For 30 years, Diane Young's skincare services have helped clients defy their ages and revitalize their skin with clinically proven formulas and techniques. Deep-cleansing facials purge toxins from pores with thick steam before aestheticians work to unearth healthy glows with stress-relieving facial massage and anti-aging masks tailored to skin types. Microdermabrasion sessions engage in deep excavation by buffing away layers of dry skin to erase damage incurred by sunbathing or using a bundled extension cord for a pillow. More advanced therapies include microcurrent facials that use tiny vibrations to encourage skin to firm up, quit sagging, and finally move out of its mother's house. Body treatments and a complement of waxing services ensure clients can maintain youthful glows from head to toe.
Jeffrey Stein started coloring hair more than 30 years ago at age 18, eventually establishing a sextet of salons across New York City. With his shrewd artistic eye, he carefully inspects clients’ eye and skin color, before enhancing locks with flattering hues and industrial-grade magic spells. He helms a seasoned staff of stylists that bolsters colorized strands with a full roster of salon services, including mani-pedis, makeup applications, relaxers, and haircuts that enlist the conditioning prowess of top-notch Moroccanoil and Kérastase products.
Stein and his team works amid the sleek, modern environs of the six salons, which each boast features such as ornate chandeliers, exposed-brick walls, and glossy wooden accent pieces.
The stylists, aestheticians, and makeup artists at Damali NYC beautify hairdos and visages with a full roster of salon services. Taking its name from a feminine Arabic handle that translates to beautiful vision, this Fifth Avenue studio lives up to its lofty moniker and has thus attracted such stylistically inclined celebrities as Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, and Lil' Kim. Walls of soothing pastel blue surround the salon’s beauty experts as they deftly brush on makeup for weddings and primp up eyelashes with lush extensions for upcoming proms or driver's-license photos. Mani-pedis and facials imbue fingers, toes, and complexions with a flush of radiant youth, and spray tans empower vampires to travel incognito in sun-kissed shades.
Perfect Brows NYC doesn’t just remove hair above the eyes; the studio removes it from all over the body using three different methods. Its threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. And during waxing services, a thin layer of molten wax covers fuzzy areas and adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. The third method used, called sugaring, is an organic alternative that removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio’s other services, which include henna work and facials.
Beauty connects with holistic care inside Mon Plaisir Spa, where European techniques fuse with Eastern philosophy to balance skin and body issues while clients relax. In keeping with a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, aestheticians use mud- and mineral-rich products from Dead Sea Minerals to nourish skin during facials. Bodies throwing tantrums about all the attention the face gets are treated to body wraps that detoxify and body treatments that add moisture to skin surfaces. With swift swipes, aestheticians remove unwanted hair during waxing, leaving skin as free from fuzz as a TV that's never met an antenna.
Sharing the stories and wisdom accumulated during 25 years as an aesthetician, Katy Yip, who holds a diploma from the prestigious CIDESCO and is a licensed esthetician and tattoo artist, wields products from brands including Decléor Paris, Elene Paris, blinc, Farah Beauty Specialist, Soskin Paris, and GrandeLash. Tendrils of fragrance unfurl from aroma-infused swiss body massages, and patrons parade past with fresh permanent makeup in precise lines designed not to smudge or aggravate sensitive skin. Assorted facials call upon aromatic masks, pulsating light, and collagen to combat the appearance of wrinkles, allowing newly revitalized patrons to press their faces more appealingly against pet-store windows.