To say Leisa Erickson has an eye for details would be putting it mildly. Each day, she hovers above the peaceful faces of her clients with sleek, silver instruments in her hands. She uses these tools to glue synthetic extensions to each lash, one at a time. That's why she opened The Lash Lounge?to create a haven both for her craft and the women that appreciate the drama that lush, lengthy lashes add to their look.
In addition to being certified as an eyelash extension artist, Leisa is also a licensed cosmetologist. Her cohort, Carly Castelli carries the same credentials as Leisa, along with the title of fastest lash artist in the West. Together this duo primps fringed lids with extensions and applies semi-permanent mascara, which tints lashes for up the three weeks. They also shampoo the delicate strands inside tiny eye-sized showers to kill potentially harmful bacteria.
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As Brenda Carbone’s arthritis became more and more severe, she had to make a choice: undergo surgery on her neck vertebrae or accept a life dependent on pain medications and sleeping pills. Luckily for Brenda, she discovered the whole-body vibration machine, capable of easing her pain—and helping her shed 30 pounds—without assistance from traditional medicine. Today, Brenda and her colleague, Kristy Carbone, help others find relief at her clinic, O2 Wellness.
O2 offers more than the whole-body vibration treatment, though. In the way of weight loss, they present solutions ranging from HCG, a belly-fat-burning peptite, to soothing sessions in the infrared sauna. They also render facial treatments to turn back the clock without the dire consequences of time travel, such as never meeting your ex-spouse. Beyond getting exteriors into shape, Brenda and staff also offer various options for pain relief.
WINK Eyelash's technicians are such pros, you're liable to fall asleep during the 60-90 minute service. While lying down with your eyes closed, the techs apply individual extensions one-by-one using a formaldehyde-free adhesive that never even makes contact with the skin. Once complete, lashes are longer, thicker, and darker, eliminating the need for mascara, and for many clients, any eye makeup or feathered monocles at all. WINK's technicians recommend touch-ups every couple of weeks, which is a good excuse to revisit the modern, clean salon, which is outfitted with heated pink beds and lime-green accent walls.
Modest Spot Salon is a full-service salon that hosts an atmosphere framed by vintage chic decor. Stylists offer a variety of services that include cuts, color treatments, highlights, and conditioning. The salon also hosts a makeup and styling bar where groups can enjoy blow-drying and makeup application in the evening.
Helmed by board-certified specialists, Facial Aesthetic Concepts was recently recognized as the Best Place for a Nip and Tuck in the Orange County Register's 2010 Best Of Orange County and enacts glowing dermises with a variety of services. Fit for any skin type, the seasonal signature facial fortifies human fabrics with a blend of deep pore cleansing, steam, exfoliation, and gentle-cycle hydration. Meanwhile, the ultimate one-hour chemical peel exorcises the specters of dead surface cells to help halt acne, rosacea, stage productions of Casper, and sun damage. Safe and effective laser systems penetrate the cheeks in the full-frame photofacial (IPL), which works to stimulate collagen production, mend broken capillaries, and minimize hyperpigmentation.
Massage Therapy Works' staff of trained professionals rejuvenates bodies with a bevy of soothing massage techniques. Clients can shed discordant tensions as a massage maestro conducts a full-body concerto by kneading muscles and deep tissues in the stressed orchestra pits of the body. The 30-minute therapeutic massage works to soothe aches and pains, restoring bodies to a child-like state of relaxation reminiscent of their days in footie pajamas. With each purchase, customers will also receive a club-card membership, which entitles members to future massages at club-card rates and instills a sense of belonging.