Beauty Is in the Eye (or the Skin) of the Beholder
Hazel, The Beauty RN
Shares Her Favorite Winter Beauty Things
By Blaire Bass
Photography By Marsin Mogielski
It’s wintertime in New York and you know what that means. Soon the shops will be putting up ornate window displays, the trees will be covered in twinkling lights, and the holidays will be upon us. It’s the season of giving, and we want to give you the gift of confidence this year. You deserve to look fabulous for the holiday and always!
In Manhattan and the Hamptons, there’s no shortage of skincare gurus to help with our coveted beauty needs. But how do you find someone you can trust? Someone who is the best at their craft. After all, beauty is much more than the state of your skin — it’s confidence, energy, your aura.
Social Life editors are in awe of Hazel, The Beauty RN. A nurse practitioner, Hazel is very personable with a calm and soothing bedside manner. She has a unique ability to truly listen to what makes you uncomfortable about your skin, understand your specific challenges, and curate a solution that works. As she says, “These decisions go much further than just skin deep. The procedures you do impact how you feel about yourself.”
As one of her clients explains: “[Hazel] is extremely thorough and makes me very comfortable. I get very nervous when I am doing anything I haven’t tried before but she always puts me at ease and makes the experience as easy as possible. I can’t think of anyone that I would recommend as highly as Hazel.”
We asked Hazel about her favorite wintertime treatments.
“I have many, as I’ll describe below . . .
The Aquagold facial treatment is a micro-infusion of topical Botox, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants deposited into the skin with 24-karat gold microneedles to give you a fresh, dewy ‘I woke up like this’ look. The Aquagold facial tightens pores, reduces sebum and sweating, provides superficial hydration, and softens fine lines.
Under-eye filler. With all the parties, long nights, and running around that comes with the holidays, under-eye filler takes your face from tired to looking like ten hours of sleep a night in an instant. This procedure is perfect for anyone who wants to correct hollowness, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Lip filler is also an amazing way to boost confidence, and create a youthful, plump, and wrinkle-free pout. Freshly filled lips will take your holiday photos to the next level.
Laser hair removal is one of my absolute favorite treatments for the wintertime. If you loathe shaving, then laser hair removal is the treatment for you. We will have you bikini ready by the time the first beach day of summer rolls around.
Chemical peels are another great option for wintertime. Chemical peels help remedy hyper-pigmentation and they re-texturize skin, leaving you with a fresh even base. Staying out of the sun is important when getting a chemical peel, so when better to do it than on those short winter days.
Vaginal rejuvenation is another favorite of mine. ThermiVa is a non-surgical treatment that tightens and rejuvenates the labia and vagina. It is the first and only temperature-controlled radiofrequency for women who want non-surgical results for vaginal laxity, vaginal/vulvar dryness, mild to moderate stress incontinence, or sexual or orgasmic dysfunction.
My signature procedure is the ‘Walking Filter Glow Up.’ This is for anyone who wants total face optimization, without having to use any Snapchat or Instagram filter. This service is customized for each of my clients, and consists of a combination of Botox, under-eye filler, cheek filler, lip filler, jaw and chin filler.
Male facial enhancement. My practice also caters to male facial enhancement. It’s one of the most significant (and growing) trends in the aesthetic industry. Younger male patients are seeking more contoured facial features, including, stronger squared-off jaw lines; higher, more angled cheek bones; and bold, defined chins to achieve a more modelesque or a more masculine appearance.”
Hazel, The Beauty RN, is passionately committed to her clients feeling their best about how they look. In addition to the specific treatments previously mentioned, her practice for women and men has an array of other treatments and procedures for tightening and rejuvenation. Her practice makes use of an assortment of injectables; cutting-edge lasers; and ultrasound, microneedling, and radio frequency devices. Her patients routinely refer to her as a perfectionist because her keen eye for symmetry and precision results in superior and satisfying outcomes. The secret is out about Hazel, The Beauty RN, in Manhattan. See for yourself!
Hazel, The Beauty RN
Hazel Forrester, MSN, FNP, CANS
60 East 66th Street
Creative Director and Photographer: Marsin Mogielski
Makeup Artist: Alexa Johnson
Hair Stylist: Milan Gianni
Fashion Designer: Augusto Manzanares
Fashion Designer Assistant: Lino Lettieri
Wardrobe Stylist: Fama Kuran
Wardrobe Stylist: Sebastien Day
Behind The Scenes: Vanessa Lopera
Photographed at The Triangle Loft
Special Thanks Robert Lumaj, Mago, Karen Genauer, Patricia Louissant, Jonel Saintasse