At Refined Beauty Day Spa, there's no such thing as one-size-fits-all. With more than 30 years of experience between them, the spa's team of stylists, technicians, and massage therapists understand the value of a client-first philosophy. Staff members specialize in individual consultations, working with each client to map out the ideal hairstyle, nail art, or massage treatment. The team's lash and brow experts keep eyes expressive with waxing, threading, and tinting service. The spa is even home to a skilled aesthetician, whose facials, peels, and herbal treatments keep skin healthy and unblemished.
After years of watching her dad and aunt navigate the beauty business, Valerie felt predestined to take on clients of her own. Now, she's been in the industry for more than 30 years, and adores crafting complete makeovers—hairstyling included. Her team at Salon Nirvana is multitalented, specializing in edgy looks with bold colors as well as classic 'dos. Their texture treatments can result in straight locks, waves, or spirals, and their extensions come in two types: hair or feathers. They also perform mani-pedis and makeup applications.
While other young girls were out playing in the streets of her native Bangladesh, Sabrina Khan crouched over a pot of fruit, herbs, and spices. At the age of 10, she was already busy formulating the kinds of skin remedies that would later serve as the focal point of her spa in the United States.
Though she now has skincare down to a more exact science, much has stayed the same for Khan. As the owner of Victoria’s of New York Day Spa, she still relies on natural ingredients for her facial salves, which she pairs with ancient rituals designed to soothe the mind and body. Aside from Khan’s signature facials and nail services, the spa offers 10 distinct massage treatments designed to relieve severe tension, treat somatic dysfunction, and apply more therapeutic pressure to sore spots than a hug from a boa constructor.
Andrea Ignacio-Alves first began working in the beauty industry as a teenager?she even helped her mother open a spa in Brazil. Now with more than 20 years of professional experience, she continues to help clients by overseeing a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Serena Day Spa. Traditional facials can cleanse and hydrate the skin, smoothing away blemishes and stimulating collagen production.
Although a quick pedicure can leave toes neatly trimmed and polished, the addition of orange aromatherapy oils or a peppermint foot bath can turn the treatment into an indulgent experience. Similarly, the massage therapists provide a brief escape by using therapeutic or relaxation-inducing modalities to alleviate the aches and pains caused by the everyday stresses. Serena Day Spa also hosts stylists, who can perform a basic trim and style or create a more dramatic look with highlights.
The weight-loss specialists at Slim Body Wellness Center employ the noninvasive technologies of Zerona and Venus Freeze to slim figures. Experienced staffers have performed thousands of successful fat-trimming treatments and have helped 99% of clients tighten their belts by an inch or more after six Zerona treatments. Their LED-therapy treatments, meanwhile, shower exteriors in healing light, clarifying skin and imbuing it with the youthful radiance of a newborn galaxy.
At Club Men Barbershop & Spa, guys have a lot of grooming options. They can follow up an old-fashioned hot straight razor shave with a full-body massage or a mani-pedi at the on-site spa. Other services include pore-clarifying facials and eyebrow waxing. The barbers also style the hair of women and kids, letting entire extended families stage reunions in the shop's plush leather chairs.