Led by semblance-savvy husband-and-wife team Dr. Daniel Kort and nurse practitioner JoAnne Engel Kort, Renew Clinic and Spa restores bodily beauty with medical expertise and cutting-edge laser technology. Light years beyond dated light bulb hair removal, laser hair removal gently coaxes rogue follicles from their derma dens and permanently eviscerates them after an average of six to ten treatments. A numbing cream thickens skin against the laser's subtle sarcasm, with most patients reporting only a mild tingling sensation, increasing with the darkness and thickness of the hair.
Waxing tech C.C. Curry has been nixing unwanted body fuzz for more than five years. To keep up-to-date on the latest waxing tips and tricks, she regularly travels to shows and seminars, anywhere from LA to NYC to Madrid. She and her highly trained staff only use top-of-the-line wax that is low temperature, hypoallergenic, and completely fragrance free.
The lustrous pearl that shines at the center of Perle Holistic Skincare’s logo signifies more than an obvious homophone—a rare symbol of perfection in nature, the gleaming object hints at the spa’s reliance on organic, natural products to cultivate flawless skin tones. The spa’s aesthetician shares a holistic philosophy that acknowledges the importance of the mind and spirit in effective body treatments, which explains why they eschew artificial products for plant- and flower-based cleansers, toners, and moisturizers from Dr. Hauschka. Specifically formulated to support life-giving cycles and strengthen the face’s rhythmic systems, these blends seep into pores to promote a glowing complexion and clear skin of oil after a museum visit spent head-butting portraits of smug Victorian ministers.
Jazmyne's expert and discreet waxing services eliminate unwanted fuzz from brows to toes with the latest products and techniques. Female clients can tame unruly follicles with underarm ($20) and full leg treatments ($50), while wooly men can liberate their epidermis with chest ($40) and back waxes ($50). Jazmyne specializes in sculpting eyebrows into believable looks of surprise ($15) and shaping subequatorial zones with the popular Brazilian bikini wax ($60). Serious multi-taskers can blog about emails with Le Motive Salon's free Wi-Fi while eradicating stray strands and sipping on a complementary glass of wine or other beverage. Curious body-scapers can have a free, private, paparazzi-free consultation with Jazmyne prior to waxing. This Groupon can be redeemed over multiple visits, and the appointments can be arranged to fit any schedule.
Ariadna Sanchez, an aesthetician and a certified NovaLash technician, beautifies complexions and embellishes lash lines in her tranquil, earth-toned boutique studio. Guests seeking to draw attention to their ocular region without having to wink uncontrollably or don a pair of Hubble telescope lenses can rejoice in a full set of NovaLash extensions, which Ariadna applies strand by strand to existing eye fringe. During the 2- to 2.5-hour appointment, she'll customize lash looks to ensure natural, evenly placed eye adornments. Waterproof extensions last up to eight weeks, though Ariadna recommends touchups every two–three weeks. Alternatively, clients can opt for a 45- to 60-minute organic facial, which purges pores of dirt, grease, and loose change in the hope of yielding a cleaner, younger-looking visage.
Slab Handcrafted Soap Company's dedicated soapsmiths blend and cut soaps by hand. With extreme care and consciousness of the suds-making process, these artisans forge blocks from a blend of palm, coconut, and olive oils, and exotic butters—ingredients that cohere into smooth, rich bars. These slabs not only clean skin, but also moisturize it—unlike commercial soaps, which are made with a milling process that extracts the natural moisturizing glycerin, they contain a high glycerin content. The all-natural soaps can last one person 4–5 weeks through regular use and only slight nibblings.