AIIC-certified permanent makeup artist and nurse-in-training Madison Alcaz understands the importance of sterilization: her medical training has taught her how high-quality ingredients and safety standards can successfully combat dangers of cross-contamination. Adhering to these lessons, she harnesses a tattoo machine to enhance her clients’ natural beauty with permanent makeup applications including eyeliner, full lips, and eyebrows. Each of her services is customized to clients’ specifications, with final looks ranging from very natural-looking to dramatic.
Best friends since high school, the three owners of Hush Salon and Day Spa are always excited to head into work. Pops of bright color add a feminine touch to the open floor plan and exposed-brick walls. Thirteen stylists and aestheticians circle the space, snipping hair into posh bobs, painting nails with bright polishes, or decorating faces with professional makeup. Refreshing facial treatments tailor to skin woes, such as signs of aging and acne, and body wraps cocoon limbs in thermal energy, botanical oils, and natural ingredients, such as rice bran and supernovae.
In her 13 years of spa experience, Vy Seng has never met a strand of hair that she could not remove with a swipe of warm wax or a nail bed that she could not improve with a brush of vibrant polish. A consummate perfectionist when it comes to all things beauty, Vy calls upon the wisdom she has collected over the years to gently wax faces and bodies or pamper hands and feet with mani-pedis. Stationed inside the stress-free oasis of Your Hair Salon & Day Spa, she works by appointment only to ensure that each client receives nothing less than her undivided attention.
Attention to detail can bring polish and sophistication to any look. In two hours, At Lash’s aestheticians take care of one specific detail—eyelashes—for up to two to three weeks: they augment natural lashes with extensions, eliminating the need for mascara and achieving aesthetic sophistication. Their low-maintenance extensions, which adhere to natural lashes, create a fuller, darker, sultry look, like taking an ordinary sponge and expanding it with a heart-shaped hot-chocolate stain. The team keeps up clients’ lashes with half-hour touchup appointments.
Led by Dr. Mark Chorebanian, the team at Mena's Aesthetics performs nonsurgical treatments and skin rejuvenation with multiple types of lasers. Clinician Mena Latas has traveled the country certifying offices in laser treatments. She specializes in reducing hair on darker skin tones with Palomar IPL lasers and treating acne with laser technology and chemical peels. Technicians clear complexions with medical-grade products, such as SkinMedica and Obagi Medical. To combat wrinkles caused by squinting at eye-chart wallpaper, certified injector administers Botox and dermal fillers.
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Kelly Muzall, registered nurse and founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future—licensed massage therapist Kevin Barry has more than a quarter century of experience in the field, but has broadened his skill set to include deep-water massage and spiritual medicine. Physician assistant Katie O’Brien held director-level positions at clinics across the heartland before planting roots at Estudio de Piel. She also founded a consulting business that trains physicians and nurses to administer injectables. Though Barry and O’Brien represent only two of several professionals, they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel. Each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.