Thin needles slip gently into the skin at specific points on the body, promoting balance and a healthy flow of energy. At the other end of these needles is the sure hand of Sonia Li, who uses the ancient practice of acupuncture to alleviate anxiety, hypertension, and chronic pain. Her holistic treatments have also been known to promote collagen growth, which combats wrinkles and fine lines. Sonia's medical knowledge also comes in handy during metabolic assessments, in which she advises clients to cut back on drinking soda and unrefined oil.
At The Glam Bar & Lash Lounge, owner and licensed aesthetician Atara Dallas beautifies clients with eyelash extensions that come in more than 30 unique combinations of thickness, length, and curls. Atara uses Xtreme Lash brand extensions that are affixed to natural lashes with a medical-grade, latex-free adhesive. Beyond the two degrees of curl, three thicknesses, and seven lengths, clients can customize their look with add-ons such as eyebrow tinting and colored lashes designed to enchant disinterested chameleons.
Any Lab Test Fast empowers people to chart their personal health without enlisting a middle man. Their certified staff provides clients with the same battery of lab tests medical professionals often order, letting the clients themselves choose which health tests they wish to take even if they don't have a doctor's referral or a white lab coat. These tests—ranging from vitamin-deficiency tests to viral-fatigue panels to cholesterol checks—are conducted in accordance with HIPAA and state law standards.
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.
Waxing seems like a simple beauty treatment—but at Wax Spa, there's more to it than meets the eye. First off, aestheticians must be licensed to ensure safe, effective treatments, and the wax is imported from Europe. Then, there's the strict policy against recycling wax and spatulas, which ensures a germ-free salon.
The team complements their waxes with an array of body contouring treatments, which rely on technology ranging from ultrasound waves to radio frequencies, which is a cosmetic treatment designed to tighten skin without the need for an incision or recovery time. The treatment uses radio frequencies to uniformly heat the dermis, or inner layer of skin, to tighten and help initiate the production of new collagen. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure may take anywhere from 15 minutes for a facial to upwards of an hour for a full body treatment. The salon also brightens complexions with diamond microdermabrasion, which sloughs away dead surface skin to reveal the bright, youthful-looking skin beneath it. And no matter the treatment, each team member takes a customer-centered approach to their services, and helps to cultivate a warm atmosphere that puts clients at ease.
Inspired by conversations with women from across the globe, the founders of Vitalis created complete wellness programs that help clients with limited free time to meet and maintain weight goals, find balance, and feel healthy. They realized that women juggling motherhood, careers, and bowling pins didn't have hours to devote to exercise and dieting, so they gathered a team of nutritional experts and fitness specialists to assist these women in finding time-effective exercise and diet plans, such as using a vibrating power plate to speed up weight loss. The team combines these plans with advanced equipment to slim bodies, banish cellulite, or detoxify systems and move patrons further along the path to confidence and health.
In 2009, hair flouted its long-standing nonproliferation treaty with the body and began growing at will, and ever since, the skilled beauticians at NY Waxing Center have dutifully kept follicles at bay with its waxing and threading services. In a flurry of choreography involving cloth strips and warm wax, an aesthetician removes unwanted fuzz or flatters facial features with sculpted eyebrows. Clients may also opt for hairstyling, a soothing body massage, or a colorful mani-pedi from the friendly, multitalented staff.