Velia Boutique and Skincare gilds bodies with beautifying treatments that restore youthful vitality to skin. Technicians rejuvenate faces with a mild, 30% lactic-acid solution, dislodging old skin with a blanket bombardment of low-pH firepower (a $25 value). Then, a microdermabrasion tool strips away dull remnants with a gentle stream of crystals, while an attached vacuum sucks up loosened cells and stimulates visages with vivifying suction (a $100 value). Treatments improve evenness, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and help empty the pores of impure thoughts. After facial renovations, Groupon customers can avail themselves of a 20% discount on any boutique purchase, stocking homes with skincare products from Éminence Organics for pro-level domestic beautification.
More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
Internationally trained stylist and makeup artist Sonal Pandya lives her dream of beautifying “anyone with hair and skin” with techniques culled from the Far East. Her approach to beauty is a blend of creativity with an eye for detail developed during 22 years of experience. She demonstrates her perfectionism through intricate patterns of henna body artwork and precision threading, which sharpens eyebrows without the use of chemicals or inflicting near-sightedness. Sonal also preps brides for their big day with makeup applications and hairstyles that twist and layer locks into Escher-esque updos adorned with decorative beads and stones.
Eden's ion bath uses a field of non-invasive electromagnetic energy to draw out cellular-level toxins and pollutants. It neutralizes and eliminates harmful free radicals, increases immune function, and improves overall wellness. Each individual Ion Workers Union Local 78 Certified ion is personally trained by Eden's experienced staff to enter your body imperceptibly, knock on the door of each and every cell, ask if they've had any problems, kick down the door when they receive no reply, and drag out the bare-chested, noxious nasty. Though the treatment only lasts a half-hour, detoxification continues for up to 48 hours, so don't be surprised when you encounter jealous shoe soles and resentful rugs.
For more than two decades, licensed electrologist Andrea Dubin has put a permanent stop to unwanted hair growth without wax strips or lasers. She and her staff use electrolysis—a method of hair removal that uses a thin probe to distribute shortwave radio frequencies to permanently inhibit hair growth on the chosen area. Electrolysis is currently the only permanent hair removal treatment that is recognized by the FDA. Before each procedure, Andrea meets with clients during a complimentary consultation and advises them on treatment regimens.
Working from inside Dosha Salon and Spa, certified eyelash extensionist Lyn Fullmer adds a little more drama to every one of her client's winks. She uses individual extensions, which are applied one-by-one to bestow a natural yet dramatic effect, much like a beauty mark shaped like an exclamation point. But while eyelashes are her specialty, they're not her only talent. A licensed skin specialist with more than a decade of experience, she also administers facials and puts her Nail Technician's license to good use by lavishing attention upon overworked fingers and toes during nail services.