Gimme Shelter – sun protection in a snap!

Need easy, effective sun protection?  Think Iredale Mineral Cosmetics , they offer more than just makeup! Powder-Me SPF 30 ($45.50)  is a dry, pure SPF offered in translucent and tan.  With titanium dioxide and natural clay, the UVA/UVB protection is safe, pure, and soothing.   Smooth the sponge end over your skin for immediate sun protection.  Reapplication does not have to […]

Is Thinning Hair Getting You Down?

Is bald beautiful? It can be! Is thinning hair a detriment to one’s self-esteem? Not always, but it definitely can be a contributing factor in diminished self-confidence. We live in a world where looks matter and youthful appearance is king. Keeping up with this, to an extent, helps many to feel more competitive in the […]

Microdermabrasion, Still a Favorite

As an esthetician, taking care of my own skin is important to me.  I use pharmaceutical-quality products at home (because I know they are effective and give the most bang for the buck), such as iS Clinical, SkinCeuticals, and PCA Skin, and I give myself regular chemical peels to keep my skin healthy and glowing.  When […]

Thinning Hair? Sparse Brows? ACell + PRP!

The news is getting better all the time for those of us who are experiencing thinning hair and sparse brows.  Perhaps you have tried products or contemplated surgery?  There are quite a few great tools being utilized to battle hair loss.  At Northwest Hair Restoration in Tacoma, Dr. Robert Niedbalski has products, treatments, and surgical […]

Savvy Grooming, It’s Not Just For Women!

I admit that I am guilty of often gearing my esthetic-speak toward women.  While it is traditionally true that more women than men receive esthetic services, such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, Botox, etc., men make up a steadily growing number of the esthetic clientele.  And really, why should they not?  Men care about their […]

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes…to your hairline?

Time may have changed your hairline, but did you know that in the Pacific Northwest we have one of the finest hair replacement surgeons in the country?  Dr. Robert Niedbalski has made hair replacement his focus and specialty for the last 20+ years.  His practice, Northwest Hair Restoration, is in Tacoma, Washington, overlooking the beautiful […]

Botox, Baby! Botox…

Having spent most of my adult life in the beauty industry, and more than a decade of that in the med spa world, I am no stranger to Botox, dermal fillers, plastic surgery, and the like. I realize, though, that just because I am intimately familiar with it all doesn’t mean everyone else is. Sometimes […]