When you step into Atmosphere Essentials, admiring the boutique's Victorian-style decor, intoxicating array of make-your-own perfumes, and the pictures of beloved family members on the wall, you probably wouldn't guess that the cottage's cozy interior is also home to a high-tech laboratory. That’s where owner Antonio Sciortino creates his natural home and body products, a talent handed down to him by his Palermo-born ancestors. According to StatenIslandLifestyle.com, Sciortino's grandmother began making natural skincare remedies to help cope during difficult, post-war times. The innovative on-site lab allows him to share his family secrets and 15 years of research on a broader scale. Therein, his team produces 100% certified-organic formulas made with botanicals and essential oils, which are then blended into soy candles, lotions, and eco-friendly baseball-mitt softener.
In the upper echelons of the intimate spa and hair salon, massage therapists and aestheticians use the line in a variety of relaxing spa treatments. As documented by Fox News, some of Sciortino's products have also been inspired by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's natural beauty and penchant for aromatherapy.
Tall, mahogany workstations line Mia Passione, holding the tools of trend-setting stylists at work on unruly locks. Armed with products from Brazilian Blowout and Enjoy, the team imbues hair with smoothness, color, volume, or the permanent ability to look wind-blown.
Stylists. Makeup artists. Aestheticians. Massage therapists. Nail technicians. The lengthy staff roster at Mancini Giuffre represents the salon and spa's lengthy list of services, all performed by experts in their respective fields. Skilled hands cut and color hair, deep clean pores with facials, and soothe achy muscles with just the right massage strokes. They also take their treatments outside of the confines of Mancini Giuffre, beautifying wedding parties before they walk down the aisle.
Pelletier Salon and Spa helps clients look and feel their best with massages, mani-pedis, and other services using eco-friendly products. Nail specialists focus during each manicure and pedicure to conjure beautiful hand and foot shapes in 45 minutes with clippers, files, and warmed oil. Skilled aestheticians cut cuticles, dip hands in paraffin wax, and paint nails with bright colors to show proper respect when shaking a rainbow's hand. French manicures and pedicures style nails with natural-looking pink or nude base and a white tip perfect for gauging paint swatches to create polar-bear-themed bedrooms. The signature spa mani-pedi extends each guest's rapture for 90 minutes, soothing hands and feet with exfoliating techniques, hot towels, and a massage with organic products.
Pedicure basins bubble next to black-leather barber chairs at Perfection Hair Salon and Barber Shop, whose stylists pamper both men and women in a single mirror-lined space. Drawing on years of industry experience, they perform services from hair extensions and eyebrow threading to men's cuts and fades. Flat-screens mounted above each chair tilt downward, giving clients a better view of the TV and Big Brother an easy way to inspect the salon's work.
From the time Baire opens to the time it closes, its licensed aestheticians' sole job is removing hair. To cut down on the redundancy, the salon offers an array of hair-removal services, including IPL treatments, waxing, threading, and topical gels. Because each person's hair-removal needs will vary depending on how closely their ancestors are related to Rapunzel, Baire precedes any treatment with a complimentary consultation.
Vito Mazza helps men and women dealing with hair loss increase follicular forestation with a variety of services designed to restore and bulk up thinning strands. During each laser-hair-therapy session, a low-level laser shines onto the scalp for 20 minutes to help stimulate the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps boost cell activity and produce healthier, stronger manes. Meanwhile, guests can relax and spend their time reading, watching television, or writing personalized welcome letters to each new head thread. Though results can vary, this treatment can help halt excessive hair shedding and create a fuller, thicker, and more versatile villus. Groupon users will receive a total of eight sessions that should be scheduled twice per week to optimize results and scare away birds that may nest in tresses between treatments.