A lighthearted personality and meticulousness are good traits to look for in an aesthetician, especially when their specialty is Brazilian waxing. D'Lisa Shayn's depilation skills and friendly bedside manner earned her the Critics' Picks title of Best Waxer and many a loyal client.
When it comes to the hair on your head, there are skilled stylists in the studio on staff that are experienced in the latest colors and cuts. They can create glamorous updos for weddings or understated downdos for proms in rooms with low ceilings.
With botanical Aveda products and a deep knowledge of hairstyling techniques, the stylists at Distinctive Salon And Spa create new looks and maintain established ones. They trim away split ends into polished cuts, infuse tresses with rich color, and add interest with treatments such as chic balayage highlights. Likewise, the salon's makeup artists craft their own masterpieces by enhancing facial features with paraben-free and mineral-based cosmetics, just like the ones Leonardo da Vinci used to paint the Mona Lisa's sister, Maura.
After inviting guests into Vlashed, licensed lash technician Valencia asks them to close their eyes and enjoy a pampering experience. Although this often helps visitors relax (some even fall asleep), it's also necessary for Valencia to apply sets of individual silk, synthetic mink, and mink lash extensions using glue that is formaldehyde-, paraben-,
sulfur-, and sulfate-free. Because of her detailed application process, these long, full eyelash extensions last between six and eight weeks, at which time patrons can return for a fill. Inside her cozy studio, Valencia also waxes off unwanted hair and tints brows and lashes, making them stand out more than a person whose business card is made from fur.
Licensed aesthetician Michelle Williams knows more than a little about skincare?after all, she's been banishing wrinkles and blemishes for nearly two decades. In that time, she's built up an arsenal of treatments headlined by LED light therapy, which firms skin with rays of heated light, and SilkPeel dermal infusion, which reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging. Another of her most popular treatments is the microcurrent non-surgical facelift, which uses tiny currents of electricity to strengthen facial muscles.
Rabina Blackshear hasn't always been her own boss. She spent six years studying the art of holistic beauty in spas before becoming an independent practitioner. This licensed aesthetician and laser tech performs services that range from facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion to high-tech treatments that target flaws with microcurrents, LEDs, and photos of Maggie Smith's disapproving glance. Also a licensed massage therapist, Blackshear uses techniques such as hot-stone, lymphatic, and East Indian head massage to help the whole body relax.
Hairstylist and lash-extension specialist Ashley Alexander works amid Allure Lash Bar's simple, chic space, where she provides everything from quick cuts to floor-sweeping hair extensions. Clients can sink into Ashley?s styling chair for some beauty maintenance, such as trim and color retouch, or redo their looks with everything from the Keratin Complex smoothing therapy to full or partial hair extensions. Lash extensions are perhaps one of Ashley?s most-popular specialties?her synthetic lashes pump up natural lashes for up to 90 days without using mascara or taping feathers along the eyes.