Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
Wielding organic G.M. Collin skincare products, the staff at Golden Day Spa gets to work sloughing off dead skin and illuminating alive skin with a range of body and face treatments. Clients glow after exfoliating back facials, and technicians can also apply mud wraps and seaweed wraps to lure embedded toxins to the surface and purify the body. Facials such as the Puracne Oxygen treatment reduce inflammation and fight the effects of pollution by helping increase cellular oxygenation. Massage therapists treat stressed bodies with Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages. Specialty foot reflexology and aromatherapy leave clients as relaxed as a sloth on its day off. The staff can also perform specialty services such as ear candling, waxing, and threading.
Led by Dr. William Greenberg, the experts at Skin Thera P Medical Cosmetic Spa administer spa treatments and medical procedures that focus on reversing skin damage and the signs of age. They use medical-grade cosmeceuticals during dozens of treatments, including spider vein removal, microdermabrasion, and Botox injections. Dr. Greenberg stays onsite six days a week to consult with clients and perform treatments himself, aided by more than 18 years of professional practice.
Cherlyn Salon's stylists, who average more than 10 years of experience apiece, rein in unruly hair through services such as stylish cuts, vivid highlights, and strand-smoothing treatments. Clipper-gripping hands cleanly cut and style lady locks ($65) and deftly scale back men's ($40) and children's ($30 and up if younger than 10) scalp gardens.
After discussing each patient's treatment during a free consultation, board-certified physician Dr. Carol E. Tetenbaum draws upon her 25 years of medical practice to reduce the signs of aging in client's faces for four months to one year. Her Botox and Dysport injections temporarily improve frown lines by blocking nerve impulses to facial muscles, while her Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane treatments correct wrinkles and folds around noses and mouths by adding volume to skin. Unlike rubbing a rolling pin against your face, Dr. Tetenbaum's wrinkle-reversing procedures cause little to no discomfort and require no downtime. During chemical peels, she uses Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE, diminishing fine lines, blemishes, and mild scarring; more Obagi products are available at The Aesthetic Medic for purchase.