Within the mint-green embrace of a sun-soaked waiting area, clients await their pampering in plush leather chairs while a flat-screen TV broadcasts soothing images. Vivid Skin Rejuvenation?s owner Nataly Dimitrova draws on her 17 years of experience to guide her aesthetic team and administer facials, exfoliating scrubs, detoxifying wraps, and gentle massages. For added convenience, ample parking eliminates long walks and tuck-and-roll exits.
At X-Treme Tanning's two locations, cutting-edge tanning booths darken skintone. During a 12-minute session in the Silver Bullet, high-powered air conditioning sweeps over the body, dampening the heat that brims from facial and shoulder lamps. Available at the Thornwood location, the I Bed takes tanning to a new level: In addition to air conditioning and facial lamps, the lay-down bed effuses aromatic scents and links with iPods. Among stand-up booths, the Super Sonic ranks as the most powerful option—it has a 7-minute max and an upgraded sound system, which means that tanners can add a new level of color after listening to Bohemian Rhapsody just 1.183 times.
The bodywork experts at Half Moon Spa don?t just soothe sore muscles with their hands and elbows. They also take to tabletops to skillfully walk over particularly tight regions of the back, glutes, and legs. In addition, they tending to clients? pores, providing cleansing facials that leave complexions refreshed, rejuvenated, and glowing more brightly than a lightening-bug flash mob.
Lorraine Frustace opened Shine Salon + Spa began as a nail salon 20 years ago. Although it still offers meticulously applied manicures and pedicures, she has added myriad services to the upscale salon and spa's repertoire. The salon's exposed duct work and brick walls lend it an industrial feel, and its staff of a dozen beauty experts is ready to manufacture stylish looks. Hairstylists paint on vibrant pintura highlights in hues from L?Or?al Professionnel, aestheticians wax away unwanted hair and pamper visages with facials, and massage therapists help clients unwind with soothing bodywork.
Nestled inside an intimate boutique, Zuma Beach Tanning & Spa’s Matrix tanning beds grant deep, even tans to each client who steps inside them. Each futuristic bed is outfitted with high-powered bulbs that darken the skin while fortifying the body with Vitamin D. A UV-free spray-tanning session also gives bodies a natural-looking glow akin to that acquired by lounging on the beach or on the tip of the sun’s nose. Zuma's services also firm up skin through nourishing facials and tone bodies with It Works! Skinny Wraps.
Tara Colavecchio, the owner of Dragonfly Hair Studio, has a star-studded resume that including tending to the locks of Claudia Schiffer, Rosie O’Donnell, Sigourney Weaver, and Cindy Crawford. Inside her salon, she shepherds a staff wielding scissors and bowls of hair dye as they revamp clients from the neck up. They also work strands into eye-catching updo’s for weddings and straighten locks using a formaldehyde-free formula.