When a client arrives at an appointment at Alter-Ego Makeup Studio, she is the only one in the makeup chair. This is because proprietor Erica Dennis's primary goal isn't to sell a bunch of cosmetics—it's to give her clients a customized look that makes them feel as gorgeous as an A-list celebrity and as adored as someone handing out free ice cream. To that end, she uses professional-grade tools to apply makeup suited for each customer's event, whether it's for a wedding, prom, or everyday wear.
Renée Rudikh’s pursuit of beauty began in her native country of Ukraine, where she trained with dermatologists and plastic surgeons before moving to the United States to attend the Christine Valmy International School of Cosmetology. She spent 10 years working at such skincare companies as Helena Rubinstein, Mario Badescu, and Georgette Klinger. Now at her own company, Renée Rudikh Advanced Skin Care, she corrects and maintains skin with services that lift, exfoliate, and cleanse. Like a car that can also transform into a boat or a stylish blazer, Renée's treatments adapt to the circumstances: the teens' deep pore-cleansing facial takes emerging hormones into account, and the gentlemen’s facial considers the skin differences that accompany carrying a Y chromosome.
Jadwig Skin Care & Med Spa’s aestheticians go a step beyond the traditional spa experience, pampering their clients with medical-grade treatments that relax and produce results. If their facials seem luxurious at first blush, consider the fact that some are enhanced with glowing masks and an exfoliating scrub that contains flakes of 14-karat gold. Others heal skin with stem cells sourced from a rare Swiss apple or smooth out fine lines with a steamroller coated in vitamin C.
Not to be outdone, the spa’s therapists relieve tension with the targeted pressures of deep-tissue massage or the gentle strokes of a prenatal session. For an exterior to match your revitalized muscles, finish off your visit with an exfoliating body scrub or a 100% organic spray tan.
Cristina Queiroz specializes in gentle hair removal utilizing a sugaring technique in order to give her clients the closest possible wax without lingering irritation. In addition to performing her specialization on the Brazilian region, she provides sugar hair removal for men, as well. She also provides spray tans, chemical peels, and facials.
Spa Girl’s aestheticians pamper bodies with facials that cater to men and women alike with organic ingredients, therapeutic massage, or galvanic currents. Waxing sessions keep arms and legs smooth longer than shaving or slicing the tips off each individual hair with children’s scissors.
Stem cells and fruit-enzyme peels are two of the ways aesthetician Aline-Carol Casaverde de-ages the skin without the use of Botox injections. Knowing that beauty injections only numb the facial muscles or fill the skin with fluid, she relies instead on techniques that stimulate the skin’s ability to heal itself. She achieves this feat by first sloughing off dead skin cells with peels and microdermabrasion treatments, then encouraging collagen production with stem-cell ampules and lactic acid resurfacing treatments.
Novo Organic Skin Care’s skilled aestheticians, including Felicia Hususan, utilize organic seaweed and essential oils during revitalizing spa treatments. Fully customized signature facials harness the healing power of seaweed that can hydrate skin, detoxify, and resist the onslaught of aging or birds that mistake wrinkles for the shadows of earthworms. After a skin analysis, bioactive marine serums and essential oils help bring balance back to visages, and the entire face and neck melt under a rejuvenating mask during a décolleté massage. Treatments also include a microdermabrasion, during which a stream of ultrafine crystals smoothes away fine lines, scars, and rough skin brought on by using a burlap bag filled with corn for a pillow.