More than two decades working in finance left Spa Boutique 2 Go owner Shirley stressed and overtaxed, so the single mom turned to massage as a way to transform her life and share her newfound relief with her clients. After extensive study, Shirley obtained her massage and aesthetician's license, allowing her to finally found her haven of a spa, replete with a shop's worth of fragrant body products freshly harvested from local lotion trees. Shirley specializes in integrative therapeutic massage, a modality that hones in on specific problem areas while relieving tension in the entire body. Facials, body treatments, and waxing services join 10 different massage styles to pamper visitors with a varied menu of relaxing, rejuvenating treatments.
Dr. Elliot Sabbagh, DDS, wanted to be a dentist as soon as he graduated from high school, so he took the fastest route to get there: New York University’s accelerated dental program. He has put that extensive training to good use for the past 18 years at iSmile Dental Centers, a group practice he started and has expanded to include eight practices across New York City’s five boroughs. He and his fellow dentists provide a comprehensive slate of dental services—exams, crowns, fillings, digital x-rays, wisdom-tooth extraction, veneers, and power whitening—that cover patients’ preventive, surgical, and cosmetic needs.
Tattoo professionals with an eye for beauty help patrons bolster their visage at Permanent Makeup Cosmetics. Their permanent makeup services fill in sparse eyebrows, add drama to peepers with eyeliner, and definition to lips with liner and full color. The artistic staff also inks tattoos of everything from crosses to credit scores to dragons.
The aestheticians at Beauty Paradise Skincare pamper complexions with an array of relaxing treatments and services. Twenty-four-karat gold facials rejuvenate the skin using the power of precious metals, while NuFace microcurrent sessions tone muscles with gentle electric pulses and quiet shouts of encouragement. The bodywork experts on staff knead stress from muscles using Swedish, hot-stone, or acupressure massage, all of which boost circulation and promote the purging of toxins.
At Beautix Laser, lead technician Shiri Betzalel and her team of trained and certified staff members administer beautifying laser-based treatments to help clients reach their aesthetic goals. Within the spa's comfortable environment, FDA-approved lasers work to remove unwanted hair and address dark spots caused by sun damage or Sharpies. The equipment can also be used in treatments designed to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and spider veins.
Based in New York for the past 10 years, throughout 16 years of operation, Beauty Health NY's health-care approach has evolved by its doctor's becoming certified and degreed in an ever-increasing range of traditional, alternative, and laser therapies. Beauty Health NY's service menu reflects the specialist's multitalented prowess, flaunting a slate of skincare treatments that employ techniques that range from lasers and liquid nitrogen to organic cleansers and mineral crystals. Before any service, therapists analyze the client's skin type and condition, then draw up a treatment plan that includes suggestions for diet, herbal and homeopathic supplements, and goldfish-impression regimens.