Though she's an aspiring Real Housewife, Barbara Ellsworth is no stay-at-home mom. The cosmetic- and plastic-surgical nurse of 13 years oversees Larchmont Laser Medical Spa’s staff of medical aestheticians. The tranquil, robin's-egg-blue walls of her facility offer a suitably upscale backdrop for the slate of med-spa and beauty services. Hair removal is a spa specialty, whether via warm wax, thin threads, or the same lasers that shaved the beard off the man in the moon. The aestheticians also oversee slimming VelaShape treatments and skin-resurfacing HydraFacials that help keep complexions youthful and smooth in case the Bravo camera crews show up.
A decade ago, Heather Adessa began her beauty career behind a department store makeup counter. But it wasn't long before word spread about her expert eye for color. These days, the New York-based makeup artist counts a slew of celebrities as clients, and her work is often seen on programs like The Today Show and E! News, or in the pages of Good Housekeeping.
In addition to catering to high-profile clients, Heather founded Glo Beauty Bar to bring her professional makeup services to the masses. She specializes in wedding day makeup, but can also help clients get ready for all sorts of occasions, with a service menu that includes haircuts and waxing services in addition to makeup.
Salon V's stylists tame unruly manes with keratin treatments and add to nature's handiwork with permanent and clip-on human hair extensions. They can also skillfully correct color mistakes, such as over-processed color and unflattering tints. Aestheticians pamper guests with massages, facials, waxing, and spray tanning. The bridal crew, which is comprised of stylists and certified makeup artists, artfully preps ladies for graceful, elegant, and traditional backflips down the aisle. The salon also features a boutique with headpieces, veils, and accessories for the big day.
What would your film montage be? A series of race car shots or a skydive jump, or maybe a Rocky-style workout sequence set to intense fight music? At Montage hair salon, the scene is one of beauty. Imagine a skilled stylist gently massaging shampoo into the scalp, then in a flurry of color work, clipper choreography, and dryer heat. The final tableau is revealed: a coif fit for the big screen. Guests can also solicit a deep-conditioning treatment to hydrate and fortify hair.
The stylists at Natural Motion Salon do more than just style hair. They work with clients to find a ‘do that takes into account personality, desired look, and face shape, ensuring that when customers leave the salon they look and feel better than when they came in. The stylists deploy their skills in cutting, coloring, and texturizing to achieve this goal, getting everything done in one sitting instead of outsourcing part of the job to the nuns at St. Rapunzel's Convent.
Melissa Nieli knows how to keep skin healthy, smooth, and bright. Inside Innovations in Color, she removes dirt and oil from pores with cleansing facials, and she complements facials with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments, which reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Melissa also waxes away unwanted hair from the brows, chin, and bikini line.