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.
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.
Repose Salon and Spa offers guests the chance to relax within its private studio or rooftop garden and enjoy wine, tea, and a choice of music. Stylists and colorists tend to hairdos with trims, styling, color treatments, and extensions. Makeup services and cellulite laser treatments are also available.
The team of Carlton-alumni stylists at ALKALI boast more than 50 years of combined experience. Versed in South African, European, and American looks, the team trims hair before sculpting everything from intricate braids to fully functional beehives. The ALKALI crew?s other services include brightening locks with highlights, elongating strands with natural extensions, and smoothing frizzy hair with keratin treatments.
RA Threading specializes in threading, an ancient beautification technique in which the aesthetician doubles, then twists a thin cotton thread to swiftly remove unwanted hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing––pulling single hairs out one at a time––threading removes short lines of hair all at once. This also allows for more precision in shaping and is also more gentle to the skin. Salon patrons can also solicit an aesthetician for a facial wax or intricate henna tattoo.