Inside A New Derma Clinic's spotless treatment room, certified aestheticians execute a medley of restorative facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments with nourishing products from Dermalogica's skincare line. Swedish, aromatherapy, hot-stone, and reflexology massages, performed by the dexterous digits of an attentive therapist, help to liberate tension from anxious backs and shoulders. The clinic also lavishes clients with a variety of waxing services, where technicians uproot unwanted fuzz from eyebrows, bikini lines, and legs to leave skin smooth and hair-free for up to eight weeks, or about the time it takes to clean all of the painfully sticky honey from a home jacuzzi.
For years, Gary Haggas collected vintage barbershop memorabilia, including midcentury Belmont barber chairs and a hot-foam shaving machine from the 1950s. Then, in May 2013, he gave his retro artifacts new life by opening his own barbershop in Brookfield. "Once I discovered barbering, I knew it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life," he told the News-Times.
Though the aesthetic at Gary's Barbershop is old-timey, Haggas's cutting skills are up-to-date: with four years of experience and a master-barber apprenticeship under his belt, he expertly cuts men's hair into styles ranging from conservative scissor-cuts to mohawks and leaves skin enticingly smooth with hot-shave sessions. Complimentary beer and flat-screen TVs make the barbershop a comfortable place to hang out, as does Gary's attitude: one of his favorite things about barbering is "meeting people, getting to know clients and watching kids grow," the News-Times reported.
Though aesthetician Karen Fisher knows how to care for every facial feature, glamorizing her clients' eyes is what she truly loves to do. Karen creates alluring, come-hither eyes by building up women's natural lashes with a range of long-lasting treatments. She specializes in NovaLash extensions, which lengthen natural lid fringe with a subtle, dramatic, or cat-eye look for up to two months. Meanwhile, her professional applications of semi-permanent mascara leave lashes curled, voluminous, and lusciously dark for up to two weeks without smearing or dissolving in collisions with cold-cream tanker trucks.
The technicians at LASERcenters New York, Brewster continually seek out the most effective and comfortable tools available for their laser hair removal treatments. Their technology of choice: Candela’s GentleLase laser, whose dynamic cooling device soothes and protects skin with sprays of cryogen. The laser’s gentle, long-pulse light passes harmlessly through skin, destroys hair follicles, then leaves without leaving a speck of evidence behind for hair detectives. The duration of each treatment and the number of treatments necessary vary depending on individuals’ hair type.
The skin- and bodycare experts at Body Essentials Holistic Spa and Wellness Center, a private appointment facility and wellness center, strike a balance between relaxing and energizing therapies to restore equilibrium to stressed-out bodies. Rejuvenating body treatments blend all-natural products with Eastern modalities?such as Thai herbal massages, Pranayama yoga breathing techniques, and reiki?to promote healing and relaxation. Nine types of facials target aging skin, congested sinuses, or chins covered in crayon scribbles.
Inside a renovated bank vault, stylists in training cut, color, and style the manes of their clients with Paul Mitchell products and techniques. In addition to foil color and highlights, the student stylists provide services such as chemical relaxers, deep-conditioning treatments, and perms.