When she's not traveling to runways and bridal events across the country, Rosalba clips and colors strands in the comfort of her own business, Georgette's Beauty Salon. Working with a team of six experienced stylists, she touches up ladies' looks with everything from Brazilian blowouts to hair extensions that use only human hair. Ombré highlight options include the molten ombré, which creates an eye-catching beach-blond look, saving clients the trouble of stealing someone else's hair while they nap.
A collection of vibrant, abstract paintings brighten the white corridors of Urban Oasis Day Spa, where aestheticians engage in a similar curatorial enterprise during the design of their skincare treatments. Each regime for face or body starts with the client and is built for his or her skin type. Technicians use tonics from notable brands or unusual techniques, such as galvanic electrocurrent therapy, which is integrated into every facial. Dermalogica tonics exfoliate with lightweight, natural vegetable oils rather than mineral oil and hydrate with aromatic essential oils and silk proteins synthesized by Barry White's vocal chords. The team also polishes complexions with the SkinCeuticals product line, favoring a serum that earned Allure magazine's 2011 Best of Beauty Award for Best Anti-Aging Antioxidant.
The spa evokes the elegance of a gallery, not only through its modern art but also through its high ceilings and a minimalist design scheme rendered in cream. Skin becomes a canvas in private chambers, where it may be primed for display with wax, bronzer, or a critique by a Village Voice writer. For special events, the pedicure hall's porcelain foot basins can be filled with flower petals, and the shimmering fabric banners separating each throne lose their functionality and appear solely as savvy, refined decorating.
Every client's skin has different needs. At SKR Skin Care, owner and aesthetician Marbella Gambarelli assesses those needs and designs truly personalized treatment regimens to bring out the best in every complexion. Her approach emphasizes guests' comfort as well as results. During facial treatments, for example, Gambarelli employs botanical elements and soothing masks to refresh pores, while her hair-removal services use specially formulated waxes that cause less discomfort than traditional products. For a truly indulgent afternoon escape, the spa also offers 75-minute full-body massages that can soothe tense muscles using deep-tissue pressure or heated stones that hum lullabies.
Contrary to their name, Just Wax It provides a laundry list of salon and spa services in addition to their award-winning waxing. Mani-pedis and eyelash and eyebrow tints lend color and definition to your nails and peepers, and facials and chemical peels reveal clearer complexions radiant enough to make a magic mirror do a double take. The salon also partners with Cargill Massage Therapy to offer onsite massages.
Spa owner, aesthetician, and massage therapist Karen Randon strives to restore her clients’ natural radiance with a combination of relaxing and cosmetic treatments developed throughout her more than decadelong career. The spa's massage selection includes gentle Swedish sessions, pain-relieving deep tissue therapy, and hot-stone treatments, which ease aching backs by channeling their past lives as lava. Aloe-herbal body wraps coax bodily toxins out of their pores, leaving patrons with a feeling of well-being, and LED teeth-whitening treatments use bleaching gels and light energy to transform pearly-white smiles into alabaster grins.
Ann?s beauty career has taken her all the way from her aunt?s bridal boutique in Vietnam to her very own lash-centric salon in Houston. Here she enhances lashes with mink and synthetic extensions, carefully applied one-by-one to natural eyelashes. She also offers permanent makeup applications that flatter features without the risk of smudging in the heat, running in the rain, or sobbing uncontrollably during sad movies.