Brow Zone's image-minded staff refines visages through artful eyebrow threading and waxing treatments alongside a medley of personalized skin services. By swiftly looping fine cotton thread around entire rows of unwanted hair, threading specialists can sculpt brow shapes that are "cleanly arched and very finished," according to New York magazine. Both threading and waxing polishes a range of corporeal locales, from defuzzing the face to evicting undesired bristles from bikini zones. Licensed aestheticians work to purify and refine a variety of skin types with a slate of facials, which target fine lines, help alleviate acne, and eliminate lingering caricature artists.
Shobha does just one thing, but it does it impeccably: remove body hair. To that end, the salons' specialists use several techniques, including threading, sugaring, trimming, and waxing. Comfort is just as big a deal to them as smoothness. They rely on soothing lotions and other proprietary products designed for sensitive skin, many of which customers can also take home. And each technician starts at Shobha by undergoing an intense training program, followed by regular continuing education in the field.
Founder Shobha Tummala holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is committed to superior quality in services, products, clients, and employees. It all makes for an experience that's about as comfy as hair-removal gets. Accordingly, the salons and their products have been showered with press, popping up on style blogs and in fashion magazines and winning honors such as being named New York magazine's Best Bikini Wax.
Nova Laser Center's goal is to combine advanced equipment with trained clinicians to seamlessly remove unwanted body hair by way of state-of-the-art lasers. Massiel Pena is the clinician?she's a New York State-licensed aesthetician who has trained extensively in laser hair removal procedures and equipment usage. And Cynosure?s Elite laser is the equipment?this advanced laser hair-removal technology works on all skin types and boasts duo-frequencies to ensure comfortable, quick, and efficient treatments. Massiel uses the laser to remove unflattering hair from men and women's bodies, no matter their skin type or whether the hair's growing from their underarms or from the underarms of the tattoo of their moms on their shoulders. Spider veins are also treated by the same Cynosure Elite machine instead of by covering legs in pesticides each night.
Valdery Silva is an aesthetician from Brazil who has been maintaining clients' skin health and beauty in New York for more than eight years. Along with facials that employ natural products, the skincare professional also offers waxing services that use hard wax to reduce ingrown hair. Silva also discards all treatment materials after each use to keep a safe, sterilized environment for her clients.
When Skyy Hadley is finished painting, her artwork doesn?t hang on a museum wall?it beautifies the hands of stars such as P. Diddy, Uma Thurman, and Liv Tyler. The celebrity manicurist was once just another young woman who moved from the South to NYC while chasing a dream, but unlike many stories, hers ended in success. With talent and hard work, she landed herself in the pages of Cosmo and Us Weekly and gathered a star-studded client list. After this success, Skyy decided to realize another dream: opening her own spa.
As well as taking its name from a genie?s obsequious words, As U Wish evokes the Arabian nights with an interior of tassled cushions, purple and yellow silk draperies, and light from a crystal chandelier. After walking past a crackling wooden fireplace, guests sink into massive, overstuffed chairs and dip their feet into pedicure baths of milk and honey or ylan-jasmine and violet oils. Then, scrubs with shea butter, mango, and sea salt or wraps made with Baltic mud and peach paraffin wax soothe soles weary from walking in high heels or from running while stuck in bear traps. During manicures or pedicures, toluene- and formaldehyde-free Zoya nail polish brightens appendages while guarding health, and the spa?s aestheticians also evict unwanted facial and body hair with honey or lavender wax.
The mind and the body receive equal attention at Hoboken Wellness Spa. The staff seeks to create a holistic community that will educate patrons on the health benefits of ayurveda, an alternative medicine philosophy that originated in ancient India. Aiming to emulate the word ayurveda itself—which means "knowledge for long life"—it focuses on each individual's body type to yield the best results. People with a pitta body type might need treatments such as a cooling cucumber and peppermint footbath followed by a medicated-oil massage. Staffers might recommend a warm ginger footbath for those with the kapha body type, along with an herbal tea eye treatment that enhances that ability to read Earl Grey leaves. The team also offers waxing and threading services to leave skin smooth.