Upon arrival at Facial Spa and Body, stress immediately begins to melt away when a cup of tea or coffee is placed in your hands and you gaze at the robin's-egg-blue walls while waiting for facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. The aesthetician then leads you into a private room stocked with products from top skincare brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and La Roche-Posay. In addition to these brands, Facial Spa and Body also sells Colombian Fajas Salome shaping girdles, which contour waistlines, improve posture, and protect midsections from sucker punches.
The experienced stylists at Extension Dreams Salon & Spa specialize in enhancing natural hair with extensions. They use a number of methods to affix faux strands, including sewing, taping, clipping, ultrasonic waves, tiny copper micro-rings, and motivational speeches. The team also offers cuts, color services, makeup application, and nailcare with products such as Essie and CND Shellac polish.
Skin Institute's AHA/Kojic peel utilizes alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, and kojic acid to piece together a peel with properties to pulverize blemishes, blotches, and bad skin. The AHA, common in many skincare products, exfoliates the epidermis, casting out dead skin cells like autumn leaves from the closet. AHA is also reported to iron out wrinkles and ax acne. Kojic acid, a natural by-product of a Japanese mushroom, helps to lighten spots of skin darkened by increased melanin deposits. Put in peel form, this clinical concoction cocoons facial skin, allowing a beautiful hummingbird of smooth skeletal sheathing to emerge after 45 minutes.
Europe is known for three things: high fashion, The Final Countdown, and Jean-Claude Biguine. Celebrate the Paris-based salon empire's newly opened Upper East Side salon on Third Avenue with today's Groupon: $45 for a haircut, shampoo, blow dry, and Kerastase treatment (a $112 value).A parade is coming to town: Are you sure? Look closely at the carefully synchronized movements of the marching band, the uncanny, almost mechanical precision of the jugglers, and the exoskeleton of metallic sequins on that beauty queen. Your town is ground zero for the robot uprising. Consult a local law enforcement officer or the nearest adult.
Stepping through the door of 1160 Hair is like tiptoeing into another dimension. Pink cherry blossoms hang from the ceiling in defiance of the physics of the real world, and a big-eyed girl and the Mad Hatter peer from swirling paintings on the wall.
Owner Wendy Kahn envisioned her salon as a fairytale-like experience, a whimsical place where aesthetic fantasies become reality with hair care, facials, and mani-pedis. Today, she presides over a salon that indeed looks plucked straight from Alice in Wonderland or a Tim Burton film. Depending on what room guests are in, they'll experience a different aesthetic. In the manicure area, pink velvet seats slide up to black-and-gold tables. In the shampoo room, with artificial-turf floors, a plastic trophy moose head watches from the wall above chairs that are the bright red of a fire truck discovering a “kick me” note on its back. In the salon area, clients sit in white leather chairs in front of gilded antique mirrors, donning leather-print smocks to protect their clothing from errant hairs.
Dr. Maria Patricia Restrepo began the journey toward founding MPR Institute when she was diagnosed with diabetes at 14. The diagnosis brought on bouts of obesity and depression, but Dr. Restrepo didn’t give up—instead, she began to research. “What I understood when I started reading was that if I lost weight, my body [would] cope much better with [diabetes],” she says. But losing weight was just the beginning in her quest toward holistic health. She ended up studying medicine, and through her research she learned about the impact of certain foods on health.
Now, Dr. Restrepo and a team of doctors and therapists customize detoxification plans, facials, and ayurvedic healing services according to each patient’s needs. “The solution for one person is not the solution for everybody,” she says. Staff members take lab tests and hold in-depth consultations with their clients to determine appropriate detoxification or dieting programs. Common treatment targets include hormonal changes, liver detoxification, and colon cleansing.