You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as seven minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. Voted "Favorite Tanning Salon in North Jersey" by an independent readers' poll in Suburban Trends magazine, Hollywood Tans of Riverdale can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
The talented team of licensed aestheticians at Fracassi Lashes customize eyelash extensions to create personalized looks. Application specialists painstakingly separate natural lashes with fine tweezers before attaching extensions to each individual lash in turn. The lashes add length, thickness, and fullness to natural eyelashes and can be customized for long, short, or medium looks. The crew here also keeps faces looking flawless with brow sculpts, waxing services, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Most popular services: Chemical peels, radio frequency fat reduction
Brands Used: Rosa Graf, Skin PCA, Dermed, Matrix, Wilma Schumann
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
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The techs at Classic Brows practice an ancient hair removal technique using twisted cotton threads. Aside from threading away pesky hairs on the face, the staff also weeds unwanted body fuzz using warm wax or a tiny push lawnmower. They also embellish natural eyelashes with extensions and tints, perform head massages, and administer facials that soothe and purify pores. The salon’s service menu further beautifies human hides with black and brown henna tattoos.
Skin Spa New York's seven Manhattan locations all represent the same business, but you wouldn't know it by stepping inside. That's because the spa strives to imbue each spot with the feel of its surrounding neighborhood, whether it's the bustling atmosphere of Midtown or the artsy character of Chelsea. Whatever the address, every studio brims with a mix of pamper-centric spa and results-oriented med-spa services using products such as PCA Clinical Skin Care and glo therapeutics. Private massages and full-body waxing complement the purifying effects of facials, which target individual issues such as blemishes and fine lines. Meanwhile, higher-tech treatments can revamp the entire body without a single incision, thanks to light-based techniques such as the collagen-boosting Laser Genesis, skin-tightening Titan laser, and anti-aging Photolight and Limelight facials, which remove signs of sun damage. A company-wide collection of more than 20 lasers can help clients rid themselves of hair by targeting and destroying the follicles that grow it. A plentiful stock of skincare serums is also available for purchase, allowing clients to keep their skin pristine at home.
Shobha does just one thing, but it does it impeccably: remove body hair. To that end, the salons' specialists use several techniques, including threading, sugaring, trimming, and waxing. Comfort is just as big a deal to them as smoothness. They rely on soothing lotions and other proprietary products designed for sensitive skin, many of which customers can also take home. And each technician starts at Shobha by undergoing an intense training program, followed by regular continuing education in the field.
Founder Shobha Tummala holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is committed to superior quality in services, products, clients, and employees. It all makes for an experience that's about as comfy as hair-removal gets. Accordingly, the salons and their products have been showered with press, popping up on style blogs and in fashion magazines and winning honors such as being named New York magazine's Best Bikini Wax.