A believer in natural skincare, aesthetician Rani of Rani's Skin Care at Salon-Salon shudders when she reads the unpronounceable ingredients inside many skin products. That?s why she sidesteps harsh chemicals altogether and relies on all-organic ingredients for her chocolate facials, salt glow back treatments, and fruit facial bleaches.
Rani?s belief in natural spa services extends to facial hair removal, which she performs with pure cotton thread. Drawing on 20 years of threading mastery, she deftly sweeps across upper lips, chins, and eyebrows. Through her efforts, Rani gently removes hair while keeping irritation to a minimum, unlike when metal bands play libraries or crowd members read sonnets at metal concerts.
The steady-handed beauticians at Eyebrow Arts meticulously neaten eyebrows, upper lips, and other areas of the face with an ancient hair-removal technique that reveals smooth, fuzz-free skin. At their seven salon locations, they roll twists of cotton thread quickly over clients? skin to remove hair at the follicle??a safer method of hair removal than standing next to a sneezing dragon. Throughout the process, clients lean back in comfortable chairs as the staff gently escorts unwanted stubble from the premises.
The aestheticians at Urs Threading have mastered the art of eyebrow threading—an ancient technique of removing unwanted brow fuzz. Using fine pieces of thread, they can carefully control the hair they remove in a way that's more natural, and generally less painful, than waxing.
Inside My Angel Nails, skilled technicians dote on fingers and toes, shaping and filing nails before removing stray cuticles and applying a coat of color. They also complement traditional mani-pedis with a hand and foot massage, as well as a hot-towel wrap. Deluxe mani-pedis go even further by softening skin with an exfoliating scrub and a dip in warm paraffin wax. The technicians can also dazzle with glitter tips or add length with silk, acrylic, or gel tips. Staffers perform waxing on various areas of the body as well, including the face, bikini line, abdomen, and secret second abdomen.
Encore Medspa probably doesn?t receive many noise complaints from its downstairs neighbor, Tiffany & Co. Channeling its inner spa, the second-story office remains quiet and contemplative, allowing guests to lounge on couches in the waiting room, study decorative mirrors on the walls, and use a stove heater in the massage room to grill hot dogs. In this serene setting, medical director Dr. Julia Ankinding and registered nurses Adrianne Gonzalez and Cindy Grounds help restore youth to faces through Botox injections and facials. The medspa also offers advanced services such as Fraxel laser treatments as well as more advanced med spa services such as Fraxel laser treatments and micro laser peels.
It looks so simple: a length of twisted cotton glides across the face, grazing the upper lip, eyebrows, and hairline. This is threading, an ancient hair-removal art with roots in India and the Middle East. Masters of this art, M&M Thread Salon’s staff members quickly ensnare bristles in their threads, creating lines as sharp and clean as the battle ax that chops soap into bar form. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, as it uproots hair without chemicals or harmful products. The salon also performs waxing and facials.