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.
For more than 12 years, the owner of Le Salon Nowel worked in a French salon in Manhattan, mastering many unique and fashion-forward hair techniques. When she opened her own salon in 2006, she brought those skills with her to Queens, creating a list of services ranging from formaldehyde-free Brazilian blowouts to French-style mani-pedis. The salon's stylists can conquer all hair needs, from adding color and dimension with highlights, or defrizzing locks with Japanese thermal hair straightening, somehow getting around the sun's vice-like patent on heat. The staff also continues their perfection hold on such face treatments as yellow peeling, a chemical peel that sloughs away dead skin cells to beautify faces along with newly renewed 'dos.
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.
Bare Body Laser Spa's team of laser technicians expertly guide Soprano XL and NaturaLase QS devices across skinscapes to rejuvenate and tighten appearances or evict unwanted hair and tattoos. Touted to be as gentle as a hot stone massage, laser hair removal sessions quickly destroy follicles and grafted Chia pets to prevent further regrowth, and tattoo removal sessions fragment ink pigments, allowing the body to fade them from epidermal memory over the course of 6–12 sessions. Time-worn coverings, meanwhile, bask in the therapeutic glow of warm infrared light, which picks up epidermal slack along the body, face, or neck without discomfort or downtime.
At Gibaldi Salon & Spa, versatile beauticians help clients refine their style or totally overhaul their images with hair, nail, and skin services. Stylists take clients' face shape, hair type, and lifestyle into consideration before dreaming up a contemporary or classic 'do and shearing locks into shape. The spa's skin specialists pamper skin during facials that focus on buffing away signs of aging or clearing up congested complexions. A stable of nail technicians finalizes head-to-toe overhauls by grooming and polishing fingers and toes. To fully immerse clients in relaxation, massage therapists soothe mind and body with strokes that reward the muscles for their strict observance of fight or flight instincts.