The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly footbaths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot-stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.
Tricia Perry and her supporting staff of aestheticians coax hair from bodies and return youth to faces in a serene day-spa environment. Techs hash out details and put leery minds at ease during complimentary consultations before spraying rays of laser light across epidermises during electrolysis to permanently eradicate hair. For a quicker fix, guests can take in old-fashioned body waxing, complete with Cirepil signature body wax from France.
To soothe skin after de-hirsuting, clients can opt for detoxifying body wraps with either sea-salt or sugar scrubs, which exfoliate dead skin while moisturizing, for treatments as effective but more comfortable than running through a fire hose in a sandpaper bathing suit. Ayromist's aestheticians also fluff lagging lashes with semipermanent extensions.
At i Beauty Spa NYC, a diverse team of trained specialists aims to dissolve stress and tension in an intimate space decorated with orchids and bamboo plants. Soothing nature sounds cosset clients' ears as aestheticians cleanse their complexions with calming facials and Dermalogica products or combat signs of aging with photofacial light therapy and radio-frequency technology. Fragrant aromatherapy oils greet the senses as guests lounge in a private room for a muscle-loosening massage. The clinicians also apply makeup, remove hair with wax or lasers, and guide clients through lymphatic-drainage space-suit sessions, which can slim and tone the body in order to safely fit inside lunar modules.
Shoots of green leaves punctuate the white walls in the dim, quiet room. The greenery works in concert with a grouping of healing crystals and a glowing trio of candles to fill the serene space with an earthy energy. This marriage of relaxation and nature is the basis upon which GoGreen Organic Spa was founded, evidenced in the staff’s eschewal of chemical-filled products for the eco-friendly, organic Éminence skincare line used in all of their treatments. GoGreen’s crew of aestheticians bustles about the spa lavishing natural services upon patrons’ weary bodies, soothing cheeks from the pinches of passing grandmas with a Peace Facial or incorporating organic champagne and apricot oil in a Divine Massage therapy treatment for two.
As a performing-arts enthusiast and member of the Screen Actors Guild, Milla of Milla’s Treatment Boutique has been in plenty of situations where she wanted to look her best. That’s why she takes so much care with her clients’ treatments, customizing them based on each client’s skin type. After analyzing the complexion’s situation, Milla concocts a facial to treat oily skin, rosacea, or wrinkles. She can enhance the results of these facials with microdermabrasion and laser treatments that further reduce fine lines, redness, and blemishes. Milla and her team exclusively use Éminence organic skincare products, which are composed of USDA-certified organic herbs, fruits, and flower buds and are free of parabens, robot blood, and petroleum.
At Golden Angel Spa Center, multilingual staffers use advanced equipment and natural ingredients as they strive to create smoother, more youthful skin and loosen muscles with several massage modalities. Technicians harness intense pulsed light to diminish fine lines, broken capillaries, and other signs of aging during photo facials, and employ a sub-zero IPL system to swiftly eviscerate unwanted fuzz during laser hair-removal sessions or games of laser freeze tag. Amino-nutrients and ingredients from northern Europe are combined with Egyptian pressure-adjustment methods during body wraps that aim to refine skin texture and contour silhouettes, and massage pros aim to enhance functionality of the immune system and reduce stress using relaxing or therapeutic strokes.