and teeth-whitening services. As a certified BriteWhite technician, she coats teeth with carbamide-peroxide gel and shines an LED light over the chompers to brighten smiles in less than 60 minutes. Johanna and her team’s makeover expertise extends to doing portrait and costume makeup, as well as adding the finishing touches to beaming brides and reviving faces with postsurgical makeovers. Further demonstrating their artistic attention to detail, they plump up lashes with lash extensions and decorate bodies with temporary tattoos, helping aspiring yet noncommittal bikers shop around for the right crew.