Monique Powers approaches each makeup-application session with an open mind and?more importantly?open ears. She listens carefully to each client's unique preferences; and for those who don't know what they want, she presents pictures and color palates before determining the first look to try. She has extensive experience working with women of all ages, nationalities, and skin types, readying them for events ranging from weddings to nights out on the town.
To further enhance facial features, Monique, who calls herself an ?eyebrow architect,? sculpts and shapes eyebrows for men and women. She adds healthy color to bodies during airbrush-tanning sessions, and she improves skin's health through a spectrum of specialized facials and peels.
Using natural skin-safe products, the aestheticians at Alchemie Spa refresh faces with soothing masks and give nails a striking sheen. A therapeutic hot-stone rubdown causes pent-up stress to evaporate and drift up to join the ozone layer, and the in-house apothecary supplies organic herbs and locally sourced plant essences. Alchemie offers a number of services, including massage, facials, and waxing and sugaring. Alchemie complements its eco-friendly product lineup with a sunny space that blends modern and organic accents such as blond woods, lacquered white countertops, and streamlined geometric furnishings.
Over the course of her beauty career, Tania Thrash has learned the right treatment for every type of skin, whether it's dry, oily, acne-afflicted, or covered in peanut butter. Drawing on her experience as well as certifications from Dermalogica, Murad, and Guinot, she tailor facials and peels to the individual needs of each client. Visitors can also witness her expertise at brow and lash tinting or the efficiency gained from her speed-waxing training.
Pacific Ocean Laser Center has been zapping unwanted hair with laser beams for 15 years. Using cutting-edge equipment from GentleLASE and GentleYAG, the team can remove skin tags and rejuvenate faces as well. Other, non-laser-related beautifying services on offer include wrinkle-erasing Botox and Restylane injections, acne treatments, and weight-loss programs.
Inside an unassuming green house, the eponymous owner of Angie's Skin Care plies her skin-nourishing trade. Clients seeking renewal and relaxation flock through the front door, unwinding during facial sessions that cleanse away grime and clear pores. After visages are clean, hydrating formulas penetrate deep into the skin, leaving complexions more youthful and radiant than a newborn glowworm.
Aesthetician Sophia Marzocchi entered the skincare industry because of her own skin woes—she had spent years applying mystery products and receiving subpar facial treatments to no avail. She started Spa Sophia as an antithesis to the spas she had visited in the past, wanting to ensure each client feels better walking out her door than they did when they first walked in. To achieve this, she hired a skilled staff of aestheticians, including Amanda Coggin.
Coggin has always been a bit of a mad scientist—as a teenager, she scoured her pantry and fridge for ingredients to create hydrating skin masks. Now, she shares the best of her years of trial and error at Spa Sophia, where she is a member of a team of equally passionate professionals. Though seriously dedicated to their craft, they keep the atmosphere playful, even as they administer Brazilian waxes or evict dead skin to a cold and loveless afterlife. The spa also insists on using medical-grade products and divulges post-treatment upkeep tips after services.