Sisters-in-law Deena and Angela Von Yokes co-own Studio Savvy, where they've been in business together for more than 20 years. Deena, a 30-year veteran of the salon industry, shared her secrets with Angela, who was originally a licensed nail technician with a background in sales and retail. Now, both are master colorists and hair-design experts and help train all of their skilled stylists. These stylists work at Studio Savvy's two locations, creating new hairstyles with cut and color services, extensions, and keratin smoothing treatments. They also help clients with thinning, fine, or flaming hair, providing solutions that won't cause further loss or damage.
Long, dramatic lashes are one of the hardest looks to maintain throughout the day, with mascara easily smearing when exposed to water and lashes applied at home coming unglued. The certified lash artists at iLash Factory work to add long-lasting accents to eyes, individually applying strands to eyelids for long, dark lashes. Nimble fingers fly in the shop as technicians apply between 20 and 85 lashes to emphasize peepers with a sultry cat-eye look or the bright colors needed to catch the attention of someone across a crowded bar, or someone with a really cool torch in a monster-killing mob.
First developed in the U.S. in 1875, electrolysis is a FDA-approved procedure proven to be a safe and effective method of permanent hair removal. Pacific Permanent Hair Removal's Donna Speirs has a passion for helping her clients feel good about their appearance. The electrologist is California state board-certified and has 18 years of experience in the field of electrolysis hair removal.
European Wax Center has been in the waxing business since 1975, so it has hair removal down to a science, which is evident in its signature 4 Steps to Gorgeous method, outlined below.
1) Cleanse: Sessions begin with a calming, prewax cleanser to remove any makeup, oil, or lotion on the areas to be treated.
2) Protect: Aestheticians use a prewax oil to ensure the wax only takes hold of clients' pesky hairs rather than their skin or passing squirrels.
3) Time to Get Your Wax On: The salon's exclusive Comfort Wax is its secret to a virtually painless treatment. Crafted in Europe, the wax is far gentler on skin than traditional wax.
4) Rejuvenate: This step is all about pampering the skin. Treated areas receive a healthy dose of Ingrown Hair Serum to help prevent bumps or breakouts. Facial treatments also receive a Calming Cream application.
Master stylist Thomas Michael plies his trade with more than 18 years of experience culled from fashion runways, high-end salons, and prestigious beauty institutes from South Beach to New York City. Practicing at beauty show platforms and studying under What Not to Wear's Nic Arrojo perfected Thomas's eye for fashion and style, while training at the L'Oreal Institute for Color earned him a ceremonial sword and the title of a Certified Master Colorist. Today, working out of Salon Radius 2, Thomas continues to perfect his technique as he deftly doles out his specialty precision cuts, and colors and smoothes hair with help from high-end Bumble and bumble products and formaldehyde-free keratin treatments.
Since graduating at the top of her class, Dr. Sima Shakiba has had an illustrious medical career studded with fellowships and published articles. After researching the technology behind Botox injections and directing a laser hair-removal center, she decided to open her own practice that combines all her professional passions under one beach-adjacent roof. Today, Dr. Shakiba runs the newly renovated Beauty On The Beach to combat visible signs of aging and general aesthetic imperfections. To that end, she and her team perform laser hair removal with the high-quality Luminus Light Sheer duet laser, Botox injections, and fillers.