When it comes to eyelash extensions at Luxe Lash Studio, you have a couple of options. You can sit back and relax while the technicians either apply the lashes one-by-one, or you can ask them to teach you how to do it yourself. They specialize in enhancing eye drama with faux mink lashes, which are hand-cut and made from a synthetic polyester that is as soft and lightweight as a fur-covered book called "All Dinosaurs Alive Today." They also individually attach silk and real Siberian mink lashes, and though these preternaturally plush, the techs caution that they don't last as long as the faux mink lashes.
If you'd rather add the skill to your repertoire, Luxe's eye artists lead lash-extension certification programs. The two-day course—which includes three weeks of practice on clients in the salon—is perfect for people who have good eyesight, great hand-eye coordination, and enough patience to meticulously apply extensions to each individual eyelash.
Luminous Skin Care limits its menu to two aesthetic services: laser hair removal and microdermabrasion. The studio’s trained technicians channel all of their expertise into these areas to ensure that their clients’ skin stays as smooth as a saxophone dipped in chocolate. They target follicles with both light and thermal energies to safely and permanently eliminate hair from practically anywhere on the body. When dull complexions need a boost, they wield crystal-tipped microdermabrasion wands that gently exfoliate to reduce wrinkles and age spots.
Spa Willoughby's chief practitioner, Nimira, boasts a long list of certifications and specialties. But perhaps the strongest recommendation for her services is her 20 years in the industry. She has made studying and caring for bodies her life's work, learning the ins and outs of treatments and how best to tailor services to individual needs. Drawing on this knowledge, she offers facials, waxing, and body treatments, along with treatments that combat hair loss.
Laser beams reign at All Body Laser Corp., second only to president and CEO Marina Bosnjak who oversees the company’s cosmetic services and is proficient in a slew of laser procedures with diode, Alexandrite, and Nd:YAG beams. She and her skilled staff of certified technicians operate the laser clinic to help patients evict unwanted aesthetic accessories from skin including hair, spider veins, tattoos, and pigmentation. At the facility's training institute, which has trained more than 400 students to date including doctors and dermatologists, pupils master the clinic’s cosmetic laser skills, bringing them to their own places of business or using them to heat up cold lunch meat.
In a special beauty area set up inside her home, Glamoureyez Bar's technician carefully attaches synthetic silk and mink eyelash extensions to natural lashes. Her goal is to create lashes that look long and lush, yet natural enough to make others wonder if they're real. The natural set is the most subtle option, with 35 extensions applied per eye, and the Fully Loaded set is the most glamorous, with 85 extensions applied per eye.
The technician also specializes in semipermanent eyeliner and lipliner, giving clients an enhanced look while cutting down on morning makeup routines. She also practices a special eyebrow embroidery technique to etch soft, realistic-looking lines into sparse brow areas.
Bodies find inner and outer solace inside Kasey Beauty Spa, where slimming treatments reduce cellulite and drop inches, and three essential facial treatments address specific skin needs. Added onto the cleansing effects of a simple facial, special regimens can add even more radiance by infusing skin with hydration using RosActive products or banishing signs of age with a caviar mask sure to woo the most itinerant of handsome oil barons.