Kasia Opoka started her career as a manicurist, and eventually channeled her love for personal aesthetics into certification in reflexology, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. She draws on more than 17 years of experience to craft personalized treatments for bodies and faces, and calls upon peels and facials to exfoliate epidermises and discipline freckles to spell out haikus. Botanically sourced elixirs launch the scents of crushed flora suspended in spring waters, soothing bodies with products from brands such as Guinot and organic Éminence. Within the quiet spa, patrons hush cell phones, silencing calls from demanding bosses stuck on top of their refrigerators.
Technicians at Candy Spa pamper their clients from head to toe with facials, massage, and reflexology treatments. Massage therapists enhance Swedish and deep-tissue sessions with organic ginger and warm mineral scrubs to reinvigorate the skin as well as the body. Facials are packed with a variety of products to treat skincare concerns, such as oxygen-enriched compounds that clear up congested skin or antioxidant algae that reduces fine lines and attracts musclebound mermen. Permanent-makeup services include eyebrow fills, lip liner, and eyeliner tattoos, and semipermanent eyelash extensions enhance looks by bonding to individual lashes for several weeks.
The specialists at Aesthetic Haven Skin & Laser Clinic harness cutting-edge technology to target wrinkles, blemishes, and other issues on all skin types. Specialists use the results of an initial consultation to customize an array of services—such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and spider vein treatments—to each client’s unique skin type. Aesthetic Haven's techs also treat men who want to improve their skin texture, reduce the signs of aging, or challenge the Brawny man to a rugged-handsomeness contest.
Elegant chandeliers hang from S.M. Art Beauty's ceiling like crystal jellyfish, highlighting orange pedicure chairs with bubbling footbaths, and color polishes in sumptuous reds and pinks. After tailoring a face-framing haircut, expert stylists can revamp strands with a relaxing Moroccanoil treatment or create a custom style with high-end Dermalogica products. Patrons can also request S.M. Art Beauty's deep-tissue or acupressure bodywork to ease chronic tension, or customize waxing services to remove that finicky third eyebrow.
The skin experts at Loripak Beauty Spa clear complexions using sophisticated chemical blends and high-tech machinery. Aestheticians customize facials and body treatments with natural ingredients, wielding detoxifying seaweed and vitamins A and C. The nutrients help strengthen collagen and purge pores that refuse to give up their miniature donut holes. The spa also offers high-powered treatments that draw from clinical-grade methods such as red-light therapy, salicylic acid peels, and gentle microdermabrasion.
New York has always welcomed newcomers. Since the Statue of Liberty first hoisted Ellis Island out of the bay, New York City has afforded refuge to families, young hopefuls, and now a beauty-focused med spa: d-hairemoval beauty concept. The spa's sister company, D-Beautygroup, already boasts more than 100 locations across Europe, where their teams of aestheticians have honed signature techniques for removing hair and evening out complexions. Bringing that rich heritage to the United States, D-Hairemoval Beauty Concept employs European technology to deliver everything from IPL hair removal to photofacials and chemical peels.