Aesthetician Bella Schneider may regularly rub elbows with the rich and celebratedâ€”her clients include Michelle Pfeiffer, Maria Shriver, and Gayle Kingâ€”but her beginnings were much more humble. At the tender age of 14, she began apprenticing as an aesthetician in Europe to help her struggling family. When she was 21, she immigrated to the US to attend UC Berkeley with the help of a scholarship and received a BA in economics. Yet her love of skincare beckoned and in 1976 she opened the first LaBelle Salon in San Francisco, one of the first full-service salons offering European style deep skincare, a Russian pedicure, and European style waxing. The LaBelle skincare line followe
Your skin is blotchy. Red, yet pale. Hot like a latte one minute, cold as iced-tea the next. Mysterious dry patches appear…. And althoughÂ it may be desirable to have wind-swept hair, windswept cold-aggravated, central heating harmed skin is what make February, with apologies to TS Eliot, the cruelest month, at least to your skin. Â
So what is going on and why? Start by considering your heritage. Say what?! â€œGenetics cause cold weather to affect the skin in different ways,â€ explains Ã»ber facialist Linda Meredith who counts Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Kate Beckinsale and even Colin yes-I-know-heâ€™s-happily-married-but…Firth as her clientele at her London b
Meet theÂ Skincare GuruÂ to the Stars
Worldâ€“renowned skincare specialist, spa owner, author and brand developer, Ole Henriksen’s success in the world of beauty has been powered by passion and expertise. A personal encounter with cystic acne led him on a path from dancer in Indonesia to facialist to the stars in Beverly Hills. After completing studies in cosmetic chemistry in London, Ole moved to California, ultimately opening the Ole Henriksen Face/Body facility in Sunset Plaza. His expertise in natural skincare, beauty, nutrition, health and fitness garnered him a celebrity and media following. In addition, he introduced the Ole Henriksen brand of botanical skincare, which
Meet Londonâ€™s Holistic Facialist
London facial therapist, Julia Hart, knows that beauty is much more than skin-deep. She takes a holistic approach to anti-aging, focusing on lifestyle, nutrition and supplements in addition to treatments. She believes that all skins can be measurably improved and develops bespoke skincare regimens, tailoring her treatment menu to the clientâ€™s ever changing needs. Julia draws upon 15 year of experience and training to bridge the gap between traditional beauty treatments and medical aesthetics. Currently she sees clients at the Hale Clinic in London as well as her own treatment rooms in Kent.