The staff at Styles of India focuses solely on the art of hair removal to shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz across the entire physique. An ancient technique, threading makes use of pure cotton strands, rolled and lifted along the face and eyebrows to remove hair in a straight line—ideal for eyebrows or sculpting sideburns into the style Benjamin Franklin sported: lightning bolts. The technicians at Styles of India are also adept with wax, removing unwanted hair from legs, arms, and bikini lines.
At Aesthetic Salon and Spa, the facials brighten skin with creative ingredients, from hydrating doses of vitamin C to 24-karat gold. The gold is a key ingredient in one of the rejuvenating creams—it lends skin a youthful glow, much like your “darkness light” that’s really just an adult night-light. The glycolic acid in a chemical peel improves tone and texture, and the parafango in a body wrap deals with toxins and cellulite.
Complementing these beauty treatments are various stress-relieving massages, with Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and other modalities available. And on the salon side, you'll find styling and coloring options such as perms, extensions, highlights, and conditioning treatments.
Star Nails' aestheticians have been pampering locals inside their full-service salon and spa for a decade. Their mani-pedis come with hot-towel treatments and an option for gel color polish from Shellac or OPI. When they're not beautifying digits, they're revivifying complexions during facial treatments, alleviating stress with hot-stone massages, and preempting mascara and dry-erase markers with permanent-makeup applications.
The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
LaToya Williams, owner of LRW Day Spa, understands skincare from both sides of the treatment chair. Her passion for clear complexions was inspired by her battles with acne as a teenager, and now, she says, ?I just love skin. I didn?t make the career change until I was 30, and it?s the best thing I?ve done, period.? Williams understands firsthand how professional skincare can help people and believes her clients shouldn't have to "win the lotto in order to get a facial,? which is why she is committed to making her services affordable.
Williams describes the Beauty 101 facial as one of her most popular services because of its deep-pore-cleansing effects and status as a prerequisite for Advanced Glamour Lab. The services employ Dermalogica products, and will soon include organic and Rhonda Allison products. Her skincare skills don?t only touch those that come to her treatment room inside Mattison Avenue Salon Spa and Suites. Williams also performs skincare services at women?s shelters and gives tutorials on skin health to teenagers.
The staff members at European Image take a three-pronged approach to perfecting skin. First, they match clients with the right skincare regimen to use at home, using products rich in nutrients, vitamins, and fruit enzymes. Then, they consider what professional treatments would benefit skin, choosing from the spa’s robust array of services such as hot-towel facials, eye-brightening treatments, peels, and rejuvenating hand treatments. When skin finally looks as smooth and balanced as a beach ball resting on a seal’s nose, the staff can prescribe a monthly course of treatments to maintain the results. The aestheticians at European Image can also enhance clients’ appearances with waxing, makeup applications, eyelash extensions, and eyelash tabbing, a pared-down version of eyelash extensions that are peppered throughout the client's natural lash line to make it appear lusher and fuller for four days.