From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
At Cypress Beauty & Co., trained technicians wield files, clippers, and brushes in the pursuit of polished nails and peace of mind. During the 60- to 90-minute experience, a nail guru takes guardianship of hands and feet at a super-sanitized station, clipping and filing nails into perfect crescents and curtailing cuticles to expand keratin canvases. A coat of OPI polish in the desired color leaves nails as strong and sparkling as 10 diamond-encrusted box turtles. Both locations usher prettifiers in with sunny hues and glitzy displays of the 50 brands of beauty products they stock. Patrons can upgrade to french polish ($5 for mani; $10 for pedi) and add a sea extract marine-cooling mask ($10) or a complimentary round of applause.
The board-certified dermatologists and licensed aestheticians at Florida Skin Center illumine faces with a medical-grade healthy glow. The European-style deep-pore-cleansing facial scrubs down the cranial canvas before a steam bath blows soothing kisses to the face, giving pores the confidence to stop hiding under blackheads and impurities. Next, a mask formulated from Skinceuticals products salves the signs of age or dehydration, revealing the full radiance of clear skin and moustache tattoos. To top off the 70 minutes of visage dotage, a shoulder-to-scalp massage sends stress fleeing far from the ornate mirrors and carved-wood fixtures of Florida Skin Center's elegant environs. Aestheticians can accommodate busy beautifiers with evening and Saturday hours by request.