Red Phoenix Wellness Center's founder, Lisa Shapiro, has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 34 years. During her career, she's had a chance to ply her stress-relieving skills on all types of bodies, including dancers, athletes, and bodybuilders. She even toured with the cast and crew of Bob Fosse's Dancin' in the early '80s, an experience that allowed her to perfect her dynamic skills and a mean sideways shuffle with a shoulder roll. Today, she continues to use her healing hands to treat everything from back and neck pain and sciatica to migraines and nerve impingement, drawing from modalities that range from basic Swedish to energizing shiatsu.
The licensed aestheticians at Omage Medi Spa strive to slenderize bodies and detoxify the skin with organic body wraps, exfoliating facials, and pampering massages. The body wrap swathes figures in an embrace of natural sea clay designed to draw away toxins, reduce the appearance of cellulite, obliterate dead skin cells, and prepare freshly slimmed clients to be accused of airbrushing real life. During the mini facial, a pore-scientist discusses each client's facial needs and cleans the epidermis before exfoliating the surface of the skin to oust dead skin cells. Warm steam opens pores, necessary extractions evict lingering blemishes, and a face-and-neck mask nourishes the skin. A mini massage treats patrons to 10–15 minutes of aromatherapeutic bliss, with delicate motions intended to stimulate circulation in the face, the neck, and the décolletage. Guests paint watercolor portraits of their rejuvenated selves with complimentary coffee, tea, or other proffered beverages during the approximately 90-minute treatment package.
Owned and operated by a licensed massage therapist, Manual On Myo Aroma Spa incorporates both Eastern holistic and Western medical schools of thought into its treatments and services, such as acupuncture and reflexology. The spa's custom massages and aromatherapy sessions rely on certified-pure therapeutic-grade essential oil, which has been shown to boost the immune system and eradicate stress. Aesthetic services, such as mani-pedis, facials, and waxing, are also available.
Patricia of Patricia’s Brazilian Waxing hails from Southern Brazil, where she built up a reputation as a deft waxing technician. That reputation followed her to New York, where she and her staff offer waxing for men and women in a clean environment with disposable materials and hard waxes. Their service list runs the gamut from eyebrows to toes, and they wax unwanted hair from the underarms, buttocks, back, bikini line, and abdomen.
A L'Oréal concept salon, Atelier of Roslyn’s team includes senior- and master-level platform portfolio artists, and many of the salon's stylists have experience working Fashion Week. In a space reminiscent of an artist’s loft, stylists accomplish services such as men’s and women’s cuts as well as retexturing and coloring treatments, all with passion and a flair for creativity.
Staying on top of trends is important to the stylists at Tres Belle Salon & Spa—and it comes easy thanks to one of their owners, who also doubles as the president of The Metro Cosmetology Association. Due to this fortuitous fact, the team has access to ongoing classes and the latest styling products—which they use to revamp strands with cuts, color, and smoothing keratin formulas.