Layla Bouley aims to boost her clients’ self-esteem and peace of mind using her skills in aesthetics. She refurbishes wrinkled, acne-riddled, oily, and excessively dry skin during services that range from microdermabrasion treatments to chemical peels. She also combats stubborn hair on lips and chins using bowls of warm wax and applies eyelash extensions to help make third eyes pop.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
The attentive team at Nicole Georgios European Day Spa coddles hard-working appendages and weary faces with a menu of aesthetically driven spa services. Visitors to Nicole Georgios's private suite discover manicurists who revive digits worn out from days spent typing, writing, and braiding the hair of neighborhood porcupines. The spa's relaxing massages console aching bodies with calculated kneads, and its exotic facials soothe stress-related smile lines with aromatherapy and a special synergy of essential oils. The calming pulse of zen music and the flicker of glowing candles ease the body and mind, and visitors can satisfy cravings for toothsome tidbits with access to the salon's snack bar and wireless Internet service.
At Salon Flor, owner and veteran stylist Marisol Vasquez indoctrinates clients in her belief that personalized haircare should be performed in an amiable atmosphere. Along with her 15 years of styling experience, Marisol heads up a small stable of upbeat and detail-obsessed stylists who excel at sizing up customers and executing styles perfectly suited to individual styles and desires. The styling team cultivates a cheerful salon experience in which no appointment is rushed. Pro-grade haircare products including Kevin Murphy and Glo further imbue hair strands with the confidence needed to stand up to strong winds or nesting bats.
Licensed esthetician Belinda Fallon of Advanced Cosmetics frosts hides in UV- and paraben-free Fake Bake bronzer. During five-minute meetings with the airbrush, Fallon's steady hands mist glow-getters from toes to crown in an even coat of caramel shade selected to match each client's natural habitat in order to thwart hungry barn owls. Powered by botanical pigments, the gentle tanning solution hydrates and protects dermal layers without clogging pores or irritating sensitive skin. The formula dries into supple, glowing skin in 20 minutes without leaving behind telltale chemical smells, streaks, or artists’ signatures. With thorough exfoliation beforehand and proper care following each session, the new healthy hue can last five–seven days.
When she’s not adding the glitz to models for runway couture shows, owner Johanna Woodfin beautifies clients with makeup and teeth-whitening services. As a certified BriteWhite technician, she coats teeth with carbamide-peroxide gel and shines an LED light over the chompers to brighten smiles in less than 60 minutes. Johanna and her team’s makeover expertise extends to doing portrait and costume makeup, as well as adding the finishing touches to beaming brides and reviving faces with postsurgical makeovers. Further demonstrating their artistic attention to detail, they plump up lashes with lash extensions and decorate bodies with temporary tattoos, helping aspiring yet noncommittal bikers shop around for the right crew.