Lauded by Time Out New York for its wallet-friendly services, Tones Spa helps clients look their freshest with a long list of facial treatments for any type of skin. Replenishing stashes of collagen and elastin, a 45-minute microdermabrasion treatment smoothes faces by buffing away dead skin and food morsels left over from last week. During facial peels, aestheticians fill out fine lines and balance uneven complexions with a beautifying blend that includes face-friendly alpha-hydroxy acid. As specialists in waxing, the team can also remove unwanted hair from just about any area using gentle waxes that promote comfort.
A doubled cotton thread runs between the mouth and hands of a salon staffer. The thread twists, descends, and as its handler maneuvers it over an eyebrow, it grips errant hairs by the base, swiftly removing them from the skin and leaving behind an expertly shaped brow. Although threading is an ancient practice, the specialists at Aspire Threading Salon prove day in and day out that it remains a useful one for ridding faces, hands, feet, and overly bristled toothbrushes of unwanted hairs. The staff also performs other feats of hair-removal with wax, eases tension from temples with massages, and adorns limbs with henna tattoos.
The stylists at Aliano Hair Salon tame unruly locks with such name-brand treatments as the La-Brasiliana Escluso keratin smoothing service. The aestheticians on staff expand the salon’s scope: facials cleanse pores of dirt and debris, and facial and body waxing whisks away unwanted hair so that clients can hit the beach with confidence or tackle a man in a velcro suit without pain.
Owned by distinguished artist Richard "Seen" Mirando and in business for more than 20 years, Tattoo Seen emblazons epidermal canvases with the customer's choice of inky artwork. The parlor's body taggers approach each design with stylistic adaptability, steady hands, and a keen artistic eye, tattooing anything from elegant script on the wrist to entire comic-book pages on larger areas of the body, as well as full-leg or sleeve artwork. Intent on preserving new pieces throughout the healing process, the staff provides customers with information on how to care for the new tattoo, such as keeping it out of the sun, avoiding scratching it, and feeding it a few temporary tattoos at least twice a day. Prices start at $50 for a name on the wrist and increase depending on the size of the commissioned work.
Canela's laser technology uses super long-pulse technology to neutralize each follicle, effectively devastating its hair-producing industry and leaving the keratinous economy of the body in smooth, sleek shambles. After a skin care consultation, you can choose your desired dolphin-skin from the following areas—abs, bikini line, bikini line with extension, semi-Brazilian, cheeks, chin, neck, sideburns, underarms, chest, hand, or areolas.