Ofra Amy Grinbaum, founder of New York Laser Aesthetics, has many years of experience with aesthetics. As a New York State–certified aesthetician, she leads a team of fellow licensed technicians who share her passions. Together, they wield such technology as an Epicare aesthetic laser, a Zerona cellulite-reduction machine, and a Biologique Recherche facial-sculpting machine designed to firm and tone complexions.
Because some of these procedures can irritate the skin, an FDA-approved Zimmer cooling system is kept on-hand to soothe treated areas with a stream of chilled air similar to one emitted by a whistling snowman. Grinbaum also has years of experience with laser techniques for toenail care, including the use of an FDA-approved laser for toenail fungus treatments.
AHS The Laser Salon's board-certified doctors and licensed aestheticians fight unwanted hair, signs of age, and unsightly veins with cosmetic lasers in an office characterized by neutral colors and antique furnishings. During laser hair-removal treatments, trained techs reduce unwanted hair with noninvasive energy pulses. Similarly, the center's spider-vein treatments employ AHS’s exacting photons to zero in on the offending red, blue, and purple veins with a prescribed dose of energy, cordoning off trouble spots from surrounding areas and laser-happy kittens. The team also rejuvenates faces with beauty injections, such as Botox and Juvéderm, photofacials, chemical peels, and custom facials.
Co-owners Anthony DeFranco and René Spagnolo employ years of experience styling international fashion shows and magazine photo shoots to guide their team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. Always apprised of the latest styles and declarations from the president's hair czar, stylists keep clients' preferences in mind while creating new 'dos with Nolla hair products. Their aesthetician brethren further gussy up physiques with cleansing facials, waxing and electrolysis services, mani-pedis, and professional makeup applications. Inside either of DeFranco Spagnolo's sleek salons, hardwood floors and minimalist décor instill a haute elegance found only on the runways of Paris and LaGuardia.
Laser in Vogue's staff shares more than 25 years in the industry, and works close with their clients to accommodate every skin type and issue they come across. Add to that their state-of-the-art medical aesthetic equipment, and you get a spa where blemishes and unflattering body conditions are carefully treated. Laser in Vogue's treatments run the gamut from laser hair removal and electrolysis to permanent makeup, the latter an effective way of escaping daily routines that involve applying makeup in the morning and projectile-crying in the afternoon. Other services include waxing and spray tanning.
At Thomas Cole Salon, experienced stylists use top-notch products designed by the owner and founder to tame unruly manes into eye-catching coiffures. Services such as a women’s haircut ($95+) or men’s haircut ($50+) can be complemented by a blow-dry ($40+) or men’s hair coloring ($50+). Instead of duct-taping road flares to their heads, beauty seekers can spiff up their cuts with glance-baiting highlights ($150+) or a nourishing Brazilian keratin treatment ($300+) that simultaneously strengthens and softens hair.
Waxing specialists Jenny Monteverde and Katia Puracchio learned all the tricks of their trade while working at European Waxing Center. Now that they're out on their own at JNK Skin Care, they still use premium hard beeswax from Europe, partially out of habit but mostly because the lack of alcohol is ideal for sensitive skin. Though the duo can swiftly remove hair on the face and legs, they're best known for their Brazilian and bikini waxes. Jenny and Katia are also licensed aestheticians, and they specialize in treating skin damaged by acne, sun rays, and overly affectionate porcupines.