While some people believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, others believe it resides somewhere closer to the edge. Both groups would feel right at home at The Eyelash Connection, where licensed aestheticians divide their time between helping clients enhance their outward appearances and curating a calm, stress-free environment designed to promote wellness from within. Their signature eyelash extensions help trim minutes off of home makeup routines with waterproof strands that are affixed one by one instead of in false-looking strips. Annual continuing-education courses also help the staffers resharpen skills, which they channel into full-body waxing services and personalized skincare facials designed to treat everything from acne-prone complexions to backs covered in scratch 'n' sniff stickers.
After a single glance and a quick discussion, Josie Searles has your next haircut figured out. More reliable than a prediction from Miss Cleo, she tailors each look to best complement a client?s face shape, skin tone, hair texture, and grooming routine, using Bumble and Bumble products. She works with both men and women, using scissors and razors to remove unwanted length, and enhancing manes with all-over color, face-framing highlights, or an ombre fade effect. Her hair extensions can add up to 2 feet of length to locks, and keratin treatments smooth curly and frizzy hair. When not at the salon, Josie styles models for such shows as Lacoste, BCGB and Vera Wang at NYC Fashion Week.
A medical aesthetician and certified Minkys eyelash extension trainer, Terri Arucha helms It’s The Perfect Touch, where she treats clients to advanced skincare and beauty techniques. She treats acne-prone, aging, and dull skin with a series of skincare treatments, including customized facials, LED skin therapy, and microdermabrasion. Applied one at a time, Terri’s semipermanent lash extensions give eyes a natural-looking pop, enhanced further by an expert makeup application or brow wax.
Licensed aesthetician Judy Despiris, founder of Aesthetic Images, specializes in corrective skin care, using Image Skincare products with pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Along with her deep cleansing facials, Despiris performs an array of clinical treatments such as microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and vitamin-C hydrating lifts.
Allure Medspa offers tailor-made treatments to clear and smooth the body's most visible layer. The photofacial uses light energy, or IPL, to obliterate signs of skin damage from rosacea plagues, sun assaults, age-related sieges, and overly aggressive pieing.