It is easy to turn plants into a salad, but it is harder to turn them into a natural-looking tan. Shade Bar Organic Spa & Salon, named a top spray-tanning salon by TimeOut New York, Citysearch and CBS New York, does exactly that, though, bronzing physiques with signature organic spray tans that glow and fade evenly. The focus on natural beauty products doesn?t end there, though?it permeates the entire aesthetic center.
Shade Bar Organic Spa & Salon?s facials, which each begin with a personal skin analysis, often incorporate Manuka honey masks that improve cell regeneration, or masks crafted from seaweed and geothermal clay. Body treatments also draw on organic ingredients that moisturize dry skin and slim physiques, a process that was historically only possible by squeezing into an hourglass. A Goldwell color bar, professional makeup applications, waxing, and tension-relieving massages round out the center?s suite of aesthetic services. Every other week, a beauty advisor from Shade Bar Organic Spa & Salon dishes beauty tips on the Telemundo New York morning show.
Total Body Spas's highly trained team members continually educate themselves to stay up-to-date on industry techniques. Their certified laser hair-removal consultant leaves skin smooth and fuzz-free. Staffers also use laser energy to diminish spider veins and tighten lax skin with ReFirme technology, which incorporates the same combination of bipolar radio frequency and optical energy used to domesticate wild Transfomers. A licensed aesthetician perfects facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasions that cleanse and clear away lifeless skin, leaving radiant complexions in their tracks. Certified lash-extension and makeup artists boost clients' natural beauty with lasting enhancements.
Tea lights atop staggered tiles emerge from the wood-paneled walls to cast a warm light on Angel Spa’s body treatment room as technicians treat bodies to nine massage styles and exfoliating body polishes in a candy store's worth of delectable scents. Those scents are coconut lime, sweet cream, chocolate delight, and champagne and roses, and they come along with a skin-smoothing host of vitamins and the undivided attention of a friendly and skilled aesthetician. Among a broad repertoire of facials, the signature Angel facial stands out for its trio of skin-firming masks that help keep any skin type looking brighter than a pomegranate filled with football floodlights. Out at the spa's nail station, technicians pamper hands and feet with high-quality polishes, Minx nails, and a luxurious signature Angel spa pedi that layers a grape-peel mask and champagne and rose butter cream to exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
En route to co-founding and directing Allure Skincare & Laser Center, Valerie Karpaty nabbed certification as a medical assistant, registration as a phlebotomist by the AAMA, a license to perform permanent makeup, and 10 years of experience as an aesthetician. She brings all this accrued knowledge to bear during FDA-approved skin and body treatments, which she uses primarily to avert the signs of aging. Like a sci-fi author's excuses for his story's many plot holes, Karpaty's services often rely on technology: Endermologie mechanically stimulates the skin to promote collagen production, and IPL laser treatments bathes faces in light from an elōs-brand machine to minimize blemishes. To further connect to the community, Karpaty participates in programs that give cancer patients bold new eyebrows.
Therapists at Forest Hills Spa don't limit themselves to traditional Western spa techniques to help clients heal from daily stress and tension. Instead, the staff draws from traditional Russian therapies that include exfoliating oak-leaf treatments and a circulation-reviving salt scrub. These services together with Western-style massage are performed in private treatment rooms separate from the main spa. In public areas, clients can jump into a cold plunge, a comfortable pool, or a 12-person Jacuzzi ringed by walls of marble mosaics. The mosaics give way to aromatic cedar in one of the three saunas, where clients can loosen their muscles or interrogate snowmen. Apart from spa services, Forest Hills includes a food center that plates traditional Russian entrees, snacks, and beer alongside a squeeze-your-own-juice bar.
Stylists tailor beautifying treatments to patrons’ personal styles in this full-service hair and nail salon nestled in Sunnyside in Queens. Armed with an arsenal of cuts, coloring techniques, and manageability-boosting keratin treatments, hair-handlers reform 'dos into eye-catching coifs. Strands can also get a volume or length boost with feather extensions and clip-on locks, which can double as flowing clip-on ties in a pinch. Alternatively, nail artists brighten extremities with Gelac polishes or make fingers appear longer with glue-on acrylic tips. Swedish and Thai sport-massage sessions brief enough to fit into a lunch hour unknot tense tendons, and waxing services and facials round out the assortment of offerings. Complimentary brews from the salon’s tea selection hydrate parched clients during their time slots.