During more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Tracy Belknap experienced firsthand the positive effects beauty treatments can have on a woman's self-esteem. She helps bolster her clients' confidence with simple beauty solutions and has even seen women cry with joy after a single treatment, a reaction that only strengthened her resolve to found Lash Envy & Day Spa. Though she offers facials and other spa treatments, Tracy has a particular affinity for luxurious eyelash extensions, which she has been applying for the last seven years. The licensed eyelash specialist and her four other lash artists all rely on a steady hand and medical-grade glue to affix the single-strand lashes to 70% or 100% of natural lashes or to the full forehead.
Nails are given the royal treatment at this crimson-hued downtown studio, where a plush red-and-gold armchair awaits to coddle guests as they soak their feat in a pipe-less, flower-filled pedicure basin. Basic services see finger and foot tips pampered with their fair share of filing and buffing before digits are coated in the OPI polish of their choice, and those looking for extra indulgence may be massaged and moisturized with lemongrass-scented products by Get Fresh Spa. Nail Studio's technicians can also enhance each nail's natural beauty by applying acrylic tips, or swap out standard polish for Shellac or gel finishes that can last up to two weeks without chipping or turning into stone.
Redken color, Bioelements skincare, Mink lash extensions—these are just a few of the products that give natural beauty a helping hand inside Chakra Salon & Spa. During services, stylists consult with clients to determine the most flattering looks—be it through a new hue, dramatic cut, or makeup application.
In Asian Retreat And Nail Salon's stone manicures and pedicures, rocks take a starring role. Nail technicians ease tension from appendages with massaging stones, and handcrafted stones nestle between toes to stretch and relax the many muscles in each foot.
Collette Brewington founded her business in college when her hunt for big earrings came up short and she decided to make her own. Now a MAC makeup artist, she beautifies faces with professional makeup application. She also adds bling to earlobes and necklines with funky and playful earrings and necklaces.
At Sol Y Luna Tanning's three locations, sunless-tanning experts unveil a varied collection of body-bronzing apparatuses and direct visitors toward tanning products that jive with each person's skin type. The shop's standup and lie-down tanning beds from brands such as Solarix, Sun Up II, and Malibu darken epidermal expanses with UV rays, and spray-tan booths envelop bodies in a mist of UV-free tanning formula that doesn't streak, unlike unencumbered window panes running freely through the rain. Sol Y Luna Tanning's ornate chandeliers shed light over well-organized displays of lotion that guests can pluck to maintain their skin and newly earned tans.