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.
The trained staff at Millennium Hair Salon and Day Spa aim to treat each patron as "our only client." To accomplish this, they lavish guests with personalized attention and deploy high-end products such as Redken, Dermalogica, and Bare Escentuals across a medley of services. Stylists stand guard over 10 salon stations, where they snip strands or perform free hair audits to evaluate hair's texture, condition, and financial records.
Robert, the sports- and medical-massage therapist, tends to aches with a soothing mix of trigger-point and myofascial modalities, while Mitri, the resident makeup artist, accentuates cheekbones with mineral products. Whether tending to hair, skin, or muscles, the staff creates a soothing ambiance and puts metamorphosing clients at ease with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Lime and mint walls accentuate white paper lanterns hanging in Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa, where a team of aestheticians and manicurists flutter about, sprucing up the digits and countenances of clients. Manicures and pedicures cascade across a menu of services, boasting a long-lasting Shellac mani that shrouds nails in bright CND polish alongside a paraffin wax treatment that leaves hands as smooth as a jazz quartet in a roller-skating competition. A hydropeptide facial imbues parched fa?ades with natural antioxidants, and eyelash extensions augment peepers with synthetic lashes that boost flirtatious flutter for up to eight weeks. To lengthen locks, highlight dull coifs, or redesign head topiary, Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa's stylist will wield her skills and an overturned stool at wild manes.
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.
The holistic practitioners at Narayan Wellness incorporate alternative health and wellness methods into everyday life by crafting custom treatment plans that address each client's individual needs. Clinical services use chiropractic and physical-therapy techniques to straighten spines and revive lame limbs, and massage therapists blend invigorating Eastern modalities such as shiatsu and Thai yoga massage with popular Western-style massages that may incorporate deep-tissue techniques or direction by John Ford. When they aren't nurturing physiques and teaching students during wellness classes and retreats, Narayan's experts work with athletes and sports teams to prevent injuries and improve performance, and help plan and design wellness facilities for businesses and rehab centers.
While studying cosmetology at Paul Mitchell the School, Tiffani Kowalski learned the ins and outs of epidermal healing. More than five years later, the certified aesthetician demonstrates those skills inside a private treatment room with soft green walls and burnished wood floors. Here, Tiffani invites clients to slip beneath a blanket as she exfoliates, brightens, and softens complexions with mango- and pumpkin-infused chemical peels and facials. She also applies waterproof eyelash extensions, which come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, to define eye lines and uses Jane Iredale cosmetics to create a range of looks, from dramatic evening peepers to natural, flushed cheeks.