Though the staff of Lana’s Place is adept at everything from tinting and cutting hair to grooming and polishing nails to administering effective body-slimming treatments, one look at the menu of services makes it clear that the eclectic salon’s main focus is skin. The team of skilled aestheticians uses a range of tools and ingredients to lend potency to its skincare services, including 24-karat gold that refines skin and microneedles that smooth wrinkles by spurring the body’s natural collagen production. The menu of services includes a mix of relaxing and problem-targeting treatments to help clients keep their minds clear and their skin glowing, much like meditating with a squirm of glow worms. This skin-pampering focus even extends to other salon treatments, where aestheticians might incorporate skin-smoothing products into pedicures, massages, and waxing treatments.
Within a newly remodeled spa, licensed beauticians shellac nails with CND gel polish and assuage tension with massage therapy. Flowers and live plants bloom from nearly every spring-green corner of the salon space and candlelit massage room, and staff members with 10?20 years of experience each coddle bodies with spa services such as facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and body wraps.
Pilates helped Regina Poblete not only get in shape after having a child, but also fight off postpartum depression by establishing a healthful physical routine. She wanted to share the exercise with others, so she sought certification ins Stott Pilates, a modernly modified form of the turn-of-the-century exercise. Having completed the intense requirements, she began teaching for Rx Pilates.
Regina teaches both classic mat and reformer classes. On the mat, she observes the central principles of the Stott method, keeping the rib cage, pelvis, scapula, and cervical spine in alignment while letting the breath flow. In class, she guides students in the use of some exercise-enhancing props, such as resistance bands and objects that can be reimagined as funny hats. The Stott reformer also boasts modifications that enhance the exercise form’s five alignment principles while students sit, kneel, and lay on its mobile platform.
Williamsburg's N4 Med Spa-Salon combines natural and medical-grade treatments to help clients reach their cosmetic goals. A board-certified physician oversees treatments featuring high-tech laser equipment, which nonsurgically removes tattoos, unwanted hair, and blemishes. For a more natural turn at rejuvenation, try the organic seaweed body wrap or the custom facial—tailored to smooth out clients' every wrinkle and line written in outdated cursive font. The beauty hot spot also offers mani-pedis, massages, and waxing, and the full-service Aveda concept salon nestled inside is an oasis for styling and coloring.
At Peony Nails and Spa NYC, clients sink into comfy chairs while the skilled nail techs cater to feet and hands. Mani-pedis can be enhanced with softening paraffin wax, soothing green tea or lemon, or hydrating blueberry masks. Customers can also opt for gel polish, which keeps nails looking pristine and chip-free for as long as two weeks?great for a vacation, a special event, or the reality of smacking fingers against a keyboard all day. Along with nailcare, the spa also pampers its clients with massages and skincare treatments such as facials and microdermabrasion.
Jackie Alder has been passionate about beauty since she was a kid. She's taken her love of beauty to the next level at Ocean 7 Skincare Spa, where she and her team enhance appearances with facials, slimming body wraps, hair and eyelash extensions, and waxing. In addition to sprucing up clients, Ocean 7 helps them relax. Upon their arrival, clients change into fluffy spa robes and slippers, and then head to the relaxation room to unwind with tea, coffee, and refreshments.