The Empire State Building beckons the eyes of tourists and locals alike, yet as clients exit Renait 5th Avenue Salon's penthouse across the street—whose opening was kicked off with help from Miss Universe 2010—they draw gazes back down to earth. With products from Nexxus, Aveda, and Sebastian, experienced stylists reinstate health and style to hair with custom cuts, colors, and conditioning treatments after determining each client's aesthetic preferences and penchant for standing in front of wind machines. Cleansing facials enhance natural beauty, waxing treatments whisk away unwanted hair, and nail services ready fingers for an evening on the town. Renait's beautifiers also take inspiration from European salons, buttressing hair and skin services with massage therapy that enhances body function, helps alleviate pain, and soothes stress after arguments with the person in the bathroom mirror.
Skilled stylists tame tresses and snip strands inside Diamond Diva Salon with a diverse array of services. Guests can receive simple bang trims, rehab locks with nourishing deep-conditioning treatments, or fully make over manes with voluminous layers and eye-catching highlights.
At The Strand at Sola Salons, the deft and generous fingers of stylists Abby and Michele attend to scalps with relaxing, massaging movements. This supplemental courtesy, which accommodates every haircut, evidences the duo’s commitment to client satisfaction. Abby and Michele don’t just rush through services; rather, they take time to listen to clients before administering signature cuts, colorings, or keratin smoothing treatments. In this way, they not only achieve unique and classic styles—they also generate good karma with clients so they can form long-term relationships and eventually be reincarnated in the form of well-groomed poodles.
Sport Clips specializes in creating a just-for-the-dudes atmosphere that’s tailor made to tickle the Y chromosome. "Men's women" stylists futz with the follicles of men and boys in a sport-themed environment decorated in a bold black, white, and red color scheme—evoking racing flags, professional sports teams, and jokes about newspapers. Your MVP haircut begins with a consultation about the look you want, followed by the precision haircut itself. Your guy-savvy stylist will then dole out a delightful scalp massage with Tea Tree shampoo. After a dollop of leave-in conditioner, you'll get to savor the warmth of a barbershop-style steamed towel and feel sports-related frustration melt away during an upper neck and shoulder massage. In between haircuts, you can come in anytime and get the back of your neck cleaned up for free, since unsightly neck stubble is known to attract the unwanted attention of poltergeists, sandworms, and debt collectors.
The facial treatments at Momo Skin Care gently combat fine lines, acne scars, age spots, and enlarged pores. Aestheticians use a number of methods, including crystal-tipped microdermabrasion wands, high-frequency electric pulses, and LED therapy. They also dispense shoulder massages and special masks with each treatment.