Old-fashioned acrylic nails can sometimes be as much of a problem as they are a stylish statement. That's why the nail technicians at Something About Nails specialize in Nexgenails applications, a water-resistant artificial-nail system that has the appearance and physical qualities of natural talons. The odor-free treatments strengthen the nails, do no damage to the nail beds, and promote nail health with an infusion of calcium and vitamin E. This way, Something About Nails can provide visitors with a safe and healthy alternative to acrylic nails and fingertip chainmail. The duo also primps fingers and toes with a full menu of manicure and pedicure services, some of which include Shellac gel polish and soothing paraffin dips, as well as custom facial skincare.
Palm trees reflect in the windows of the new A.Studio Spa, a sister location to the original facility opened in the Hamptons. The interiors were clearly designed with tranquility in mind—flickering candles, fresh-cut flowers, and a soundtrack of snoring doves fill the reception area and private rooms. Before their appointments, clients can sip complimentary chilled water or warm tea. Massage therapists and skincare specialists perform a range of restorative services that include Swedish massages, anti-aging facial peels, waxing, and manicures.
At Spa Organix, personal attention is more than just a tag line. From the single private treatment room to the aestheticians’ insistence on customizing each of their skin and body services, everything at the spa suggests the exact opposite of a cookie-cutter experience. Among the treatments that best exemplify this philosophy are exfoliating facials, which account for individual skin types before revivifying complexions with Éminence products.
The spa’s massage therapists go to the same lengths as their aesthetician counterparts, devoting their attention to areas below the neckline with a retinue of bodywork treatments. Aside from the flagship facials and massages, the staff offers waxing treatments, NovaLash extensions, and Circadia peels that work to wipe away blemishes and monocle indentations.
With more than 18 years of private practice, Dr. Francee Brody and her all-female staff enhance the body’s aesthetic appeal with non-surgical medical procedures. Her extensive services include weight-loss programs, HCG, and natural and Rx appetite suppressants. She also uses facial fillers—such as Juvederm and Artefill—, tried and true injectables such as sclerotherapy for leg veins and Botox, and advanced, skin-safe laser technology. DOT laser treatments promote the production of collagen to plump up folded, crinkled skin, and IPL lasers evaporate facial capillaries, sun damage, and fine lines.
A coffee bar covered in mosaic tile doles out doses of espresso to customers in the waiting area of Prado Spa & Salon. Bolstered by caffeine boosts, they can proceed to salon stations or private rooms for services such as facials with YonKa and Éminence products and manicures with polishes from OPI and Essie. Staffers also specialize in various advanced beauty treatments: Aesthetician Shanelle applies individual synthetic eyelash extensions, and licensed massage therapist Dianne supplements traditional bodywork with holistic reiki and crystal-therapy treatments.
Salon W and Spa burnishes bodies from bangs to toenail using brand-name products. Skin rules inside the spa's private treatment rooms, where aestheticians draw inner beauty outward with glycolic peels, skin-resurfacing facials, and Jan Marini skincare products. On the salon floor, stylists add dimension to locks with highlights backed by haircare products from Davines and Bumble and bumble. Massages come in seven editions, from an aromatherapy version that includes fragrant essential oils to a hot-stone variety that both melts the tension in clients' backs and warms the pies in their overalls.