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Lauded by Time Out New York for its wallet-friendly services, Tones Spa helps clients look their freshest with a long list of facial treatments for any type of skin. Replenishing stashes of collagen and elastin, a 45-minute microdermabrasion treatment smoothes faces by buffing away dead skin and food morsels left over from last week. During facial peels, aestheticians fill out fine lines and balance uneven complexions with a beautifying blend that includes face-friendly alpha-hydroxy acid. As specialists in waxing, the team can also remove unwanted hair from just about any area using gentle waxes that promote comfort.
1018 Castle Hill Ave
Bronx,
NY
US
Located within the Radisson hotel, Rio Aesthetic Center & Spa specializes cosmetic laser services, massages, and facials. Experienced technicians utilize the Alma Laser Soprano XL, which boasts a rapid and virtually painless IN-Motion feature that removes unwanted hair on all skin types, including tanned or spandex. Other members of the cosmically talented Alma Laser family also play prominent roles in the spa's aesthetic lineup, including the Laser360, which is designed to stimulate collagen growth and elasticity and combat signs of aging. Staffers also incorporate laser technology into facials such as the Hydra Lift, which combines a radiofrequency laser with microdermabrasion or a professional peel. In addition to English, the multilingual staff speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian, creating a worldly vibe amplified by Brazilian–style décor and a receptionist fluent in Vulcan. Potted palms and paper lanterns lend an air of relaxation to vibrant tomato-red massage rooms, and lobby track lighting illuminates shelves stocked with quality take-home products from brands such as glo therapeutics.
1 Radisson Plaza
New Rochelle,
NY
US
Describing itself as an "ultra-relaxing urban escape," Skin Station radiates tranquility from its outdoor patio garden to its private treatment rooms stocked with the latest aesthetic technology. Aestheticians specialize in customized, clinical facials that harness the hydrating, age-reversing powers of firming radio frequencies, vitamin C and collagen-rich serums, or age-spot clearing IPL. Hot-stone massages and scrubs enriched with brown sugar and Dead Sea–mud help leave bodies feeling soft and stress-free, while unwanted hair can be swiftly evicted with light technology, sugaring, strongly worded letters, or traditional wax treatments.
2500 Central Park Ave
Yonkers,
NY
US
At Simply Skin Laser Medispa, licensed medical aesthetician Sabrina J. Kharouba and Dr. Tamir Kharouba rely on lasers and private-label products to reintroduce clients to their younger, smoother selves. Prior to any facials or nonablative-laser treatments, Sabrina consults with clients to talk about their beauty goals. She then customizes a treatment directed toward a range of skin conditions, such as acne, unwanted hair, or wrinkles. A range of private-label Simply Skin products blend vitamins and antioxidants with green tea, white tea, and soy extracts. On-premise physician Tamir oversees treatments, allowing him to monitor procedures for safety and episodes of M_A_S*H for things a doctor would never say.
880 Mile Square Rd
Yonkers,
NY
US
The aestheticians at Chen Skincare & Spa fight blemishes and signs of aging with skincare services backed by products from brands such as Dermalogica, and PCA Skin. Chen's signature facial follows a brief skin analysis and freckle Rorschach test with an organic mask that supplements the results of an exfoliation, extraction, and detoxifying massage. Anti-inflammatory gel and an oatmeal mask sing hymns of hydration to delicate epidermises during the sensitive-skin facial, and male clients neutralize razor burn with the deep pore cleansing of the gentlemen's facial. A full-body aromatherapy massage combines natural herb and flower scents with head-to-toe strokes in order to rebalance the body and mind more effectively than log rolling on an abacus does. Warmly stained hardwood blankets the floor at Chen Skincare & Spa, where neutral-toned walls shut out such noisy outside distractions as ringing cell phones and road rage delivered by Morse code. Whimsical sets of bubble-shaped mirrors reflect the graceful shapes of vases sprouting tall grasses and branches.
450 W 238th St.
Riverdale,
NY
US
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
12 Chase Rd
Scarsdale,
NY
US
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