Working from their sole location at 149 Madison Avenue and unaffiliated with any other laser center or beauty lounge, owners Kimberly Schanzer and Michelle Moyer and their team of technicians have earned a top spot on Yelp's Best of list for hair removal in New York, and they've even been cited as experts on YouBeauty, a website co-founded by TV's Dr. Oz. The beauty experts are not only licensed aestheticians and certified cosmetic laser technicians, but also certified laser-safety officers. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, the women utilize their wide range of skills to make each client's visit to the boutique-style space personal and comfortable. The team has chosen some of the most advanced laser hair-removal technology available—Candela's GentleLASE, GentleLASE Pro, and GentleYAG lasers—which they can use on light or dark skin. They also diminish acne and deep wrinkles with Candela's Smoothbeam laser.
Editor of American Spa Magazine Heather Mikesell tried out the center's Candela GentleLASE procedure. She said, "Although I’ve had my share of laser hair-removal sessions, I have to say this was one of the most hassle-free." Mikesell appreciated the system's ability to treat a large body area and its patented cooling mechanism, which relieves discomfort better than a blanket sewn from strings of frozen peas. Pulse Laser and Skincare Center has also received accolades from a variety of other press.
Large windows spill sunlight across the contemporary loft that houses Janet Rufin's Parlor, illuminating a funky portrait of a teal-lipped George Washington and delicate vases of yellow tulips at each stylist’s station. Inside, owner Janet Rufin, a master stylist with more than 19 years of experience who specializes in color correction and precision cuts, oversees a team of trained stylists. Though they are divvied up into different levels of expertise, Janet ensures clients always receive customized hair treatments and, as New York magazine puts it, "one-on-one attention from a doting staff."
Each haircut starts with a consultation and therapeutic shampoo and condition, and starburst and T-section highlights lighten locks at specific points on the head. Pravana products smooth unruly curls while Davines, Neuma, and Ecure shampoo and styling products make clients event-ready. Janet is not only dedicated to helping her clients with their beauty goals—she also looks out for her junior beauticians. The salon's apprentice program teaches aspiring stylists the ins-and-outs of the hair world as the experienced team keeps a close eye on their performance, ensuring treatments are well-executed and combs are never mistaken for scissors.
Owner Dominick Ameno brings tanning to a whole new level with an arsenal of UV and UV-free tanning beds and booths. Nominated by Time Out NY as a top spray tanning destination in NYC and included on CBS New York's list of Best Spray Tan Salons in New York, this West Village spot has also received a place on the hot list by the NY Post and Beauty Guide Magazine. Future Tan's Tanning Spa, which has been open since 1998, swathes physiques in deep, even glows inside a serene, spa-inspired atmosphere. Lining a low-lit hallway, private rooms boast a variety of tanning technology from high-pressure beds to base-tan builders and facial tanners to leave bodies as golden and glowing as a nuclear-powered Oscar statue. Certified male and female airbrushing artists contour corporeal landscapes with custom hues, and fully automated Mystic Tan booths bathe bodies in a DHA-based solution that reacts naturally with skin to create a deep, even-looking tan.
At DEX New York's private makeup studio, everyone gets the celebrity treatment. DEX's professional artists help create, interpret, and perfect new looks for clients during private makeup applications or lessons, whether they need an everyday look or are headed to a red-carpet affair; and since their clientele has included stars such as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Carrie Underwood, a red-carpet event isn't out of the question.
Dexter Phillip, a 20-year veteran in the fashion and beauty industry, created the DEX New York signature mineral-makeup line. Made with plant-derived extracts, the hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free makeup aims to boost skin's regenerative properties and stimulate collagen production while providing wearers with runway- and street-inspired looks.
Makeup workshops and professional applications take place at DEX's studio, where clients can also stock up on matte-finish bronzers, cream eyeliners, lipstick, and other products from the DEX line. Plus, guests can visit the studio’s blog, which is regularly updated with helpful beauty know-how and pro tips.
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From Julia Roberts’ fiery red curls to Lady Gaga’s fearless coifs, Nerik has seen and styled it all. The master stylist runs the Upper East Side salon, NK Salon by Nerik, where he welcomes even the least famous of men and women to sink into his or his talented staff’s styling chairs. The NK crew uses the Balayage hair-coloring technique, featured in Vogue, along with L’Oréal products to streak monotone ‘dos with natural-looking highlights. They weave Great Length hair extensions into short styles, or chop off overgrown strands to help clients see their reflection for the very first time. Bottles of Kerastase and Aveda products grace the sleek, crisp-white space, flanked by wall-scaling mirrors and fresh flowers.
Aside from styling hair, Nerik’s crew also dresses up appendages with spa manicures and pedicures, during which they are careful to never cut the cuticle—a common error in many nail salons. Meanwhile, skin specialists apply chocolate wax as they strip away hair from any part of the body.