You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as seven minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. Voted "Favorite Tanning Salon in North Jersey" by an independent readers' poll in Suburban Trends magazine, Hollywood Tans of Riverdale can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
Inspired by childhood playtimes spent giving manicures to her aunts and sisters, cosmetologist Madeleine Rajkovich opened Madeleine Salon & Spa to finally realize her lifelong passion for beauty. Continuing education is the backbone of Rajkovich's business, and she regularly attends conferences to stay up-to-date on new techniques, products, and uses for leftover cucumbers. The multilingual salon offers everything from haircuts and highlights to mani-pedis, microdermabrasions, and cellulite-reducing massages, as well as highly personalized facials that begin with an in-depth skin analysis and end with a moisturizing mask.
Inside the salon, geometric cherry-red chairs create a modern tableau among sleek metal tables and white walls. Green walls, fluted glass-pendant lamps, and landscape paintings evoke a sojourn in the country on the spa side of the business, where body betterments are overseen by framed certifications and vintage portraits of Audrey Hepburn taken before photofacials finally cured her colorless complexion.
In addition to caring for patients' health at her clinic Le Pavillon Garries, Dr. Rosetta Garries harnesses her medical skills to transform her guests' appearance at Tiffany Elle Esthetics. At the med spa, which is housed within her medical practice, she and her staff beautify guests with a lineup of noninvasive treatments, many of which work to reshape the body, including radio frequency skin-tightening treatments and ultrasonic fat-reduction sessions. The team also helps combat the signs of aging with chemical peels and injectables such as Radiesse and Botox, and aim their laser beams to rid bodies of unwanted hair, tattoos, and unidentified orbiting objects.
Though medically-minded in its approach and effectiveness, this beauty-oriented branch of her clinic is also designed to completely immerse clients in tranquility, providing what Dr. Garries calls "the ultimate oasis in a busy metropolis." Soft music lulls guests into serenity as they're engulfed by panoramic views of the skyline, and plush leather couches comfort guests as they discuss their prospective treatments.
More than just a permanent cosmetics studio, Care Contour is a beauty boutique where artists pour over their client's complexions to discover the most flattering hues. The studio used to be based in London before a pod of dolphins pulled it over to Manhattan, and though it's only been in business for four years, it has established itself as a leader in natural pigmentation. The aestheticians specialize in permanent makeup that looks identical to top-shelf lipstick, eye liner, or brow pencils. When they're not glamorizing faces, the team deploys their skills for reconstructive work, disguising scars or working with women after breast cancer surgery.
Clients emerge from JH Lashes with the ability to wink and blink with more flair. Here, the technicians intricately apply natural-looking eyelash extensions, adding density and length to clients' existing lashes. They apply the extensions one by one to each native lash, using a gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive. Clients can opt for 50 to 100 new lashes, depending on how dramatic they want their lashes to look or how often they travel through wind storms in the desert. The extensions last throughout the whole growth cycle, only falling out when the natural lashes shed after two to four weeks, at which point the aestheticians can provide a retouch.
Rayna Wrighton is an artist. Specifically, she's a hair artist, a highly experienced stylist who has worked at Fashion Week, does styling for editorial shoots, and owns her own company: Rayna Hair Artistry at Roman K. Salon and Spa. There, she specializes in vibrant hair color as well as subtle color enhancements, chic cuts, and keratin treatments for men and women. She also glosses, blows-out, and relaxes strands that have trouble relaxing on their own.