Eight years ago, stylist Patrice Linan started her hairstyling career on the right foot by training at such recognized institutions as Sassoon, Vivao, and Bumble and bumble. Today, she has settled into the role of color educator for Goldwell, sharing her knowledge of the very techniques with which she beautifies her clientele at the exclusively Bumble and bumble Salon 77 West.
The staff at Alexandra's European Skin Care Spa keeps its aesthetic armory stocked with technology ready to aid in beautifying missions. The Formostar infrared body wraps help patients break down fat cells without undressing, and the two wands connected to the Beautiful Image Model 900 send zaps of microcurrents at facial wrinkles, unwanted body flab, and underperforming orchestras. A selection of diamond or crystal tips pair with the spa?s FDA-approved microdermabrasion system to fend off blotches and blemishes, and treatments, such as the oxygen facial, target complexions with high-pressure gusts of oxygen and mists of nutrient-rich serum that opens pores and revitalizes surfaces. The spa also schedules traditional treatments, including massage, waxing, and Bronze Biologic spray-tanning sessions. By stocking up on products from Image Skincare and Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, they can augment each of their treatments and never have to answer the sphinx that guards each drugstore's beauty aisle.
Lime and mint walls accentuate white paper lanterns hanging in Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa, where a team of aestheticians and manicurists flutter about, sprucing up the digits and countenances of clients. Manicures and pedicures cascade across a menu of services, boasting a long-lasting Shellac mani that shrouds nails in bright CND polish alongside a paraffin wax treatment that leaves hands as smooth as a jazz quartet in a roller-skating competition. A hydropeptide facial imbues parched fa?ades with natural antioxidants, and eyelash extensions augment peepers with synthetic lashes that boost flirtatious flutter for up to eight weeks. To lengthen locks, highlight dull coifs, or redesign head topiary, Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa's stylist will wield her skills and an overturned stool at wild manes.
Jade Stone knows a beauty secret. And it's not a serum harvested from an endangered-tree farm in south Alabama, nor does it have anything to do with lasers. It's simple—Jade makes her clients feel gorgeous by giving them an exemplary experience in the salon. With eight years in the industry, she specializes in nail services with an eye toward the latest trends, including Shellac, 3-D nail art, and retractable feather extensions.
Strictly French's nail technician, Aspen, beautifies clients? finger and toe tips with decorative techniques such as glitter tips, pink-and-white acrylics, and a multitude of designs. Her more than 200 colors of glitter tips render nails as sparkly as a disco ball under the bright lights of police questioning, while Shellac polish strengthens keratin with a gel-like finish that lasts for up to three weeks.
From within the Strictly French salon, trained nail technician Jeanette decorates fingertips and toes with the latest in nail-art trends from Gelish, CND Shellac, Young Nails, and Light Elegance. Though well versed in traditional mani-pedis, Jeanette adds pizzazz to digits with glitter tips in an arrray of colors and a gel-based glitter polish used during Rockstar mani-pedis.