The Wild Strawberry Laser Clinic's skilled technicians target fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging on the face, neck, and chest during noninvasive Laser360 Fraxelated treatments for both men and women. After a consultation, a laser expert uses a trio of technologies attempt to render skin surfaces as youthful and ageless as Ponce de León's pet goldfish. During the one-hour treatment, intense light pulsates toward faces in an attempt to smooth out uneven skin tones and reduce broken blood vessels, and an Accent XL device gradually warms dermal and sub-dermal tissue to encourage the body's most outer layer to tighten. Finally, a precision laser creates thousands of microscopic perforations that can stimulate new collagen to grow and diminish fine lines and wrinkles as the treated area rejuvenates.
Luminus Hair & Spa indulges heads with professional cuts from experienced stylists trained at Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell. After easing clients into sleek salon seats, soothing hands snip away frayed locks and shoo away roosting magpies during a women's cut (a $45–$60 value). The ensuing blow-dry styling gently airs out hair and leaves each head with a fashionable new ’do arranged to complement patrons' head shape and individual sense of style. Brightly painted walls adorn the interior of the recently relocated salon, whose adjoining deck provides ample opportunities for lounging, consuming refreshments, or challenging clouds to staring contests.
One part hair-restoration clinic and one part salon, ZE-Xperience remedies an array of hair-related woes with services that range from simple haircuts to surgical hair-loss treatments. Low-level laser hair therapy (LLLT), one of the centre’s specialized hair-loss treatments, energizes scalps and promotes thicker, more resilient hair with light from up to 93 therapeutic lasers and one ultradetermined firefly.
In ZE-Xperience’s chandelier-lit lobby, a wooden staircase leads clients up to the lofted salon area, where friendly hairdressers renovate outmoded coiffures. Stylists begin haircuts by consulting with clients over which hairstyles might flatter their features the most, and finish appointments with a complimentary styling lesson. Guests can further augment their look with hair extensions, eyelash extensions, or mutton-chop extensions, or tame unruly frizz with a vegan RealLisse smoothing treatment. WiFi in the salon allows patrons to immediately upload pictures of their new style.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level?starting as young as 4 months?and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6 to 8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity, and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
At the ultra chic Fifth Avenue Boutique Salon & Spa, crystal chandeliers dangle from the lofted ceiling and styling stations boast white salon chairs and giant mirrors surrounded by thick black frames. Besides the occasional plant and the green throw pillows on the couch in the waiting area, the only vivid color in the black-and-white salon is on the heads of clients, who sport bright red and chestnut hues.
The stylists here also create more subtle looks, including ombre color, as well as chop off split ends, twist locks into pretty updos, and apply hair-smoothing keratin treatments.
Additionally, the full-service beauty center offers nail and massage treatments, plus a wide range of exfoliating skincare treatments, everything from microdermabrasion to a pumpkin peel that is almost as good at infusing the skin with vitamins as wearing a jack-o'-lantern over your head.
Beauty therapist Julie Macchiusi has focused her entire professional career on keeping skin healthy and complexions clear. Her dedication to her craft—as well as her infatuation with Yon-Ka Paris products—is on full display at Totally for You spa, where she now resides over a team of Yon-Ka–certified aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail techs. Nestled inside the Prima Donna Fitness for Women building, the tranquil spa stocks its shelves with the nourishing, botanical-based products that have made the name Yon-Ka renowned among beauticians and feared among flora. A variety of body treatments indulge the senses, blending gentle rubs with the aromatic fragrances of essential oils.