Mint-blue and muted-gold drench the walls of Salon Marc Joseph, standing out against chocolate-colored chairs and cabinetry and adding an element of cool and fun to the chic, elegant salon. A shelf full of colorful nail polish hangs from the walls only to be yanked away by nail technicians as they pamper mitts and paws with indulgent manicures and pedicures. Across from the nail area, owner Maria Reyes joins a crew of hairstylists slinging products by Pureology, Joico, and j.f. lazartigue across freshly snipped ‘dos and imbuing lifeless locks with vibrant L’Oréal color. In the private spa room, aestheticians pamper both males and females with Shira natural skincare products, and submit the body's unnecessarily hairy parts to the anti-fur campaign of wax.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Though Merry Forte always knew she wanted to find a career that helped people, she didn't always feel called to the makeup palette. When she graduated from college, she entered the business world—but it left her dissatisfied and searching. So when she returned to school, she studied at Robert Fiance Makeup Academy. Makeup had long been her passion, and now she had the opportunity to open Blushes N Brushes Makeup Artistry and turn beauty into her career. Today she not only creates makeup looks for various occasions and teaches others how to do so, but also applies Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions.
Founded by registered nurse Corina Ianculovici, Mirelle Medispa refreshes countenances with cosmetic dermatology under the medical direction of board-certified Drs. Mona Awad and William Keating. Medical-aesthetic professionals fight aging with injectable treatments, microdermabrasion, or the Vampire FaceLift, a unique procedure that blends hyaluronic-acid fillers, platelet-rich plasma, and peer pressure to convince cells to grow new, younger-looking skin.
When Angel Tips opened the doors to its single Long Island store in 1996, it had a simple premise: to offer professional nail, waxing, and beauty services at an affordable price. Although the company has expanded to more than 60 locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since then, their focus on professionalism remains the same. They even require all of their licensed professionals to hone their skills at a specialized training center in Connecticut.
Though Angel Tips expertly performs waxing services and installs eyelash extensions, their specialty lies in nail care. Their technicians perform traditional, gel, and acrylic manicures, as well as specialty pedicures with paraffin and hot stone massages. Cleanliness, like professionalism and affordability, is a top priority; all locations use sanitized tools, disposable files and buffer pads, and pedicure chairs that have fully outgrown their teenage grunge phases.
Cristina Queiroz specializes in gentle hair removal utilizing a sugaring technique in order to give her clients the closest possible wax without lingering irritation. In addition to performing her specialization on the Brazilian region, she provides sugar hair removal for men, as well. She also provides spray tans, chemical peels, and facials.