Cocoon Urban Day Spa?s beauty technicians understand that a good waxing treatment has two things going for it: precision and speed. That?s why their Brazilian waxes typically take only 15 minutes while only leaving behind custom shapes and designs. When they aren?t sculpting fuzz into triangles or iconic skylines, the team airbrushes skin with natural tanning solutions that result in an even glow. Led by founder Sarah Redmond, the team performs their personalized treatments in an their spa designed to make any urban chaos feel far away.
Lu Lu Salon & Skin Care's owner, Wes Rafat, relies on the knowledge he gleaned through his time studying at Vidal Sassoon in London. Using Éminence Organic Skin Care products—made from handpicked, natural ingredients—he smooths and nurtures epidermises, slough away depleted cells, and cleanse pores during specialty or custom facials. He wrangles manes into shapely coiffures or fetching ’dos, and adds eye-catching highlights or performs keratin or Japanese hair-straightening treatments to battle frizz brought on by head banging in a lightning storm. Additional services include relaxing massages, hypoallergenic sunless tans, makeup lessons, and eyelash extensions.
ModVellum cossets complexions and whisks away unwanted whiskers with an array of facials, peels, waxing, and other deluxe services. An array of products from Supracor, 100% Pure, Malie Organics, and other brands that cleanse and nourish skin in a spectrum of organic, vegan, and biodegradable formulas, free from animal testing, parabens, dyes, kryptonite, and other chemicals. Technicians carefully apply facial peels to remove dead skin cells and assuage sun damage, acne, and ingrown hairs, and absolve faces of impurities with facials containing natural ingredients such as moor mud and grapes. Expert waxers ensure unwelcome strands disappear from bikini lines, eyebrows, legs, and third legs. ModVellum's mix of contemporary and Victorian-inspired furniture, such as mod leather couches, prim gilded armchairs, and polystyrene fainting couches, join rich textiles and sleek shelving to create an eclectic atmosphere.
"To achieve the best results possible, you must commit to the process," says the Rtch/Btch website. That explains why the company's service menu doesn't make unrealistic promises about the process involved in its procedures; several services require at least some downtime. But in exchange for their commitment, clients receive treatments they know are as effective as possible. Rtch/Btch CEO Rachel Tolve, a certified medical aesthetician with her own skincare line, leaves nothing to chance, performing every treatment personally.
In their sleek pistachio-toned Nob Hill studio known as Union Street Apothecary, husband-and-wife owners Seema and Hassan Shahid offer pricey skin-care services and products to the masses. Their Nothing to Hide house brand of products includes sunscreens, fade creams and floral aromatherapy moisturizers, and the Shahids' focus on natural ingredients, naturally made, rings true in the products they sell. The Shahid’s will even custom-blend products for discerning clients, often mixing potions on the spot during treatment sessions, to make sure you get the best look possible. Customers can also order scrubs, candles and other products custom-scented with their favorite fragrances, including Chanel No. 5. Threading, waxing, and eyebrow tints are popular with regulars here, and Seema also provides a wide range of facials, including microdermabrasion, peptide facials , milk peels and grape-based peels.
The gentle stroke of a brush. The artistic flourish of ink. As an award-winning Chinese calligrapher during her childhood, the owner of Faces Plus Skin Spa learned how to control her hands, a skill that she has seamlessly transitioned into her work as an aesthetician for the past 20 years. Now, the owner and another experienced aesthetician?who received advanced training in Paris, Milan, and Hong Kong?use their skills to restore complexions with exfoliating chemical peels, seasonal, antioxidant-rich facials, and permanent-makeup applications. The duo customizes each service, educating spa-goers on proper skincare regimens and using natural and organic products to help complexions glow brighter than a sun-powered campfire. Faces Plus also provides advanced beauty services such as the photorejuvenation treatment, which relies on a combination of LumiFacial therapy, crystal microdermabrasion, and light energy to erase fine lines and hyperpigmentation.