Dhaga's beautiful salon environment, which features vivid orange and red walls, black-framed mirrors, and potted plants for a sultry sub-tropical vibe, is a welcoming place to whip unwanted body yarn into shape. The experienced staff provides a handful of service options for shape and tonal transformations. Threading is available for all cranial surfaces, including the eyebrows ($8–$10), whole lip area ($8), chin ($5), and non-head-based hands ($10). Threading is a precise method of hair removal, common in India, that uses a piece of thin, twisted cotton thread to wick away hairs one at a time. Although many find threading to sting slightly more than waxing, numbing lotion is available if desired.
The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly-lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly foot baths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.
Just off a bustling Brooklyn sidewalk, patrons enter the organically inspired environs of Art of Natural Beauty Center, its mossy green hues and burnished wood floors reflecting a commitment to beauty and ecological sustainability. Clients can peruse the menu of services, which deploy a potent combination of technology and natural products to perform laser hair removal, colon hydrotherapy, and facials enhanced by seaweed. After any treatment, guests can linger in a Jacuzzi studded with more than 50 therapeutic jets or perform statue impressions upon the dry sauna's wood-planked benches.
It might be impossible to go back in time, but that hasn’t stopped the specialists at Esthelis Clinic from trying. At this 10,000 square-foot facility, they administer surgical and noninvasive procedures that help guests leave looking younger than when they entered. Mesotherapy, for instance, works to firm skin with microinjections of vitamins and minerals, while clients’ own platelet-rich plasma might be used to restore the youthful glow of a firefly at prom. In addition to age-defying services, the beauty hotspot also helps visitors stay in shape by offering access to a gym and two full-sized indoor swimming pools.
Dr. Victoria Karlinsky looks for ways to restore patients' self-confidence through cosmetic surgery. After training alongside expert bariatric surgeons, Dr. Karlinsky learned the art of weight-loss surgeries and lifts. Dr. Karlinsky's attention to detail extends to her face-lift, eyelid, ear, and lip surgeries, and also accounts for her winning streak in pickup games of Simon Says. Each procedure takes place after patients explain their beauty goals in a one-on-one consultation and Dr. Karlinsky maps out a viable route to achieve them. Dr. Karlinsky brandishes board certifications in both general and cosmetic surgery and can communicate to clients in English, Russian, or scalpel charades.
What is your morning routine? How much time do you spend outdoors? During a pretreatment consultation, specialists not only study clients' unique looks and cosmetic goals, but ask questions like these to learn about their lifestyle. With a philosophy that hinges on the concept that "beauty is a personal thing," the practice develops services and cosmetic plans that are specially tailored to each individual. Facial treatments exile blemishes, rosacea, and lingering marker mustaches, and liposuction, cellulite reduction, and tattoo-removal treatments put the finishing touches on frames. The menu of services features techniques in a broad spectrum to suit every desired level of beautification.
Potted plants add a verdant touch to the calming, minimalistic environment created by J&S Spa's sleek hardwood floors and clean white walls. The aestheticians provide a complete anatomical spread of pampering services stretching from spa pedicures to ginger-honey body wraps to eyelash extensions. Inside private rooms, guests relax as massage therapists release tension and restore balance through an array of massage modalities, including thai herbal therapy. A variety of facials—infused with antioxidants and vitamin C—leave skin looking radiant while reducing the appearance of fine lines and the urge to lick orange trees.