Medical director and physician Dr. Stephanie Durham leads a team of beauty experts—including a licensed cosmetologist and naturopathic doctor—in enhancing clients' appearances with noninvasive treatments. Pulling from a diverse collection of lasers, including the Cutera and Titan systems, techs clear unwanted hair or wrinkles, and help tighten the skin. Medical aestheticians customize facials and peels to treat specific skin troubles and gently knead muscles to evict stress.
The spa's decor fosters feelings of calm with warm colors, flickering candles, and comfy leather seats. The facial room acts as a quiet sanctuary for guests, where they may spend their time reading, meditating, or silently counting to 10.
Inside Jin's Studio 35 Hair & Nails, owner Jinsun Matarese transforms locks from frizzy tendrils to sleek tresses through keratin treatments, Brazilian blowouts, and Japanese hair-straightening techniques. Drawing on her training in Japan, Jin skillfully uses the salon's Japanese hair-straightening system to tame unwanted curls. In addition to smoothing locks, she and her stylists cut and color manes, adding carefully blended highlights and lowlights to create natural-looking tones. Jin’s Studio rounds out beauty treatments with nail services; waxing; full-body, custom spray tans; or full-consciousness swaps of your mind into another patron's body.
Skin Basically's licensed aesthetician, Marina Bratshpis, pampers a clientele that has included both royalty and celebrities. And it's no wonder a reported menagerie of high-profile clients has flocked to her—Marina boasts international training, including time spent as a skincare educator at Le Pli Day Spa in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With experience behind her in both skincare and nursing, she welcomes clients for relaxing and rejuvenating epidermis-focused treatments. Marina performs various facial treatments, drawing upon exotic ingredients such as Avène water from the Cevennes Mountains, flaxseed powder, and flakes of children's drawings.
Vibrant yellows and rust red hues wrap around Salon Da Vinci as staff members pamper clients with custom hair, nail, and waxing services. Stylists stay loyal to the Paul Mitchell brand as they concoct new hair colors from the backroom’s wall of dyes, which glimmers like a rainbow at a discothèque. The team uses the brand’s rejuvenating shampoos and conditioners to lavish suds upon manes at grey shampoo bowls framed by a tropical-island mural. Staffers also present a wall of nail polishes that foretells the application of Solar Nail acrylics, LCN gels, and traditional polishes.
Six pedicure thrones, each saturated with a periwinkle hue and sectioned off by gauzy fabric, further indulge guests, while private treatment rooms provide a quiet retreat as technicians wax away unwanted hairs. Salon Da Vinci’s staff works hard to stay on the edge of beauty trends and techniques by taking continuing-education courses, including calculus to enable them to solve equations for the area under a hair’s curve.
Mary Ellen Connelly brings a lot to the table. Aside from being a licensed massage therapist, she's a nutrition expert and personal trainer with résumé cred at a health center and multiple New Jersey spas. She uses her unique perspective to tailor Swedish and deep-tissue therapy to clients' bodies as well as their lifestyles. Mary Ellen also ramps up relaxation with bodywork add-ons, such as aromatherapy oils to calm visitors' minds and peppermint cream to exfoliate and moisturize their feet.
Founded by registered nurse Corina Ianculovici, Mirelle Medispa refreshes countenances with cosmetic dermatology under the medical direction of board-certified Drs. Mona Awad and William Keating. Medical-aesthetic professionals fight aging with injectable treatments, microdermabrasion, or the Vampire FaceLift, a unique procedure that blends hyaluronic-acid fillers, platelet-rich plasma, and peer pressure to convince cells to grow new, younger-looking skin.