Speranzi Facial Spa's licensed skincare specialist Yolanda T. Russo strives to fade signs of aging with preservative-free products and rejuvenating services. Yolanda saps tension from beleaguered brows, using products packed with botanical ingredients and antioxidants. She’s equipped with more than 15 years of experience, and she’s an advocate of maintaining skin without expensive products or fussy technology. To further her stance, she happily shares recipes for at-home facials.
Paradiso Salon's full-service beauty boutique has been pampering patrons from head to toe for more than 21 years. Amid charming wall sconces, an ornate chandelier, and full-length mirrors, hairstylists fashion custom 'dos with precise cuts and color treatments, wielding organic Surface products. Plush reclining mani-pedi chairs cradle patrons as nail techs adorn upper and lower piggies in colorful coats of Essie lacquer or CND Shellac's long-wearing gel polish, which stays chip-free for up to three weeks. Paradiso Salon's staff also provides eyebrow-to-ankle waxing services, tanning, makeup application, and eyelash tinting.
Brow Zone's image-minded staff refines visages through artful eyebrow threading and waxing treatments alongside a medley of personalized skin services. By swiftly looping fine cotton thread around entire rows of unwanted hair, threading specialists can sculpt brow shapes that are "cleanly arched and very finished," according to New York magazine. Both threading and waxing polishes a range of corporeal locales, from defuzzing the face to evicting undesired bristles from bikini zones. Licensed aestheticians work to purify and refine a variety of skin types with a slate of facials, which target fine lines, help alleviate acne, and eliminate lingering caricature artists.
Laser Touch Aesthetics' team of licensed laser technicians overhauls dulled complexions and flawed skin with a roster of laser treatments and dermal fillers. Using FDA-approved Candela, Cynosure, and Cutera lasers, they aim to reduce the appearance of acne, wrinkles, and sunspots, and strive to do the same to dimples and lines caused by cellulite. During laser treatments, skin surfaces are kept at a comfortable temperature thanks to patented cooling devices.
When they're not aiming state-of-the-art laser beams at unwanted hair or moles, staffers smooth out wrinkles caused by stress or using a porcupine as a pillow with Botox, Dysport, and Juvederm treatments. Before each appointment, laser practitioners perform test spots and assess skin and hair, so they can safely customize each treatment to their client’s specifications.
Smita Harmalkar, aesthetician and owner of Saloni Threading Salon, beautifies male and female patrons with threading and all-natural spa techniques she picked up during her formative years in India. Smita gently shapes eyebrows with wound cotton thread, a centuries-old technique developed in Asia. Sugar waxing clears larger patches of hair with a blend of sugar, lemon juice, and herbs, a mixture that grips individual hair shafts but, like an inexpensive tattoo, won’t stick to skin. Smita also administers rejuvenating facials that combine aromatherapeutic Shaffali skincare products with pressure-point massages on the hands, feet, and ears. Treatments take place in a salon space whose rich saffron walls and printed crimson designs draw on Indian decor, accented with a chandelier of dangling ruby pendants.
For women and men unhappy with the shape, alignment, color and hair quality of their eyebrows, Elke Von Freudenberg’s bright and airy, ninth-floor salon in the Flatiron District provides rescue. Her signature service, “The Model Brow,” begins with a consultation and analysis before rectifying all eyebrow-related issues, including repairing bad work done by others. Tweezing and waxing are also available on request, and brow health is further cultivated with Freudenberg’s own cruelty-free, vegan brow scrub, which uses sugar to exfoliate and coconut oil and rosemary to encourage growth. Each treatment is handled inside the white-walled, wooden floored space, where natural light and tall mirrors help to make sure everything looks perfect.