For nearly a quarter of a century, Tanfastic Tanning Center has helped people achieve their ideal levels of bronze in a cutting-edge and sanitary facility. Overseeing the diverse selection of tanning beds and lotions, the knowledgeable staff can answer any tan-related questions to ensure clients get healthy-looking color. To maintain the highest level of cleanliness, the staff sanitizes each bed before and after every use and declines all gifts baskets containing barbecue ribs.
Hailing from London, England, Nassrin Shams brings more than 30 years of experience to Quintessence Spa. Amid soft yellow- and lime-colored walls, Nassrin coaxes radiant colors from her clients’ skin with facials that incorporate soothing massages, customized masks, extractions, and exfoliations. She treats an array of skincare concerns, but also offers french green-waxing treatments, and detoxifying body wraps.
Warehouse lights dangle from the high ceilings of Hopscotch Salon, illuminating the styling chairs and leaving guests with the impression that rogue designers snuck in at midnight to erect the upscale cutting station. More than 15 stylists hone their craft in the open area, along with a full roster of colorists, aestheticians, nail techs, and makeup artists. The crew offers haircuts, highlights, and corrective color, along with bridal updos and extensions. Stylists also carefully select product lines such as Oribe—which are scented with French perfumes—and Bumble and bumble—which are designed to be mixed and layered for custom hair effects.
When readers of Greenwich Magazine set out to name the best facial and waxing services in town, they chose Celia B. Skin Care. Since opening in 2004, the skincare center and its owner, Brazilian native Celia Brito, have earned those particular accolades on four separate occasions. Waxing services, which can be applied to a wide range of areas and are available in several packages, are made even more impressive with the optional sugaring: an alternative to waxing that produces the same results while being gentler, safer, and more familiar to the noses of giant ants. Celia B.'s signature facial combines European and Brazilian techniques, like a diplomatic mission for the skin, and the teen facial helps foster great skincare and hygiene habits.
Master colorist Joel Warren and master stylist Edward Tricomi—both of whom earned their stripes crafting coiffures for New York City’s fashion elite—lend their names and shared knowledge to Warren-Tricomi Salon, a hair-care boutique with locations across the East Coast. The duo’s venture has already caught the attention of magazines such as InStyle, Elle, and Seventeen—hardly a surprise, considering the high profile they earned while forging ‘dos for Fashion Week and developing their own line of hair-care products. Following the example of their salon’s founders, expert stylists shape locks with precision cuts and shift shades with INOA ammonia-free color products. The team banishes frizzy curls with relaxers, adds shine with glaze, and elongates strands with natural-looking hair extensions. Across the salon, nail technicians polish and refine fingernails and aestheticians fend off attacks from irate bees as they employ freshly gathered wax to banish fuzz on lips and legs.
After gliding over glistening wooden floors supporting chic, modern fixtures, licensed aesthetician Najia Rohlf and her team greet guests in need of custom skin revitalization. In the first phase of the 60-minute European facial, a staff member cleanses pores and dusts off skin detritus. Extraction follows exfoliation, and then the aesthetician sheathes skin with a mask designed to ward off cheek-pinching aunts. Finally, a moisturizer restores suppleness and vanishes croissant flakes holding on since breakfast. Following treatments, clients can admire their newly radiant visages in nearby storefront windows and crossing guards' suits of armor.
Hilda Demirjian draws from a quarter century of skin-revitalizing experience at her eponymous skincare center, which was voted Best New Spa of 2010 by Westchester magazine readers. During a complimentary consultation, she outlines personalized treatment programs based on skin's specific conditions and envisioned results. From there, she embarks on her specialties, which range from laser hair removal to stretch-mark removal to skin tightening. Having mastered these remedies, she leads laser skincare seminars for aspiring spa technicians or reformed evil masterminds looking for something to do with their leftover lasers.