As a registered nurse, Jennifer Pascale harnesses her clinical acumen to beautify the face and body at Lilac Laser and Aesthetics. She is fond of lasers?they can evict unwanted body hair, or arrays of pulsed lights can wipe out wrinkles, acne marks, and wine mustaches. All services here, which extend to peels and other skincare treatments, embody Jennifer's overall goal of giving her clients a second chance at looking young.
Desiree Chmura was a featured aesthetician at the 2010 Aesthetic Everything Oscar Gifting Suite, and, as she pampered famous pores before the Academy Awards, she realized she wanted to open up her own med spa. She's trained in a sweeping array of medical-grade skincare and cosmetic disciplines and has advised listeners on Cosmo's XM radio show on how to reduce inches with a seaweed wrap and how to ensnare a crush with a pair of tweezers.
To create her spa, Desiree corralled a staff of nurses and aestheticians. With treatments that range from deep-cleansing facials and ear candling to dermal fillers and photofacials, guests of all beautification goals can find a service right for them.
Serving more than 5,000 clients since 2007, Dr. Ismail Ozcan and the rest of the experienced staff at Oz Medi-Spa Center wield a laser to combat acne, wrinkles, sun spots, pregnancy masks, and unsightly body hair. Male and female technicians are available to operate the device, which emits pulsating beams of light that penetrate the layers of skin to tend to issues. Dr. Ozcan also performs laser-free fixers, including Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero injections, as well as microdermabrasion and varicose vein treatments. The center is open six days a week with flexible appointment times.
Sweety Beauty Salon has the basics covered. Haircuts, bold color, and facial and body waxing options have their slots on the service menu. However, its stylists and aestheticians also delve into more specialized territory. They offer refreshing facials, facial threading, and eyelash extensions. In addition, they adorn clients' skin with henna tattoos, which showcase the exquisite detail of the Indian body art form.
Wrapped in beige and russet tones, SoHo Urban Wax's private rooms cloister both male and female clients in warm serenity as expert aestheticians uproot unwanted hairs with dexterous digits and utmost discretion. Hard wax seizes strands from sensitive areas such as underarms, the upper lip, and funny bones, while warmer soft-wax strips lift fuzz from more durable spots, such as wool coats. While patrons perch on the red-leather banquette in the studio's waiting room, they can sip a proffered cup of coffee or gargle with hot tea while scanning black-and-white photos of the city.
Balance Health Center takes a holistic approach to wellness by offering chemical-free body treatments and classes that promote balance within the mind and body. The center's nontraditional healing approaches include acupuncture, Ayurveda, and traditional Chinese medicine, treatments that all aim to heal the body without unnatural substances.
Spa services encompass waxing and seven-step facials, and bodies can acquire a bronze glow with the center's version of sunless tanning that relies on an organic, citrus-scented solution rather than the sun's hand-me-down rays. Relaxation's role in personal balance asserts itself in assorted scalp massages, hot-stone therapy, and aromatherapy as well as in spa massages that integrate essential oils. Helping guests to bring the center's philosophies home, Balance Health Center hosts classes and workshops on herbology, stretching, and yoga.