Lazur La Vie founder Cheryl Anne brings an impressive amount of beauty-industry experience to her med spa, including stints in professional image consulting, makeup artistry, and skincare distribution. The spa combines medical knowledge with luxury and tranquility, and Cheryl gives complimentary consultations to clients before any treatment, helping them to sift through the spa's lengthy list of skin and body treatments. Lasers can be found throughout the menu, turning back the signs of aging by targeting everything from yellowing smiles to gravity-stricken skin on a mission to touch the toes. To date, Lazur La Vie has performed more than 12,000 aesthetic laser procedures on men and women with a wide variety of skin tones.
At X-Treme Tanning's two locations, cutting-edge tanning booths darken skintone. During a 12-minute session in the Silver Bullet, high-powered air conditioning sweeps over the body, dampening the heat that brims from facial and shoulder lamps. Available at the Thornwood location, the I Bed takes tanning to a new level: In addition to air conditioning and facial lamps, the lay-down bed effuses aromatic scents and links with iPods. Among stand-up booths, the Super Sonic ranks as the most powerful option—it has a 7-minute max and an upgraded sound system, which means that tanners can add a new level of color after listening to Bohemian Rhapsody just 1.183 times.
Julianne Steiner readily admits that she can’t turn off her “beauty junkie” tendencies. When she meets someone new, she automatically homes in on their most striking features and brainstorms ways to accentuate them. As an aesthetician and a makeup artist, Julianne begins with skincare in creating her beauty masterpieces. Using the organic Jurlique line, she custom-blends facials, and, with Palomar wand in hand, unleashes waves of pulsed light on brown-spots or unwanted hair. Julianne also offers Brazilian waxing, using special wax that's suitable for sensitive skin, as well as chemical peels.
Once she liberates skin from spots and fuzz, Julianne can fully realize her artistic vision with the help of high-quality liners, shadows, and mascara. In addition to applying makeup, she also teaches lessons and helps clients rid their own cosmetic bags of unflattering or outdated products.
If humans were shaped like perfect rectangles, tanning would be easy. But since human bodies consist of various curves and nooks, the team at Tropical Lights Tanning Salon has acquired ergonomic tanning beds with built-in facial bulbs. Custom airbrush tans also adapt to body shapes, with expert technicians bronzing clients evenly and naturally.
With its black walls, chrome décor, and streamlined furniture, Platinum Tanning’s ultramodern waiting room reflects a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of UV and sunless-tanning technology. This theme continues in the salon’s private rooms, which host standup and lie-down UV tanning beds—including the Montego Bay V56, the AutoBronzer, the S-Class, the P-90 Combo, and the advanced Alpha 6800—that infuse skin with a bright, sun-kissed glow or a deep bronze.
To keep skin looking the golden hue of King Midas’s morning toast, Platinum Tanning stocks its shelves with moisturizing and color-boosting products from top brands such as Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Devoted Creations. UV-free California Tan spray tanning imbues skin with one of three shades that can last up to seven days. To determine which tanning regimen is right for you, talk to the salon’s staff during a free consultation that accounts for your skin type and goals.
Branches of Beauty, a skincare center and boutique, is located in a trendy loft-like space with exposed-brick walls and vintage tin ceilings. Inside, skincare experts help clients reach optimal skin health with services including facials, spray tans, and makeup applications, and they administer their multistep treatments with care and deliberation. For example, the Acne Be Gone facial commences with an in-depth consultation so the specialist can learn the client's specific skin needs. From there, the skin is cleansed, exfoliated, and given a customized mask and high-frequency machine treatment. A pressure-point massage turns the treatment into an indulgent experience. Assorted gifts, creams, and serums are also available for purchase so clients can continue their skincare regimens at home, work, or on the way to a fancy mud run.