From chamomile cleansing lotion to honey-almond scrub, a fleet of botanical products find themselves the star at Olga’s Beauty Spa. Licensed aesthetician and manicurist Olga Gonzalez incorporates them into her facials, body wraps, and mani-pedis. Several products work in tandem to refresh faces, such as the fruit-extract buffing crème that exfoliates away dirt and the ginseng mineral toner that shrinks pores.
Mode Organic Salon's multitalented staff transforms visitors into beacons for compliments with its beauty-boosting expertise and arsenal of organic products enriched with natural ingredients. The salon?s hairstylists refresh locks with Davines nourishing conditioner, which is empowered by vitamins, amino acids, and essential oils. The team also resurrects graying hairs with coloring products free of commonly used harsh substances, such as ammonia, resorcinol, and lead-based house paint. The facility?s aestheticians keep skin in fine fettle with ?minence Organic Skin Care salves, and unwanted hair is kept at bay with organic waxing.
Mode Organic Salon's commitment to organic practices extends beyond its services: even its complimentary beverages and business practices are eco-friendly. Mode Organic Salon?s strong emphasis on organic standards also helped earn it a spot on Seattle magazine's Best of the Decade list.
The Beauty Lab's aestheticians keep faces looking their best by focusing on one feature at a time. They can install eyelash extensions that subtly enhance the length and volume of each lash, and they can tint brows for an extra bit of drama. They can clear away blemishes with PCA Skin treatments, and they can wax away stray hairs to keep chins and upper lips smooth. Combine all of the above treatments—or even just one or two of them—and you're left with a complexion as beautiful as nature intended it to be. Once you're looking your best, pay a visit to the massage therapist. She's an expert in soothing away the aches that prevent you from tackling the world, or that new IT guy who looks like he could really use a good tackle.
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For 25 years, Wallingford’s Advanced Electrolysis has offered permanent hair removal via electrolysis for male and female clients, with appointments available most weekdays until 8 p.m. Electrolysis is a technique that destroys hair follicles one at a time, preventing or at least profoundly slowing their re-growth. The clean, sparse offices look like a doctor’s office, letting clients know they are in well-trained hands. Advanced Electrolysis offers multiple techniques, including galvanic electrolysis that uses lye to get at hair follicles; thermology, which uses heat to destroy follicles; or a blend of both techniques if deemed appropriate to the customer’s needs. Women can choose from treatments for the hairline, face, arms, chest, bikini area, abdomen, hands, toes, brows and underarms, while men can treat back, shoulders, ears, brows, neck, nose or beard.
Licensed aesthetician Deborah Bonjouklian, a graduate of Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, sees no sense in working so hard to beautify faces while leaving the other visible parts of the skin untouched. That?s why she examines the face along with the arms and hands during her consultations, ensuring all exposed areas look sufficiently smooth.
Yet her specialty remains treating faces. After learning about each client?s skin, she blends formulas of pumpkin, alpha peptide, and salicylic acid to gently remove dead skin and reveal the healthy-looking layer resting beneath. The resulting cellular turnover helps reduce the appearance of skin conditions such as fine lines, acne, age spots, and scarring.