With more than 17 of years of experience performing cosmetic and medically corrective permanent-makeup services, Ashley Swain effortlessly marries a keen aesthetic sensibility with technical proficiency. When she isn't training professionals or leading seminars on permanent makeup for such organizations as the Dermatological Society and the Parkinson's Foundation, she performs each procedure personally. Her palette includes an extensive array of pigments, which allows her to create natural-looking eyebrows, distinguished beauty marks, and fully defined liplines. In addition to virtually eliminating the need for daily makeup applications, her treatments can also help hide the appearance of surgical scars or pockmarks left by ill-advised molten-lava facials.
Instead of remaining in one location, Ashley lends her services to three of the area's permanent-makeup facilities, each of which boasts a full staff as well as an arsenal of medical-grade digital technology.
The folks behind Tropicalaser view laser hair removal as a necessity, not an indulgence. That's why, like a doctor's office, they try to accommodate as many clients as they can. To swiftly and safely shed unwanted hair, they use lasers from reputable companies such as Lumenis, Candela, and Cynosure. On-staff medical directors and laser technicians implement strict protocol to maintain responsible use. Laser-hair removal is available for both men and women, and the equipment Tropicalaser uses can accommodate all skin types. Other services offered include tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.
• For $99, you get six treatments for one small area—upper lip, chin, ears, fingers, toes, center brow, abdomen line, or areolae (up to a $600 value). • For $299, you get six treatments for the bikini line and underarms (a $1,150 value). • For $449, you get six treatments for a large area—shoulders, upper back, or lower back (up to an $899 value).
Salon owner Ilanit has worked in New York, Europe, and Israel, during which she has refined a range of classic and contemporary styling techniques. She and her staff prioritize creativity at Scissors Creations Salon & Spa, viewing each client's hair as a collaborative work of art. Cuts, color treatments, and keratin-infused serums help craft new looks, and extensions lengthen strands more seamlessly than self-adhesive ramen noodles.
In addition to hair services, the team administers spa treatments such as mani-pedis and facials. Threading and waxing services clear away unwanted hair, while henna tattoos?available in red or black?decorate hands in spiraling designs.
With affordable and safe medical alternatives in mind, founders Dr. Otto Jimenez and licensed aesthetician Marcela Rivera combine their experience to provide cosmetic-enhancement procedures such as liposculpture, buttocks augmentation, noninvasive body contouring, and Botox facial rejuvenation. Their liposculpture sessions take place in-office, rather than in a surgery center, and allow patients to reposition throughout the procedure for accurate fat reduction in all areas of the body, including the neck, flanks, and inner thighs. To polish up faces, they treat conditions such as acne and age spots with facials, and restore youthful glows with skin tightening using radiofrequency energy.
Hi-Tech Hair’s master stylist, Bernard F. Skuzinsky, has owned and operated salons for more than 30 years—his career spans 35. He weaves his experience in with the talents of his staff to primp clients’ manes, faces, hands, and legs during pampering appointments. They fix damaged hair with special conditioning formulas and rehab dull skin during custom facials. The team also showcases its knowledge of aesthetic care by using a softening paraffin wax that readies hands for exfoliating manicures and no-limit patty-cake tournaments. The staff includes waxing specialists to boot, who complement new hairdos by removing unwanted hair from eyebrows, arms, and legs.