If you've watched the Emmy Awards recently, you've seen the work of stylist Jason Ashkenazi, who can take credit for more than a few of that ceremony's celebrity 'dos. But long before Jason ever got close to famous tresses, he practiced his craft for years in New York and Los Angeles. Today, he continues to lend his talents to fashion events, editorial photo shoots, and secret Illuminati meetings attended by Hollywood's biggest stars.
Halloween Costume Warehouse outfits revelers in spooky, adorable, or sassy duds for men, women, kids, and infants. The selection of thrilling threads ($9.99–$129.99) varies from location to location, but recent offerings for tots have included the baby cuddly lion ($14.99 on sale), a plush lion jumpsuit that can help babies rule over animal crackers. Young trick-or-treat warriors can bravely battle terrifying doorsteps in the guise of Captain America complete with a shiny blue jumpsuit and mask ($19.99), or they can charm ghouls in a frilly red Elmo dress ($24.99). A wide selection of adult attire runs the gamut from alluring burlesque ensembles to hair-raising costumes of high-school trigonometry teachers.
Relaxed sighs ride a wave of gentle scents from Alchemista, where staff draws upon the therapeutic properties of essential oils and handmade organic products. The Fall Harvest aromatherapy body buff tickles noses and seduces the senses with spices reminiscent of carving pumpkins, raking leaves, and harvesting bountiful crops of scarecrows. The body buff scrubs away dead skin cells and hydrates the healthy layer underneath, revealing a glowing, even-toned façade. The blue-corn body treatment combines seasonal corn and sugarcane extracts to soften skin sheathes like an apology note from reformed UV rays. A full-body hot-stone massage from a licensed therapist augments the blue-corn treatment with soothing pressure and aromatherapy. The massage alleviates muscle tension, stimulates circulation, and tests geological knowledge with the gentle warmth of heated rocks.
Tantastic's advanced equipment and extensive selection of lotions help clients build their ideal shade. The standup Sundome booth bronzes limbs without ever touching them, and the traditional Starpower bed has clients in and out in 12 minutes. Spray-tan technicians also stand ready to gild bodies a custom hue in a matter of minutes.
Clients can select one of Tantastic’s various lotions, including those from Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold, or have staffers custom order lotion to ensure they get the best product for their skin. Convenient lotion-storage space eliminates the need for clients to carry their lotions to and from the salon or conceal them in a hole in a nearby lawn.
Spa NiVa pampers and beautifies every part of the body with a full service menu that incorporates treatments for skin care, massage, nails, and waxing. Using medical-grade skin care products, skin specialists clear pores and banish impurities with facials, peels, and dermaplaning, a treatment that scrapes away dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a surgical blade. Waxing treatments smoothen skin by removing hair with warm wax and microscopic landscapers who pull weeds from the roots. Nail technicians decorate fingers and toes with shellac polish or soften skin by dipping appendages into paraffin wax. Meanwhile, licensed massage therapists use kneading techniques and various degrees of pressure to alleviate stress, stiffness, and secretly being an invertebrate double agent.
Heavenly Glow provides all the tools necessary to provide you with a "heavenly glow", even when the sun isn't shining. Prior to sessions, clients can purchase a tan-enhancing lotion from such brands as Ed Hardy and Designer Skin. Next, they enter a private room outfitted in one of three UV-tanning options: traditional tanning beds that bronze bodies during 20-minute sessions, a high-powered bed that gets the job done in 12-minute sessions, and a stand-up booth that tans in 10 minutes. Alternatively, the VersaSpa spray tan booth coats exposed skin in a UV-free formula. Heavenly Glow also offers aromatouch technique appointments that use essential oils to help relax clients.