For centuries, women in Eastern countries have relied on threading techniques to remove errant hair. Today, the technicians at Kira Threading have it down to a veritable science—with help from its incredibly simple nature. During sessions, a threading specialist rolls and twists a thin cotton thread across the skin, removing multiple hairs at the follicle level and doing so in a straight line. That precision makes the technique ideal for shaping eyebrows. Unlike waxing, which can leave the skin red, irritated, and prone to attracting candlewicks, threading removes only the hair and leaves the skin fuzz-free for up to a month around the arms, brows, and chin.
The hair stylists, aestheticians, and permanent-makeup artists at Le Cheveu Salon & Spa combine forces to fight the common enemies of lackluster style and epidermal imperfection, drawing from an arsenal of products that hail from the ?minence Organic Skin Care line and the Rep?chage seaweed-based line. In addition to performing facials and body scrubs, they strive to help clients burn calories and detoxify with infrared body wraps that induce sweat and inexplicable urges to curse all who enter the treatment room. Stylists, meanwhile, tend to above-the-shoulder needs with haircuts, color, and smoothing treatments.
In addition to helping clients minimize signs of aging, GloFast Skincare's staff also helps to prevent these issues from happening in the first place. That's the goal of their multivitamin power treatment. During this facial, they treat skin to a vitamin power exfoliation and a recovery mask designed to tamper wrinkles, saggy skin, and other symptoms of growing older or spending too much time in front of a high-powered fan imitating Beyonce videos. And that's just one of their half-dozen facials, each of which has its own purpose, whether it be targeting acne and blemishes or giving skin a youthful glow. They also smooth skin with microdermabrasions and peels, and their makeup applications, threading, and henna tattoos complement complexions post-treatment.
Dr. Renee Cobos is such a trusted board-certified dermatologist that she’s the go-to source for various news organizations, often offering opinions to the Orange County Register about which celebrities she believes have had work done. She’s given What’s Up Orange County host Scott Stewart a nonsurgical face-lift on the show, and she’s the official team dermatologist for the Orange Country Flyers. At Premiere Dermatology & Laser Center, Dr. Cobos fights skin blights with high-tech therapies such as laser skin resurfacing and Thermage radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments. She also smoothes skin with less invasive chemical peels and olive-oil facials. Her Botox and dermal fillers treat everything from wrinkles to excessive sweating brought on by using the dessert fork to eat salad off your neighbor’s plate. Dr. Cobos demonstrates her devotion to healthy skin by volunteering her free time to educate local schools about the dangers of staying in the sun. She has performed thousands of free cancer screenings at hospitals, schools, and charities, and each year she picks three to five patients for free treatment through her Transform-a-Life program.
More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.