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.
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.
Angela's Nail & Spa's eponymous owner greets every salon guest with a smile, manning the finger-revamping fort as staff technicians transform nails into 10-piece hand and foot accessories. Both levels of mani-pedi include the application of a conditioning oil to reduce cuticle invasions while a shaping reworks nails into rounded arches, squared tips, or glowing orbs designed to foster heartfelt moments with estranged extraterrestrials.
Perfect 10 Services’ staff of beauty gurus pampers and prettifies male and female guests with nail, waxing, and makeup services. Trained technicians carefully eradicate facial fuzz and body bristles with waxing treatments, and permanent makeup applications fashion rosy cheeks without the pain of constant pinching or the discomfort of coating them in strawberry jam. Nail beds are nurtured during relaxing mani-pedis, which can be customized with paraffin-wax treatments, personalized nail art and airbrushing, and gel enhancements.