At Beauty Unlimited, skin specialists and massage therapists combine their skills to offer services in three categories—facials, massage, and waxing. The first involves hypoallergenic products combined with classic European facials, collagen facials, and acne treatments. In addition, microdermabrasion—used on the face, neck, and décolletage—can effectively resurface and rejuvenate aging skin, and a beautifying ultrasound treatment ensures there are no babies growing inside the forehead.
The second category has Beauty Unlimited’s team relieving stress with Swedish and deep-tissue massage, both available in 60- and 90-minute increments. Lastly, there's waxing. After receiving a brow wax, or a wax on any other part of the body, for that matter, clients can indulge in lash or brow tints, intended to enhance facial features without the need to reapply makeup.
The imported Spanish wax that aesthetician Laura Joy trusts for body waxing contains rosins and beeswax, which not only quickly uproot hair (at a lower temperature and with less pain than other waxes), but also soften the skin. It makes sense that even her waxing products dote on skin, since Glow Skin Therapy caters mainly to the epidermis. For straight-up skincare such as facials and peels, Laura enlists natural derma e products.
At Isis Skin & Body, medical director Dr. Noha Aboelata grants her patients' desires for beauty with a gentle touch, exclusively performing noninvasive rejuvenation treatments that employ the latest advancements in aesthetic upkeep. The practice is split between laser-based and topical therapies that both remediate existing problems and stimulate of the body's natural healing mechanisms.
Lasers earn their keep and daily continental breakfasts with work in three principle areas: routing unwanted hair, healing nail fungus, and helping to firm and smooth contours all over the body. To ensure topical treatments are safe for all skin types, Dr. Aboelata handpicks the products used in each service, which range from custom acne-scar treatments to eight types of chemical peels. Online forms dotting the company's website encourage curious visitors to start their restorative journey with a free analysis by identifying their skin and body concerns from a list that will help the staff to suggest a fitting course of treatment.
In tribute to its eponymous Egyptian goddess, the white and gold spa takes rich decorating cues from ancient palace-inspired aesthetics and the advice of style-blogging mummies. Columns capped with gold lotuses rise up to the entry hall's high ceiling, and gilded folding screens backdrop chaise lounges covered in bolts of lustrous, eggshell-colored cloth.
In a world of solemn responsibilities and stern rules, Flirt Nail Lounge stands as a haven of whimsical femininity. Bright pink walls, purple shag carpets, and signs declaring, “A princess sits here” cast off the grownup world to let guests revel in luxurious nail services elevated by a host of pampering extras. Nail techs sit on plush pink ottomans as their clients melt into tufted white armchairs above them, their feet dangling in the warm water of sinks set into the floor. In addition to performing manicures and pedicures with OPI polish and no-chip Shellac lacquer, the techs specialize in painting ornate designs—replete with 3-D accoutrements such as gemstones, gold accents, and can openers—on natural nails or acrylic extensions. The lounge also features a private room for waxing treatments and a boutique that brims with bath oils and cupcake bath bombs by Sugar Rush.
Cocoon Bare’s team of spa technicians understands that a good waxing treatment has two things going for it: precision and speed. That’s why their Brazilian waxes typically take only 20 minutes and leave behind a wide variety of custom shapes and designs. Their threading services offer an even more precise means of shaping eyebrows and removing hair from sensitive complexions. When they aren’t sculpting bushy areas into triangles or iconic skylines, they airbrush skin with natural tanning solutions that result in an even glow.
Each member of Stript Wax Bar's staff specializes in waxing, using top-shelf waxing products and artful technique to efficiently strip away hair. Technicians ensure cleanliness through a strict no-double-dipping policy, clearing away hair as guests lounge in soothing environs.