Skin savant Suman Prasad at Suman's Facial & Body Sculpting revivifies faces with laser-free treatments that ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with no downtime. Microcurrent facial treatments begin with an application of products designed to increase effectiveness and help to reduce the appearance of pores, dark circles beneath the eyes, light scarring, and residual leopard spots. Small metal wands then traverse the face, the chin, and the neck, emitting mild microcurrents through specific acupuncture points. The currents penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen production and increasing circulation, which helps to temporarily tighten sagging features and banish blemishes. The treatment's lack of downtime ensures that façades can face the world or return to practicing fish lips in front of the mirror without delay. Many clients notice changes in appearance immediately, but multiple treatments are recommended for best results.
It looks a bit like a coffin from the year 3000, but the only thing being laid to rest in the Matrix L33 tanning bed is a pale complexion. Its high-pressure lamps emit the full spectrum of UVA and UVB light to bring out a golden base hue in as few as three sessions.
But tanning beds are just one of the tools the team at Down Under Tanning uses to get skin glowing. Airbrush tans produce natural-looking finishes, and Hempz tanning moisture—made from 100% hemp-seed oil—develops into a subtle bronze while keeping skin as hydrated as Poseidon's front lawn.
Hair Illusions—a Redken 5th Avenue and Pureology salon—stocks its workstations with Redken and Pureology products to help color and mold men’s and women’s hair into new styles. Stylists also cut the hair on children and their imaginary friends. Eyebrow and lip waxes round out the visage-enhancing services.
Beyond retail shelves lined with elaborate hookahs and colorful tins of flavored tobacco wait Hi-Times' tattoo artists and piercers. Since 1997, the team has created countless custom ink designs. They've also pierced everything from ears to bellybuttons to the Mona Lisa, which admittedly was a bad idea.
Versailles Salon and Day Spa's skilled veteran stylist Monica deftly cuts, colors, and creatively sculpts hairdos of virtually any style in a warm, stress-melting atmosphere. Put a smile on your hair with a thorough cleansing, courtesy of Redken, Kenra, and other professional products. Gentle shampoo suds selectively eliminate impurities without stripping strands of essential oils, while conditioners moisturize and detangle locks to discourage ospreys and other avian nesters (shampoo set $25; conditioner treatment $35). Subtle surface highlights shower hair in summery radiance ($65), and color and gloss treatments ($85) flatter features and frame faces like halos woven from silky rays of sunlight and children’s laughter.