In the words of owner-practitioner Shastl, Bright Skin Care is a place "where spirit meets beauty." She works toward this goal with a variety of therapies, including both holistic skincare treatments and energy healing. Whether she's administering an acid-based peel or guiding a personalized meditation session, Shastl's treatments are performed with warmth and compassion?not to mention name-brand products?to get clients feeling their best.
Chrystal Lemos, a co-owner of The Polish Salon, began her training with a two-year apprenticeship in an upscale Sonoma County salon. She used this hands-on experience as a jumping off point for her training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, Goldwell in Baltimore, and the Bumble and bumble Academy in New York.
She teamed up with Leslie Beer to open up The Polished Salon. The studio's modern façade offsets a classic interior of hardwood floors and antiques, reflecting Chrystal's ability to execute both sleek cuts and hairdos in the shape of Edwardian sideboards. She's also experienced in coloring services and straightening techniques, which she pairs with an unfailingly friendly demeanor.
When Jacqui Carrasco was growing up in England, she and her grandmother would often pluck fresh sprigs of lavender. They'd lug their fragrant haul back home, where they would carefully dry it and concoct lavender-laced oils. Years have passed since Jacqui took her first whiff of lavender, but her affection for what she calls the "aromatic plant which refreshes, heals, and revives" has not waned. Neither has its popularity over the centuries; as Jacqui tells it, lavender has been used for therapeutic purposes since medieval times.
So when it came time for Jacqui to open her own spa, naming it Lavender Touch was an easy decision. Jacqui cleanses and refreshes pores during an array of facials that vary in intensiveness. Though her spa's titular plant is a time-tested beauty and health favorite, some of Jacqui's treatments are distinctly contemporary: she relies on chemical peels and light therapy, for instance, to minimize signs of aging and acne. In addition to facials, Jacqui also administers waxing treatments, back facials, and brow-tinting services.