As a reward for selling the most Kérastase products while working at Gioia Salon in Texas, Alda Membrino won a trip to Italy. She didn't use it as a vacation from her career, however—nearly every moment was spent studying the hair coloring and cutting techniques of the country's masterful stylists. She flaunts this dedication to her craft at Windsor Salon and Spa, where she rejuvenates hair with Neuma organic shampoo, paraben- and DEA-free AG hair products, and hair color made with a yogurt base and natural ingredients.
For the rest of the body, Alda removes unwanted hair with either standard wax or a sugar formula composed entirely of natural ingredients and Santa's unused candy canes. The expert rounds out her service menu with spa staples such as manicures and pedicures, hot-stone massages, and facials that exfoliate with seaweed or glycolic acids.
As Associate Director of D'vine Medical Spa, Dr. Shady Macaron oversees a wide range of beauty services. Laser treatments zap unwanted body hair and wrinkles, while cosmetic injections plump up facial contours or debilitate scowl muscles. The nutritionist on staff guides dieters with medical weight-loss programs and the team of makeup artist flatters features with Eve Pearl blushes, powders, and shadows.
Since 2008, Miracle Eyebrows has been naturally removing unwanted hair in various locations across the United States. The salon also offers henna tattoos, which temporarily stain the skin. The treatment creates intricate body art on bodily areas including the hands and feet.
GBS Brows has carved out a niche for its four locations by offering beautification treatments not often found at other salons. While they certainly present standard fare such as facials, massages, and waxing, what sets them apart are their two other treatments; threading and henna tattoos. Threading, an alternative to traditional waxing, uses intertwined pieces of thread to remove and shape facial hair with increased precision. Their India-trained henna tattoo artists can create beautiful, often floral-inspired designs that typically last about two to four weeks, like most grade school plays. Each location's décor showcases its own type of elegance, but they all feature bright colors and pleasant flourishes such as plants and paintings.
Sparse eyebrows, thin lips, and lingering scars are no match for A Better Image's SofTap permanent makeup. Aestheticians use a microprobe to gently inject natural-looking pigments around the eyes, lips, areola, or anywhere else that needs more pigment, including those bearing the vestiges of burns or surgery. The tattooing process is entirely the choice of the client, who can choose how subtle or dramatic they wish their new look to be. A Better Image also offers permanent hair removal and eyebrow shaping services.
Backed by their intensive training and certification in venous-disease treatment, Dr. Alex Afshar and his team beautify skin and reduce discomfort with minimally invasive treatments. After one-on-one consultations, the medical professionals shrink varicose vascular tissue with laser or radiofrequency ablation, or help banish spider veins with sclerotherapy injections. In addition to promoting healthy veins, the staff at Vein Institute of Connecticut restores youthful tones to facial spaces with Juv?derm and Botox, and boosts the body's natural defenses against dust and eye-pokes with Latisse eyelash supplements.