What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Face Forward treats each client with respect and genuine care for their well being. I listen to their needs and personalize the facial to create a fresh, glowing look they desire. The face, neck and shoulder massage allows them time to heal the mind and body. This package truly awakens your face.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Caring for people comes natural, combining this with the dramatic results my facials, waxing & eyelash extensions produce was a no brainer. I truly care for each person and the result they are looking for is my mission. Everyone deserves to take care of themselves, if I can help, then I am happy.
What do you love most about your job?
I truly love meeting new people and allowing them the opportunity to explain their areas of concern. The best part is watching a client relax and take in everything I give. Seeing the results from the facial and waxing is amazing. Helping people shed dead skin and glow is my top priority. I Love it!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
My clients trust me and know the results from the facial last and don't go unnoticed. When they get compliments, it fills me with joy knowing they feel good about their appearance. When a client leaves in a relaxed fog I now I have helped someone have a better day. People deserve to be pampered!
After spending a handful of years crunching numbers for her family's car business, Doran Poma decided to pursue a passion for skincare that she developed as a teenager. Since completing beauty school in 2006 and becoming a licensed aesthetician in 2007, Doran has used her expertise to clear the complexions of numerous clients, including a woman in her 50s who'd been dealing with acne since her teens. This April, Doran began running her skincare operation out of a gut-rehabbed salon, where she uses phytomer and Jan Marini products to pamper clients with specialized facials designed to treat conditions ranging from acne and discoloration to wrinkles in the time-space continuum.
Certified massage practitioner Ian Edwards prefers to use firmer massage techniques, which are better at targeting pain and tension deep within muscles. At his spa, Five Point Palm Massage, he maneuvers between Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger point, and other modalities to customize each massage to the needs of the customer. He can also focus on specific areas of pain such as the back, neck and shoulders, or legs and feet.
Armed with ace styling skills, savvy scissors, and friendly personalities, Artisans’ hair whisperers coax and tease manes into top shape seven days a week. Shrewd shears evict split ends at haircut appointments ($55+), while negative ions scare strands straight at Japanese straightening sessions ($150 for the first hour, $100 for each additional hour). An ammonia-free tint touch-up makes dull head threads glow anew, attracting the ghosts of ravers past ($75+). Guests seeking more length or volume may try a bundle of 100% human-hair extensions, adding beehives and mohawks to their list of potential date-night ’dos ($400 for the first bundle). The circlets of a new perm spring from scalps, suggesting youth and energy ($110+).
Dr. Keller and his medical team resuscitate skin from premature aging with advanced techniques in diagnostic, genetic, and cellular medicine. Help your visage’s garden bloom with a facial treatment that exfoliates and revitalizes skin, stimulating new cell growth. A double cleanse and steam exfoliation coaxes shy dirt and oil from the pores, before a SilkPeel microscopically exfoliates the skin's surface and delivers a topical dermaceutical to the layers below. Unlike a sandpaper slip 'n' slide, the noninvasive process doesn’t abrade the skin with rough, irritating particles. Following the sloughing of cells, an enzyme peel and dermal infusion targets each guest’s specific skin conditions. Faces are topped off with serum, cream, and sunblock to protect delicate mugs from the sun's over-enthused eskimo kisses.
Working under board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David S. Goldberg, Monterey Skin Fitness Center’s licensed aestheticians work to halt the march of time with an array of skin-plumping peels and injections. Aestheticians offer guidance during every step of each treatment with a full evaluation and explanations for postpeel care. The 30–45 minute MicroPeel curbs breakouts, smooths wrinkles, and conditions and protects formerly fraught faces to maintain a freshly peeled appearance. The peel's immediate results make it ideal for a last-minute spruce on the way to extreme staring contests. Refinity peels take about 30 minutes to renew skin with a gentle application of glycolic acid, while protecting it with Cosmederm-7, a patented anti-irritation ingredient that reduces postpeel grouchiness for sensitive skin. Treat pimple-prone pores with a Vi peel, which lifts away scum, sun spots, and the appearance of scars while firming the skin. The 20-minute Vi peel yields visible results after about four days; results are maximized over multiple treatments.