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.
Green Apple brings a holistic approach to its professional skin services, offering all-natural treatments in a comfortable, welcoming salon environment. During the 60-minute Bio Organique facial, a careful and skilled aesthetician will use 99% natural and certified organic ingredients to make your skin look and feel its best. The facial also incorporates the use of energy-point massage, so while your face’s dermis is lavished with the rejuvenating powers of fresh fruit, your neck and shoulders will be treated to ease away tension and stress. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Today’s Groupon beautifies and pristines your hands and feet while tickling Mother Nature. For $28, you get Nova Nail Spa’s eco-friendly traditional organic mani-pedi, a wondrous way to glamorize your fingers and toes without the caustic paint fumes.Manny: Peddy, are you done painting that silo yet? President Teddy Roosevelt is going to be here any minute!
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.