Lisa Lewis knows how to work a brush. With the skills of Monet, she paints fingernails in bright hues with artistic touches, which include sparkly flowers, zebra prints, and the coat of every animal that boarded Noah’s ark. She also adds some va va voom to faces with mink eyelash extensions applied to existing fringe one lash at a time.
Dr. Cynthia M. Lopez began her medical career in the Philippines, returning to her hometown after medical school to provide health care to families who could not otherwise afford it. Since that time, Dr. Lopez has become an expert laser cosmetic surgeon, helping enhance the beauty of her clients within a practice designed to evoke the calm and relaxation of Mariveles, her archipelago hometown. Dr. Lopez and her staff aim to demystify the advanced techniques they deploy in pursuit of increasing each patient's confidence, walking them through the steps of liposuction, skin treatments, cosmetic injections, and how exactly they manage to steal and replace the noses of children.
Her customers call her the "knot witch." And yes, that is absolutely a compliment. Massage therapist Kim Perry is skilled in getting every knot out of tense backs. She specializes in Swedish massage and customizes each session to address each person's particular needs or concerns.
There's more than just massages at this spa, though. The staff also beautifies skin with facials, including vitamin-infusion facials and teen treatments. Additionally, waxing services rid clients of pesky unwanted hairs, whether they're camping out on the face, legs, or bikini area.
Located within Studio Fifth Avenue Salon, Skin by Brynne has tended to faces and skin for 18 years. They offer a wide range of facial and waxing services that include diamond microdermabrasion, brow and bikini waxing, and enzyme peels. Technicians use high-quality products from brands such as Dermalogica, Repêchage, and A Natural Difference.
Aesthetician Alexandria Martinez tends to the many needs of skin with cleansing facials, stylish makeup applications, and more than 10 waxing treatments. From speedy half-hour express facials to more luxurious 60-minute facials, she tailors her services to the specific needs of each complexion. Her acne facials aim both to correct and prevent blemishes, while her anti-aging facials work to lift and tighten mature skin better than swimming laps in the Fountain of Youth.
Complexions' aesthetician, Diana, spritzes pallid pelts with an all-natural SunFX sunless-tanning formula. Diana airbrushes coats with a butterscotch topping that combines DHA with mineral-salt bronzers culled from the sun's tears. The formula leaves bodies free of alcohol, oils, perfumes, and potentially harmful chemicals and preservatives, and it continues to develop on dermises for 2–4 hours after application. For an extra fee, clients can add a range of skin accessories to their body canvases, including gold or opal glitter ($3), an anti-aging solution ($5), and nose-tempting scents such as orange, pineapple ($3 each), or freshly washed puppy.
The trained beauticians at Katherine Maxwell Skin Care perform luxurious skin treatments with a soothing selection of creams and exfoliation scrubs. Even the most vigorous skincare routines likely lack the tools necessary to truly probe into pores and unclog them of all the makeup, dirt, and unfinished novels trapped inside. To fill that void, mini facials help reduce wrinkles, firm up skin, and get rid of bothersome blackheads. Patrons can relax as a knowledgeable aesthetician expertly evaluates skin traits and quirks in order to cook up an individualized remedy for downtrodden epidermis. Afterward, faces emerge from their cocoons and turn their owners into social butterflies. A European back treatment shows sun-shattered shoulders the same face-friendly respect, teaching skin to tread the path toward optimal softness.