Aesthetician Debra L. Andresen built a loyal client base at a locally esteemed day spa before striking out on her own to found DermAllure. Andresen revives faces with skincare services ranging from basic facials to a 24-karat-gold facials, which involve masking the face in particles of precious metal that block free radicals but attract tomb raiders. The aesthetician can also enhance the natural beauty of eyes, eyebrows, and lips with subtle colors from SofTap permanent cosmetics.
At Tan USA, guests can develop their ideal looks with UV tanning beds, spray-tan booths, teeth-whitening procedures, and anti-aging treatments. Visitors can choose between UV-free organic spray solutions or beds of varying intensity to achieve their desired skin tone. In a similar manner to tanning beds, red-light therapy beds seek to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, refine pore size, and improve skin tone.
The beauty experts at Brow Art specialize in flattering facial features with threading services and eyelash extensions. Using a thin cotton filament, they groom and shape eyebrows into artful arches or tidy drawbridges. This thread can also whisk stray hairs away from upper lips, cheeks, and chins. Synthetic, silk, and mink lash extensions adhere directly to natural lashes for a dramatic look that doesn't need extra mascara or makeup.
Michelle Edwards likens proper skincare to proper dental care?just as people should visit their dentist regularly, they should also visit their aesthetician regularly. And at Mackenzie Designs Salon & Spa, she helps clients maintain healthy, clear skin with services such as Epi-Wave hydro-facials, which can lessen acne and visible signs of aging while also hydrating and nourishing faces.
From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
The deft hands of Debra Florio, the owner of Contour Body Works and a licensed massage therapist in her own right, alternate between firm pressures and gentle strokes as they sweep over backs in relaxing massage sessions. Debra and her team of therapists rely on a mix of Eastern and Western techniques—from the gentle, full-body strokes of Swedish massage to the shiatsu acupressure and sliding bamboo shoots of bamboossage—to drive away tension accumulated while hanging from cliffs or betting whether strangers are left-handed.
Contour Body Works’ relaxing spa services don’t end with massage. The center’s licensed facial specialists cleanse pores of dirt and oil during European facials that include steaming, extractions, and a mask tailored to each client’s skin type. Dead Sea salt exfoliates skin during salt-glow sessions, and alternative treatments such as mud wraps and infrared-sauna sessions penetrate the skin’s superficial layers to expel toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Similarly innovative treatments include magnetic therapy, which draws on the science of polarity to balance the body’s vibrations and realign the needles on wonky internal compasses.