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.
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.
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.
The team at 101 Nail Lounge adds glamour to its clients' digits and lids with mani-pedis and eyelash extensions. This brand-new downtown salon is staffed by old pros skilled at creating pretty looks for weddings, vacations, or highly photographed trips to the grocery store.
Inside this intimate, pink-and-animal-print studio, owner and licensed aesthetician Chris Bresky adds length and volume to natural lashes with extensions that liberate lids from clumpy mascara. A lash-extension artist certified through EyebrowMBA and boasting advanced training from the Be An Amazing Lash Artist (BAALA) program, Bresky carefully applies each synthetic lash individually to ensure a natural look that may last two to three weeks, or longer with recommended refills. The makeup artist also studied at Last Looks Makeup Academy in New York City, and provides complimentary makeovers for customers who purchase the boutique's sunless tanners, cosmetics, or Swarovski crystal-embellished tweezers, which bestow eyelids with the ability to speak in code with nearby fireflies.
Located inside Serenity on State Street in Carlsbad, The Beauty Lounge is the spot to come for artistic eyebrow and eyelash designs. Specializing in natural-looking lash and brow tinting, the licensed aestheticians at this cozy beauty boutique apply long-lasting dye to fine facial hair, resulting in never-needs-mascara eyelashes and structured brows. Also offering facial waxing, The Beauty Lounge's aestheticians deftly highlight the windows to your soul.