Not many people would think to perm their eyelashes or slather their faces in caviar to fight signs of aging, but the aestheticians at Beauty Queen help their clients do just that. With more than 10 types of facials, they perform everything from diamond peels to airbrushing skin with a blend of oxygen and anti-aging serum. Though the staff often takes a modern approach, many of their services are still rooted in beauty tradition. They can apply makeup for special occasions or groom nails in express treatments that fly by with the speed of Alex Trebek's beautiful, beautiful mind.
When Alexandria "Lexy" Hernandez isn’t healing minds and bodies with massage and meditation techniques, she's working on human canvases—dusting on eye art, etching out defining features with makeup, and summoning radiance from skin with scrubs and body wraps. Her range of services is wide: she and her staff can twist hair into elegant updos or prepare brides and attendants for memorable wedding days with formal hair and makeup packages. In addition to traditional and airbrush-makeup applications, she offers paramedical cosmetic sessions, which aim to conceal skin imperfections, the aftereffects of plastic surgery, or tattoos proclaiming the love of your ex-favorite mom. She also specializes in deep-tissue massage, which she calibrates to not only relax clients but also to encourage healing.
Dermacare Lounge, Inc. emphasizes relaxation from its soothing black and green decor down to the relaxing scent of the products that furnish its roster of skincare services. Bold, colorful paintings energize visitors in the spa's private treatment rooms, the scene of organic and antiaging facials that melt away damaged skin to smooth faces and encourage a natural healthy glow. Body-slimming and hair-removal services target the torso and extremities to ensure each inch of skin appears renewed. Dermacare Lounge also stocks Paris-based Sothys high-performance masks, moisturizers, and organic exfoliants.
The RN and aesthetician behind Too Too Bella is Stephani—also a certified fitness trainer—who calls upon years of experience to customize every treatment. From herbal facials to medical-grade peels, she lavishes complexions in treatments designed to coax natural beauty to skin's surface. First-time clients have the option of a special service just for them: the Be Bella facial, which kicks off with a thorough analysis and includes enzyme- or microdermabrasion-assisted exfoliation.
Combining top-shelf, natural skin care products with holistic practices, the staff of Sanguine Skin Care invigorate and detoxify mind and body. During Reiki facials, aestheticians first perform extractions and apply a mask before using a hands-on technique to transfer energy—or 'ki'—via the body's most obvious outlet, the nose. Microdermabrasion and glycolic peels work to stimulate new cell growth and brighten complexions, while the ancient "Raindrop" method of body healing uses essential oils on the spine and feet to detoxify and relax more effectively than a CD of ambient leaky faucet noises.
Experienced epidermis soothers at Advanced Skin Solutions target fine lines, blemishes, and uneven pigmentation during rejuvenating facial treatments. The 75-minute Bio-Lite facial uses a combination of microcurrent technology and LED-light therapy to regenerate healthy tissue, plunging deep into protoplasmic surfaces to tighten skin, reduce pore size, and smooth fine lines to a level conducive to games of freckle hockey.