At Skin Clinic, owner Maria Anello Aponte creates an environment in which clients are treated holistically to address skin conditions that are often squelched with plastic surgery. During complimentary consultations, skincare professionals analyze each client's skin type while taking into consideration lifestyle, diet, and their complete medical history. With this all-encompassing view in mind, the spa's team designs treatments specific to each person's needs and desires. For instance, the aestheticians can recommend noninvasive skin-tightening treatments such as SmoothSculpt, which tones skin around the jowls and neck and smoothes away wrinkles without using any starch. Additionally, they educate their clients on how best to care for their skin on a day-to-day basis. The center's experts may also help boost self-confidence by reducing concerns associated with sun damage, acne, and hyperpigmentation by administering rejuvenating facials, microdermabrasions, or chemical peels.
• 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).
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Relaxing Lounge is an experience. You are greeted upon entry and escorted to your hair-stylist professional. All of our products are professional such as Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Morrocan Oil, and Redken. We do not cut corners for our customers' treatments.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We've been in the hair-care business for over 28 years. With that comes a lot of experience in hair styling and treatment.
What do you love most about your job?
The most important [thing] that we love about our job is simply beautiful people. Throughout our careers, we have loved making people look and feel beautiful. It fulfills us.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback we receive is when we're told that our customer receives compliments throughout their day due to our work and, ultimately, recommends us.
The aesthetician at Sedora Spa unites her knowledge of natural ingredients with modern technology to help compensate for the shortcomings of plant-based skin products and radios made from coconuts. Ultrasonic massage devices shimmy across the skin with 28,000 vibrations per second to help break down blackheads, dirt, and grease while boosting circulation. Elecro facials firm up drooping skin by gently stimulating the muscles of the face and dive under the skin to kill the bacteria that causes break-outs. This technology works alongside skillful blends of Dead Sea mineral masks and natural butters and oils.
The team at Sedora Spa devotes itself to clients’ comfort. Cookies, snacks, and tea in the reception area greet incoming guests. In the candlelit treatment areas, clients can pick between vanilla and lavender aromatherapy or simply enjoy the cherry-almond scent of everyday oxygen.
Everything about Industry 80 Salon—the brainchild of Dominic Trupia and Geo Greco—is a work of modern art, from their cut and coloring services to their décor. Beneath high ceilings with exposed ductwork, the stylists fashion chic cuts in sculpturesque metal stations flanked by neon purple lighting. Their specialties also include Brazilian blow outs and coloring, using Pureology and Redken products, as advertised by the nearly floor-to-ceiling photo of two very chic and aloof hair models on one of the white brick walls. While most of their services revolve around the creation of new ‘dos, techs are also available to perform laser-hair removal, facials, and makeup applications.
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.