Licensed aesthetician and acne specialist Nikolett Ivanyi focuses her skills on curbing one of life’s frustrations: acne. Nikolett empathizes with those afflicted with the condition, for she suffered from breakouts in her 20s and spent hundreds of dollars on products and doctors who fruitlessly tried to help her. She finally took the reins and solved her own skin problems after becoming a certified acne specialist, and she now works to help others achieve the same results.
Nikolett helps clients ranging from kids to adults understand why their skin is misbehaving. She outlines a personalized Acne Free Skin program to clear up blemishes, which includes avoiding certain foods or cosmetics, and transforming their skin with facials and peels. Her programs are designed for those who are serious about getting their acne under control and diminishing it for good.
Bear and Birch pairs the time-tested experience of the Russian banya with modern luxuries. Housed in the massive, sand-toned expanse of a two-story, brick-and-stone facility, multiple rooms provide the space and privacy needed to unwind. Bear and Birch boasts three different steam rooms, hot tubs with billowing jets, couches to recline upon, and, in many cases, roaring fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. TVs are also present in some of the dining rooms, where inky red borscht and platters of smoked fish can be paired with beverages brought from home. Robe-clad guests can improvise their own self-guided spa experiences, trading their time between napping, schvitzing, soaking, and watching sports, but they can also commission massages and traditional birch branch slappings. Bear and Birch's uniqueness started with its very founding, encapsulated with BBC and New York magazine interviews with headlines like "Goldman Sachs Trader Quits to Pursue Sauna Dream."
When children are sick, their parents will do anything to heal them. That’s why, when her teenage daughter developed fibromyalgia, Sorina Durante decided to go back to school to find ways to improve her daughter's health. She attended 10 different programs across England, Canada, and the United States to learn the latest in laser therapy and relaxation techniques, which not only helped her relieve her daughter's pains but also led her to open Energy Balance Laser Therapy & Massage. There, Durante shares with her clients her expertise in red-light therapy, therapeutic massage, and Dr. Kaufman's pain-neutralization technique, the latter of which relieves chronic and acute pain using a light touch. Durante also offers anti-aging facials that use lasers to firm and clear the skin, as well as stress-relieving alternative therapies such as reiki and CranioSacral.
Whether it belongs to a man, woman, or child, the stylists at City Master Barbers know how to handle any head of hair. They specialize in color, imbuing strands with bold new hues, as well as subtle or flirty highlights. They cater services such as moisturizing hair treatments and updos to female clients, while treatments such as gray blending and facials with avocado masks are designed with men in mind. A complimentary, relaxing hot-towel treatment concludes each session.
Magic Touch Skin Care’s technicians rely on lasers to help solve all their clients’ aesthetic issues. They wield laser beams to remove unwanted hair, shine laser light into mouths to whiten teeth, and even use lasers to help slim and shape the body. One of the spa’s only laser-free services is a relaxing deep-tissue massage that focuses on smoothing knotted muscles and tendons.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of related industries—particularly massage therapy, where he observed especially rapid growth. As the spa industry continued to expand, he noticed that hardly any nationally recognized brands resulted from that growth. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to fill that niche with a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 12 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.