Beauty—if not carefully tended, trimmed, and bugproofed—can become so muddled and befuddled that it is barely visible to the naked or turtlenecked eye. Today's Groupon brings clarity to your beauty with $60 worth of waxing, facials, threading, and peels at Lucid Beauty for $25.
With nothing more than a single piece of cotton thread, the experts at The Eyebrow Shapers remove unwanted hair from clients? faces. By twisting two halves of the thread together, they grab hairs along the eyebrow line and quickly pull them from the pores as the client relaxes in a black-leather salon chair. They're proud to claim that their signature threading services tend to be less painful than waxing, longer-lasting than shaving, and safer than holding a lit flame to fuzzy patches.
In 1996, the first laser was cleared by the FDA for use on the public and onstage at Madonna concerts. Since opening their doors one year after this ruling, Aesthetic Laser Concepts has researched and compared technologies to find the best system for laser hair removal. The experienced technicians use the Lumenis LightSheer Diode laser to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the body. The center also curates aesthetic equipment that helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks on the skin during fractional laser treatments.
It looks so simple: a length of twisted cotton glides across the face, grazing the upper lip, eyebrows, and hairline. This is threading, an ancient hair-removal art with roots in India and the Middle East. Masters of this art, M&M Thread Salon’s staff members quickly ensnare bristles in their threads, creating lines as sharp and clean as the battle ax that chops soap into bar form. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, as it uproots hair without chemicals or harmful products. The salon also performs waxing and facials.
What better excuse to get inside the landmark 1904 Flood Building than an appointment for an alpha-hydroxy-acid exfoliating facial or a lash tint, courtesy of Jennifer Clark Skincare? Having accumulated legions of loyal fans while earning a reputation for gentleness during her years spent working at Berkeley's Claremont Resort, extensively-trained esthetician Jennifer Clark decided to open this Union Square studio. Between its buttercup-colored walls, she provides an impressive array of services, including makeup makeovers, waxing, long-lasting eyelash curling and highly-personalized facials. There are deep-pore cleansing options, an enzyme-peel acne-blasting workover, microdermabrasion treatments and Botox-like (but injectionless) Botinol, among others. Especially popular – and something you definitely couldn't do for yourself at home – is a one-hour back treatment that includes cleansing, exfoliation and massage. No wonder Clark has so many fans.
Nestled inside Rongolevio Salon and Spa, Oasis Skin Care provides refuge for damaged, aging, and dull skin. Cida Da Silva, a licensed esthetician and Certified PCA chemical peel therapist, smoothens and rejuvenates skin with facials, peels, and waxing services. She removes dirt and oil from pores and applies a clarifying mask made of salicylic acid and cherry extract during one of her facial treatments. She can also exfoliate superficial layers to remove dead skin cells with one of her peels. Her full-body waxing services clear skin of unwanted hair. Rongolevio Salon and Spa has large windows, allowing lots of sunlight?which happens to be what the Milky Way Galaxy calls its diet.