More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
The aestheticians at Divine Threading Studio treat clients to services as modern as Dermalogica facials and as traditional as henna tattoos. The salon specializes in depilation treatments, which remove hair using either the familiar heated-wax method or the ancient Eastern threading technique that's considered more appealing to people with sensitive skin. The aestheticians also showcase their precise handiwork by applying intricately designed henna tattoos, which weave their way up the hands and arms of brides-to-be or clients who want to test-drive a tattoo design for a few weeks. For a finishing touch, clients can ask for an ear or nose piercing, face accessories as stylish as Mr. Potato Head's during Fashion Week.
At Perfect Brows, skilled aestheticians use their expertise to help clients achieve shapely eyebrows and glowing skin. One of their specialties is threading, an ancient form of hair removal that originated in India. During a 10- to 15-minute eyebrow-threading session, the aesthetician wields twists of cotton thread to gently remove stray hairs at the root and make a miniature sweatshirt for each eye.
Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription drug that was developed to treat inadequate eyelash growth; be sure to carefully review the safety information on the Latisse website. If Celibre's experienced medical professionals and beauty wranglers decide after your initial consultation that the Latisse treatment is not suited for you, a full refund will be offered, or you can use the $99 you spent for the Groupon toward another service at the office. Celibre's eyelash consultants can spot a Latisse candidate from across the street—though they conduct a comprehensive exam attentive to your individual needs and eyelash dreams just for the fun of it.
Inside a glass- and aquamarine-accented beauty studio, Nanu Threading attends to all manner of skincare needs with hair removal and facial services. Experienced threading specialists swiftly drag a twisted strand of cotton string across the face to remove unwanted follicles. Clients also come in for soothing spa facials and the salon's henna tattoos—intricate, semi-permanent artwork drawn onto clients' hands or distracted clients' gloves.
Zia Threading’s trained staff removes unwanted hair from faces and brows via speedy threading services that employ ancient depilatory techniques. Armed with nimble fingers and sharp eyes, de-fuzzers trap each individual strand in a precisely twisted web of cotton thread. With a gentle lifting motion, the errant hair leaves its follicle and leaves behind sculpted eyebrow arches or stubble-free visages. The skin’s topmost layer remains largely unharmed as the strings wrap around the hair itself, eliminating much of the pain inherent in hair-removal techniques such as tweezing, waxing, or piloting a miniature mower. With regular treatments, hair grows back both finer and sparser.