The experienced staff at Nova Vita Salon and Spa banishes hair from delicate epidermal regions with quick and effective waxing sessions. Clients recline as a skin-smoothing specialist paints skin with warm wax and uproots hair in a fluid motion reminiscent of a segway barreling down newly waxed floors. Post-waxing, smoothed skin can don skimpy bikinis without fear of stubble or straggling hairs making an appearance. Regular waxing can erode and damage hair follicles over time, dispiriting them until they've given up their dreams of future hair growth and admittance into '80s hair bands. Clients must redeem both waxing sessions within 60 days of activation, streamlining the benefits of satiny smoothness.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
The aestheticians at Divine Threading Studio treat clients to services as modern as Dermalogica facials and as traditional as henna tattoos. The salon specializes in depilation treatments, which remove hair using either the familiar heated-wax method or the ancient Eastern threading technique that's considered more appealing to people with sensitive skin. The aestheticians also showcase their precise handiwork by applying intricately designed henna tattoos, which weave their way up the hands and arms of brides-to-be or clients who want to test-drive a tattoo design for a few weeks. For a finishing touch, clients can ask for an ear or nose piercing, face accessories as stylish as Mr. Potato Head's during Fashion Week.
The artists at Inkling Tattoo Gallery showcase their craft just as skillfully on customers' skin as they do on the canvas and paper adorned on the studio's walls. The tattoo shop, which hosts interactive art parties and comedy nights, also doubles as a working art gallery with a drawing and painting area. Inside, hand-drawn and painted pieces are brandished alongside custom tattoo designs. When inking skin, the crew can tattoo stylized text, floral patterns, and realistic portraiture that commemorates loved ones and retired newscasters with equal aplomb.