More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who?s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that?s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
Dr. Lothar McMillian's childhood role model was his physician, and he tries to honor that inspiration by helping others in his turn. He offers a variety of services that focus on the skin and combating the signs of aging, such as microdermabrasion treatments, chemical peels, and laser acne treatments.
Tucked away within the chic Hair Peace Salon, skilled aestheticians bring out clients’ natural beauty with professional skincare, waxing, and eyelash-extension services at Tailored & Luxe Beauty. Skin of any type benefits from the spa’s custom facials, which aestheticians personalize to mend issues ranging from acne to aging. Enzyme-rich peels, meanwhile, dissolve away dull surface cells and fine lines to reveal smoother skin and long-hidden dimples. For their part, lash professionals bolster eye beauty by applying handmade, individual, or clustered silk and mink eyelashes. They create custom looks that can range from natural to dramatic as they work from the eye's inner corner out. Once each service has concluded, the image experts offer free professional advice on how to stay beautiful, such as how to best care for your lashes at home or how to hypnotize coworkers on the days you don’t feel like putting on makeup.
From the facials, to the massages, to the eyelash and waxing services, treatments at Glamor Beauty Group are as decadent and relaxing as they are effective. Classical and Tuscan touches make the chandelier-lit atmosphere feel as luxurious as the treatments themselves, while an experienced staff of aestheticians helps clients feel at home. Skincare seekers have an especially wide range of treatments to choose from. Whether opting for a mini facial, an oxygen facial to stock up before a trip to outer space, an ultrasonic bout of exfoliation, or a radio frequency face-lift, technicians help clients pick the service that is right for the individual, and carry out each treatment with deft expertise.
The manicurist, aesthetician, and stylists at RC Spa and Beauty Center preside over all aspects of their clients? appearance with a menu of hair and body beauty treatments. The sounds of snipping shears fill the salon, where stylists update styles with cuts, vibrant colors, and hair extensions. The scrubbing of a nail file or the chatter of an aesthetician consulting with her client sometimes punctuates this soundtrack, but one part of the salon is set apart from this lively bustle. In a quiet room, the massage therapist kneads away stress with gentle Swedish, warm hot-stone, or firm deep-tissue strokes.