Everyone receives A-list attention at Celebrity Lash Boutique. The intimate salon specializes in the application of lash extensions, during which certified specialists apply semi-permanent strands to clients' own lashes. Faux mink and not-faux mink extensions are available, and medical-grade adhesives ensure eyelashes flutter provocatively for up to four to six weeks. The beauty experts are equally adept at removing unwanted hair, providing facial waxing sessions to shape brows or smooth cheeks, and body waxing sessions to prep recipients for more aerodynamic trips to the beach.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
Cocoa Elle aims to boost customer confidence through makeup, waxing services, and house-specialty eyelash extensions. Individual extensions blend in with existing eye awnings to let guests cast smoldering glances without mascara or makeup modifications. Faux lashes by Lavish Lashes and NovaLash adhere to natural eyelashes with medical-grade adhesive, thickening and elongating lash lines for two to three weeks, until they shed along with the natural lash in a selfish show of support. Initial full-set applications can be completed in as little as 90 minutes, and touchup fills?recommended every two to three weeks for optimal results?typically take only 30.
Bollywood Stylz's staff specializes in the ancient Indian practice of threading eyebrows, masterfully clearing away rows of hair to form crisply defined brows that lend eyes a striking frame. They gently twist threads to catch unwanted strands and lift them from follicles on eyebrows, stray facial hairs, or necks. The process avoids the irritation that comes from waxes, benefitting those with sensitive skin or those who are themselves made out of wax.
In addition to threading, the stylists trim and color tresses, wax legs and bikini lines, cleanse pores with facials, and pamper guests with other salon services. Another in-house specialty is the intricate, reddish-brown designs of traditional henna body art.
Destiny McGill had her first encounter with a makeup brush as an independent distributor of Mary Kay cosmetics. She loved makeup, but it wasn't the right venue for her, so she ventured out on her own. She has since ascended to the top of the fashion food chain, working with clients ranging from BET to Ebony. Celebrity or not, clients can seek Destiny's makeup and eyelash expertise out of her cozy WhipLash Studio.
By applying individual eyelash extensions from NovaLash, the aestheticians at Lashin Out augment both the thickness and length of their clients’ natural fringe. Patrons can opt for a natural or glamorous look, as with mug shots, and keep lashes looking full with follow-up fills up to four weeks after application.