Most spas dabble in several aesthetic arts. But at Laser Hair Associates of Rockland, the staff specializes in a single service: laser hair removal. The three owners—each of whom holds laser technician certification—apply their expertise to all treatments at the center, targeting hair follicles with Candela’s FDA-approved GentleMAX laser. Just seconds before the laser permeates the follicle, the handpiece emits a spray of cooling cryogen, helping to prevent discomfort or prematurely melted ice cream. A few days before treatment begins, the technicians will also consult with clients and treat a test patch of skin to make sure it reacts well to the laser.
To ensure that all the treatments and services offered at Beauty Victorian Secrets Day Spa are effective, rejuvenating, and worthy of her clients' time and money, Yvonne tests them all on herself first. Inside her inviting day spa, she tests out classic European facials, moisturizing freeze-dried masks, and paraffin-vitamin C treatments. She and her welcoming staff offer solutions to physical woes with their waxing services, specifically their bare-all Brazilian, which leave skin silky smooth without the cuts associated with shaving or the debilitating hand cramps of tweezing.
Inside Cloud9 Skin Care Salon, licensed aesthetician Helene Clemenza focuses all her beautification know-how on brightening up her clients' skin. In the harsh and cold winter months, Helene helps her clients combat dry, flaky skin with treatments such as hydrating facials. As the summer approaches with its trips to the beach and calf-flexing competitions, Helene can wax away unsightly body hair and perform sun-damage-erasing facials.
Owners and licensed aestheticians Sandra Cossa-Ortiz and Colleen McMahon tend to all of Dare to be Bare's clients, and the pair has garnered praise from Westchester Magazine for their warm personalities and thorough attention to detail. By incorporating ultrasonic vibrations into their treatments, they promote vitamin absorption, encourage collagen regeneration, and reduce wrinkles caused by frowning or impersonating a raisin. They also pamper skin surfaces with facials, diamond microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. For clients inclined to more traditional hair-removal methods, Sandra and Colleen liberate hirsute patches using a lavender-chamomile-blended wax that lends skin a flower's smoothness and attractiveness to butterflies.
With services such as ombre hair color, permanent straightening treatments, and braiding at her salon, Marijana Hair and Color, Marijana Dinic clearly knows what's on-trend in the world of style and beauty. She and her staff help customers stay on top of the latest styles by creating a gradual dark-to-light hair-color effect, by smoothing frizzy locks, and by twisting strands into playful fishtail, waterfall, and French braids.
They also add hues to hair in the form of highlights and single-process color, create face-flattering haircuts, and add extensions using human hair or yarn.
Dedicated to revitalizing and beautifying clients, Skin Care Center of New Jersey, LLC's medically trained aestheticians secure an edge by seeking out physician-formulated products and by staying up to date on the most advanced procedures. Treatments vary greatly in both technique and effect, from deeply exfoliating chemical peels that entail a topical application of lactic or salicylic acid to noninvasive electrolysis designed to inhibit the growth of unwanted hair. The center also employs cosmetic ELOS technology, which can emit either intense-pulsed-light energy to remove hair or radio frequencies to promote collagen growth everywhere wrinkly except for the spleen.