Nancy Einhart | March 31, 2011 8:41 amCertified medical esthetician Linda Georgedes has been in the skin business for 32 years. For proof of her talent, you don't have to look at her resume — just at her dewy, glowing skin. You might call Georgedes a professor of skin care: she's devoured stacks of medical books and literally written a book on brow shaping.Read More
Nancy Einhart | March 16, 2011 8:00 amGather new pearls of skin care wisdom. Pearl Dworkin, the owner of Skincare by Pearl, isn't just an esthetician, she's also an educator who's always seeking to expand her skin knowledge. When she travels to exotic locales, Pearl is constantly on the hunt for new techniques to incorporate into her treatments; on a recent trip to Thailand, she picked up some rose crystal quartz wands, perfect for massaging facial treatments.Read More
Nancy Einhart | January 28, 2011 7:45 amThis seasoned pro will make you glow. Olga Samson grew up in the pampering business: both her mom and cousin are spa-industry veterans. Now, she aims high(-end), bringing the best of what she learned during stints at Burke Williams and Intercontinental Hotels to design the ultimate spa experience.Read More
Larkin Clark | January 12, 2011 8:00 amTo look like a star, you need a skin care specialist who has actually worked with the stars. Enter Tracy Shelor, a Willow Glen-based aesthetician who spent more than 10 years working as a makeup artist and skincare guru to Hollywood's elite. Trained at the prestigious School of Professional Makeup Artistry and the Newberry School of Beauty, she channels her experience as a celebrity and bridal stylist into precise and professional skin care services.Read More
Nancy Einhart | November 3, 2010 9:24 pmLana Kessel took one look at me and said gravely, "I wish you'd come to me sooner." Nervous about the damage I'd inflicted after years of doing my own eyebrows, I lay down on what, appropriately, looks like an operating table plunked down in the middle of an expansive light-filled room, with towering windows overlooking Market Street.
Lana, the namesake brow expert behind Lana Kessel European Skin Care (564 Market St., Suite 718, 415-640-7652) set to tweezing with such rapid-fire yet painless motion that I could have sworn she was motorized.Read More
Larkin Clark | May 2, 2010 11:28 amYour skin deserves the best, and the Bay Area's SkinSpirit skin care clinic and spa delivers with the accolades to prove it. Founded by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Vistnes, SkinSpirit offers deluxe medical skincare treatments in a luxurious spa setting. With locations in Palo Alto, Walnut Creek (1647 N.Read More