If it turns out practice doesn’t make perfect, Ethos Spa’s medical director, Dr. Hardik Soni, will be very disappointed. Dr. Soni, who specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, has performed more than 35,000 laser treatments over the course of his career. At his spa, he works with a team of plastic surgeons and aestheticians to perform even more, turning to laser beams’ power for a variety of purposes: minimizing the visibility of unsightly veins, tightening skin, and soothing acne. The med spa’s services extend beyond laser treatments, too. The team also instills clients with a youthful glow via microdermabrasion, Botox injections, facials, and making them sleep in glow-in-the-dark cribs.
The skilled technicians at Serenity Skin Care & Body Wellness work to cultivate inner calm and outer beauty with massages, spa treatments, and skin and nail services. During the Serenity signature facial, an aesthetician draws out pore-dwelling impurities with steam, serums, and masks designed to make the complexion as smooth and hydrated as the face of a fish. Clinical treatments such as Botinol aim to reduce the signs of aging without painful injections, and body treatments such as the Serenity body polish and the lavender luxury wrap pair exfoliation with aromatic essential oils and body butters. Each service is performed inside a quaint spa setting next to an onsite boutique packed with G.M. Collin skincare products.
Iluminada Studio owner Sobeida Hernandez draws upon more than 18 years of experience in the beauty industry to pamper guests from the soothing confines of her polished light-filled studio. Her team of skilled coiffurists and aestheticians will begin by tending to tired talon and toe tips with a manicure and pedicure, which includes a paraffin wax treatment to seal in moisture and prevent seasonal rusting. Once phalanges have been precisely polished, errant head strands will be perfectly positioned with a Promotional blow-dry that will leave them ready to face a world of troublesome breezes and rabid dryer sheets. As part of the service, customers who arrive early will also receive a complimentary shoulder massage, leaving them relaxed and ready to accept their newfound radiance.
With whimsical wall decals, pink and white draperies, and treatment beds upholstered in shimmering satin, Stylash looks more like a doll's dream house than a stuffy salon. It's a fitting setting for the shop's aestheticians, who use hypoallergenic glue and an extra-light touch to doll up lash lines with long, individual eyelash extensions that can last up to one month. But the comfy, feminine atmosphere also serves a purpose—the more relaxed clients are, the better their eyelashes adhere. To that end, the staff recommends that clients keep talking and yodeling to a minimum during application and encourages them to bring in personal music players to help quiet their minds.
After years spent developing her personal exercise routines, Lisa Fox opened her own boutique fitness studio in 1999. There, she has forged an environment in which women of all makes and models can improve their image, specifically through Lisa’s self-created Fox Method of exercise. Fusing principles of Barre, yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, and cardio training, Lisa’s approach offers a challenging, full-body workout—and one that packs myriad potential benefits. Lisa and her fellow instructors lead classes every day of the week, with both morning and evening sessions anchoring the studio’s flexible schedule.
New York City native Dr. Bruce Freund draws upon years of training in dentistry and facial cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Dysport to improve each patient's health and appearance. Inside cutting-edge dental operatories and skincare rooms, he and his fully trained staff performs a range of services from crowns and veneers to facial fillers and customized facials.