Clad only in a lacy black bra and panties at Wi Spa–a journey into a Korean fantasy

The gorgeous women's area at Wi Spa

Clad only in a lacy black bra and panties, my Korean therapist at Wi Spa worked on my body like a pro, scrubbing it clean and silky. She spoke little and understood even less, but we didn’t need to communicate as she pummeled me to a virtual pulp during a 90 minute Buff & Massage at the most unusual spa (www.wipausa.com) near downtown Los Angeles.

One thing is certain, Koreans take body scrubs and massages very seriously.

Read all about it here: http://www.examiner.com/destination-spas-in-los-angeles/ajumas-and-jimjilbang-are-wi-spa-speak-at-la-s-ultimate-korean-sanctuary-review

Additional  reading on Examiner.com “Ajumas” and “jimjilbang” are Wi Spa speak at LA’s ultimate Korean sanctuary – Los Angeles Destination Spas | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/destination-spas-in-los-angeles/ajumas-and-jimjilbang-are-wi-spa-speak-at-la-s-ultimate-korean-sanctuary-review#ixzz1e02i34Pt

Nirvana at the Ritz Carlton LA Spa

Chaises in the spa

Okay I now you can’t see them, but there are two stone tiled chaises in the steam bath at the Spa at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Los Angeles at Nokia Live and it was heaven for me. I love to steam and these were the most comfortable steam chairs I ever reclined in.

That was only the beginning, an 80  minute massage from Jennifer, a young woman who worked for years at the Glen Ivy Hot Springs–one SoCal’s best spas–was magnificent, truly fantastic.
 

Angelo David Salon Transforms Ordinary Hair into Mane Masterpieces

Model Reilly Chaffin gets hair cut with Couture fillers, photo by http://www.lindacovellophotography.com

The fantasy coiff women dream of becomes a reality at  The Angelo David Salon in New York City where luscious locks are  achieved with Couture fillers and hair additions that are customized to each individual lifestyle.   

  Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David with his movie star looks and soft spoken demeanor treats every client like a celebrity.  He explains  that every day a different hair story walks into his salon.  From a bad color job  or over processing,  he helps restore what was lost to the fullest possible extent. 

Photo by Linda Covello

Patiently and with an acute meticulous style, he uses his signature process  of building hair up in thickness and fullness with the piece by piece addition of each custom couture filler.  The seamless application process is carefully executed, after which the hair is cut and styled just like one’s own natural hair. 

Angelo employs 1 to 20 different types of Couture extensions. No cookie cutter stuff for this talented hair expert who customizes the client’s hair the same way that Vera Wang designs a wedding dress, personally and crafted to each individual lifestyle. 

Angelo making model manes

Glam hair, red carpet hair, whatever your dream hair, there is not much that Angelo and his team of twenty trained stylists cannot do.   Whether you want to go from short to long, thin to thick, or just get your sexy back, hair extensions, when done correctly, can be your best kept secret.

 The look of flawless and genuine hair is achieved with Angelo David’s trademarked Angelo David Couture Hair Extensions and Additions (couture extensions for length; additions and fillers for fuller, thicker hair; fringe for bangs or hairline correction; and wigs) a collection of customizable, 100-percent genuine tresses.  Angelo will first talk with you in one of the salon’s private consultation rooms and discuss your day to day routine, analyze your locks and create a look that will blend seamlessly into your own individual lifestyle.

Voila!

 Angelo is committed to working with hair extensions so it looks like your own hair.  From visible adhesives to an unnatural finish, without expert selection, application and care, extensions will fail to achieve the desired, stylishly flawless look.

Report and photos by Linda Covello,  www.lindacovellophotography.com

 www.angelodavid.com . 48 East 43rd Street #2, NY, 212- 883- 6620

Three Women Walk into a Salon and Leave Looking Like a Million Dollars

Three pretty women  walked  into a New York salon the other day and left  looking like a million dollars. An episode of “Sex and the City”?   Not quite.  But I could see Carrie and girls there.

The transformation took place at Alma G. Salon in NYC’s Flatiron district. Ourr heroines are pretty close in profile to the sexy and talented gals from the show that defined what it means to be feminine, feisty and fashionable in the most glamorous city on the planet. 

If you can makeover here like the one these three beauties received from Alma G and her talented team of stylists, well you can take it anywhere! 

Here we go: Angie Bolivar,

Angie

a petite brunette law student currently interning with a law firm in New Jersey, a makeover that was pretty drastic in its scope with a result that was nothing less than cutting edge chic. Angie arrived at Alma’s salon early in the day to consult with the team about the direction she was open to going in.

Angie befoe

Alma described her vision to Angie with her trademark confidence and passion for what she sees as the beauty in the raw that her talents can draw out of an individual. Angie at first seemed very hesitant to commit to this radical change because she justifiably was concerned about the conservative nature of her profession. Alma wanted to take Angie’s look to the extreme with an asymmetrical cut and a shock of vivid blue color. Angie’s hesitation was completely erased by Alma’s assurances that the result would highlight and help define her already gorgeous cheekbones and bring out her inner gamine.

 

 

 

 

Meet Meridith–

Meridith

a lithe and lovely  dance instructor from NY’s  Upper West Side, Meridith was committed to keeping her hair long and was reluctant to lose more than a couple of inches of dry split ends. She too couldn’t resist the  team’s charm. An voila, her brunette locks were changed into  lustrous honey blonde and sunny highlights that brought out her gorgeous eye color and enhanced her rich skin tone.

Photography by Linda Covello www.lindacovellophotography.com

Meridith is a natural beauty but the make over made her even more stunning

A  manicure with hand painted floral detail by the patient and methodical manicurist Maritza completed Merdith’s transformation from beachy frizz and chipped nails to well tended glamour goddess.

Tammy

And for our youngest transformed lovely we have the sexy Tamy Cruz, a recent high school graduate with plans to attend college this fall to study Marine Biology.   She walked into Alma’s salon defiant to keep her tresses long. She quickly also succumbed to the will and artistry of the woman who knows what is best for personal beauty statements and now sports a super sexy. Alma’s team is very tight knit that aspire to artistic beauty. 

Credits:

 Makeup by Veronica–highly skilled stylist who has mad skills with color as well as cut, but she was the maestro behind the makeup for all three women. Hair styling: Ryan did the cuts for Meridith and Angie, while Alma G. took are of Tamy’s tresses. 
Clothes:  by Don O’Neill for  Theia, the Goddess of Light herself, shimmering creations. 
Photography:  The impossibly talented Linda Covello (www.lindacovellophotography.com)
Research:
Linda Covello, who also shot the photos.
Salon:  Alma,  www.almasalon.com –The hair salon and spa of choice for many celebrities … 38 E 21st Street, 212-353-0600.

Wow What a Difference a Make-over makes

Angie gets a make-over, photo by www. LindaCovellophotography.com

Caught your attention I bet. This is a real make-over that was done at

Alma Salon in NYC and captured on camera by the extremely talented Linda Covello.
  Come back for more details and more photos. But before you do checkout Linda’ web site of photos, it will blow you away.(www.lindacovellophotagrahy.com)