In her 30 years as a cosmetologist, Natalie Alameda has spent time learning and teaching. After decades spent honing her aesthetician skills and soaking up field knowledge, she took her expertise to the lectern as a cosmetology educator and doled out wisdom to budding aestheticians. Even though she’s reached veteran status in the beauty world, Natalie keeps sharpening her skills by attending anti-aging seminars and integrating new technologies into her repertoire.
At Skincare & Permanent Make Up by Natalie, the well-versed aesthetician resolves clients’ skin troubles using PCA Skin and Epicuren products. Cleansing, hydrating, and oxygenating facials clear blemished faces, and PCA Skin peels erase signs of aging or bored freckles connecting their own dots. Permanent makeup gives definition to lips, eyes, and eyebrows without the daily mess of makeup. She also waxes away body hair and makes up brides at her facility or on-location to help their faces to shine outward from the altar and the photo album.
Every pair of eyes is unique. That's the view at Blink Lash Boutique, where owners Janelle Koch and Jen Pearson lead a skilled staff in providing custom eyelash extensions for their guests. Each team member applies synthetic extensions one by one, making lashes longer without fitting them for tiny platform shoes. The strands themselves are available in a variety of styles and thicknesses to create looks from subtle to dramatic. No matter what the desired outcome, the team places client safety and comfort first?Jen and Janelle are both professional aestheticians, and all of their fellow lash stylists undergo rigorous training to ensure their work is suitably flirtatious.
"We are not about anti-aging; we are about aging gracefully and painlessly," says Dr. Arnold Kremer, the head of Del Mar Integrative Medicine. The osteopathic physician and his team offer a host of aesthetic and wellness services, including acupuncture treatments, bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy, life coaching, and dermal fillers. In many cases, the center employs advanced technology, as is the case with its fractional laser treatments, photofacials, and broadband-light therapy. The team also administers?platelet-rich-plasma injections, for both aesthetic and medical reasons: the PRP injections not only rejuvenate complexions, but can also treat sports injuries and osteoarthritis.
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.
Dubbed the “pale skin fighters,” Sunless Revolution’s tanning technicians bronze their clients through UV-free methods performed in their industrial-style salon or on the road. With top automated misting booths such as Mystic HD and VersaSpa, customers can stop in for quick self-service tans that offer perks such as a pH-balancing spray. Alternatively, airbrush tans applied by hand give human canvases a custom glow.
TNN Beauty's team of aestheticians beautifies clients from the neck up with a range of services. With permanent makeup and eyelash extensions, they help accentuate features while shaving time off of morning routines. Their teeth-whitening treatments rely on the NuYu system to lighten smiles up to eight shades. Stylists also glamorize hair with cuts and color, and add up to 22 inches of length with extensions. Additionally, the team typically keeps a feature photographer onsite to create before-and-after montages for the shop's portfolio or snaps action shots of emergency updos for shotgun weddings.