####Saloni Threading Salon
Smita Harmalkar, aesthetician and owner of Saloni Threading Salon, beautifies male and female patrons with threading and all-natural spa techniques she picked up during her formative years in India. Smita gently shapes eyebrows with wound cotton thread, a centuries-old technique developed in Asia. Sugar waxing clears larger patches of hair with a blend of sugar, lemon juice, and herbs, a mixture that grips individual hair shafts but, like an inexpensive tattoo, won’t stick to skin. Smita also administers rejuvenating facials that combine aromatherapeutic Shaffali skincare products with pressure-point massages on the hands, feet, and ears. Treatments take place in a salon space whose rich saffron walls and printed crimson designs draw on Indian decor, accented with a chandelier of dangling ruby pendants.