BEHIND THE SEEN…Face & Body Care
This unique studio was created for the man or woman who understands the importance of, and who strives to maintain their best image. In these competitive times, it is a necessity, to present yourself in the best possible light. Yet there is a subtle stress that goes along with the challenge, and it shows…on your face! That is why we designed this salon to not only give you the best facial treatments available, and expert make up application, but also provide a healthy "escape" through the serene, cozy ambiance, reminiscent of an elegant european cottage, complete with fireplace, rather than a cold, medical environment. There is also a small meditation area available. The private gated courtyard is an added bonus, away from noise and prying eyes.
Pamela Hackeman and Teal Druda are mother and daughter. Both are make up artists, Teal is an "on location" free lance make up and hair artist, while Pamela is a skincare expert, esthetician, shiatsu therapist and does primarily in-studio make up.
Pamela has had a passion for health and beauty most of her life. She has been teaching Beauty Make Up for Make Up Designory aka MUD for over 12 years, and has taught make up and skin care seminars, internationally, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, MIami, Japan, Thailand and South Africa. Her background includes: education in Art and Psychology, Nutrition, Shiatsu, Hatha Yoga, Chi kung, Tai Chi, and Meditation. She believes that balance of body, mind and spirit, are key to beauty, along with topical skin care treatments and make up. Her approach embraces the natural, using shiatsu and organic products, and the new, using advanced technology such as stem cell products, microdermabrasion, light and color therapy, and oxygen infusion to give you the best care available. She has worked with MAC, Chanel, LaPraire, Beau Bridges, Eric Roberts, Stacey Keach, (LT) Lawrence Taylor, Christopher Titus, Shane Black, Sally Kirkland, Amanda Lucas, Cynthia Watros, among many others. She has also mentored many successful make up artists, including Tara Savelo, Patrice Graham, Amy Chance, Kimberly Petz, Jackie Mgido, and many others. With a blend of art and science, and a dose of sensitivity, Pamela ensures that her integrity will delight you, your skin will thank you, and your mirror won't scare you.
Look for her beauty make up video tutorials on Mudblog.net.
"Bay area native Teal Druda's make up roots run deep: Her mother and uncle both have a passion for it, as well, her mother taught and studied the craft and her uncle was key on several films and tv shows. What started as a high school gig and Nordstrom evolved into a globe trotting career over ten years, that encompasses film, music videos, commercials, fashion shows and print work. Her clients include:Moby, Salma Hayek, Calista Flockhart, Shannon Elizabeth, Taylor Dane, Christina Ricci, Alexandra Paul, Master P, Willow Smith, Alexis Bledell, Angie Everhart, Danielle Evangelista among others. She has worked with photographers David LaChapelle, Michel Comte, Elizabeth Schneider, Jamais Vu and others.If there's one thing that ties her work together, it's an embrace of the unpredictable. "I love what I do, and I enjoy breaking the "rules" of make up, she explains. "There are no rules in my book" - Fashion LA magazine fall/winter 2007-08http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1 … 8051815a8e Updated more frequently then MM
I believe that a logo represents a business's intention, and encapsulates the idea behind the business in an image. The frame of an oval within a rectangle represents a mirror, or what a client could see in the mirror. The Blue Lotus flower represents natural beauty, balance and purity. I chose this flower because I was attracted to it's delicate beauty, and the calmness it instills. Only after I incorporated it in my logo did I actually research the meaning behind the flower, and am so pleasantly surprised to find these descriptions fit my intention perfectly:
The Blue Lotus flower is found on the shores of the Nile River in Egypt but also as a powerful symbol in ancient Egyptology. Because of the flower's unusual characteristic of opening in the morning and closing in the early evening, they believed the Blue Lotus flower held the key to creation of the universe.
"Flowing north to the Mediterranean Sea, the shape of the Nile River Valley resembles a lotus flower, the ancient Egyptian symbol for regeneration of life. A gift of pharaohs, the divine perfume of the blue lotus was not only pleasing, but considered healing as well. Opening each morning to reveal an intense golden center set against blue petals, Its significance can be found throughout Egyptian culture, from the stone carvings on the pyramids, to the flower vendors and perfumeries lining the Khan el-Khalili, one of the oldest markets in the world."
Beauty and Detachment
The lotus flower has a story to tell – a flower that grows in mud and emerges pristine and pure, to bloom in perfect beauty, floating sublimely on the surface of the water. Because of this, it is seen as a symbol of detachment – being in the world, not of the world. Each night it closes its petals, each morning it opens to the sunshine and the world, closely resembling the human activity of sleeping and waking. It is not hard to understand its appeal.
It has been a source of wonder and inspiration for thousands of years. When people have searched for a description of perfect beauty, many have used the lotus flower as the epitome.
It is strongly associated with Hinduism and Buddhism – both religions use the flower as a symbol of perfection, a symbol of the divine, giving it a mystic quality like no other flower. In some cultures the color of the lotus flower has different meanings – white for purity, blue for goodness and red for enlightenment. The ancient Egyptians regarded the blue lotus as sacred and a sign of purity as dirt did not cling to its petals.
Hope and Endurance
It has extraordinary hardiness. Its seeds can lie dormant for two hundred years and then bloom with the first rains. Its stalk is tough and not easily broken. The Chinese saw this as a symbol of fidelity.
The lotus flower tattoo symbolizes new beginnings, new hope, new life, longevity and endurance. Because of the importance it holds in so many cultures, the lotus flower has been depicted thousands of times.
Pamela - Licensed and Medical Esthetician, Her specialties include: Anti-aging therapies, Anti-acne care, Microdermabrasion, LED therapy, Certified Intraceuticals Oxygen Therapist, Make up artist & Instructor for over 19 years, International Public Speaker on skincare and make up, Contributing writer for Les Nouvelle Esthetique, Certified Shiatsu therapist, Natural and Organic therapies including diet and herbal therapy, chakra balance, etc. Known especially for her gentle, yet effective extractions.
Pamela is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays.
Teal - Master Make Up Artist for Print, Film and Television, Teal has worked with many celebrities and photographers, and is known for her creative, yet clean, make up abilities, she is requested over and over for her talent and dedication to her craft.. She is a contributing writer for Les Nouvelle Esthetique, and collaborator for many different types of projects. She is also a creative thinker who has worked in many fields besides make up and is an asset to production of all kinds for her ideas and originality, and thus has become a creative consultant for wardrobe, hair, set design, locations, interior design, office systems, writing, event planning, etc.
Teal is available by appointment only
Kaz - licensed esthetician for 3 years, has a background in Ayurvedic and Natural and Organic therapies,as well as nursing education. Her skill include facials, make up, waxing, and lash extensions. She speaks Spanish and English.
Kaz is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Inga - licensed esthetician for 3 years, specialties include: acne care, microdermabrasion, LED therapy, Chakra balance, anti-aging skin care, speaks fluent Armenian, very gentle and effective in her touch.
Inga is available Thursdays & Saturdays
Nora - licensed esthetician for 20 years, from Romania, also a degree in Organic Chemistry, has worked in Beverly Hills for many years with Georgette Klinger and Dr. Arnold Klein, Nora is very experienced in European facials, speed waxing, eyelash extensions and make up artistry.She speaks fluent English and Romanian.
Nora is available on Fridays, and some Saturdays.
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All are screened for honesty, integrity, passion and skill for their art and service.