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.
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.
The team at Perfect Brows doesn’t just remove hair above the eyes; they remove it from all over the body, using three different methods. Their threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. During waxing sessions, they paint fuzzy areas with a thin layer of molten wax, which adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. Their third method, called sugaring, is an organic alternative to waxing, which removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio’s other services, which include henna work and facials.
Contrary to what its name suggests, Darina Laser Salon goes far beyond laser services to cultivate cosmetic beauty. Of course, its Candela lasers can render faces, legs, chests, and most other body areas free of unwanted hair that might sully an otherwise radiant complexion or cover a favorite knuckle. But the salon also features hairstylists who craft sleek hairdos and embellish them with color or use Brazilian blowouts to smooth out frizzy locks. Nails get attention, too, as manicurists shape and decorate them during french manicures and spa pedicures.