Adriana & Marisa Martino
How your clients refer to you:
How many years have you been in business in NYC?
We opened in February 2010, so over 7 years!
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
At an early age, my sister and I envisioned opening an anti-aging beauty center in NYC and together, with new and exciting technology that helps everyone look and feel their best. We started out in a small townhouse on the upper east side on 61st and Park ave in 2010 and over time grew the space. We built our flagship location in flatiron on 19th and Fifth avenue in NYC in 2013 which was a lot of fun to design and create. We were able to see our vision come to life which made it all worth it. We currently have two locations, one in the iconic Plaza Hotel at The Shops at the Plaza and our flagship location in Flatiron on 19th and Fifth avenue in NYC.
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
We teamed up with Warren Tricomi hair salon where you can get a blow-out and then Coolsculpting, or one of our many anti-aging laser skin care treatments all in one place! We also work with the industry’s top technology and work with a team of the board certified doctors that perform botox, fillers and PRP facials, and more.
What do you feel gives you longevity in this big city with so many options?
Our technology and staff sets us apart. We have a loyal client following that continues to refer their friends, which is a great compliment! Also, we are a very results driven brand who truly cares about the results. Our customer service sets us apart.
How do you positively impact your clientele?
Clients look and feel more confident as we correct and improve skin concerns. Also, we are the leading provider in New York City for non-invasive body contouring with technologies like Venus treatments and Coolsculpting so our clients can look and feel better. We take before and after photos as well.
What is your favorite part of your job?
A: My favorite part of my job is seeing our clients achieve their desired results. Also, I am constantly intrigued with learning about what the latest and most innovative non-invasive techniques and technologies are and those that are new to the market.
M: My favorite part of my job is creating and dreaming big. I love my new product line. It has been a true passion of mine. We are very excited to launch it. You can never dream big enough!
What is your favorite secret NYC spot?
A: My favorite secret spot in NYC is this cute little Italian place on the upper east side called Via Quadronno. It’s super charming, casual and they have the best little paninis and espresso.
M: My favorite secret place to go to in NYC is at the Shops and The Plaza, downstairs from SKINNEY called Olma Caviar Boutique- I go there for a mini blini of caviar and a glass of champagne for under $20!
How do you benefit mamas?
We offer several post- baby non-invasive options including skin tightening with FDA approved Thermage and Ultherapy for your belly, Coolsculpting to help shed the extra lingering pregnancy fat, Stretch Mark Reduction and more!
What is the most memorable feedback a client has given you?
So many to choose but one in particular that stands out most recently, a client called to let me know that she is finally confident to wear less makeup after years living with acne scars. Her results were amazing with our non-ablative Fraxel Dual technology.
Pay it forward and name your top colleagues in the same field or related field:
I love working with Dr. Richard Firshein for preventive healthcare. He has an office on the upper east side called The Firshein Center for Integrative Medicine. He is on the forefront of discovering health issues by looking within your own DNA to discover more. He also believes that the foods we eat enriched with vitamins and nutrients is key to optimal health. Dr. Firshein has published several books, one in particular that I’ve read called The Nutraceutical Revolution which touches on how the human body works.
What is the best advice anyone's ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
A: This sounds a bit obvious and repetitive, but wearing and reapplying SPF throughout the day will drastically help you sustain younger looking skin in your 30’s and beyond. Also, using a Retinol at night will increase your collagen production and over time you will have less fine lines and wrinkles.
M: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! The more your cells regenerate will continue to increase your skin's cellular metabolism, which slows as you age.
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best time-saving trick?
A: I am the queen of multitasking! My time saving trick is NOT having to ever shave in the shower or wax as I am hairless thanks to Laser Hair Removal. ( Our technology is fast and pain-free). My showers takes much less time as I am not a slave to razors!
M: My fav time saving trick is using our Chemical Peel in a Bottle to remove excess makeup! It’s shocking how much extra makeup comes off in a few swipes! Bonus? It also exfoliates my skin, helping to dissolve any dead skin cells on the surface, so it’s essentially two in one!