X-S Hair Salon's welcoming, expert stylists beautify hair and enhance shine and texture with a variety of smoothing and deep-conditioning treatments. The Moroccanoil deep-conditioning treatment repairs ends and hydrates hair in 60–90 minutes, restoring shine and bounce to locks grown as rough and dehydrated as a cactus running an ultra-marathon. The salon’s friendly stylists shampoo and condition hair with products imbued with the luster-restoring oil followed by a hair mask. Clients’ freshly oiled hair then sits under a soothing steamer for 20 minutes before finally receiving a cooling rinse and blow-dry to reveal newly shimmery strands.
At GeMargot Salon, nail buffs revitalize forlorn hands and feet with the latest techniques and polish colors. Throughout the roughly 90-minute session, nails are filed, buffed, and shaped back to their old hexagonal selves, as the aesthetician's trained hands soothe weary mitts and human hooves with an ache-relieving massage. Shellac hues and varnish are then applied to add a splash of color to the finger helmets, as a beam of UV light cures the specially formulated nail paint, rendering it chip-, smudge-, and spackle-free for up to two weeks. Guests can choose a standard shade from the Shellac line, including new hues such as Hot Pop Pink or Wildfire, or opt to highlight talon tips with a french-style frescoing. Ensuring feet don't grow jealous and walk out on their owners, peds are given their own polishing with a standard nail enamel, forgoing the chip-less formula due to their propensity for extremely gentle piano playing.
Studio director Simona Cipriani, like all the instructors at The Art of Control, trained under Romana Kryzanowska, who studied directly under Joseph Pilates himself. The studio, therefore, prides itself on being not only certified, but a direct ideological descendant of Pilates' very inventor.
Many clients come to The Art of Control to take part in group or private lessons, and particularly advanced students can get specialized independent instruction. More than one type of Pilates is practiced at the studio. In mat Pilates, participants work through routines atop their own colorful rectangles, and in reformer Pilates, the Pilates-proprietary workout machines provides resistance to counter participants’ movements, creating an additional strength-training element to build strength and muscle definition. Other classes may incorporate props, such as bands, wedges, and rubber chickens wearing novelty-size sunglasses. Feldenkrais and Zumba classes also speckle the calendar, and teacher-training programs prepare students to teach. Personalized nutrition programs and massage therapy further spoil bodies and increase health. The Art of Control also hosts and participates in events and workshops.
The technicians at Laser Plus Cosmetique wield an FDA-approved laser to evict ingrown and unwanted hair from all areas of the body. They also utilize lasers to reduce facial redness and the appearance of acne scars and oversized pores. To complete their commitment to healthy, young-looking skin, they also administer microdermabrasion to exfoliate and remove fine lines, as well as chemical peels, which are known to treat hyper pigmentation.
Certified laser professional Marie Giacovas draws on more than a decade of experience with Candela technology to permanently reduce unwanted hair at Westchester Laser Associates. She and her laser-certified partner, Joanne Santorelli, target follicles with Candela's FDA-approved GentleLase system, creating a sensation akin to the rubber-band snaps commonly used in armed thumb wars. Treatments take permanent effect after four to eight sessions, although hair's coarseness and thickness may begin to dwindle after fewer sessions.
Alternatively, the two-person team can contour physiques with as few as four FDA-approved VelaShape treatments, which reduce the circumference of problem areas while smoothing away cellulite. The treatment barrages the targeted body part with radio frequencies and infrared light while ironing out dimples with a vacuum and mechanical massage.
Gentle Touch Lasers' master technicians aim LED light at teeth to brighten them with technology from SmileLabs. In addition to whitening dental dandies, they also harness the power of concentrated light to eliminate unwanted tufts of body hair over the course of multiple 15- to 30-minute sessions. Each treatment series starts off with a consultation and skin analysis, followed by a stint under the warm caress of a laser. Because of the gentle nature of the technology, treatments require no downtime and no lucky pennies to be effective.