Hundreds of people view the artistic work of Lilly Rivera as their eyes run through the pages of fashion and bridal magazines, though they may not be aware of it. With an arsenal of airbrush techniques, Lilly helps both fashion models and real brides get ready for their walks along catwalks and aisles. Her applications aim to subtly accentuate the natural beauty of each client using waterproof products that eliminate the need for touchups when officiants demand that couples run through the kissing scene again. In addition to makeup and skincare services, Lilly applies her airbrushing talents to cover up tattoos and grooms’ five o’clock shadows on big days.
Every strand of hair tells the story of its life?whether it's been colored and straightened or spent lots of time floating in the harsh chlorine of a swimming pool. That's why when clients come into Novella Hair Salon, stylists don't just focus on making their hair stylish; they also want to make hair healthier. As an exclusive Kerastase salon, they use the company's quick-fix express rituals and more lavish, pampering deluxe rituals to replenish the health and shine of clients' hair. These treatments can rebalance scalps' pH, add softness to aging hair, volumize thin strands, and smooth unruly curls. Their masks and treatments work to restore hair to a more unprocessed state, leaving 'dos looking as natural as a celebrity when they first got off the bus from Idaho.
Brow Zone's image-minded staff refines visages through artful eyebrow threading and waxing treatments alongside a medley of personalized skin services. By swiftly looping fine cotton thread around entire rows of unwanted hair, threading specialists can sculpt brow shapes that are "cleanly arched and very finished," according to New York magazine. Both threading and waxing polishes a range of corporeal locales, from defuzzing the face to evicting undesired bristles from bikini zones. Licensed aestheticians work to purify and refine a variety of skin types with a slate of facials, which target fine lines, help alleviate acne, and eliminate lingering caricature artists.
Based in New York for the past 10 years, throughout 16 years of operation, Beauty Health NY's health-care approach has evolved by its doctor's becoming certified and degreed in an ever-increasing range of traditional, alternative, and laser therapies. Beauty Health NY's service menu reflects the specialist's multitalented prowess, flaunting a slate of skincare treatments that employ techniques that range from lasers and liquid nitrogen to organic cleansers and mineral crystals. Before any service, therapists analyze the client's skin type and condition, then draw up a treatment plan that includes suggestions for diet, herbal and homeopathic supplements, and goldfish-impression regimens.
New Heavenly Spa uses advanced technology to safely rejuvenate all skin tones and help patients achieve their ideal bodies. Aware that darker complexions can be more sensitive to lasers, technicians rely on a Candela module to smooth and depilate all skin tones. Several weight-management programs and dietary supplements help contour figures, and minimally invasive medical interventions such as beauty injections plump creases and flatten corduroy lines on faces. Together, medical-grade exfoliation treatments and massage services restore an even, healthy texture to skin all over the body. In the spa, a warren-like hallway leads toward private treatment rooms painted in muted pastels.
A transplant from the Dominican Republic, Josephine Rodriguez—better known as “La Chilly”—came to the states to open her own beauty haven, Picis Salon. The salon is a branch of her larger outfit, Josephine’s Spa, where Rodriguez offers an array of spa and medi-spa services, fortified by her own line of products, Josephine Cosmetics. When she’s in the salon, however, La Chilly and her staff focuses exclusively on hair, delivering traditional services such as haircuts, color treatments, and extensions for those who think they’ll need to escape from a castle tower in the near future.