Janette Valentine likes bringing out the best in her clients. “I have so much fun transforming women from all walks of life into bombshells,” she admits. The former make-up artist has been operating a retro-fabulous photo studio for over a decade now, taking highly stylized — and highly gorgeous — portraits that draw upon inspiration from the classic pin-up girls of the ‘40s and ‘50s. “What we do in the studio really gives everyone a huge self-esteem boost,” she says. With clients who are struggling against breast cancer, fighting weight issues or battling self-image problems, that uplifting experience can be all the more important. “I think that the psychological rewards ladies receive from these sessions makes what I do very special,” she says. Next on the agenda? Valentine plans to expand the studio, offering retro hair and makeup lessons, while incorporating burlesque classes into her repertoire; TerriblyGirly.com.
It’s no secret: If you live in Florida, your hair is going to need a keratin treatment for the summer. But deciding to have the treatment is just the start. Hisham Sahbane of Hair By Hisham has the scoop.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.