From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
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.
After years of ducking out of pool-party invitations, Sapna Tecksingani took a stand against follicular tyrants and their armies of unwanted body hair and opened The Laser Place. Dissatisfied by other laser clinics, Tecksingani invested as much of her energy in scooping up high-tech equipment, such as the Cutera CoolGlide system or the collagen-boosting Laser Genesis, as she did in creating a professional environment where appointments start on time and staff respects confidentiality. Today, licensed and certified technicians help patients to refine appearances with an extensive array of services, including electrolysis, microdermabrasion, photofacials, and magical paintings that grow older while you stay the same age.
Crisp black-and-white furnishings provide an elegant backdrop to flourishing plants and twinkling tea lights by which iSpa's staff pampers clients with custom services. Massage therapists apply palms and fists to knotted muscles, practicing Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques to work out muscular Rubik's cubes. In dimly lit facial rooms, aestheticians exfoliate skin and then infuse it with vitamin-rich plant extracts and Dermalogica products. A laser room houses high-tech gadgets that remove hair and rejuvenate skin, and a spacious mani-pedi studio plays host to overstuffed pedicure chairs and manicure kiosks.