Natural light floods into Ze Salon, setting the waiting area aglow as guests sift through magazines to find inspiration for their new hairstyles. While sitting in black swivel chairs, clients look into the reflection of an oval-shaped mirror as a stylist cuts, colors, and retextures their tresses. The international salon team, whose members hail from such exotic locals as Brazil, Columbia, and Puerto Rico, makes visitors feel like royalty with pampering facials, makeup application, mani-pedis, and a designated jester who tells knock-knock jokes all day.
Despite its industrial-sounding name, there's nothing cookie-cutter about The Hair Factory. Creativity is key for their team of skilled stylists, who can coif hair into updos for special occasions, or revamp looks with edgy, multicolored mohawks. Haircare options, which are available for men, women, or children, top off a menu that also features make-up, tanning, and waxing services, which cater to clients with sensitive skin or commitment-phobic candles.
City Acupuncture’s master herbalists and acupuncturists—all of whom hold master's degrees in traditional Oriental medicine—calmly administer a range of holistic treatments.
During acupuncture sessions, the specialists invite clients to unwind on heated massage tables before lying down on fresh white linen treatment beds. With great care, the acupuncturists then begin to insert disposable needles along the limbs and torso in an effort to alleviate issues such as addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and needle-related phobias. The center’s staff also promotes whole-body well-being by administering nutritional and herbal consultations in addition to full-line of massage services.
Speranzi Facial Spa's licensed skincare specialist Yolanda T. Russo strives to fade signs of aging with preservative-free products and rejuvenating services. Yolanda saps tension from beleaguered brows, using products packed with botanical ingredients and antioxidants. She’s equipped with more than 15 years of experience, and she’s an advocate of maintaining skin without expensive products or fussy technology. To further her stance, she happily shares recipes for at-home facials.
Water, wood, stone, and steel. These earthy materials create the physical foundation of Serenity Salon & Spa as a chic beauty haven. As clients take on their treatments, visions of white-porcelain shampoo bowls and wooden styling stations lead to indoor water fountains flowing amid the spa’s country French–themed décor. Pops of color come courtesy of bright-red styling chairs, where clients await the talents of Level 1 and Level 2 stylists as they cut, color, psychoanalyze, and style tresses with Bumble and bumble products. The upstairs spa area—connected to the downstairs salon by a floating staircase—creates a tranquil space for aestheticians to rejuvenate complexions with SkinCeuticals products during facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion sessions. As the aesthetic crew works to make clients feel confident, massage therapists ease their sore muscles and stressed minds with customized modalities, including a hot-stone massage that uses stones infused with floral essential oil.
By offering only nailcare and hair-removal services, the aestheticians at NailZ Hand & Foot Spa stay sharp with their craft. Technicians lend a careful touch to every nail service, from standard grooming and shaping sessions to acrylic applications that produce dramatic length and superior back-scratching abilities. For lower-body care, they seat guests in ivory-hued pedicure chairs—thrones that add a degree of relaxation to scrubs enriched by chocolate, cranberry, and honey infusions. Staff members also assist guests as they browse handmade retail items such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.