"Hair, make up, fashion and photography play a very important role in my professional life as a beauty creator. The synergistic mix of these industries helps to channel my creative process to fully understand the complexities of women and men.
• For $27, you get a men's traditional hot-towel shave, facial, and a neck, head, and shoulder massage (a $55 value). • For $32, you get a women's haircut and blow-dry (up to a $75 value). • For $100, you get two 60-minute massages (a $200 value).
Dominique Ianni presides over Dolce Vita Esthetique, where she leans on 10 years of industry experience at upscale spas to deliver exceptional beauty treatments to her clientele. The salon uses only high-end Dermalogica products in its facials and spa services. Dominique also specializes in waxing treatments.
At Styles by Elle, a team of experienced stylists beautifies clients with sundry salon services, makeup application, waxing, and packages for brides. The staff personalizes looks to each individual's style, clipping hair and adding texture with coloring treatments. Dedicated to their craft, the stylists remain vigilant, continuously educating themselves to stay on top of industry developments.
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.
A doubled cotton thread runs between the mouth and hands of a salon staffer. The thread twists, descends, and as its handler maneuvers it over an eyebrow, it grips errant hairs by the base, swiftly removing them from the skin and leaving behind an expertly shaped brow. Although threading is an ancient practice, the specialists at Aspire Threading Salon prove day in and day out that it remains a useful one for ridding faces, hands, feet, and overly bristled toothbrushes of unwanted hairs. The staff also performs other feats of hair-removal with wax, eases tension from temples with massages, and adorns limbs with henna tattoos.