The stylists at Miracle Beauty Salon refine men’s manes with fashionable haircuts and turn the clock back on late-afternoon shadows with skin-hugging shaves. After treating hair to a sudsy shampoo, stylists consult with each client to select a coiffure that best suits his unique bone structure and ball-cap hatband. Split ends and wayward tendrils then fall to the floor as shears, razors, and other professional tools sculpt harmonious hairdos. The salon’s nimble-fingered technicians also tend to facial hair, sheathing jawlines in soothing foam and drawing sharp razors across whisker thickets. Each shave skims exceptionally close to the skin to keep visages soft, smooth, and free of nesting finches.
A man leans back in the barber’s chair. The hot towel covers his face, relaxing his pores before the barber coats his whiskers with warm shaving cream. At V's, the house specialty is high-quality traditional men’s grooming services, from shaves to haircuts and shoeshines.
Even though V’s master barbers perform classic services, their haircuts and shaves remain savvy to today's looks. They cut trendy hairstyles for men and use modern professional products, such as American Crew and Jack Black.
Led by stylist Sherif, the staff of World Beauty Center combines technical know-how with taste and creativity to craft flattering, stylish cuts. Sherif and his team stay abreast of seasonal trends to create up-to-the-moment color treatments and looks modeled after whatever new 'do the local weatherman just adopted. In addition to hair services, World Beauty Center also performs mani-pedis and makeup sessions.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is in the heart of New York, walking distance from Tiffany & Co. and Carnegie Hall. This 5-star hotel is close to Broadway and Times Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 259 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Premium TV channels and CD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
At eShave, experts specialize in men's shaving and grooming products that help customers look and feel good with natural, luxurious, and paraben-free products. eShave was founded by Danielle Malka, who first made inroads into the shaving business when she created a successful program to educate barbers in the UK. As the barbers' trade tips trickled down to consumers, her renown grew, and in 1996, she founded eShave to enhance the shaving experience through elegant razors, kits, and shaving creams devoid of the porcupine quills often found in competitors' products. Danielle still designs eShave's hand-sculpted, aesthetically unique razors, badger brushes, and shave stands, many of which have been featured in dozens of local and national health and lifestyle magazines.
At eShave's retail outlets, trained trimmers specialize in transforming masculine mugs from bushy to groomed with their signature barber services. Using the company's own products, its signature shaves begin with a relaxing hot-towel preparation and facial oil massage to open up the pores, followed by a hot lather to moisten and prepare skin for a close, comfortable shave or clever escape from pursuers. After coolly slicing bristles with a straight razor, a barber neatly wipes away all remaining evidence of his work and provides an aftershave moisturizer to prevent irritation and soothe nude jaws.