At L&G Nails and Skincare, a staff of eminently experienced cosmetologists and estheticians beautify nails and skin with a wide range of spa services. Cosmetic artists prepare faces for special events with makeup treatments, and nail and skin specialists soothe and polish faces and hands with manicures, peels, and facials.
Just because a tan is fake doesn't mean it has to be unnatural. At Nana-Bella Nail and Beauty Lounge, technicians use an organic solution to bronze bodies. In addition to their traditional spray tan, they offer an express treatment?ideal for last-minute occasions as it dries in just one to three hours?and an Island tan that's designed to imbue a darker glow. Optional shimmer shots infuse the tanning solution with a sparkle that's more attractive than wearing a suit made from skinned disco balls. Aestheticians also accentuate skin with waxing services; the full-body selection includes legs, bikini, chest, and underarms.
Illuminated scenes of paradise hang on the wall in NuZen Spa?s manicure station, inviting guests to daydream while technicians shape, buff, and paint their nails. Equally inviting are the pillows that accompany massage pedicure chairs for a deeply relaxing experience. In the spa?s private treatment rooms, Buddha statues atop wooden chests watch over guests as they recline during massages, facials, and body- and shadow-waxing services.
Perfect Brows doesn?t just remove hair above the eyes; the studio removes it from all over the body using three different methods. Its threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. And during waxing services, a thin layer of molten wax covers fuzzy areas and adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. The third method used, called sugaring, is an organic alternative that removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio?s other services, which include henna work and facials.
Warren-Tricomi is the 20-year partnership between Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi, creators of one of the first colorist/stylist hybrids of hair products, whose expertise is often quoted in women's lifestyle magazines including Glamour, Allure, and OK!. Armed with various coloring techniques, some of his own invention, Warren transforms hair with custom colors, while Tricomi performs artful snips with his signature dry-hair precision cut. The master colorist and the stylist lead a trained staff in revamping coifs at each of their six locations. From styling hair to removing glued-on gorilla suits with waxing services, the premier salon helps patrons enhance their natural beauty.
Nestled in the heart of Chelsea is a beauty sanctuary. It's owned and operated by waxing specialist Stella Akilova, whose clients have included Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Chelsea Clinton. But you don't have to be a celebrity to benefit from Stella's waxing expertise. She and her staff use a low-temperature lavender wax for their depilation services, and Decl?or products for their other beauty treatments, which include facials, massages, and mani-pedis.