Known in the bay area for his one-of-a-kind ensembles, Christopher Collins is a perfect blend of raw talent, sincere charisma and ambitious detail, which is found in every one of his pieces. Many will recognize him from the show Project Runway, where Tim Gunn described Christopher as the “perfect embodiment of all that is good in American Design.” His fabulous creations are increasing rapidly in popularity and when asked about his design philosophy, Christopher Collins simply answers with a smile, “To make someone feel beautiful, fresh, natural and new.”
“Epi Center MedSpa has the expertise and experience that will help anyone and everyone. Epi Center took the time and outlined a very detailed custom plan for me and my skin, making sure I would get the results I was looking for. Healthy skin is my goal and Epi Center taught me so much about my skin and what to do in order to properly take care of it. The staff is always friendly and the professionals are just that-professional. Results are what keep bringing me back and trusting them fully with my skin.”
In 2011, Karen Caldwell launched her own label, Karen Caldwell Design. The line, targeting better boutiques and specialty department stores, is characterized by bold colors, retro-Hollywood-influenced silhouettes, and styles that won’t be lost in a crowd. Her designs have been seen on the Red Carpet at the Emmy’s and are staples pieces for many of San Francisco’s extravagant galas.
“My favorite thing about Epi Center is of course, the products and skin services. However once you walk into its elegant and serene ambiance, you feel just better being in the Spa. My favorite services are the ones which pertain to the amazing facials and also the DermaSweep Microdermabrasion. My face feels so soft afterwards! My favorite product is the Epi Center line of skin creams. Especially the Retin-A cream. I was born and raised in LA, and loved the beach for years, but unfortunately I have darkened pigment problems because of my love for the sun. You cannot lose by taking care of what was given to you, your skin. Keep it healthy. Epi Center gives you the perfect guidance and advice at doing that. If you can just keep your skin looking fresh and healthy, no matter what your age, you will always look fabulous!”
Hooman Khalili is a Francisco morning show radio personality on Alice Radio 97.3 FM and has been part of the Sarah and Vinnie morning show for the past 12 years. His job at the station encompasses phone screening, movie reviews, and celebrity interviews. Hooman is also involved in many other activities such as being voice in the Pixar animated movie Cars and creating a viral video about youth voting that is now in the museum of Radio and Television in NYC. Hooman also supports many causes and organizations, such as the Symphonix (SF Symphony), Bravo (SF Opera), Encore (SF Ballet), Teach with Africa, The Guardsman — San Francisco, BuildOn, and THE GERSON INSTITUTE.
“Relaxation is what I aim to achieve whenever I go to Epi Center MedSpa. The environment is so warm and inviting yet private and serene. I really enjoy my facials with the aestheticians- they really do know how to make a person feel and look good. I also love the vitamin B injections. Whenever I feel a cold coming on or if it has been a long day and I need a little energy boost, I know exactly where to get it from. Thanks Epi Center!”
As a native of San Francisco, Charleston began his modeling career in the late 80′s as one of Jimmie Grimme’s models. His career highlights over the course of 25+ years in the entertainment and fashion industry include successful modeling and acting stints in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and around the United States. Charleston has appeared in national billboards, movies, print ads, fashion shows, and over 30 commercials. In 2007, Charleston launched “Charleston Pierce Presents”, a series of fashion, music and entertainment events throughout the SF Bay Area with a focus on promoting local designers in San Francisco.
“I chose Epi Center MedSpa because I love how they focus on rejuvenating not just the face or body, but your overall health. They are also very giving and philanthropic and I see their involvement with many organizations and causes. Every time I go to an appointment, I learn about something new and leave feeling great and appreciated. Along with the great services, the customer service is exceptional, which is one of the reasons I keep coming back. The facility itself is exquisite-with soothing music, great reading material, delicious beverages and spotless rooms. I love their signature facials and am a proud owner of the Clarisonic, which is like a little piece of Epi and does its part in keeping my skin healthy in between treatments. I would recommend Epi Center to everyone-just go in for a consultation and you will be extremely impressed.”
Luke is an actor turned ballet dancer originally from Jacksonville Beach, FL. He studied theatre at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Boston University and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Then he discovered ballet. He received his primary ballet training from Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and also with Magaly Suarez of Pompano Beach, FL. Luke was hired after only two years of training by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet where he danced for three years. In 2007 he joined the San Francisco Ballet where he currently dances, and loves every minute of it.
When I’m in performances I end up applying thick stage makeup 2-4 times a day. Usually my skin ends up feeling dry, red and tortured but with the Epi Center Medspa’s face products my face comes out feeling even more hydrated and smooth than before the rigorous make up routine started. It keeps me feeling like a star.”
Shannon Rugani is currently a ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet. As a native from South Lake Tahoe she trained in the Reno Tahoe area before moving to San Francisco to train with the San Francisco Ballet School on a full merit scholarship in 2002. Shannon joined the San Francisco Ballet Company in 2004 at the age of 16. She has worked with renowned choreographers and has danced numerous roles in ballets all over the world. Shannon is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and composer and musician. Shannon won first prize at the 2012 Dance theater Story Film Competition in Poland for a short film ‘American Overture’ in which she both choreographed and danced.
“I am a ballerina for San Francisco Ballet and I work out very hard during the day and perform at night. I put on street make up during the day and heavy stage make up at night. My skin is constantly sweaty and oily while I’m working out and when I take off the make up, it is incredibly dry. I tend to break out during our performance season and then am forced to try harsh products to keep my skin clear which makes it very hard on my skin. Dancers are supposed to be flawless, but hen you skin doesn’t look like a doll, you don’t feel like a true ballerina. I have tried everything in the market to try to clear up my skin and help keep it healthy during our busy season. I trust Epi Center MedSpa with my life when it comes to well made healthy products that work. When they recommend that I try their new line of products, I will willing to try anything. After the first night my skin improved dramatically. Within one week my skin was flawless and during a crazy tour schedule of putting on and taking off make up in a new environment and city my skin was still beautiful and radiant. I have been getting compliments like ‘you are glowing’ and ‘your skin is so clear and flawless.’ Finally my skin is reflecting how I feel on the inside: healthy and beautiful. Thank you Epi Center for doing what you do.”