After 15 years, Unique Salon & Spa's dedicated staffers carry on with a large slate of services under their new collective moniker. A thorough spa menu is divided among categories of "beauty," "body," "soul." The "beauty" menu offers haircuts, color services, and makeup applications, prepping faces and hair for swanky appearances. "Body" services tend to fingers and toes, painting delicate colors over newly buffed nails or removing unwanted body hair with waxes. Meanwhile, "soul" offers up therapeutic massages and facials, refreshing and rejuvenating muscles and skin.
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Between work, finances, and all those paintings with wandering eyes, it can seem like stress is constant. That's where In Spa comes in. In a cozy, private room, a skilled therapist can dig deep into muscle tension with flowing massage strokes tailored to individual needs. Reflexology and foot spa sessions help the body relax, while ridding it of unwanted toxins. Clients may also request a specialty facial to exfoliate, hydrate, and renew the complexion, or enjoy a special couples treatment room with a loved one or imaginary friend.
Adele Santoro's attentiveness to each client isn't just good business— it's part of her outlook on life. The owner of Salon Due Mila is a frequent contributor to myriad organizations such as Cancer Center for Kids and Diabetes Research Institute. As a hairstylist with more than 35 years of experience, Adele is focused on helping others feel better about themselves, whether she's readying a bride's coiffure for a walk down the aisle, imbuing locks with organic color, or shaping brows to match a client’s favorite national landmark.
Name a noninvasive cosmetic treatment, and chances are Adult Health N.P. PLLC offers it. Whether you're looking to get a leg up on your weight-loss efforts with vitamin-B12 injections, amp up your eyelashes with Latisse, or foster a more youthful-looking appearance through dermal fillers, the med spa has an option for you. Dispensing these beauty injections, medical-grade chemical peels, and pain-management methods are Dr. Ajay Kiri and nurse practitioner Valerie Avelli, who has more than seven certifications in the aesthetic field. Though they offer time-tested, holistic treatments like acupuncture and osteopathic manipulation, these medical practitioners focus on the high-tech services that befit their extensive educations, like calculating which train will arrive at its destination first if one's conductor is receiving a Botox injection.
"Individuality is crucial," says Richard Calcasola, the founder and mastermind behind Maximus Spa Salon. He's referring to the importance of understanding a client's lifestyle and habits before providing a haircut, ensuring that each resulting look is both unique and maintainable. Listening is a skill Calcasola has stressed to his team for more than 40 years, and it has earned him a reputation for being friendly and approachable even as he helps set international styling trends.
At Maximus, Calcasola oversees a staff of beauty professionals who draw on his lessons to cut and color hair. They also perform a number of other spa-related services, treating guests to waxing treatments, manicures, and skin-firming facials. When he's not consulting with celebrities and trimming the tresses of publications such as Vogue and the New York Times, Calcasola can often be spotted making the rounds at the salon himself.
A Cornell graduate and certified member of the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Debra Hoffman specializes in age-defying treatments. At New York Aesthetic Skin Center, her primary goal is to work with clients to coax out the youngest, most flattering version of themselves. All of this without surgery?Dr. Hoffman uses injectables, peels, and Pellev? treatments to help her clients maintain a youthful appearance.
Pellev? is one of the marquee services here?a new non-invasive technique approved by the FDA to tighten and firm the skin, thereby reducing the sagging features that often come with age. Like all of Dr. Hoffman's procedures, Pellev? is non-surgical and requires no recovery time. Botox is another specialty. As a Botox specialist, Dr. Hoffman takes a precise, deliberate approach to the injectable by diluting her Botox to a 1:1 concentration rather than watering it down with saline. This means it's potent enough to iron out wrinkles where patients don't want them: namely, on the forehead, around the eyes, and that place between the brows that furrows during confusing plot twists.