The Esthetic Engineer owner Tiffany Schoefield understands the stressors of the 9-to-5 world. After she ran a ghostwriting business and managed political campaigns, her career took an about-face when she realized she was more interested in slowing down to appreciate life than in speeding it up. It was then that Tiffany turned to what has become her true calling—skincare—and she now devotes herself to helping her clients find their own quiet reprieves from daily life in her inviting spa.
For more than 15 years, Tiffany has trained in some of the skincare industry’s most trusted brands, including Aveda and SkinCeuticals. The spa’s licensed aestheticians help clients improve their skin’s appearance with treatments that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials with a variety of trusted skincare brands, including Éminence Organic Skin Care and Glo Therapeutics. Among the center’s many specialties are body waxing and makeovers, during which artists apply lash extensions, tint brows, or apply full makeup. Tiffany’s philosophy that her spa is an oasis for self-care and rejuvenation stands at the forefront throughout all of her services, and her staff emphasizes making clients happy with personalized attention and treatments.
A member of Redken's Club Fifth Avenue partner program, Fusions Salon & Studio's staff members specialize in revitalizing hair and skin for ladies, gentlemen, and teens. Though they’re equally talented at rejuvenating skin, waxing away unwanted hair, and applying makeup, their ultimate passion lies in the styling and coloring of hair. Stylists seat their guests in black-leather furnishings and gaze into antique mirrors as they develop personalized color schemes to accentuate each client’s complexion, eye color, and ball and chain.
My Bella Spa’s experienced nail technicians cater to fingers and toes on clients of all ages. Adults sip complimentary wine, soda, or water while relaxing in oversize leather pedicure chairs, and younger guests perch on colorful pedicure chairs outfitted with pink bears or princess headrests. Formal dining chairs add a touch of class to the nail-drying station, and a fish tank filled with brightly hued swimmers serves as inspiration for vibrant gel polishes that stay chip-free for two weeks, no matter how frequently you touch strangers on the bus.
Most Popular Service: Cut, color, highlights
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
At Massage by David, licensed massage therapist David Martin eases stress with a combination of massage styles. Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial-release, and manual lymph-drainage massages are customized for each client. He's had plenty of practice at this process, as more than 6,000 hours of experience inform each of his carefully tailored massages.
One by one, Dream Lash Studio's aesthetician Jasna Bhayani applies synthetic strands to individual eyelashes. As she applies each, lashes seem fuller, darker, and longer, until she's concluded. The result: up to 100 individual lash extensions, applied so seamlessly that they appear natural and temporarily eliminate the need for mascara.