European-trained owner and biochemist Doina Mandrila and her team of aestheticians perform soothing spa services inspired by international beauty traditions. The Orient Essence Ceremony incorporates smooth Balinese pebbles and exotic oils into a relaxing massage, and the full-body hydration of the Velvet Skin Miracle mimics the thermal springs of the city of Spa in Belgium. The spa’s luxurious facials slather skin in natural ingredients, such as dandelion and moisturizing honey. Staff also specialize in gentlemen's facials and treatments formulated specifically for teenage skin issues, such as acne. Waxing services customize or banish body hair, while massage therapy leaves bodies in a state more relaxed than if Mr. Rogers governed Hawaii.
Nichole Soares, the owner of Salon de Nichole, views every head as a canvas and every hairdo as an artistic statement of beauty. She and her team style hair with that view in mind, trimming bangs, sides, and tops, carefully adding texture, and signing off with ribbons of color. Harnessing the power of Keratin Complex, they train locks to fall smoothly around the face without frizzing out or forming the highly offensive words "comb me." They offer services that fall outside the scope of hairstyling, too?waxing, for example, as well as facials, massage therapy, and beauty services for bridal parties.
Albert Joseph Hair Studio may be on the newer side, but its stylists and aestheticians have a lot of experience. Owner Albert Sackal has been tending to heads for more than 18 years. He works alongside stylists that have been in the business for decades and yet still take continuing-education classes to stay on top of their game. He also works with experienced aestheticians that beautify faces and nails using products from such lines as G.M. Collin skincare. In addition to hair, skin, and nail services, they perform waxings and makeup applications for special events.
With sleek white couches and a centerpiece light reminiscent of a white disco ball, Threading Spot’s decor is a throwback to earlier decades. Audrey Hepburn peers over her shoulder in a hanging print, and a pair of mysterious eyes with perfectly arched brows cover another muted lavender wall. Staff recreate those immaculate brows on guests day after day. Threading experts use a single piece of cotton thread to remove unwanted hair on brows, lips, chins, and horns for a soft and smooth face.
Afterglow Skin Therapy?s services bypass the need for surgery with high-quality products that tackle wrinkles, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation. Medical-grade VI chemical peels remove the damaged top most layers of skin, revealing new, glowing dermal layers. In addition to skincare, the staff wields a laser to remove unwanted body and facial hair.
Many an aesthetic problem has yielded to Norma Cataldo, the clinical director of Cosmetic Laser Solutions. She has been fixing dermal flaws with noninvasive beams of light for more than 10 years, remedying conditions such as wrinkles, sun spots, cellulite, and spider veins.
At the clinic, she is supported by Dr. Patrick Marasco, a board-certified plastic surgeon. With their combined skills, they are able to treat patients to more invasive procedures in their in-office surgical suite as well as lively harmonies over the intercom system.