During more than 20 years as a nail artist, Maureen Donlan has encountered dozens of women. She noticed how busy many of her clients were and how difficult it was for them to fit in a simple manicure during a hectic day. When she discovered permanent makeup, she knew it was the answer to many of these women's troubles—something that could let them get through an entire day without once checking their lipstick in the mirror. Maureen became certified in permanent makeup in 2004 and never looked back.
At Amazing Faces, Maureen offers today's women an alternative to traditional cosmetics. With safe and meticulous techniques, she adds permanent flair to lips, eyes, and eyebrows and performs corrective work and scar camouflaging to conceal evidence of past accidents or surgeries. She also boosts blinks with eyelash tinting and extensions to provide defense from lecherous butterflies. In addition, Maureen calls upon her past to shape and groom nails before coating them in standard or gel polishes.
Laser Med Spa's aestheticians beautify and heal clients using advanced products and technology. That technology allows them to perform treatments such as laser hair removal, pixel skin resurfacing, or VelaShape cellulite treatments. Whatever the service, the staff treats each client as an individual; they'll explain each step of the process in addition to educating you on preventative and restorative maintenance.
In addition to their advanced medical techniques, the team also stockpiles some of the industry’s most forward-thinking dermatological products. Arbonne products blend antioxidants and natural botanicals to cleanse and smoothen the complexion with products for men, women, and children. Additionally, the Glominerals line has been used on top stars at the Academy Awards; it's garnered universal acclaim for its long-lasting effects without clogging pores or morphing your face into a Richard Nixon mask.
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Artist Jeffery Lyle Segal discovered his passion for drawing at age 12. By high school he’d mastered makeup application, and by college he found himself teaching makeup-application courses, eventually commanding the classrooms of Empire Academy in Costa Mesa and the Cinema Makeup School in LA. Along the way, the steady-handed professional worked as a special-effects makeup artist for film, theater, and print, honing his beauty-application techniques on models and willing key grips. It wasn't until 1991, however, that he found the perfect merger between his appreciation for fine art and love of beautiful faces in the world of permanent makeup. Today, he's renowned as an expert in the field and has served for more than 20 years as a certified member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and as a fellow of the American Academy of Micropigmentation. He strives to help women look their naturally beautiful best and literally wrote the book on the subject, penning his design prowess into a highly regarded training program titled, The Shape of Permanent Beauty.
As the saying goes, "an artist is only as good as his tools," and so Segal favors high-end equipment such as the digital German cosmetic-tattooing devices from Harmonix and Nouveau Contour. Beyond making makeup routines easy for busy folks or those with poor vision or cosmetic sensitivities, his talents can also be used to help correct asymmetrical features, sparse hair or brow lines, scars, or discolored areolas following breast surgery.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Cosmetic makeup for eyebrows and beauty marks
Products Used: Iron-oxide-based pigments
Pro Tip: Discomfort is now greatly reduced due to a new topical anesthetic.
Q&A with Khadijah, Permanent Makeup Artist
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Transforming a flaw by enhancing its beauty and lifting the person's spirit.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
"It's amazing how I can just get up and go. I have cut 30–45 minutes off my beauty routine, whether I'm going to work or out on the town."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Smudge-proof permanent makeup can help you look great from the moment you wake up in the morning. It's life-changing for women who have lost their facial hair due to ailments such as alopecia and thyroid problems, as well as chemotherapy. It also helps active women stay polished while running and swimming.
Inside a dynamically designed orange-and-brown space, Chocolate For Your Body’s techs summon the skin-polishing power of cocoa when performing facials, manicures, and pedicures. They mix natural ingredients such as raw cacao, fruits, and spices to concoct revivifying elixirs that they then paint onto skin, recruiting Éminence organic skincare products to further enhance epidermises. A roster of thoughtful seasonal treatments tackles specific woes associated with each season, such as the winter-specific dry skin and temporary tattoos left by snowmen.
The staff can also crown freshly cleansed façades with permanent makeup or eyelash extensions, and they harness Wella and Schwarzkopf products for hair services, which include cuts, coloring, and conditioning treatments.