Though eyelashes are quite small, learning to apply them can be quite a big undertaking. Each aesthetician at SOHO Lashes has endured numerous hours of training through Xtreme Lashes, learning how to darken and lengthen eye fringe in a manner that is comfortable, natural looking, and safe for the eyelashes. Available in various lengths and colors, the synthetic strands are applied one by one using a lightweight, waterproof adhesive that doesn't touch the skin. And since the false lashes are bonded to the real ones, they fall out in accordance with the natural growth cycle. Depending on the desired fullness, application can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours to complete; though afterward, clients can look forward to saving time each morning since they won't need to apply mascara or perk up limp lashes with a daily pep talk.
In addition to applying lash extensions, the aestheticians enhance features with more traditional cosmetics and remove unwanted hairs with waxing services. Groups of gals can come in for bridal makeovers or to get ready for other big events, such as school dances where everyone just stands around awkwardly.
After spending her early years rifling through her mother's makeup bag, owner Martha Sznoluch pursued a career as an aesthetician, working as a skincare adviser for Estée Lauder and a certified laser technician. Drawing on her 13 years of experience in the industry, including postgraduate certifications from The International Dermal Institute in Washington, DC, Martha opened 'Ohana Skincare & Makeup Studio in 2010 to perform services ranging from microdermabrasions to waxing treatments. Martha and her staff wield handpicked skincare products and peels by Skin Therapeutics and Bionet Esthetics when administering custom facials. The expert eyes of the studio's beauty mavens ensure that faces possess the desired natural makeup look in special-occasion makeup sessions, which help a bride's natural beauty shine through showers of rice or an unexpected rain of cornhusks.:m]]
Sunbeams spill through the windows at MeTime Personal Saunas, making tall, green grasses sprout from the planters that line an exposed-brick wall. Down the hall, six personal saunas draw inspiration from these rays to help humans cultivate wellness. Each sauna emanates far-infrared heat, which penetrates the skin to boost circulation, jump-start the immune system, and extract toxins such as mercury and lead. By summoning sweat, the warmth may also help the body shed calories and expired skin cells. Unlike ultraviolet rays, far-infrared beams warm the body uniformly, without burning the skin. To make stress evaporate, each sauna comes with an MP3-friendly audio system, which can fill the space with the soothing sounds of string quartets, ocean waves, or beatboxing seagulls. LED lights help lift gloomy moods with a choice of seven hues, from calming turquoise to energizing red. After marinating in the therapeutic heat, sauna-goers may rehydrate with complimentary bottled water, whisk away sweat with oshibori-style towels, or peruse the spa’s selection of organic skincare and nutrition products.
The trained therapists at Happy Day Spa use focused pressure, strategically placed hot stones, foot reflexology techniques, and aromatherapeutic oils to ease tension from the muscles and turn the mind into a slow-motion reel of beaches or soothing stock footage from tropical resort commercials. Lest the skin feel left out, the staff also offers paraffin dips, body wraps, and body waxing services.
The beauticians at Elite European Day Spa pamper clients with facials, skincare treatments, and massages. OPI and essie nail polishes glitz up nails during soothing manicures and pedicures, and Biotone products augment body wraps, but tend to ruin the taste of turkey wraps. At the Hilltop location, hair stylists makeover clients with chic haircuts and colors.
Located within a stately two-story brick home, Perfectly Pixeled Wellness Spa offers clients expert beauty services in a cozy, residential setting. From the button-tufted couch in the waiting area to the eclectic knickknacks in some dimly lit treatment rooms, the ambiance here is warm and inviting instead of cold and clinical, like some hospital in an igloo. Within those comfy confines, aestheticians zap unwanted body hair with lasers and pamper skin with facials or peels. Massage and reiki treatments recalibrate muscles and minds, whereas permanent makeup treatments redefine features with expertly applied injected inks.