In her years of working as an aesthetician, Cari regularly listened to her clients' horror stories about laser treatments. Tales ranged from experiencing burns to suffering through sessions that were overpriced, ineffective, or actually just flashlights. Hearing this, she resolved to provide a customer-oriented alternative and added a laser-technician certification to her already impressive resumé. Today, Cari's spa performs an abundance of client-pampering beauty services, from laser hair removal to permanent makeup. She also developed her own line of skincare products, made with ingredients such as red marine algae, ginseng, and aloe vera, which can soothe complexions during customized facials. Before any service, customers can schedule a free consultation to ask questions and create a secret handshake.
Though she now works in New York, Rano Hoxha's beauty skills have taken her to Russia, Belgium, and all across the United States. Along the way, the licensed aesthetician honed her skills in a range of aesthetic services, which she now offers at Skin Care by Rano. She uses microdermabrasion wands and handmade Éminence Organic products to improve skin's texture during facial treatments, and she can also perform electrolysis, administer reflexology, and apply eyelash extensions.
Lorena's Body Shoppe is a one-stop venue for looking good. Above the neck, beauty pros offer facials, haircuts, makeup applications, and eyelash extensions. Mani-pedis clean up nails, and massages relax stressed bodies. An on-staff tattoo artist inks up bodies with colorful flowers, tribal designs, and blueprints of celebrities' houses.
The Lunaz Salon staff is highly trained in both dry and wet cuts, crafting new styles that range from trendy to classic. The stylists also apply highlights and lowlights and offer corrective-color treatments. Additionally, clients can treat themselves to soothing massages or have unwanted hair removed with waxing services in the salon's modern and upscale surroundings. Aestheticians also treat first-time salon guests to a complimentary eyebrow threading, when not combined with any other offers or promotions.
With whimsical wall decals, pink and white draperies, and treatment beds upholstered in shimmering satin, Stylash looks more like a doll's dream house than a stuffy salon. It's a fitting setting for the shop's aestheticians, who use hypoallergenic glue and an extra-light touch to doll up lash lines with long, individual eyelash extensions that can last up to one month. But the comfy, feminine atmosphere also serves a purpose—the more relaxed clients are, the better their eyelashes adhere. To that end, the staff recommends that clients keep talking and yodeling to a minimum during application and encourages them to bring in personal music players to help quiet their minds.
Though A Touch of Sun Hair & Spa doesn't offer tanning, it still has plenty of reasons for its summery title. At this hair and makeup studio, it’s possible the name was inspired by the staff’s mission to treat each client with warmth and brighten their day by making them look and feel beautiful. The name also reflects the naturally derived products that sprout up throughout the salon; Davines shampoos nourish hair with herbs and flowers, sulfate-free Kevin Murphy styling products implant amino acids and essential oils, and Archipelago Botanicals soften skin with antioxidant-rich pomegranate extracts.
Stylists can transform natural hair or wigs with cut and color services and augment each treatment with extras such as makeup touchups, stress-relief massages, and reanimation hexes for especially lifeless ‘dos. On the spa side of things, aestheticians accentuate facial features with brow and lash tinting and perform waxing services for men and women.