At thread, aestheticians try to find the most natural way to uncover a client's beauty. They specialize in threading treatments, for which they use only a long piece of cotton thread to shape eyebrows and depilate faces without burning or tugging at skin. And to complement newly groomed faces, they offer a range of services. Aestheticians can polish complexions with facials, add a touch of the East with henna tattoos, or emphasize eyes with eyelash extensions. Outside of the facial area, they focus on waxing treatments. But they eschew traditional waxes in favor of a natural honey wax, which adheres to every hair for clean bikini lines and smooth legs that pair well with a cup of tea.
No matter what part of your look needs a tune-up, the employees at Majestic Beauty Salon have the skill set to make it happen. Their service list spans the entire spectrum of beauty and pampering, from haircuts and manicures to massages and facials. Stylists splash hair with fresh highlights or banish it altogether with waxing or threading services. Eyelash extensions are available in a variety of lengths, some just short enough to create a fluttering frame around the eyes and others long enough to change the channel on the TV remote.
At Yuva Threading Salon's three NYC locations, the staffs of skilled aestheticians blend Western techniques with centuries-old Eastern traditions. Due to this versatility, the salon has grown to offer more than eyebrow threading, though the technique still remains their hallmark service and garners praise from outlets such as The Early Show on CBS. Their clients can also take advantage of waxing, facials, massages, nail services, and receive intricate henna tattoos.
At the age of 20, Joean was already an anomaly as an independent business owner. She opened her first salon in Hong Kong in 1980 before increasing success brought her to NYC to start Joean Beauty Center in 1989. Since then, she and her staff have delighted clients and critics with facial and body services, one of which got a shout-out from New York magazine and a nose that learned how to speak English. One of her present-day treatments, the GM collagen-and-hydrolifting facial, replenishes moisture and softness. Massages range from the 10-minute Quick Fix to a 60-minute round of deep-tissue therapy. Some handy extras include makeup application as well as waxing and threading.
The spa therapists, nail technicians, and hair stylists at Black Label Salon 25 aim to make their clients feel like royalty, starting with the palatial environs of the spa itself. Twin elephant statues usher visitors into an expanse of gleaming white tile, stone walls, and grand pillars that disappear into concentric circles of light. Chandeliers hang like jellyfish dressed up for a night on the town, and carved-and-lacquered wooden doors lead into less grandiose spaces: private treatment rooms decorated with zen simplicity. Inside them, clients enjoy european facials, acupuncture, cellulite treatments, and relaxing massages.
Technicians at Candy Spa pamper their clients from head to toe with facials, massage, and reflexology treatments. Massage therapists enhance Swedish and deep-tissue sessions with organic ginger and warm mineral scrubs to reinvigorate the skin as well as the body. Facials are packed with a variety of products to treat skincare concerns, such as oxygen-enriched compounds that clear up congested skin or antioxidant algae that reduces fine lines and attracts musclebound mermen. Permanent-makeup services include eyebrow fills, lip liner, and eyeliner tattoos, and semipermanent eyelash extensions enhance looks by bonding to individual lashes for several weeks.