Upon entering the softly lit interior of Caribbean Tans, guests are bathed in the appropriately golden glow of hanging pendant lamps. After checking in with receptionists behind a desk of cream-and-tan tile, they'll pick up complimentary goggles and towels before proceeding to a room. Trained staff members illuminate visitors on the nuances of each tanning option, from all-natural SunFX airbrush bronzing to a variety of UV beds equipped with satellite radio.
Within spud-gun range of the Pacific lies Tina Moses Skin Care, inside Essential Salon, and the aesthetician who gave it life, Tina Moses. She stays in touch with the latest treatments available, fine-tuning her services to include several types of facials that fight redness, increase moisture, and smooth out wrinkles. Tina has also sculpted body, facial, and eyebrow hair ever since she proclaimed herself the eyebrow goddess, a position usually only attained by besting a pair of eyebrows at charades.
Hairstylist Lindsay Berman is as honest as she is perfectionist. The Sassoon Academy grad has no problem being frank with her clients, letting them know if a particular style might not be the best for their look, their budget, or their relationship with mirrors. That said, she does whatever it takes to ensure that everyone leaves her chair happy, whether they came in for a Brazilian blowout or a makeup application. Along with haircuts for men, women, and kids, her services include highlights, extensions, bridal makeup.
Complexions Day Spa whisks clients into relaxation within its luxurious environs. Catering to private parties, showers, and girls' nights out as well as individuals, the intimate, full-service day spa offers most types of beauty treatments under the sun. The service menu catalogs diverse options; aestheticians and therapists not only treat guests with standard spa fair such as facials, massages, and waxing but they also cut hair, apply makeup, and polish nails with other well-polished nails. During the summer, the team moves over to the upscale Atrium Hotel in Irvine. This allows the staff to take advantage of the property's various amenities, including cabanas, pool-side massages, and space for couples treatments.
Mattie Gordon's beauty career stretches more than 32 years. In that time, he's done much more than just make his hair clients happy. A master stylist, Mattie's eye for trends and his passionate creativity have earned him the attention of Vogue and Cosmo Girl magazines, not to mention personal-stylist work with Goldie Hawn and Stevie Nicks. At his salon, sun-drenched windows let in a bit of nature, lending soothing views as hair undergoes coloring, extensions, or corrective treatments if it's going through its ornary teenage years. Mattie's talents don't just stop at hair, either. His eye for detail extends into wardrobe design and makeup application, which he's done for theater, TV, and films.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We ensure quality service that won't compromise the integrity of your hair.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Wanting to assist people with bringing out that inner diva by enhancing their look.
What do you love most about your job?
Making people happy
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I love my hair!