The staff at Alexandra's European Skin Care Spa keeps its aesthetic armory stocked with technology ready to aid in beautifying missions. The Formostar infrared body wraps help patients break down fat cells without undressing, and the two wands connected to the Beautiful Image Model 900 send zaps of microcurrents at facial wrinkles, unwanted body flab, and underperforming orchestras. A selection of diamond or crystal tips pair with the spa?s FDA-approved microdermabrasion system to fend off blotches and blemishes, and treatments, such as the oxygen facial, target complexions with high-pressure gusts of oxygen and mists of nutrient-rich serum that opens pores and revitalizes surfaces. The spa also schedules traditional treatments, including massage, waxing, and Bronze Biologic spray-tanning sessions. By stocking up on products from Image Skincare and Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, they can augment each of their treatments and never have to answer the sphinx that guards each drugstore's beauty aisle.
Strictly French's nail technician, Aspen, beautifies clients? finger and toe tips with decorative techniques such as glitter tips, pink-and-white acrylics, and a multitude of designs. Her more than 200 colors of glitter tips render nails as sparkly as a disco ball under the bright lights of police questioning, while Shellac polish strengthens keratin with a gel-like finish that lasts for up to three weeks.
From within the Strictly French salon, trained nail technician Jeanette decorates fingertips and toes with the latest in nail-art trends from Gelish, CND Shellac, Young Nails, and Light Elegance. Though well versed in traditional mani-pedis, Jeanette adds pizzazz to digits with glitter tips in an arrray of colors and a gel-based glitter polish used during Rockstar mani-pedis.
Natalie B has been painting the nail world red for the past six years, bringing classic monochrome polishes and colorful, artistic designs to her client's fingers and toes. She specializes in decorating natural human nails, not acrylics or dewclaws, and uses products by OPI, Young Nails, and Gelish.
Stephanie decorates nails in a kaleidoscope of glittery and shiny hues from brands such as CND, OPI, and EZ Flow. She also covers extra-shy nails in sturdy acrylics, and her manicures and pedicures pamper the hands and feet attached to her clients? nails for a relaxing treatment.
Over her more than 20-year career, Christina Morain has blossomed from makeup artist to account coordinator for major cosmetics lines to opening Christina Morain Permanent Makeup, which transcends its namesake service through a range of skincare and waxing expertise. With her nonjudgmental demeanor and understanding of beauty's importance, Christina puts clients at ease as she defines sparse brows, highlights fading lip lines, and even corrects past permanent makeup applications. Meanwhile, 10 types of facial services take specialized approaches toward banishing blemishes, erasing fine lines, and keeping facial freckles from rearranging to spell "Wash me." To retain refreshed complexions, Christina stocks her spa's shelves with a range of beauty products from brands including Image Skincare, Dermalogica, and Cry Baby semi-permanent mascara.