The staff members at The Magical Touch Salon & Day Spa separate clients from the stresses of the outside world with a shield of relaxing treatments, including massages, facials, and nail services. Green bamboo, a yellow wall, and orange pendant lamps lend a cheerful vibe to the reception area, putting clients at ease before they head to a waxing or laser hair-removal session to prep for beach time, or to a sugar-scrub session that brightens skin and lures ponies. Inside the salon area, stylists cut and color hair or smooth frizz with Brazilian keratin treatments, and nail technicians dip hands and feet in warm paraffin before applying coats of OPI polish.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
Tending to beauty and beauty beholders since 1981, Dr. Stewart Levine practices oculoplastic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. After the patient chooses two of the three eligible areas—between the eyebrows (glabella), forehead, and crow's-feet—a short series of injections expels creases in a fashion similar to ironing a dog-eared paperback. Many patients experience only mild discomfort and no downtime, returning directly to work or home despite the throngs of smitten face touchers. Results garnered by the procedure can last up to six months.
Herbal poultices, warm oils, and energy balancing aren’t the tools of a typical spa, but at Santhigram Wellness they’re a primary defense against stress and discomfort. The doctors, one of whom has studied Ayurvedic medicine since childhood, take a holistic approach to health and happiness. They use herbs relied on by the Ayurvedic method for thousands of years and believe that the natural remedies without side effects can help assuage a vast range of medical and emotional concerns. Traditional treatments include pouring thin streams of warm oil onto foreheads to reduce stress, opening pores with steam baths, and producing giggles with acupressure massage.
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.
Co-owners Anthony DeFranco and René Spagnolo employ years of experience styling international fashion shows and magazine photo shoots to guide their team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. Always apprised of the latest styles and declarations from the president's hair czar, stylists keep clients' preferences in mind while creating new 'dos with Nolla hair products. Their aesthetician brethren further gussy up physiques with cleansing facials, waxing and electrolysis services, mani-pedis, and professional makeup applications. Inside either of DeFranco Spagnolo's sleek salons, hardwood floors and minimalist décor instill a haute elegance found only on the runways of Paris and LaGuardia.