Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
Lali Lali Salon customers book appointments online to nab an afternoon, evening, or Saturday visit to revivify strands at their convenience. As they arrive, sunlight careens into the long, spacious salon, which is punctuated with colossal, playful, overgrown bouquets. The lush bursts of chlorophyll spray up from the floor, fan out from the walls, and hang from the ceilings, contrasting with modern black furniture cushioned with flower smells. Massive windowpanes paint crosshatched silhouettes on a vintage green chaise lounge and mock bearskin rug. Fittingly for such a carefully designed space, Lali Lali doubles as a gallery, with a focus on photography that captures New York's bustling fashion scene.
Advanced dental technology is the heart of Arch Dental Associates. At each of its locations, the team uses a variety of dental tools such as safe and accurate lasers. The Associates have nixed the traditional metal fillings for white, mercury-free composites, which repair cavities while blending in with the surrounding tooth. The staff employ a mix of services including general dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, implant-, cosmetic-, sedation-, and holistic-dentistry, snoring and sleep apnea treatment, and facial aesthetic procedures. The team's embrace of technology shows its commitment to keeping patients comfortable, which is also achieved with oral-conscious sedation, a more effective method than the hygienist singing lullabies about a toothbrush and floss pick that are friends.
Recipient of a Skin Care 101 Beauty Award from Allure magazine, You and Her Spa enhances visages using professional skincare lines such as Ambrosia, Sothys, and Yon-Ka, as well as Korean BB cream. The recently upgraded facility houses technicians licensed to tattoo on makeup, perform cosmetic teeth whitening, reformat hard drives with their personal magnetism, and provide services that bolster skin appearance and weight loss. The spa has resided in the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1998, garnering a following of more than 1,000 fans and attracting clientele such as supermodel Nataliya Gotsiy.
When Dr. David Nusblatt wanted to learn the latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry, he went straight to the source: Dr. Robert Ibsen, the founder of Lumineers veneers. That go-getter attitude has earned Dr. Nusblatt a smattering of accolades and made him a sought-after guest to speak about all things dentistry on The Dr. Oz Show and The Montel Williams Show. But he?s not too busy to keep smiles healthy and happy at Nusblatt Dental, the practice he runs with his son, Dr. Adam Nusblatt. Together, they check for hidden decay with digital x-rays, whiten teeth, and straighten crooked chompers.
Alexander J. Antonakos was accepted to NYU College of Dentistry as a high-school student and showed his aptitude for dentistry by completing this rigorous program in three years instead of four. He subsequently opened his own practice, New York Cosmetic Dental, and for the past 25 years, he and his staff have created a relaxing office environment free of unnerving dental posters and medical jargon.
During appointments, Dr. Antonakos takes the time to listen to his patients’ dental concerns before performing thorough exams. He then discusses his findings and explains the available treatment options, speaking clearly and distinctly and never in a Pee-wee Herman voice. Whether patients are in need of routine cleaning, tooth-colored filling, root canals, or Invisalign, Dr. Antonakos aims to create an enjoyable and stress-free experience by providing constant reassurance and dental sedation if necessary.