Speranzi Facial Spa's licensed skincare specialist Yolanda T. Russo strives to fade signs of aging with preservative-free products and rejuvenating services. Yolanda saps tension from beleaguered brows, using products packed with botanical ingredients and antioxidants. She’s equipped with more than 15 years of experience, and she’s an advocate of maintaining skin without expensive products or fussy technology. To further her stance, she happily shares recipes for at-home facials.
Spa Girl’s aestheticians pamper bodies with facials that cater to men and women alike with organic ingredients, therapeutic massage, or galvanic currents. Waxing sessions keep arms and legs smooth longer than shaving or slicing the tips off each individual hair with children’s scissors.
While waiting guests sip coffee and nibble desserts, Amici Salon and Spa’s stylists revamp looks with treatments ranging from hairstyling and nailcare to facials, waxing, and tanning. Their hairstylists brandish products by Moroccanoil, L'Oréal, and CHI with such panache that Amici even offers an an intern training program for up-and-coming talent. Under the supervision of a master stylist, technician, or the watchful owls who hide out in updos, interns hone their pampering skills on willing clients, who receive a discounted rate for being such sports. The salon also celebrates clients on Thursday evenings, when complimentary wine and cheese turn the beautifying happy hour into a party all its own.
At The Skin Atelier at Les Images, the staff members rely on botanical products scientifically formulated to nourish skin and treat conditions such as acne, sun spots, and wrinkles. Each compound they use is free of parabens and harsh chemicals and can be customized for the client. With that kind of specificity, facials can address particular skin needs, including those related to pregnancy, postmenopause, and sports-related breakouts. In addition to skincare, The Skin Atelier also provides hair services and mani-pedis that technicians execute in private treatment rooms.
Renée Rudikh’s pursuit of beauty began in her native country of Ukraine, where she trained with dermatologists and plastic surgeons before moving to the United States to attend the Christine Valmy International School of Cosmetology. She spent 10 years working at such skincare companies as Helena Rubinstein, Mario Badescu, and Georgette Klinger. Now at her own company, Renée Rudikh Advanced Skin Care, she corrects and maintains skin with services that lift, exfoliate, and cleanse. Like a car that can also transform into a boat or a stylish blazer, Renée's treatments adapt to the circumstances: the teens' deep pore-cleansing facial takes emerging hormones into account, and the gentlemen’s facial considers the skin differences that accompany carrying a Y chromosome.