The staff at Nova New York knows people often have reasons not to go to the gym—whether it's a need for childcare or a dislike of most gyms' typical offerings—and hopes to eliminate them. Since the studio opened in the spring of 2013, it has become a place for the community to come work out and learn about health. Childcare is available onsite and certified instructors help students find inner balance through exercise classes, continuing education, and children's programming. When students aren't stretching in a Vinyasa fusion yoga class they can shimmy through a salsa dance session or conquer new challenges in a body toning and conditioning class. Boot camp and personal training round out the options for adults, and kids get their own yoga and Zumba classes.
The techs at Angela's Hair Studio Inc. pamper guests inside a newly renovated spa stocked with organic concoctions. In addition to gentle kneads that last up to an hour, they tame acne and stress with eight different facials. Their menu ranges from haircuts and mani-pedis to permanent makeup. When they aren't tending clients, techs sell Arbonne skincare products, a line of cleansers, cosmetics, and fragrances created in Switzerland in 1975, the year humans first discovered their faces weren't made of granite.
The expert staff at Permanent Beauty & Skin Care performs a variety of pampering treatments using high-quality products. They can apply individual eyelashes to improve eye flutters, rejuvenate faces with microdermabrasion treatments, or exfoliate skin so it’s as smooth as a hairless jazz musician.
Glow Laser Center narrows its focus to two specific services, the better to excel at what its staff do: simplify clients' beauty routines. Permanent makeup defines eyes, lips, and brows, and laser hair-removal lets razors be repurposed as tools to carve cool patterns in the carpet. Glow's licensed pros work from a space inside Ya Ya Nails and Spa Salon's outpost on Queens Boulevard.
Owner Alta Garcia Fernandez, an internationally trained beautifier, helms a team of hairstylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists at Rizos Spa. Spa services, which include facials, sauna sessions, and detox treatments, simultaneously relax and beautify their recipients. The salon space at Rizos houses stylists who make hair look so good that clients completely forget why they ever walked around for eight months wearing foam mascot heads. In addition to a skilled team and a soothing, earth-toned atmosphere, staff members use carefully selected products that contain plant extracts, fruit acids, enzymes, and aromatherapy oils, all of which naturally contribute to the radiant calm Alta and her team seek to inspire.
Set against a sleek, breezy backdrop, Natura Spa attracts urban paladins with an oasis of beautifying services administered by a talented crew of caregivers. Bamboozle Mother Nature's cruel prank of sagging skin with one laser skin-tightening treatment performed by a trained dermis do-gooder. The minimally invasive, nonsurgical process targets the treatment area with a tag team of infrared frequency and therapeutic heat that works hand in hand to burrow deep in the dermis and ignite small brush fires beneath the underlying layers of collagen. The heated collagen fibers contract to tighten the skin for immediate results and no downtime for recovery. However, three to four treatments are recommended for optimal tightening effects.