The technicians at Sugaring Westlake love to talk about the benefits of removing hair with sugar paste instead of wax. For one thing, sugar paste won't stick to skin--that is, it won't stick to any living skin cells. It does, however, exfoliate the dead ones, leaving skin soft and smooth after clearing away unwanted hair. For another thing, the sugar paste is all-natural, with no harsh chemical ingredients to irritate the skin. Finally, sugar paste, unlike wax and tattoos of oil spills, can be removed with water.
To shape perfect eyebrows, the technicians at Asia Salon turn to the ancient art of threading. During this process, they grab a single piece of cotton thread, twist it around unwanted hair, and quickly pluck it out. For the rest of the body, they rely on heated wax, which can clean up areas as large as the legs or as small as the uvula. Once they're finished, clients can accent their newly smooth skin with henna tattoos featuring intricate swirls or feminine flowers.
Nearly three decades of experience in the beauty industry has only increased the passion of licensed electrologist Frida Ben-Hanan. "I love my work because I get to make people look beautiful, and, more importantly, feel comfortable within their own skin," she says. Her aesthetic studies have led her to Brazil and Israel, and her passion for electrolysis hair removal eventually expanded to permanent makeup. Keeping clients safe with a bloodborne-pathogens certification, Frida is adept at blending several colors into one natural-looking color for flawless looks on lips, eyes, and eyebrows. She uses digital machinery to fill in the faces of women and men who are allergic to makeup, are constantly on the go, or have lost their hair from alopecia, chemotherapy, or other ailments. She augments her specialties of electrolysis and cosmetic tattooing with waxing, facial treatments, and peels, all performed in welcoming treatment rooms festooned with bright colors, billowing curtains, and animal prints inspired by nature's intricate tattoo work on the cheetah and zebra.
Eydie Anne is no stranger to the spotlight. She started modeling at the age of 17, appearing in everything from music videos to nationally broadcasted commercials. Knowing how it feels to be the apple of the camera's eye, Eydie draws on her wealth of experience in the beauty industry to help her clients become the center of attention. At her post within Dermaluv Skin Care in Old Town Calabasas, she performs custom skincare services that range from hydrafacial
treatments as seen on Dr. Oz to organic spray tans. Eydie's also known for her expertise in waxing bodies and outfitting eyes with Minkys lash extensions.
After spending years sunbathing on the beaches of her native Southern California, Jeni Nola started having second thoughts about what she was doing to her skin. She began researching spray-tan solutions, but she discovered that many of the formulas were tainted with chemicals.
Instead of lamenting her lack of choices or throwing water balloons at the sun, Jeni rolled up her sleeves and developed her own all-natural tanning solution. Her concoction forms the cornerstone of Bronzed Bunny, Jeni's tanning spa where clients are bronzed with a formula that's organic, paraben-free, water-soluble, and environmentally friendly. But it's not just about tanning—overall, Jeni and her team offer more than 40 treatments, including body scrubs, facials, and their signature bikini waxes.