When you walk into Eden Day Spa, you are immediately bathed in light from a crystal chandelier. Pure white walls reflect that light off an ornate mirror, teal mosaic reception desk, and delicate orchids, all of which are designed to create a serene mood. The spa extends this relaxing experience with a bevy of traditional and contemporary treatments including facials, massage, and skin care. During body glow treatments, a sunless tanner infuses the skin with antioxidants and botanicals, leaving it with a golden sheen, while Turkish body peels employ a loofah and imported liquid gommage to remove layers of dead skin. Calming facials give the skin an all-over burst of vitality, whereas semi-permeant lash extensions draw attention to your eyes, and a full range of massage modalities soothe the muscles with the help of herbs, therapeutic stretching, and reflexology.
For owner Jessica P., becoming an aesthetician isn’t just something you do in a classroom. She didn’t just gain knowledge from hands-on experience and training at Marinello School of Beauty; she also got it from working with beauty apprentices, a master esthetician, and a local dermatologist. At Elle Skin Care and Permanent Cosmetics she provides a wide range of skin services, such as microdermabrasion facial that offer deep-pore cleansing and acupressure facial-massages. Certified in permanent makeup, she also lines eyes and helps lips look fuller with makeup that stays put while crying, sweating, or smashing pomegranates with a hammer.
Naturally Gorgeous helps beauty last through the ages with permanent-makeup application. Using nontoxic pigment, skilled aestheticians tattoo makeup to enhance features, fill sparse eyebrows, and replenish the color of lips that have sealed too many envelopes. Along with permanent makeup, Naturally Gorgeous performs medical skin-needling treatments for clients with blemishes such as burns, scars, age spots, and freckles. Other skin treatments include facials and peels.
Aesthetician Sharon Elizabeth Herbert began her career as an understudy of celebrity facialist Susan Ciminelli, whose clientele includes Jennifer Lopez and Naomi Campbell. By observing Ciminelli and enrolling in advanced aesthetics courses, Sharon learned that each person's skin responds differently to conditions such as weather, travel, and apple bobbing. With this knowledge in mind, she begins each appointment by asking clients to evaluate the sensitivity and texture of their skin. Then, Sharon concocts a personalized skincare treatment that restores balance and radiance. She also travels to Sonoma for on-location wedding and special-event makeup services.
A member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, Deborah Barrolaza prides herself on adding a lifelong glow to her patients' faces via permanent-makeup application. She applies color to the eyes and lips, and can shape eyebrows so clients never look shocked no matter how many times they walk in on their parents reading Twilight. She also offers camouflage treatments as an option for those who wish to hide scars or alter previous cosmetic makeup.
The art that Shadi Monfared creates at Ever Lasting Make-Up didn't start on facial canvases. The aesthetician began as a fine artist, who to this day skillfully renders realistic images with both chiaroscuro and stylized techniques. In 1996, she began her aesthetics and cosmetology career, which has since gained the respect of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists who refer their patients to Shadi because of her artistic prowess and emphasis on safety. In addition to cutting down on time spent in front of the mirror, Shadi's permanent-makeup services can improve the lives of people with unsteady hands, makeup allergies, or frequent outbreaks of invisibility. The specialist also offers other aesthetic services, including haircuts, hair styling, keratin hair-smoothing treatments, color treatments, and facial threading.