During her 14-year tenure as a professional makeup artist, Jessica Ciofalo has showcased her skills with the like of Yves Saint Laurent, Trish McEvoy, and Estée Lauder. Now at the helm of her own company—Perfect Faces by Jessica—she transforms mugs with makeup applications for everything from day looks to weddings. Her trained hands also apply eyelash extensions to existing fringe using hypoallergenic glue. Jessica not only festoons faces with makeup but also dispenses trade secrets to obtaining a flawless look or a look akin to Dolly Parton during makeup lessons.
Hollywood Tans, the nation’s largest chain of tanning salons, turns dermises gold with a special alchemic process known as Tanetics. Skin specialists consider each customer’s tanning goal, skin tone, and skin sensitivity before helping them choose the perfect skin-shading procedure. Four clean and comfortable UV tanning-booth options filter out most pestiferous UVB rays while speedily darkening pigment; five 11-minute bouts ($39) inside Hollywood Tans’ HT42 booth is enough to leave any pelt polished with a glossy base tan. For Daphnes fleeing Apollo, a Mystic spray tan booth ($50 for two applications) depales pasty parchment with a misty coat of bronze that lasts 5–7 days. The Mystic’s cartridges can be changed to allow users great flexibility in choosing their preferred skin patinas.
Makeup artist Milena brings out her clients' best features using high-quality cosmetics from MAC, Nars, and Urban Decay. She specializes in sprucing up faces for weddings and other events, highlighting cheekbones with traditional makeup or providing smoother finishes with airbrushed foundation that dries on contact. Milena also teaches the tricks of her trade during makeup lessons that help clients choose the right products based on their skin types and how many noses they have.
Zip Zap Salons offer numerous services, but what ties them all together is the staff’s commitment to personal attention. Thus, every treatment—from 24-karat gold facials to deep-tissue massages—is performed with warmth and care. In addition to these services, the salon also offers eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions, and mani-pedis.
The savvy team at Epiphany Day Spa dispels stress and unprettiness with a hefty roster of hair services, skincare and bodycare treatments, and spa packages. After slipping into a robe and slippers, clients can lounge in a private room, where a licensed aesthetician buffs away dead skin cells and skin dullness with microdermabrasions and chemical peels. Out on the salon floor, stylists revive lackluster manes with braids, weaves, and coloring services, while intimate massage rooms create a welcoming and warm environment for clients to kick up their feet and de-stress during 60-minute sessions.
The candlelit crevices of the spa further encourage guests to relax, nibble on complimentary cheese and crackers, and sip soothing cups of tea or coffee as they retreat to the waiting lounge to enjoy a moment of peace or attempt to recite the Declaration of Independence in pig Latin. Those in search of a domestic skincare regime can peruse Epiphany’s stock of moisturizers, eye creams, and masks from the Your Name Cosmetics and CosMedical Skin Care lines.
As one-stop shop for relaxation and beauty services, O Spa curates a menu that ranges from traditional spa massage therapies, facials, and slimming wraps to specialized treatments such as mani-pedis, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup. The spa's technicians can use laser light to permanently reduce unwanted hair and remove tattoos clients got during their teenage years of rebellion and obsession with the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Permanent-makeup artists fill in barren eyebrows or line the eyelids or lips, keeping facial features constantly looking fresh.
Suvara's award-winning airbrush experts gild their guests with a UV-free glow. Each sunless-specialist has completed a rigorous certification program, and will work with their clients to achieve their personal perfect pigmentation. Suvara's exclusive tanning blend contains health-boosting ingredients such as vitamins A and C to improve skin texture and peaceably fight the signs of aging, and hyaluronic acid to lock in notoriously flighty moisture. This hand-sprayed, natural and organic mist coats the body in less than 45 minutes, with customizable tonal results ranging from blissful butterscotch to buccaneer-baiting gold. Your new streak-free hue darkens over the next eight hours, and lasts around one week without special care, or longer with routine moisturizing and daily massages from King Midas.