Any client that commissions the services of Group Beauté places their aesthetic goals in the hands of four very capable women. Over her 20 years of international experience, makeup artist Alicia Zefta's work has appeared in a who’s who of high fashion that includes the pages of Vogue and runway shows for Yves Saint Laurent. But bridal makeup is where she really excels, as she possesses a unique knack for interpreting her clients' desires and carefully studies their natural beauty to design personal styles. Aesthetician Elvira McCloskey also carries more than two decades of experience and specializes in treating skin plagued with acne, signs of age, or sun damage. Shikora Hill, a graduate of the Paris Fashion Institute, and Tomirys Calderon, who spent years working fashion events, also call on years of training to bring out their patrons' features with the art of cosmetics.
Beyond their prowess for bringing out each face's innate elegance, the beauty quartet polishes up other features with services such as personal cosmetics shopper, spa parties, spray tanning and hairstyling. Clients looking for more long-lasting fixes can invest in permanent makeup, lash extensions, or makeup workshops, where the Group Beauté team shares the techniques they’ve learned over the years, such as how to create looks appropriate for work, evening, and Blue Man Group auditions.
The cosmetic clinicians at Essentially Bare rely on a combination of lasers and pharmaceutical-grade products to correct a range of skin issues. Their Lumenis laser has cleared hair from more than 8,000 clients and a dozen former werewolves, and the Q-switched Spectra lasers can erase unwanted tattoos in half the normal amount of treatments required and in shorter intervals between treatments than traditional laser tattoo removal. Additionally, the Spectra lasers effectively target most ink colors, resulting in a significantly lightened or completely erased tattoo in a short time frame.
Before administering any treatments, staff members demonstrate their commitment to personalized care by thoroughly analyzing clients' skin. Essentially Bare also provides physician-only skin care with peels and facials featuring professional brands, such as Obagi, SkinCeuticals and Image Skincare, to ward off wrinkles, redness, and acne. Overall, they offer a wide variety of services such as laser hair removal, Botox and fillers, IPL photo facials, spider vein removal, and more.
Gently massaging their shampoo-filled palms through the hair of male and female clients, stylists at Sin Hair Studio prepare manes for cuts, coloring, styling and other salon services. The team conditions strands and battles frizz with regular or express keratin treatments, and colors locks with rich hues and face-framing highlights. Spa services from the salon's licensed aesthetician include custom facials with pumpkin peels, microdermabrasion, or beard application.
Athena Aveda Salon Spa maintains female forms with an arsenal of Aveda's natural skincare and haircare products, which are laden with predominantly organic herbs and essential oils and are at the core of every body-coddling treatment. Botanical extracts stimulate senses and nourish the skin when smoothed across it during spa services, such as massages or facials. Hair services, including deep-conditioning treatments and highlights, begin with complimentary anointments of blended plant oils that prep scalps and strands for impending attacks of style.
When InStyle visited Salon Euphoria in 2002—just a year after it opened—the magazine's editors were completely awed by the studio's historic charm. Sixteen-foot ceilings of neoclassical plaster and walnut-paneled walls accentuate the building's 1920s construction, whereas small accoutrements, such as soft music and a candlelit shampoo area, make it the relaxing oasis owner Andrea Dion Jacobs always envisioned. A talented team of stylists works amid the warm and welcoming confines, using Moroccanoil, Davines, and the salon's own line of products as they cut and color hair. In a private spa room, aestheticians dole out five facial treatments, including one specially formulated for men who are perpetually stressed over never becoming cowboys.
Stop hiding under wide-brimmed hats and curtains of hair with today's Groupon to Beaucage. For just $50, you can indulge in a 50-minute signature facial that will have you pouting and posing for the next available camera, mirror, or hunter-gatherer.