Though threading has been among Asia’s most popular depilation methods for thousands of years, it only recently made its way onto the service menus of Western spas. The ancient practice has shown signs of becoming more of a spa mainstay, however, thanks to an eco-friendly process that also manages to stay on good terms with sensitive skin.
For evidence of threading’s rapidly expanding popularity, one need not look further than Brow Shapes' Eastern-inspired treatment menu. When not sculpting brows into precise arches, the spa’s artists rely on their attention to detail to draw henna tattoos that depict flowery swirls, geometric patterns, or extremely detailed public-transit maps. The spa also features a variety of facial massages, each of which can be customized to relieve pain, aid in relaxation, and improve skin tone.
For more than a decade, Engy has thoroughly arched clients' eyebrows and removed unwanted facial hair. She conducts each session using organic egyptian cotton balls before ending with an organic rose-water toner. These days, she hones her threading craft in the spacious, high-ceilinged salon of Jayson Zarcone, whose team of stylists enlivens 'dos with cuts, highlights, keratin treatments, and the full line of TIGI haircare products. Elsewhere, the salon's resident aesthetician enriches epidermises with acne facials and anti-aging facials to smooth wrinkles and self-conscious accordions.
Salon Contessa's is home to an all-star lineup of beauty technicians. Together, they can tackle even the most extensive makeovers, styling hair, applying makeup, and preparing hands and feet for the spotlight. Kerrie specializes in mani-pedis, clipping and filing nails down to perfect half-moons. With a few swipes of a mini brush, she can cover nails in a kaleidoscope of hues ranging from bright pink to sparkly blue.
At Erika's Salon Boutique, professional beauty technicians—some of whom are bilingual in Spanish—perform hair, nail, and makeup services for a comprehensive salon experience. From a selection of permanent-makeup services, full-lip color can give pouters a fuller appearance, rectify their asymmetry, or make them invisible to thwart covert mouth readers. To achieve the impression of fuller, thicker, or darker brows, clients can opt for brow coloring. Permanent-eyeliner application on the top and bottom eyelids frames the eyes to bestow them with an enchanting semblance and hinder their attempts to escape from the head. Each client can return for a complimentary touchup session to keep the makeup looking as impeccable as it was when they were born.
Salon Elegancia's nail technicians decorate digits with detailed designs, from stripes and animal prints to 3-D daisies. For more traditional looks, the salon also offers gel manicures, which stay chip-free for weeks. The salon?s stylists also craft coifs into classic and edgy looks, framing clients' faces with natural highlights or infusing locks with ombre hues.
IK Noor Threading and Beauty Salon specializes in swift hair removal and beautifying spa treatments. Guests can solicit an aesthetician for a body-waxing treatment, or request a henna session to add ornate decoration to hands and feet. Invigorating facials are also available to deep-clean pores and reduce the signs of aging.