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At her signature New York City and Los Angeles salons, Joanna Vargas has risen to become one of today’s it-aestheticians. Driven by the dedication of health and well-being, Vargas wants to make everyone feel happy with their own skin and achieve the gorgeous and glowing skin that each individual deserves. From today’s it-celebrities – Vargas and her team have a multitude of celebrity clients such as Julianne Moore, Rachel Brosnahan, Mindy Kaling, Sofia Coppola and Jake Gyllenhaal and is known for prepping celebrities for award season – the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, etc. – to anyone who wants to comfortable and proud in their own skin, Vargas provides premium services along with a top-of-the-line product line.
Joanna Vargas products reflect her unique combination of technique, technology and all-natural ingredients formulated to beautify. Coined the “Queen of the naturopathic facial”, she is known for her refining and reshaping facials offered at both salons providing true transformation through highly effective, non-invasive treatments customized to your skin. The combination of her all-natural products and cutting-edge treatments like the Triple Crown Facial, Forever Facial or Supernova facial, ensure that each client gets individualistic results.
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Joanna’s first salon, Joanna Vargas Day Spa,on Fifth Avenue in New York City opened in 2006 and expanded to a larger space eight years later. In bustling Midtown Manhattan, the 14,000 square-foot salon is a tranquil escape with a large waiting area, where a receptionist greets you with a smile and kind hello, creating a warm and inviting environment. Shown in the lobby and throughout the hallways, 13 treatment rooms and fourRevitalight®rooms, fine art from clients as well as Joanna’s personal collection adorns the walls. From celebrity and local favorites which include the Forever Facial, Oxygen Purifying Facial and the Full-Body Microdermabrasion, the new 90-minute Twilight Facial ($1,200) is an all-encompassing transformative treatment. Combining the skin tightening power of radio frequency with high-tech tools like Microneedling and Cryotherapy, Joanna also uses her patentedRevitalight® bed to provide an immediate lift and brighter skin.
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Following much success, Joanna began her West Coast expansion with treating Sunset Tower Hotel owner Jeff Klein. This soon came to her expanding her salon to become a full-service spa now called The Spa by Joanna Vargas at the Sunset Tower which opened in 2018. The five-treatment room spa offers a retreat to relax with each room having a private shower, soaking tub and bathroom with luxurious amenities. From the Supernova Facial to whole body treatments, including her patented full body LED Light Bed and massages, You can see a list of LA treatments? and NYC treatments on each site.
Although Vargas prides herself for being an aesthetician to the stars, she believes that every man and woman should be able to have a go-to guide to beautiful, glowing skin. As such in February 11, 2020, she announced her book Glow from Within which educates readers that skincare isn’t uniform, and that knowledge is necessary to create the best routine for their skin type. Through real-life anecdotes to sharing tips and tricks, Joanna provides specific product recommendations, DIY recipes and programs for time-specific goals. Along with explaining the science behind serums, oils, masks and more, she shares insight that self-care routines that incorporate nutrition, sleep, and stress management, also impact skin appearance and resiliency.