There is no one size fits all when it comes to boudoir photography. That's why before every shoot, the all-female crew at Little Secret Studio conducts personal consultations, during which clients discuss photo packages, settle on their ideal aesthetic, and plan their shoot for a professional studio setting, an outdoor location, or the silky sheets of a luxury hotel. On the day of the shoot, clients may go through two to six outfits and up to two different hairstyles, all furnished by Little Secret Studio's professional styling team. Under professional guidance, clients pose in provocative, flattering angles as the photographer snaps vivid color or black-and-white shots of solo women or couples. Clients preview their shots one or two weeks after the shoot and can opt for their retouched images in the form of a disc, print, canvas and/or Little Secret Black Book. Though boudoir photography is the studio’s specialty, Lifestyle Portrait packages are available to capture life's more PG moments.
Internationally trained stylist and makeup artist Sonal Pandya lives her dream of beautifying “anyone with hair and skin” with techniques culled from the Far East. Her approach to beauty is a blend of creativity with an eye for detail developed during 22 years of experience. She demonstrates her perfectionism through intricate patterns of henna body artwork and precision threading, which sharpens eyebrows without the use of chemicals or inflicting near-sightedness. Sonal also preps brides for their big day with makeup applications and hairstyles that twist and layer locks into Escher-esque updos adorned with decorative beads and stones.
In a new crimson-trimmed interior, Sense of Joy Spa’s licensed technicians balance inner tranquility and outer beauty with doting spa services that employ Guinot skincare products. The revitalizing European facial begins with gentle cleansers that trail across lips, noses, eyes, the décolleté, and second noses, succeeded by exfoliation and extractions as needed. Staffers knead away tension holed up in shoulders, necks, and upper arms before brewing a mask customized to specific epidermal types and afflictions. Sultry pouts and stressed-out peepers steep in a beautifying elixir while employees shift their focus to hands and feet.
The aestheticians of Slim Beauty Center believe in the power of feeling good in your own skin. To that end, they offer a variety of treatments to beautify the face and body, fusing both Western innovations and ancient Chinese medical philosophies. The facial treatments, for example, range from diamond microdermabrasion to luxurious caviar facials. Body treatments focus on creating slimming sillouettes with treatments such as ultrasonic liposuction and relaxing the entire body with volcanic-hot-stone therapy.
Facelogic Spa offers customized spa services administered by licensed skincare professionals in 16 locations sprinkled across 12 states. Facials for men, women, and teens are the spa's specialty, meticulously tailored to each guest's skin type using the results of a through skincare analysis, questionnaire, and brief slide show of their changing yearbook photos. The Facelogic signature facial awakens slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, optional extractions, and mask therapy, while Elite facials incorporate added age reversers such as microdermabrasion, algae peel-off masks, and serums from brands such as Image skincare. Following each treatment, aestheticians offer cosmetic touch-ups before providing helpful tips for maintaining skin at home.
Salon VIP?s chandelier showers twinkly light on swivel chairs below, as hairdressers cut and color hair into casual and wedding-worthy styles. Using their knowledge of current aesthetic fads, the stylists perform hip hair services such as ombre, extensions, and tinsel application. In addition to everyday hair services, Salon VIP preps clients for prom by pinning elegant updos and preps them for Halloween by plopping a jack-o'-lantern over their head.