BARBER SHOP

1ST Place
LEGENDS BARBERSHOP, 1419 E. Santa Clara St., suite A, Ventura, 641-3232

2ND Place
HANKS BARBER SHOP, 2260 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 388-8955

3RD Place
SMOOTH’S BARBERSHOP, 3737 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 650-7222

The Masque Hometown: Simi Valley Super Power: Suit of impenetrable high fashion Hobby: Watching reruns of Say Yes to the Dress Favorite food: Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme Catchphrase: “Up, up and a new look!”

THE MASQUE
Hometown: Simi Valley
Super Power: Suit of impenetrable high fashion
Hobby: Watching reruns of Say Yes to the Dress
Favorite food: Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme
Catchphrase: “Up, up and a new look!”

BIKINI WAX

1ST Place
COASTAL SKIN CARE DAY SPA, 428 Poli St., # 2C, Ventura, 641-2345

2ND Place
CARA MIA, 1484 E. Main St., Ventura, 232-3021

3RD Place
CECILY BURLESON AT TRE JOLIE MEDISPA, 3200 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 620-0791

BODY PIERCING

1ST Place
JAMIE THOMPSON AT WEST END GALLERY AND TATTOO STUDIO, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-1729

2ND Place
JIM ANGELO AT JIMI’S TATTOO & BODY PIERCING, 407 E. Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme, 488-9190

3RD Place
TABITHA HAUSER AT VENTURA TATTOO & PIERCING, 2094 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-3600

CHILDREN’S CUT

1ST Place
JACK ’N’ JILL’S CUTS FOR KIDS, 1984 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-1976

2ND Place
LUCY IN THE SKY CHILDREN’S HAIRCUTS, 20 N. Fir St., Suite B, Ventura, 652-1988

3RD Place
PORTIA BRAY AT ARCHITEXTURE, 1982 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 641-3900

DAY SPA

1ST Place
OJAI VALLEY INN AND SPA, 905 Country Club Road, Ojai, 855-697-8780

2ND Place
COASTAL SKIN CARE DAY SPA, 428 Poli St., # 2C, Ventura, 641-2345

3RD Place
BILLY YAMAGUCHI INNER CHI SALON AND SPA, 3383 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 658-7909

EYEBROW WAX

1st Place
COASTAL SKIN CARE DAY SPA, 428 Poli St # 2C, Ventura, 641-2345

2nd Place
CARA MIA, 1484 E. Main St., Ventura, 232-3021

3rd Place
CECILY BURLESON AT TRE JOLIE MEDISPA, 3200 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 620-0791

EDITOR’S PICK

Best place to find the perfect suds

Body Scentsations owner Tamara Ferguson.

Body Scentsations owner Tamara Ferguson.

Body Scentsations 740 E. Main St., unit A, Ventura, 212-1075, www.bodyscentsations.com

A true hidden gem in Downtown Ventura, this wonderful little bath and body shop behind the Kali Institute is a haven for all the products you need for scrubbing, smoothing and softening. Soaps, body butters, facial products, salt scrubs, perfume, even an all-natural deodorant — Body Scentsations has it all. And of course, as the name implies, these products are available in a wonderful selection of fragrances. Plumeria, lavender and peppermint are some of the store’s more familiar (and most popular) scents, but there are blends, too: a sophisticated shea spa, the creamy-sweet coco-vanilla, an earthy citrus cedar sage and spicy frankincense and myrrh. All items are available in a fragrance-free version as well.
Owner Tamara Ferguson makes these goods herself, from all-natural ingredients such as shea and cocoa butters; argan, jojoba and olive oils; quality essential oils and herbs (many of which she grows herself). Many components are locally sourced and organic, and other than a handful of goat milk items prepared by special request for a few regulars, none of them contain animal products. Body Scentsations was founded in 1998, operating out of a warehouse space in an industrial area. The owner was a friend, who trained Ferguson in the fi ner aspects of soap and lotion making. In 2012, when her friend was ready to get out of the business, Ferguson happily took it over.
She’s always done business online, and attends a handful of local festivals and fundraisers, but the downtown shop, which she just opened nine months ago, is her first brick-and-mortar.
It’s a warm, colorful and charming space, with twinkling chandeliers, a beautiful old piano, pretty candles and oodles of soaps and moisturizers, all of which you can smell and sample before purchase. Driftwood and seaglass — Ferguson’s other passions — are everywhere, too; she turns them into jewelry and mobiles. “That’s my meditation: long walks on the beach and collecting seaglass,” she says. On a slow day you might catch her wirewrapping pendants or earrings at the front desk, which has generated enough interest that she hopes to offer jewelry making classes soon.
While you’re hanging out at Body Scentsations, take a deep breath to inhale all those deliciously fragrant aromas that give the shop its name. With any luck, you’ll carry the scent with you when you leave, making life seem just a little bit sweeter. — Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer

FACIAL

1st Place
COASTAL SKIN CARE DAY SPA, 428 Poli St.., # 2C, Ventura, 641-2345

2nd Place
CARA MIA, 1484 E. Main St., Ventura, 232-3021

3rd Place
CECILY BURLESON AT TRE JOLIE MEDISPA, 3200 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 620-0791

HAIR COLORIST

1st Place
ROBERT RAMIREZ AT PIN-UPS HAIR DESIGN, 2280 E. Main St., suite B, Ventura, 648-2344

2nd Place
ERIKA HARDING AT ARCHITEXTURE, 1982 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 641-3900 4

3rd Place
STEVEE LYNN MASHBURN AT STUDIO STEVEE LYNN, 144 S. California St., Ventura, 297-5568

HAIR SALON

1st Place
MICHAEL KELLEY SALON & DAY SPA, 1895 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-7743

2nd Place
ARCHITEXTURE, 1982 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 641-3900

3rd Place
PIN-UPS HAIR DESIGN, 2280 E. Main St., suite B, Ventura, 648-2344

HAIR STYLIST

1st Place
ROBERT RAMIREZ AT PIN-UPS HAIR DESIGN, 2280 E. Main St., suite B, Ventura, 648-2344

2nd Place
ERIKA HARDING AT ARCHITEXTURE, 1982 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 641-3900

3rd Place
GAVIN SKILL AT TANGERENZ, 1976 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-5564

MANICURIST

1st Place
LISA ROSS AT SALON PANACHE, 3639 E. Harbor Blvd., suite 122, Ventura, 642-5887

2nd Place
NANCY LANE AT STUDIO WEST SALON, 1792 Callens Road, suite B, Ventura, 642-4520

3rd Place
JULIE HO AT ELEMENTS NAIL SPA, 4255 E. Main St., suite 10, Ventura, 644-7446

EDITOR’S PICK

Owner Panna Karia participates in a local event, threading eyebrows for unwanted hair.

Owner Panna Karia participates in a local event, threading eyebrows for unwanted hair.

Best place to embrace Eastern world beauty techniques

Panna Eyebrow Threading and Henna Studio, 330 N. Lantana St., I-024, Camarillo, 388-3781, www.pannaeyebrow.com

Threading has been regarded as an effi cient and effective method of unwanted hair removal that is done by rolling a thin thread (doubled then twisted) over the target areas and subsequently plucking the hair by the follicle, while for several centuries, henna tattoos have proven to be one of the most prominent types of body art.
Panna Karia enjoyed threading and henna application as a college student. In fact, while she was still in college, Karia enrolled in beauty school and completed henna, eyebrow and facial threading courses to further develop her skills. This passion is one that did not diminish as what was once a fascinating hobby grew into a thriving business.
When she relocated from India, it was the scarcity of local providers for threading and henna services that served as one of the inspirations to start her business. Presumably, a majority of people desiring such services, including Karia, would have had to travel outside Ventura County. Thus, Panna Eyebrow Threading and Henna Studio was opened in 2013 in Camarillo.
“I have a natural talent of being an artist, and I love shaping and removing unwanted facial hair by threading and henna painting,” said Karia.
The studio not only specializes in threading the eyebrows, but the services offered include hair removal from the upper lip, forehead, sides of the face, chin, neck, full face and behind the neck. And in regards to henna Karia is conscientious about the type used; it has to be natural and non-toxic. The henna tattoos are designed with exceptional care, aspiring to capture your vision. And should you desire a threading or henna party, the studio accepts orders.
In addition, Karia offers a revitalizing ayurveda oil service as well as the opportunity to take a taste of India with you from the selection of popular and unfamiliar goods that are available for purchase. The groceries, spices and snacks include turmeric powder, sabudana (tapioca), curry rice, fennel seeds, basmati rice, papadum, ghee (butter), red and yellow lentils and many more.
And every once in a while, if the business is closed, Karia may have simply taken her services out into the community, participating in local events such as the Camarillo Fiesta. — Daphne Khalida Kilea

MEDI-SPA

1st Place
COASTAL SKIN CARE DAY SPA, 428 Poli St., #2C, Ventura, 641-2345

2nd Place
TRE JOLIE MEDISPA, 3200 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 620-0791

3rd Place
THE LASER STUDIO MEDI-SPA, 2605 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, 653-1010

NAIL SALON

1st Place
PROFESSIONAIL, 4990 Telephone Road, suite102, Ventura, 642-1145; 597 W. Channel Islands Blvd. (Mandalay Village MarketPlace), Port Hueneme, 984-2300; 550 W. Main St. (Santa Paula Center), Santa Paula, 525-2654

2nd Place
LE’S NAIL & SPA, 4693 Telephone Road, #4, Ventura, 676-1978

3rd Place
NAILS D’ELEGANCE, 6100 Telegraph Road (Victoria Plaza), Ventura, 650-0490

SHAVE

1st Place
LEGENDS BARBER SHOP, 1419 E. Santa Clara St., suite A, Ventura, 641-3232

2nd Place
HANK’S BARBER SHOP, 2260 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 388-8955

3rd Place
RAYMOND ESPINOZA AT SCISSORS & COMB BARBER SHOP, 680 N. Ventura Road (Fremont Square Center), 981-1318

TANNING

1st Place
ENDLESS SUMMER TANNING CENTERS, 5722 Telephone Road, #C16, 644-3555; 611 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Port Hueneme, 985-8267

2nd Place
OASIS TANNING SALON, 5928 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 650-8267

3rd Place
SOLYMAR AIRBRUSH TANNING, 1225 E. Main St., Ventura, 766-0616

TATTOO ARTIST

1st Place
ADRIENNE MICHELLE RINCON AT WHITE LOTUS BODY ARTS STUDIO, 2300 Alessandro Drive, #100, Ventura, 665-3564

2nd Place
JIM ANGELO AT JIMI’S TATTOO & BODY PIERCING, 407 E. Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme, 488-9190

2ND Place
JAMIE THOMPSON AT WEST END GALLERY & TATTOO STUDIO, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-1729

TATTOO STUDIO

1stPlace
WEST END GALLERY AND TATTOO STUDIO, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-1729

2nd Place
JIMI’S TATTOO & BODY PIERCING, 407 E. Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme, 488-9190

3rd Place
WHITE LOTUS BODY ARTS STUDIO, 2300 Alessandro Drive, suite 100, Ventura, 665-3564