More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
Dermáge MedSpa's staff of licensed doctors and registered nurses works together to beautify bodies with a range of cosmetic and aesthetic services. FDA-approved laser services range from laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and spider-vein removal to facial treatments such as skin tightening, IPL photofacials, and microlaser peels. Botox and Juvéderm injections can temporarily iron out wrinkles around the eyes or on poorly laminated library cards, and microdermabrasion treatments harness the power of tiny crystals to help exfoliate faces and reduce fine lines or sun damage.
A&S Skin Care's cadre of certified aestheticians specializes in alleviating epidermal ailments such as acne, discoloration, sun damage, and fine lines, all through a variety of visage-rejuvenating services. Med-spa treatments, such as microdermabrasion, shower skinscapes in a deluge of microcrystals to slough off the topmost layer of dead cells and reduce the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, and sun damage. A variety of facials—including classic European, renewing collagen, and mineral-packed seaweed—work to restore and cleanse an array of skin types, including sensitive, oily, and dishwasher-safe.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.