When InStyle visited Salon Euphoria in 2002—just a year after it opened—the magazine's editors were completely awed by the studio's historic charm. Sixteen-foot ceilings of neoclassical plaster and walnut-paneled walls accentuate the building's 1920s construction, whereas small accoutrements, such as soft music and a candlelit shampoo area, make it the relaxing oasis owner Andrea Dion Jacobs always envisioned. A talented team of stylists works amid the warm and welcoming confines, using Moroccanoil, Davines, and the salon's own line of products as they cut and color hair. In a private spa room, aestheticians dole out five facial treatments, including one specially formulated for men who are perpetually stressed over never becoming cowboys.
Fair-pelted customers choose from a bevy of sun-mirroring options inside the tanning oasis. Amid the interior’s shimmering gold tiles, guests enter Level 1–5 UV beds, inspiring skin to cultivate a bronze hue of its own. Like hand-sculpting one’s own monogrammed towels from marble, spray tanning at bosTAN is a customized process. A technician holds the airbrush tool, releasing the spray exactly where each part of the skin needs it for more effective coverage than a booth-dispatched mist can achieve.
Athena Aveda Salon Spa maintains female forms with an arsenal of Aveda's natural skincare and haircare products, which are laden with predominantly organic herbs and essential oils and are at the core of every body-coddling treatment. Botanical extracts stimulate senses and nourish the skin when smoothed across it during spa services, such as massages or facials. Hair services, including deep-conditioning treatments and highlights, begin with complimentary anointments of blended plant oils that prep scalps and strands for impending attacks of style.
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Any client that commissions the services of Group Beauté places their aesthetic goals in the hands of four very capable women. Over her 20 years of international experience, makeup artist Alicia Zefta's work has appeared in a who’s who of high fashion that includes the pages of Vogue and runway shows for Yves Saint Laurent. But bridal makeup is where she really excels, as she possesses a unique knack for interpreting her clients' desires and carefully studies their natural beauty to design personal styles. Aesthetician Elvira McCloskey also carries more than two decades of experience and specializes in treating skin plagued with acne, signs of age, or sun damage. Shikora Hill, a graduate of the Paris Fashion Institute, and Tomirys Calderon, who spent years working fashion events, also call on years of training to bring out their patrons' features with the art of cosmetics.
Beyond their prowess for bringing out each face's innate elegance, the beauty quartet polishes up other features with services such as personal cosmetics shopper, spa parties, spray tanning and hairstyling. Clients looking for more long-lasting fixes can invest in permanent makeup, lash extensions, or makeup workshops, where the Group Beauté team shares the techniques they’ve learned over the years, such as how to create looks appropriate for work, evening, and Blue Man Group auditions.