Not many 12-year-olds run their own beauty business out of their home. But this was the case for Suna Serpin](http://www.sunasspa.com/About.html), whose burgeoning interest in skincare inspired her to extend beauty services to her family and friends before she was even a teenager. Years after getting married and raising children, Suna returned to the business, this time receiving her license in aesthetics and training with the American Laser Center. She cites Jane Wurwand, the founder of renowned skincare line Dermalogica, as the inspiration to open her own spa, where she now lavishes clients with services such as facials, laser hair removal, and body scrubs. She also happily offers up Dermalogica products, which retain their soothing qualities from earth-culled ingredients such as plants and the tears of woodland nymphs.
House of Hair owner Lisa Duprey and her team of beauty specialists greet women, men, and children with open arms and complimentary consultations before they polish exteriors with skin, hair, massage, and nail treatments. Stylists specialized in ethnic tresses craft precision cuts, add color, and affix hair extensions to natural strands with budge-proof weave techniques. Meanwhile, skin experts armed with Aveda products customize the botanical-based elixirs to complement specific skin types during six facial treatments. For long-term beauty enhancement, lash extensions fill out the eyelid's preexisting tendrils for weeks of lush blinks, and permanent-makeup artists tattoo colorful ink on the eyes, lips, and lids to help define features and keep clients from being trailed by motherless marble busts.
At offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, technicians use the DDC PolyLase LP to permanently purge unwanted hair. The DDC PolyLase LP bundles an Alexandrite laser and an NdYAG laser into one piece of equipment that can remove hair of almost any type, whether it’s light, dark, thin, thick, or able to stretch like a rubber band. Because their focus is so specific, the Studios know their equipment well and are glad to share their knowledge with clients in person and online via an FAQ page and a factsheet. Although they specialize in hair removal, technicians also train their laser beams on faces to resurface complexions for a fresher, younger appearance.
For more than a decade at locations in New York and India, the beauty experts at Sahiba Salon have helped clients look and feel their best. In addition to haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments, they cleanse and nourish skin with a variety of therapeutic facials. The team employs both ancient and modern techniques and offers such services as laser hair removal alongside 5,000-year-old ayurvedic shirodhara therapy, which soothes the head with flowing liquids. The team also readies brides and grooms with wedding packages that include skincare, massages, waxing, and hairstyling, as well as henna tattoos more intricate than a labyrinth made out of microchips.
Argento Laser Hair Removal deals exclusively in laser hair-removal treatments. Certified laser technicians kick start every procedure with an in-depth consultation with their clients. During this meeting, they discuss the areas of the body the client wishes to target and evaluate their skin type to determine an appropriate approach. Once they clue the client in on what to expect and how to prepare, they get to work. Using advanced laser technology, they remove hair from the desired area that's in an active growing phase. They offer treatments for men and women, and treat areas such as the face, underarms, Brazilian area, arms, chest, and legs.
Full-service hair salon, fashion photography studio, educational center—Flourish proudly wears each of these designations. The chic studio is home to Rodnei Ferby, a L'Oréal Professionnel master session artist, who leads stylists as they administer meticulous cuts, styles, and colors. The detail-oriented team works with clients to develop a long-term maintenance plan for their hair's look and health, as well as a contingency plan in case hairstyles are lost or stolen. The stylists also lead makeup classes and lend their fashion expertise to aspiring models, some of whom they photograph in the salon’s onsite photography studio.