At his elegant downtown studio, stylist Scott Miller will customize the client's wants by performing precision haircuts, coloring services, eyebrow sculpting, facials, and professional makeup applications. In addition to working on scheduled clients, he puts his talents to use hosting beauty soirees and bridal parties.
A massage can already be a vulnerable experience, so the question of how much pressure for the therapist to apply can be tough to answer, especially given that everyone experiences pressure differently. Fortunately, there are basically three possible responses?light, medium, or firm?and considering the following factors may help you decide:
Pain Tolerance: If you find yourself extremely sensitive to touch, request light pressure. Likewise, people who can tolerate rigorous?possibly even uncomfortable?pressure should choose firm to get the most out of the muscle manipulation. Always trust your body; if firm pressure feels too intense, ask the therapist to ease up.
Why Are You Here?: If your top priority is relaxation, then light or medium pressure is for you. If you want to work out knots, relieve concentrated tension, or pop the balloon animal you swallowed, then firm pressure may be required. If you're looking for a mix of outcomes, explain them in detail, pointing out specific areas and desired results. For instance, you might say, "I want to loosen my back muscles but break up knots in my shoulders," each of which requires a different amount of pressure.
Don't Sweat It: Massage therapy is designed to improve the body's overall function, whether by promoting relaxation or relieving aches and pains. So even if you choose a pressure level at the start of a massage, you're not locked into it?you can request lighter or firmer pressure at any point during treatment. A good massage therapist appreciates and responds to feedback, which helps them develop a personalized session that feels good and fulfills your expectations.
Spa treatments aren't a one-size-fits-all affair at Face2Face Skincare and Makeup Studio. Beauty and skincare expert Cynthia Kretschmar draws on 25 years of cosmetic experience as she provides pretreatment complementary skin evaluations to determine which treatments will leave their skin looking as youthful, firm, and radiant as a balloon animal full of glow sticks. In place of harsh chemicals and impersonal care, the studio relies on natural skincare balms?including products by Repechage and Circadia by Dr. Pugliese?as well as gentle procedures designed to nurture the skin while improving the way it looks.
Specially formulated facials can address everything from dry skin to acne, while facial peels take on sun damage and hyperpigmentation. The studio also offers exfoliating microdermabrasion procedures as well as WISHpro treatments, which use magnetic infusion technology to nourish the skin and boost circulation below the surface.
Face2Face Skincare and Makeup Studio donates 5% of its proceeds to Shared Hope International, an organization committed to aiding victims of human trafficking.
Makeup artists Jacqueline and Ashley bring their cosmetics-industry expertise to Roe Wolfe, where they consult with clients, apply makeup, and teach lessons, among other services. Ashley has designed makeup for more than 20 runway shows, including work at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York for their tastefully naughty auto-lingerie collection. Jacqueline has worked with high-end brands such as Shu Uemura and MAC. Either artist can ready clients’ faces for weddings, photo shoots, or haute security cameras. Their clean, compact storefront teems with high-end clothing, cosmetics, and accessories from brands such as Bobi, Winter Kate, and House of Harlow 1960.:m]]
Angie Byboth wields her extensive training and certifications to add permanent makeup to faces or erase the tattoos from an impulsive youth. With a tattoo gun and topical anesthetics, Angie fashions defined brows, lined lips, and dramatic eyes while clients rest comfortably listening to music or paying their last respects to their laid-off makeup. Each tattoo treatment comes with a four- to six-week touchup, filling in spots that didn’t fully take during the first bout of tattooing. Angie is also trained in Tattoo Vanish treatments, which can remove unwanted ink from past tattoos without the pain of laser treatments. She can also outfit brows and lashes with dyes to enhance the impact of Ernest Borgnine impressions, and optional lash perm treatments can add subtext to any glance without having to learn to wink in Morse code.
Aesthetic Therapies delivers just that: treatments designed to improve your appearance. These treatments are performed by licensed aestheticians. Aesthetic Therapies also employs certified technicians licensed for teaching advanced aesthetics. It's not surprising, then, that many of the center's services have something of a medical bent, ranging from Botox injections and electrolysis to lip augmentation and permanent makeup. However, therapeutic treatments are about more than just results; the relaxing facial includes not only exfoliation and a mask to battle blemishes but also a massage or acupressure.