Licensed aesthetician Elizabeth Walter culls from more than 15 years of experience to set skin aglow, specializing in treating acne and signs of aging with custom facials. Serums from Jan Marini, Pevonia Botanica, and SkinCeuticals infuse the skin during signature treatments, such as the three-step Intraceuticals oxygen facial that aims to lift, brighten, and de-crumple the face. Elizabeth and crew also combat hair that strangely won’t stop growing with a variety of facial, body, and Brazilian-waxing services.
Certified aesthetician and master makeup artist Laura Citores calls up her cosmetology training and zeal for ongoing education to aid in the craft of restoring and refining skin. Brimming with antioxidant-rich polyphenols, the 20-minute chocolate power skin rescue peel kick-starts collagen production to help improve hydration, elasticity, and skin tone. A collection of cocoa, lactic acid, and açai berry helps faces appear fresh without having to hide behind pictures of freshness. The peel's polysaccharides also enhance exfoliation without irritation, and Chromabright helps stymie the signs of photoaging. Laura lavishes faces in one or three chocolaty skin treatments, prepping them for inspection by passing pedestrians or exposure to the unforgiving flashing lights of an indoor arcade.
Scarlett De Citores's resumé tells the tale of her certification from Lancôme's École de Soins Esthétique of Paris and two decades working as an aesthetician in the United States and Europe. During the 15-minute light-therapy session, the international skin savant wields a mechanism that emits red, blue, and infrared lights, each of which targets specific tokens of aging from deep within the skin. This effulgence stimulates a cellular-renewal response that shoos away dead and impaired cells while coaxing new ones to the forefront. The quick process can reveal a juvenescent exterior that would make a porcelain doll shatter with envy.
The skin specialists at Soluna Skin Care don’t subscribe to the trend of treating skin with burning lasers and harsh chemicals. Instead, they rely on hands-on facial treatments developed through natural, tried-and-true ingredients, such as baking soda, vitamin C, and herbs. Through each clinical facial, herbal peel, and deep pore cleansing facial, aestheticians slather on naturally derived products such as Epicurean Discovery and Cosmedix, which eschew all irritants and acids for natural enzymes.
A day at the spa is designed to be relaxing, and yet the hassle of getting to the salon can be just the opposite. That’s why Judy Chen, the owner and aesthetician of Luminous Spa Studio, designed her services to be undertaken anywhere—whether at her welcoming salon or, thanks to her mobile service menu, at the place of her client’s choosing. Wherever clients decide, she flaunts her skincare skills with facials that use the power of enzymes and anti-aging ingredients to keep faces looking as fresh as the day their parents first removed their protective wrapping. She uses products from brands such as Jan Marini, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, and Perricone MD, and goes beyond the scope of the face to improve the health of the skin on the back and décolletage. Outside of skincare, she works to enhance her clients’ beauty with brow and lash treatments, using Xtreme Lashes to add drama to eyes or warm wax to sculpt brows or depilate faces.
A facial at Lyna's Skin Care is more than just that. Every exfoliating treatment also includes a complimentary skin analysis and a gentle massage of the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands. With these kinds of add-ons, it’s easy to see why the facial has become one of Lyna’s most popular treatments. Other treatments that enjoy similar popularity include professional makeup applications and eyelash enhancements. The latter adds length to natural lashes with extensions pretested to attract desirable suitors and blow away undesirable suitors with a wink.