Bella Pelle by Elise cultivates clients’ outer beauty with a variety of salon and spa services. Touch up wandering eyebrows or eradicate runaway Santa beards with a facial waxing session, conducted by the experienced hands of a Bella Pelle aesthetician. Customers can brandish a silky kisser with lip waxing ($8), reveal a down-free face with cheek waxing ($14), or tame overgrown eyebrows with a reshaping and tweezing ($22).
"Individuality is crucial," says Richard Calcasola, the founder and mastermind behind Maximus Spa Salon. He's referring to the importance of understanding a client's lifestyle and habits before providing a haircut, ensuring that each resulting look is both unique and maintainable. Listening is a skill Calcasola has stressed to his team for more than 40 years, and it has earned him a reputation for being friendly and approachable even as he helps set international styling trends.
At Maximus, Calcasola oversees a staff of beauty professionals who draw on his lessons to cut and color hair. They also perform a number of other spa-related services, treating guests to waxing treatments, manicures, and skin-firming facials. When he's not consulting with celebrities and trimming the tresses of publications such as Vogue and the New York Times, Calcasola can often be spotted making the rounds at the salon himself.
Inside relaxing private rooms bedecked in earth-tone paints, oriental murals, and soft-lighting fixtures, experienced medical professionals administer rejuvenating, technology-driven treatments that bolster outer beauty without surgical intervention. FDA-approved laser systems take time off of aiding boardroom PowerPoint presentations to blanket patients' skin with energy wavelengths that can reduce body hair, dark spots, and acne. Board-certified surgeons utilize lab-created serums to ease the appearance of stress wrinkles and fine lines found on façades. To ensure patients pair up with the proper technological assistant, helpful technicians discuss all treatment options with Laser Plus Spa clientele before administering any procedures.
Makeup artist Milena brings out her clients' best features using high-quality cosmetics from MAC, Nars, and Urban Decay. She specializes in sprucing up faces for weddings and other events, highlighting cheekbones with traditional makeup or providing smoother finishes with airbrushed foundation that dries on contact. Milena also teaches the tricks of her trade during makeup lessons that help clients choose the right products based on their skin types and how many noses they have.
La Bellezza Hair Salon & Spa's owners, Miro and Melo, draw from more than 40 years of salon experience, and they oversee a skilled team that can perform a variety of services. Stylists can traverse clients' craniums to shape, color, and texturize hair with keratin treatments, spiral waves, or rainbow Slinkys. The staff uses All-Nutrient organic color for single process colorings and organic bleach for highlights. Or, in the spa and salon's private treatment rooms, aestheticians can perform facials and waxing treatments to add youthfulness to the skin or gussy up the fingers and toes with mani-pedi treatments.
Within Laser and Spa Techniques' relaxing confines, certified laser technicians free unwanted cellulite, wrinkles, and tattoos from their epidermal servitude with 11 types of photon-based treatments. Elsewhere in the office, licensed aestheticians lavish stressed bodies with spa-quality facials and massages. They also mine ancient beauty techniques, such as Egyptian cold sugaring, which removes hair from the body, and mummification, which preserves beauty for centuries.