South Shore Center for Electrolysis's hair-removal specialists aim to permanently remove hair on the face and body using small electrical currents. Without puncturing the skin, the technician inserts a tiny needle into the unwanted hair follicle. The needle emits an electric current, which cauterizes the hair papilla so hair can't grow. Electrolysis is effective on all skin and hair colors.
Suvara's award-winning airbrush experts gild their guests with a UV-free glow. Each sunless-specialist has completed a rigorous certification program, and will work with their clients to achieve their personal perfect pigmentation. Suvara's exclusive tanning blend contains health-boosting ingredients such as vitamins A and C to improve skin texture and peaceably fight the signs of aging, and hyaluronic acid to lock in notoriously flighty moisture. This hand-sprayed, natural and organic mist coats the body in less than 45 minutes, with customizable tonal results ranging from blissful butterscotch to buccaneer-baiting gold. Your new streak-free hue darkens over the next eight hours, and lasts around one week without special care, or longer with routine moisturizing and daily massages from King Midas.
"Individuality is crucial," says Richard Calcasola, the founder and mastermind behind Maximus Spa Salon. He's referring to the importance of understanding a client's lifestyle and habits before providing a haircut, ensuring that each resulting look is both unique and maintainable. Listening is a skill Calcasola has stressed to his team for more than 40 years, and it has earned him a reputation for being friendly and approachable even as he helps set international styling trends.
At Maximus, Calcasola oversees a staff of beauty professionals who draw on his lessons to cut and color hair. They also perform a number of other spa-related services, treating guests to waxing treatments, manicures, and skin-firming facials. When he's not consulting with celebrities and trimming the tresses of publications such as Vogue and the New York Times, Calcasola can often be spotted making the rounds at the salon himself.
When she isn't providing critical care at a hospital or working with her clients at Faceology New York Aesthetic Skin Center, Dr. Debra Hoffman spends much of her time losing herself in her artistic skills, which are inextricably tied to her understanding of medicine. At her skin center, she combines the latest in medical advances with a deep aesthetic understanding to help guests glow like works of art or a baby's Glo Worm toy. Botox and Juvéderm injections smooth away facial wrinkles, and high-powered peels strip away dead skin, jump-starting the production of new, glowingly fresh cells.
A subtle heat spreads throughout Fuel the Soul, distinct from the scorching air at hot-yoga studios that warm the room with thermostats. The muscle-melting energy seeps into muscles, coaxing tension away. This brand of heat comes from a system that emits infrared rays, capable of penetrating deeper into tissues and detoxifying patrons while they move through classic yoga poses. Co-owner Greg Fine explains to Patch.com, "Exercising … in an infrared heated sauna can help you burn calories much faster." The heat emanates from lamps that, according to Greg, are identical to those used by surgeons in neonatal hospital units and fast-food line-cooks in NASA space vessels. Customers can reap the heat's benefits, which include a faster metabolism and easier healing, whether they’re attending yoga classes or simply steeping in the far-infrared sauna.
Another offering as unusual as a cat and dog that only fight about who loves the other more is the Gyrotonic workout, "a unique method that uses movements found in swimming, yoga, and tai chi and helps improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination." Greg—who studied under Juliu Horvath, the Romanian dancer and exile who developed the exercise to recover after tearing his Achilles tendon and rupturing a few spinal disks—teaches the technique to students of all fitness levels and ages, whether they’re recovering from injuries or courting greater flexibility.
Adele Santoro's attentiveness to each client isn't just good business— it's part of her outlook on life. The owner of Salon Due Mila is a frequent contributor to myriad organizations such as Cancer Center for Kids and Diabetes Research Institute. As a hairstylist with more than 35 years of experience, Adele is focused on helping others feel better about themselves, whether she's readying a bride's coiffure for a walk down the aisle, imbuing locks with organic color, or shaping brows to match a client’s favorite national landmark.
At Age Smart Solutions the staff specializes in all types of anti-aging skincare and products. With its selection of facials, laser skin-tightening and pigment-reduction treatments, oxygen infusions, and adult-sized pacifiers, the trained aestheticians make skin look and feel younger. Smoothed, brightened skin becomes the perfect canvas for permanent-makeup treatments, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow shaping. A slew of other cosmetic treatments rounds out Age Smart Solutions' service list.