Melinda Lombardi
January 5, 2017

The Makers of CeraVe® Skincare Declare “NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY”


Valeant Consumer Healthcare, the makers of CeraVe® Skincare, have declared January 8, 2017 as National Winter Skin Relief Day. This official day on the National Day Calendar is designed to educate consumers about the importance of skin protection during the coldest time of the year.

Let’s face it, we all know our skin could use some loving this season, and CeraVe Healing Ointment is available to provide your skin with the relief it needs!

To learn more about National Winter Skin Relief Day, please see here!


SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
December 10, 2016

Pantone Color of the year 2017 –Greenery


SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
December 2, 2016

Salon AKS Holiday Touch-Up Lounge



Need a quick blowout or flat iron this holiday season? Stop by Salon AKS on 54th and 5th Avenue.  They’re hosting a
HOLIDAY Touch-Up Lounge, no appointment necessary.  


Dates:      December 1-December 31st, Monday thru Saturday.

Time:        4-6pm

Services:  Blowouts, Flat iron/Straigthening, Hair touch-ups  (shampoo NOT included + Up-do’s available for $50.00)

Price:        $35.00

Location:  Salon AKS

                  689 Fifth Avenue, 10th floor  at 54th Street

                  New York, NY 10022

All services are still available with an appointment- hair cut, color, blowout, mani/pedi, and waxing.


Shine Bright with AKS Serum ($27) 1.1 oz  This lightweight yet high performance leave-in serum for all hair types.  Impart shine without weighing hair down.  The serum’s 3 Raw Active formula includes:

  • Vitamin E to repair, moisturize and protect hair
  • Keratin replaces proteins that can be lost with chemical processes. Creates volume to finer texture. Smoothes out the hair cuticle to create perfect results
  • Argan Oil to hydrate, moisturize, control and alleviate frizz  * Note- this Argan Oil is CLEAR vs. amber colored to not discolor hair.
SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 6, 2016

Angelo David’s New Couture Hair Boutique


Showcases the Salon’s Custom Hair Extensions, Wigs & Additions


World-renowned stylist and thinning-hair expert Angelo David Pisacreta of Angelo David Salon in New York City, found himself frustrated with the lack of quality and customization available for his clients and set about to create a hair-addition system that would reflect the uniqueness of the individual. Angelo David Salon is New York City’s leading luxury hair salon for Couture Hair and has long been the premier New York destination for high-quality, luxury solutions to thinning hair, including highly-customized human-hair extensions, additions, fillers and wigs.

After years of research and development, 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, became a reality. Recently, the Madison Avenue salon also opened its Couture Hair Boutique, to showcase the range of extensions, wigs and additions available to make it easier for clients to choose an option that suits them and their lifestyle.

Pisacreta and his team of exceptional beauty specialists are known for “The Consultation”, a highly customized treatment plan that takes into account the specific desires and lifestyle of each client. Following an in-depth talk and look at your locks in the salon’s private Consultation Room, Angelo David Couture Extensions & AdditionsTM are designed on-site to match your hair texture, type and color. The type of extensions and application process used are specifically selected to match your day-to-day routine— as the ultimate accessory, your tresses should blend seamlessly into your lifestyle for an always beautiful, natural look. Following the application, the hair is cut and styled for flawless blending. Angelo David’s Couture Hair can solve any hair challenge and meet any need, be it volume, length, color, styling control, bangs or medical considerations

The modern, highly specialized 2,500 sq. ft. salon was designed by renowned interior designer Michele Pelafas and boasts seven private “VIP Hair Suites,” as well as a Hair Extension Styling Bar, a Beauty Concierge Department, a Beauty Lounge and a Couture Hair Boutique, where clients can find inspiration in all the latest hair styles. Angelo David Salon offers all the services you need for a complete, couture look that’s customized for you.

About Angelo David Pisacreta

A beauty industry veteran, Angelo David Pisacreta is the owner and Creative Director of Angelo David Salon. He is a world-renowned stylist, colorist and makeover specialist. Additionally, he is the originator of Couture Hair Extensions, Fillers, Hairpieces, Additions and Wigs, and developer of The Angelo David Hair Care collection. By pairing his impeccable designing skills with artistic cutting, coloring and styling abilities, Angelo has transformed even the most challenging hair into lust-worthy locks.

About Angelo David Salon

Located on Madison Avenue, the salon boasts a team of highly trained staff members, who are dedicated to making each and every client feel welcome and appreciated. Renowned for Couture Hair Extensions, thinning hair solutions, and Couture Wigs, Angelo David Salon also offers a full range of services and includes seven private VIP Hair Suites. Angelo’s vast experience with hair, hair health and hair growth led him to realize that hair health issues often begin inside the body, not on the surface. Angelo David Hair Care and the Angelo David Couture Brush Collection are all available online at

Follow Angelo David Salon on social media at:

Twitter                 (

Facebook            (

Instagram            (

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
July 20, 2016

A Nose Above the Rest: Plastic Surgeon Picks Top 5 Celebrity Noses

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the nose is the front door. Right at the center of the face, it is one of the make or break features. We got extra nosy (pun intended!) and asked top board certified plastic surgeon and Amazon best-selling author Dr. John Zannis for his top five celebrity noses. Whether you love your natural nose or are looking for inspiration before going under the knife, here are five ladies who are a nose above the rest!unnamed-14J.Lo

 “My rhinoplasty patients constantly point to Jennifer Lopez as an example of their dream nose,” says Dr. John Zannis “Her nose is not terribly narrow, her tip is even, and the shape and size of her nose are perfectly proportionate to the rest of her prominent features.”


Ashley Olsen 

“Ashley Olsen is the poster child for heart-shaped faces,” says Dr. Zannis “Her face is wider and her chin is slightly pointed, having a straight even nose puts the focus on her big beautiful eyes which is arguably her most striking feature.”



“Rihanna has one of the most perfectly symmetrical faces in Hollywood,” says Zannis “The bridge of her nose is incredibly straight and her nostrils are wide, balancing the length and narrowness of her face by making it appear wider.”


Jessica Alba

“Jessica Alba’s nose is the perfect size for her broader face, neither wide nor narrow with a straight bridge and a down-facing tip,” says Dr. Zannis “She has a slightly square-shaped face and her nose brings the eye straight down to her smile and up to her eyes, preventing her from ever looking boxy.”



Rosario Dawson

“Rosario Dawnson’s face is so striking because all her features are bold. When the eyes and lips are big you need a nose that can hold it’s own,“ says Zannis “It fills out her face; if her nose were narrower or smaller it would give her a pinched look and would distract from the beauty of her other prominent features.”

It’s important to offer as much detail as possible when exploring rhinoplasty. Consider that the nose is incredibly sensitive and could take 6 months to a year for a full recovery especially when there is work done to the septum and sinus cavity. “You don’t only want the nose to look great you want it to function well and a good surgeon will focus on both,” explains Dr. Zannis. He also advises people to factor in their face shape and ethnicity. “In addition to a coveted celebrity nose, bring pictures of other family members who have the nose you want. This will ensure that you’ll maintain features common to your ethnicity and family.”

Dr. John Zannis is a New Bern, North Carolina board-certified plastic surgeon and best selling author. A graduate of Stanford University and The University of Cincinnati Medical College, he received his formal training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina under the guidance of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Argenta. During this time, he performed over 5,000 surgical procedures and covered all aspects of plastic surgery including cosmetic surgery of the face and body, complex reconstructive procedures of face and body, cleft lip and palate surgery, hand surgery, facial and jaw fracture repair, and reconstruction following massive weight loss. He blends his interests and studies of classical art and symmetry to his surgery practices. Connect with him via twitter @JohnZannisMD or his website  

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
July 7, 2016

Cosmetic Procedures: Which To Do, Which To Skip


portrait of ayoung women with medical bandage and a fur-coat having a injection

portrait of ayoung women with medical bandage and a fur-coat having a injection

Every single one of us, though #flawless, has at some point taken a look in the mirror and found at least one thing we’d like to change. Some of us learn to love the quirks in our looks and some of us think about getting a little fix. From the non-invasive to the surgical, cosmetic procedures are on the rise and there are a hundred ways to nip, tuck, lift and smooth just about any area of our bodies. Not all of it is vain and superficial. Some procedures have amazingly high satisfaction ratings; patients report not just looking better but feeling way more confident. According to the experts, these are the nips and tucks that are worth it and the ones you should skip:

Worth it: Breast Reduction

“By far, breast reductions produce the happiest post-op patients,” says New Bern, North Carolina board certified plastic surgeon and best selling author Dr. John Zannis, “The women (and sometimes men) that come to me for this procedure have usually been uncomfortable with the size of their breasts for years, in many cases since early puberty. You can really see an immediate boost to their confidence.” Overly large breasts have uncomfortable physical effects like chronic back pain and bad posture, but they can also become a huge self-esteem complex, especially for girls. Breast reduction surgeries report an extremely high satisfaction rate of almost 90% according to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Magazine.

Skip: Lip Fillers

Lip fillers can work wonders but they’re tricky. They don’t look the same on everyone; your end result could be Kylie Jenner’s lipstick-empire-building pout or Donatella Versace’s trout mouth. They’re more of a toss up and depend on too many variables, from the natural curve of your lips to the skill of your doctor to the type of filler used.

Worth it: Non-Invasive Face Lifts

“Off the top of my head some of my happiest clients are non-invasive face lift patients,” says Dr. Kally Papantoniou, a board certified dermatologist who specializes in surgical and medical skin procedures at her New York office. “The skin on the neck and chin get a substantial lift and smooth with no cutting or general anesthetics, patients report not only looking younger but constantly say they feel better about themselves. Which is the key word I look for when gauging post-recovery satisfaction!”

Worth it: Rhinoplasty

“A rhinoplasty from a skilled plastic surgeon can completely change a face,” says Zannis. He adds, “The nose is the most protruding facial feature and sits right in the center; any sort of change alters how you look from different angles, how light and shadows hit you and can make the face look more symmetrical.” To become a full believer in the power of rhinoplasty just search “Bella Hadid before and after nose job” on Google. Literally a different person.

Skip: Cheek Implants

Cheeks have a very prominent position in your face. Like tweaking your nose, tweaking the shape and size of your cheeks changes your whole look, but like any other facial implant or filler; they are not one size fits all. In older individuals cheek implants are just as likely to drag your skin down as smooth it. Good results depend on implant type, technique, original face shape, and considering the natural effects of aging in the future.   

Worth it: Body Contouring

“Body contouring is easily one of my top three highest patient satisfaction procedures” says Dr. Papantoniou who provides the procedure at her practice. “These are non-invasive fat loss techniques and they give truly amazing results after about 3 months of treatments. There is no downtime, no pain. Some patients come in for them during long lunch breaks! Patients lose whole inches. Again, the most telling sign is how they stress feeling good after the procedure.”

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
May 12, 2016

5 Tips for A Safe Spa Experience

Who doesn’t want to have a relaxing and refreshing spa visit now and again to recharge your battery and feel pampered? While it’s important that we indulge in these luxurious treatments, we must proceed with caution.
I recently was in a large shopping mall, and was quickly approached by a kiosk worker who started to buff my fingernail before I could say yes or no to his administration. After I walked away, I was preoccupied with the thought that the very same nail file had been used on countless other people, and I could potentially develop a wart on that finger now! 
Sometimes the more you know, the worse off you are. However, this is just an example of how you can pick up a skin virus or infection without even knowing, and may not present itself for weeks. A similar incident occurred during a massage when the masseuse began to use a cactus bristle brush against my skin as part of her routine.  The entire time I was concerned about the reuse of the tool, and was too polite to request that she not use it.
I may be overthinking things, but this only comes to my attention because of what I see regularly in my practice of dermatology. I have many patients that have acquired warts from nail salons, the gym, and even from facials or waxing. Young women who come see me to treat tiny warts disseminated over the face or body commonly have a history of frequenting a spa or salons. When you are using instruments on patients and not properly sterilizing them, it can lead to the transmission of diseases. While these skin conditions aren’t life threatening in the cases I have presented, they are often difficult to treat and unpleasant.
Here are 5 Tips for A Safe Spa Experience
1. Seek out a salon or spa that uses a heat autoclave to sterilize their instruments.
You can ask directly if the instruments are autoclaved and they should be able to answer this question. Establishments that use autoclaves will often have their instruments in sealed bags. Other spas or salons will use an alcohol-based solution to clean their instruments, this can be helpful, but is inferior to heat autoclaving. Autoclaving entails placing instruments inside a machine utilizing intense pressure and high heat to destroy all organisms on tools. It is the gold standard for sterilizing even medical and surgical instruments.
2. Don’t soak your feet in the foot-bath in the nail salon. Unless a disposable liner is being used for each customer, I cannot think of a dirtier place to soak your feet. As appealing as a nice warm soak might sound, I have seen some terrible infections that were picked up at nail salons. One such customer had suffered an amputation of one of her toes due to a salon-acquired infection. The issue is that you never know who is going to pick up an infection. The vast majority of people who have these services have no such serious complication, but very commonly will develop a wart or athletes foot.
3. Bring your own nail filers/emery boards, and/or other nail tools if you desire.
When in doubt, you cannot go wrong by being prepared and bringing in your own supplies. You may get a few looks by other customers, and cause the employees to talk a little, but is it worth it to have fewer worries about your health? Absolutely! It is not uncommon for many salon goers these days to come prepared with their own equipment.
4. Do not permit the use of any reusable instruments that are not sterilized.
For example: getting a massage and being scrubbed with a brush that is used on other customers. Do not be shy, and don’t let anyone use something that has not been properly sterilized. A nice way of avoiding this awkward moment is to actually be up front and direct with your question before having a service.
5. Seek care quickly! If you do pick up what appears to be a wart, nail fungus, or another skin infection, do not delay seeking dermatological care. The earlier you start treatment, the easier it is to fully resolve. There are many treatment options available and your dermatologist can advise which one will work best. In addition, holding off treatment can result in the development of more warts and spreading warts or fungus to your loved ones at home.
About Dr. Kally Papantoniou:
Dr. Kally Papantoniou is a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She specializes in Injectables, Lasers, Body Contouring, Surgical and Medical Dermatology. Dr. Papantoniou is also clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Health Center in New York City with locations on Long Island and Queens. She applies expert techniques and the newest technologies to treat her patients. Dr. Papantoniou focuses on providing her patients with the highest level of care, with special interests in natural and healthy alternatives to treatments and disease prevention. Connect with Dr. Kally Papantoniou via and via Twitter @drpderm
SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
May 2, 2016

Indy Style TV Presents Melinda Lombardi’s Bazaar of BEauty


I enjoyed sharing a “Bazaar of Beauty” products with Indy Style Wish TV viewers this morning.  I hope you got to watch.


SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with Jeffrey James Botanicals now through April 24th


This Earth Day, make a difference – and look good doing it. Starting today, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24th at midnight, save 50% on your favorite skincare products from Jeffrey James Botanicals. Not only that, 10% of proceeds from Earth Day sales will go to The Kitchen Community.

“Community Through Food,” The Kitchen Community builds Learning Gardens in schools and inspires families to cook at home. The organization strongly believes that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and community.

Founded by former football player Jeffrey James, his namesake brand was created with the belief that true beauty comes from within and guides everything we do. All products in the Jeffrey James Botanicals line are formulated with over 80% certified organic ingredients, using all-natural scents and showcased in beautiful Italian glass packaging. Focused on giving your skin the finest minerals, botanicals and more that it needs to create beauty from within, Jeffrey James Botanicals delivers a truly luxurious, organic experience in the comfort of your own home.


SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
March 23, 2016

PrivateRX as seen on Home & Family


As seen today on The Hallmark Channel-Home & Family today – PrivateRX Cooling Pads and Soothing Serum. Order now and get $10 off and free shipping so for $19.99 you get both!!


Originally designed by Dr. Ronald D. Blatt for women’s intimate skin care (bikini waxing) now Matt Rogers suggests guys use them too and we found out guys have been!

Go to to order


SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest