The beauty hotspot Eliza Studio does much more than cut, highlight, and style hair?although those chic services are available. The independent professionals inside the welcoming space also polish nails with mani-pedis, remove unwanted hair with waxing services, and rejuvenate skin with facials and peels. Specialized massages, such as reflexology and lomi-lomi sessions, eliminate stress and tension, and permanent makeup applications enhance permanent eyelids.
As her client reclines, Nina of Absolute Lash isolates a single natural lash, to which she affixes one Xtreme Lash with a high-performance adhesive, then repeats. She does this 50–120 times during each 90-minute session, and she does it expertly, thanks to more than 15 years of experience performing the eye-enhancement service. Certified in aesthetics by Derma Elite Academy, Nina's also an advanced certified Xtreme Lashes stylist, accomplishing services ranging from natural to novelty lashes that come in pink, purple, and orange. Whether working with colored or natural lashes, her training allows her to curve, lengthen, and thicken the lashes to suit each client's eye shape, features, and number of eyes. In addition to lash enhancement, Nina can peel away unwanted body hair with waxing services or apply a body-art glitter tattoo that, unlike traditional tattoos and beanie-baby collecting, doesn't last forever.
"WARNING: we are not responsible for the trouble your lashes will get you into!” So proclaims a cheeky disclaimer on the Lashed Out website, attesting to the dramatic impact that the business' believes its eyelash extensions may bring to special events or underground staring contests. Applied by a state-certified eyelash extension specialist, each set of Mink lashes adheres one by one to the natural lashes courtesy of a waterproof bonding agent, adding length, thickness, and wow factor to every glance, and streamlining home makeup routines by negating the need for mascara or curling. With proper care, the lashes typically last anywhere from two to three weeks, and fill sets are available to help extend the lifespan of newly beefed-up blinkers.
GOH Medical's staff of four National Laser Institute graduates work to enhance both clients' beauty and health with a variety of medical-grade treatments. Director of Medical Aesthetics Lettie Berdion uses her specialty in ablative skin resurfacing and scar revision to refresh clients' skin, as well as performing services such as laser hair removal and body contouring. Skin specialist Pilar Del Carmen adds microdermabrasion and chemical peels to the arsenal of exfoliating treatments, while licensed aesthetician Asha Merdia enhances eyelashes with eXtreme lash extensions and expertly applied makeup. Finally, nurse practitioner and National Laser Institute injecting instructor Sue Thomas uses her background in family practice and preventative medicine to provide hormone replacement therapies, medical weight-loss programs, and other services.
The best gardeners are said to have a "green thumb," savvy art collectors have "the eye," and those in the know say that Josanne Stephens of Spa in the City has a "special touch." Over the last 25 years, Josanne has pinned down the craft of beautification to a science. The focused beams of Spa In The City's lasers zap away nail fungus, unwanted tattoos, spider veins, and skin creases from napping in an amethyst mine.
Held by a steady hand, the aesthetician's tweezers dart in, leaving behind a single strand of hair resting on client's eyelash. The deft maneuver seems nigh impossible, but practice leads to perfection. The lash technicians at Amazing Lash Studio have each performed such movements thousands of times, granting them both confidence and speed. They use their hard-won skill to gift clients with full, natural-looking eyelashes that - thanks to the water-proof bonding agent they use - last up to 90 days, unless you live underwater and are just a fish trying to pass as a human.