The beauty specialists at Polished Outlook's salon, spa, and boutique maintain and beautify clients' skin with custom-designed skincare treatments. To enhance each facial, they cosset clients with a soothing hot-towel treatment and a face, d?collet?, and shoulder massage. Other services include metabolism-boosting detox sessions that can help clients beautify from the inside out without eating enough protein powder to grow the heart three sizes.
Jen draws on more than 15 years in the permanent-makeup industry to fill in sparse eyebrows, augment lash lines with permanent eyeliner, and strategically trace on lip liner to counterbalance lip asymmetries. The tattoo-like makeup applications streamline morning beauty routines, cutting out minutes spent distinguishing eyeliner from off-brand fountain pens. Jen offers free pretreatment consultations, as well as touchups for a modest fee.
As a student of sports medicine at Grand Valley State University, Julie Finn learned to rehabilitate and relax the weary limbs of the athletes on the Lakers’ sports teams. Now a certified bodywork therapist with her own studio, JB Therapeutic & Sports Massage, she uses her muscular know-how to help all manner of clients feel their best, whether they are athletic and buff or relatively weak and filled with cotton. With specializations in craniosacral-release and reiki therapies, Julie offers a holistic approach toward pain management and stress reduction. More familiar massage styles include Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point.
New Look Spa aims to boost clients' beauty and self-confidence with laser, body, and skin treatments. Certified laser technicians offer a number of advanced cosmetic treatments?among them skin rejuvenation, Matrix IR wrinkle reduction, and ReFirme skin tightening?to help clients look younger. Traditional spa services also abound, including acne facials and glycolic peels. And massage therapists apply their more than 35 years of combined experience to undo knots more intricate than an Escher maze with hot-stone and couples massages. Lastly, the spa offers weight-loss treatments, such as infrared-heat wraps and detox saunas, to help clients slim down and shape up.
LaVida Massage of Staten Island plays the role of matchmaker by assessing clients' needs and pairing them with the massage that will meet their goals. A person dealing with a sports injury may find themselves best suited for the rigorous pressure of a deep-tissue massage, whereas a stressed-out office worker may mesh well with the essential oils of an aromatherapy massage.
Therapists also use a four-level system to help match the client with the amount of pressure they'd prefer during the treatment. For those who want to extend their stay at the studio, LaVida dabbles in other areas of beautification, cleansing pores during signature facials, waxing unwanted hair, and gluing pages from fashion magazines all over a person's body.