Pod Laser Aesthetics' team of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners harnesses an arsenal of lasers to keep skin looking youthful. The gentle, noninvasive treatments reduce unwanted hair, smooth out wrinkles, and squash spider veins into oblivion. The staff also give these surface treatments subdermal support, employing quick injections of Botox or dermal fillers to beautify faces from the inside out. Before their appointments, patients can read the FAQ for answers to any questions about treatments or whether they need to bring their own scuba suit.
Artistic director Celeste Rosado leads Blowdye Salon's team of stylists—which ranges from "rising stars" to Paul Mitchell educators—as they transform hair with a variety of services. Beyond basic blowouts and curl-maintaining bounce outs, they perform conservative or cutting-edge color applications that can mask grey, make brunettes more brilliant, or take blond from platinum to iridium and back again. Specialty treatments include keratin-based straightening as well as chic updos for weddings and nights on the town.
Helmed by master colorist Ronnie, Salon Montaage's professional stylists shine and color hair with a retinue of glazing and pigmenting services. Stylists infuse locks with an all-over single-process color or weave in depth and dimension with partial highlights. A deep-conditioning treatment then seals in follicle moisture, rehydrating strands for a softer, silkier texture that is smoother than a baby seal sporting a baby-dolphin costume. Closing out the mane makeover, stylists coat strands in a glaze treatment, adding subtle, semipermanent color and shine to tendrils for a few weeks. The salon's golden walls host a row of sleek stylist chairs, and scroll-topped pillars hoisted by Atlas and his cousins support the ceiling.
Ismari's Hair Place is an upscale yet low-key salon offering hair, nail, waxing, and makeup services in a welcoming environment. The highly experienced staff specializes in working with textured hair and welcomes male and female clients. The friendly, personable stylists use a full range of products—from Moroccanoil and Deva Concept to Goldwell—and make sure that each client leaves with a flattering, chic new ‘do.
As a licensed aesthetician, Yelena helps promote healthy skin with a repertoire of treatments that she tailors to each client's skincare needs. At Yelena Skin Care, nestled inside Salon Montaage, the skincare specialist fights aging, acne, and dryness with traditional spa therapies such as facials and more advanced treatments that include diamond microdermabrasion and chemical peels. To keep eyes on glowing skin and not on stubble, Yelena also performs face and body waxing to take care of unwanted hair and milk mustaches.
During her 14-year tenure as a professional makeup artist, Jessica Ciofalo has showcased her skills with the like of Yves Saint Laurent, Trish McEvoy, and Estée Lauder. Now at the helm of her own company—Perfect Faces by Jessica—she transforms mugs with makeup applications for everything from day looks to weddings. Her trained hands also apply eyelash extensions to existing fringe using hypoallergenic glue. Jessica not only festoons faces with makeup but also dispenses trade secrets to obtaining a flawless look or a look akin to Dolly Parton during makeup lessons.