After gliding over glistening wooden floors supporting chic, modern fixtures, licensed aesthetician Najia Rohlf and her team greet guests in need of custom skin revitalization. In the first phase of the 60-minute European facial, a staff member cleanses pores and dusts off skin detritus. Extraction follows exfoliation, and then the aesthetician sheathes skin with a mask designed to ward off cheek-pinching aunts. Finally, a moisturizer restores suppleness and vanishes croissant flakes holding on since breakfast. Following treatments, clients can admire their newly radiant visages in nearby storefront windows and crossing guards' suits of armor.
At JKFlashy Beauty Bar, Jill K. helms a team of makeup artists who specialize in long-wear makeup for events or photo shoots and on-site luxury services; their work has been featured in several publications, including Westchester Weddings. They use long-wear airbrush makeup and waterproof eyelash extensions to create flawless looks that last all day, and even provide hourly touchups for clients. JKFlashy Beauty Bar also offers airbrush tanning and an advanced makeup course accredited through the New York School of Esthetics. Jill K. herself teaches the course, held at the New York School of Esthetics in Tarrytown NY, which covers airbrush foundation application, eyelash extensions, and the best concealer for disguising a second nose.
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 skilled stylist Flavia Gomes 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 Flavia's expertise for a deep-conditioning treatment to hydrate and fortify hair.