Mariela Amato founded No Faux Wellness with a single thing in mind — authenticity. After all, the name literally means “not fake” in French and is a play on “NoFo,” the abbreviation for the North Fork area. Her passion for meditation, beauty, holistic medicine, herbalism, aromatherapy, and tea culminated in creating a safe place for women to be themselves. As a certified face workout instructor of the Glowinface method, an eco-green airbrush makeup artist, vinyasa teacher (200 RYT), mat Pilates instructor, and a graduate of Ziva meditation, she is certainly suited to design a space of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Any events coming up?
The Buti + Glow + Unwind End-Of-Year Celebration at SoIntse Hot Yoga in Wading River on Friday, December 27 at 6PM. It will focus on Buti Yoga, which includes more cardio along with tribal music and fun neon lights. We follow to rest with the “glow” part of the event, which consists of our signature mindful masking — guided meditation with face mask application. (We use only clean and green high-end quality products along with our products that are formulated by our own aromatherapist and herbalist.) Our goal is to have a custom formulation that suits the theme of each event. After that, we will put on skincare and have some healthy snacks and champagne/wine to unwind and watch a mini presentation to introduce the No Faux facelift program that we’ll be launching in January at the studio.
Then there’s the No Faux facelift five-week challenge at Special Effects Salon & Spa in Greenport. Our first group sessions completed in December. We will launch our next group sessions in February, so there’s time to sign up.
Are you open year-round?
Yes. We are a mobile business that partners with venues to host our mindful beauty and wellness events. We also offer our No Faux facelift through one-on-one private sessions in person and online. Starting in 2020, we are hosting our five-week group challenges online as well.
There are also mindful beauty one-session makeovers, which include a mindful masking session, ancient tools, and face fitness along with natural skincare and tea, and finished with green makeup artist services.
We hosted mindful beauty spa parties at the vineyards this past summer, so our main goal is to partner with North Fork based businesses, especially in the warmer months.
Learn more about Amato, the services offered, and her team at www.nofauxwellness.com.