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.
In addition to caring for patients' health at her clinic Le Pavillon Garries, Dr. Rosetta Garries harnesses her medical skills to transform her guests' appearance at Tiffany Elle Esthetics. At the med spa, which is housed within her medical practice, she and her staff beautify guests with a lineup of noninvasive treatments, many of which work to reshape the body, including radio frequency skin-tightening treatments and ultrasonic fat-reduction sessions. The team also helps combat the signs of aging with chemical peels and injectables such as Radiesse and Botox, and aim their laser beams to rid bodies of unwanted hair, tattoos, and unidentified orbiting objects.
Though medically-minded in its approach and effectiveness, this beauty-oriented branch of her clinic is also designed to completely immerse clients in tranquility, providing what Dr. Garries calls "the ultimate oasis in a busy metropolis." Soft music lulls guests into serenity as they're engulfed by panoramic views of the skyline, and plush leather couches comfort guests as they discuss their prospective treatments.
Sunlight filters in through Scandalous Hair Studio & Spa’s two walls of windows, illuminating the intimate boutique so that it stands out amid the other neighborhood stores. Perched on the corner, the all-purpose salon and spa greets visitors with an exposed brick wall that gives way to a row of styling stations where stylists pace around salon chairs as they plan out customized haircuts and color treatments.
Just a few yards away but a world removed from the lively bustle of the salon floor, aestheticians stationed in private treatment rooms cultivate glowing complexions with Wilma Schumann skincare products. Among the most popular spa services, aromatherapy massages melt away stress, and European facials fight signs of aging, acne, and embarrassing face-plant dives off the Eiffel Tower.
More than just a permanent cosmetics studio, Care Contour is a beauty boutique where artists pour over their client's complexions to discover the most flattering hues. The studio used to be based in London before a pod of dolphins pulled it over to Manhattan, and though it's only been in business for five years, it has established itself as a leader in natural pigmentation. The aestheticians specialize in permanent makeup that looks identical to top-shelf lipstick, eye liner, or brow pencils. When they're not glamorizing faces, the team deploys their skills for reconstructive work, disguising scars or working with women after breast cancer surgery.
Rayna Wrighton is an artist. Specifically, she's a hair artist, a highly experienced stylist who has worked at Fashion Week, does styling for editorial shoots, and owns her own company: Rayna Hair Artistry at Roman K. Salon and Spa. There, she specializes in vibrant hair color as well as subtle color enhancements, chic cuts, and keratin treatments for men and women. She also glosses, blows-out, and relaxes strands that have trouble relaxing on their own.