Kristi Harris, a licensed aesthetician and permanent cosmetic technician, developed a passion for combating skin issues after an aesthetician alleviated Kristi’s own skin problems as a teenager. Inside Advanced Skin Care and Permanent Cosmetics, she tends to faces using Image Skincare products and buffs away retired skin cells with a microdermabrasion wand or extra-fine sandpaper. She also applies permanent brows, eyeliner, and lips for a more refreshed visage 24 hours a day.
"Skincare has always been a passion of mine," says aesthetician Elizabeth Lewis. She's chased this passion all the way to her intimate studio inside Salon Bellezza, where she adopts a clinical approach to soothing her clients' skin. Though she performs six specific facials?such as the vitamin-C facial, designed to soothe sun-damaged skin, and the Spine Chiller, a back facial with exfoliation and massage?she customizes each to her clients' needs. Additionally, she removes unwanted hair with waxing services, and also applies eyelash extensions.
Aesthetician Mary incorporates Image Skin Care and Skin Script products into her facials to help improve problematic skin conditions. She slathers faces with a glycolic acid peel to reduce fine lines and dresses skin in a salicylic acid peel to combat acne. She also expertly waxes off unwanted hair on faces and limbs.
Aesthetician and PCA Skin certified professional Heather Fowler at Renew Skin Therapy begins every session—whether a rejuvenating facial or a chemical peel—with a skin analysis. From there, she settles on the proper cleansers to tackle each client’s specific skin woes, whether the hope is to mask the signs of aging, quench dry spots, or reverse the hexes that cursed clients with chameleon skin. Each client is sent home with a tailored home regimen to optimize and prolong their facial treatment. Also offering waxing services to their repertoire, many of the spa’s chosen effective PCA Skin and Skin Fitness Therapy products are infused with natural scents and ingredients such as pumpkin, aloe vera, cranberry, and agave margarita, many of which are organic and environmentally friendly.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
Dr. Ronnie N. Dawood and his staff at Sublime Medical Aesthetics & Dermatology treat patients with the care that comes from believing that "cosmetic surgery is never routine." Though treatments may have been performed hundreds of times, the licensed surgeon and physician takes nothing for granted?making sure to carefully look at each patient's medical history, current health, and reasons for seeking treatment before agreeing to perform procedures. The staffers pride themselves on staying current on the latest, safest practices, which they use to enhance fa?ades through nonsurgical or minor surgical procedures, including laser vein therapy, liposuction, and Botox injections.