The master stylist at Shear Magic Hair Studio transforms lackadaisical locks into eye-catching 'dos. Popular among Hollywood starlets and pigeons masquerading as roosters, feather extensions add a funky pop of color to tresses. Pinned underneath locks, plumage subtly brightens and adds depth to strands, and quills threaded at the crown frame faces in aviary style. A simple, non-damaging procedure, feathers weave through a few strands and affix with a clasp and are easily shampooed and styled without losing any luster. The feather extension and styling makes over manes, the ideal preparation for a first date or for building the confidence needed to write a letter to a congressman.
The beauty specialists at Salon Dolce’ luxuriate patrons from head to heel with an assortment of salon and spa services. A 30-minute full Brazilian wax ($45) thoroughly eradicates fleece from the bikini region, allowing lower halves to emerge from public fountains with confidence. Clients can preen surfaces in small doses with eyebrow, chin, or lip waxing ($15/area) or smooth facial terrains in their entirety with a full-face waxing ($40). To unload overburdened backs, treat muscles to a 30-minute relaxation, deep-tissue, or head-ache-relief massage ($35). Stylists transform languid locks into motivated manes with a haircut and styling (women $40; men $25; children $17), during which they administer Keune haircare products and reward polite strands with a lollipop.
The brands on which Glo Beauty Bar relies are some of the most recognizable in their fields—NovaLash eyelash extensions, Shellac nail polish, and Infinity Sun spray-tanning solutions and equipment. And just as owner Jessica Hanson didn't skimp on the products she uses, she isn't stingy with amenities, either, providing free WiFi as well as a wine bar stocked with wine, beer, and champagne. Because beauty appointments, like chess games against the grim reaper, are often squeezed in before dinner plans, the studio maintains a "refresh" bar where women can freshen up before they leave using face wash, makeup, and beauty tools. The items in the bar change frequently, so that members can swing by whenever they want to try out trendy new products.
Many people love the idea of a signature scent. It helps others associate you with a certain smell and can make you more memorable. But when thousands of other people emit the same signature scent, the whole concept gets a little diluted. That's where Bath Junkie comes in.
Inside its Manhattan-loft-style stores, customers create their own customized bath products—including perfumes, scrubs, lotions, and body washes—blending more than 150 fragrances. They can also choose the color of their creation, ensuring that their bubble bath matches the floral wallpaper in the dungeon. Bath Junkie's hands-on process produces many products suitable for sensitive skin, almost all of which are paraben- and SLS-free.
In addition to caring for its customers' skin, Bath Junkie cares about the environment. It formulates earth friendly products whenever possible, it uses renewable energy credits, and it takes back all recyclable Bath Junkie containers.
Live Love Day Spa's licensed aestheticians and massage therapists work together to bolster inner wellness and imbue exteriors with a healthy glow. Magenta orchids peek out from all corners of the spa, lending their fragrances to the air while steady hands uproot unwanted fuzz and turn back the clock on complexions with an array of organic facials, vitamin C peels, and anti-aging treatments. Massage therapists ease physical and emotional tension with a slew of relaxing modalities, calling upon heated stones, aromatherapy oils, and deep-tissue techniques to relieve aches caused by skeletons trying to break loose of their human shells.
The Gallery Salon Day Spa provides its clients with an array of services designed to keep bodies pliable and pulchritudinous. If you're feeling weighed down by stress, simultaneously submit to and conquer the gravity on your shoulders by lying down on a cozy massage table for 3,600 tension-melting seconds with a magic-fingered therapist. If it's your noggin that needs professional help, instead use this Groupon toward $80 worth of hair services. Cuts ($35–$65 for men, $40–$75 for women) from the scissorly savants at The Gallery turn straggly head threads into natural targets for glamorous spy-plane photos, while color treatments ($60) open up new hue horizons free of the noxious odors of spray paint. Hair styling for special events ($65–$95) gives blushing brides, red-carpet strutters, and gala gate-crashers the follicular radiance to outshine even the most polished hors d’oeuvres platters.