After 10 years of working in finance, Terri realized that she could no longer ignore her passion for the beauty industry. In 2010, her career path took a detour when she opened Posh Nails BK, surrounding herself with seasoned beauty experts who would help her follow through on her devotion to making people pretty. After visiting numerous other salons and spas, Terri decided to focus Posh Nails BK on what she felt was most lacking in the salon world: hygiene and cleanliness. Terri and her team double sanitize all their reusable tools and immediately toss disposable implements, such as nail files, after a single use.
In addition to having a fantastically clean salon, where visitors indulge in manicures and pedicures, massages, and eyelash extensions, Terri also stocks the shelves with reputable brand names such as OPI and CND Shellac. While stepping foot into Posh Nails BK, guests immediately notice the salon’s comfortable setting, with its soothing music, bowls of candy, and furniture made of upholstered clouds.
The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly footbaths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot-stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.
Like many children, the founder of Tasti D-Lite, a native New Yorker, begged her father for a taste of ice cream. But this was no typical whining for a treat: she needed her father, an experienced food technologist, to help develop a frozen treat with less calories and fat than ice cream and frozen yogurt. Thus, in 1987, the first cup of Tasti D-Lite swirled into existence. After a huge boon in New York, the company now boasts locations in more than a dozen states. From the shining root-beer oceans to the marzipan mountains, Americans now enjoy flavors such as carrot cake, chocolate nougat, or mango tart n? Tasti, topping each treat with bits of candy and fresh fruit.
Broad rays of sunlight stream through floor-to-ceiling windows in Latika Spa, casting light on manicurists and softly illuminating pedicurists stationed in front of three reclining pedicure chairs, each outfitted with pillowy leather cushions. Above the pedicure chairs, potted plants dangle leafily from exposed pipes, as toes enjoy polish and paraffin treatments. Down the hallway, aestheticians administer Ayurvedic facial treatments and a skilled massage therapist heals ailing muscles and minds with eight different styles of massage, including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
Yin's Beauty Spa's stylists and technicians administer a range of beautifying and pampering services, from facials and microdermabrasion to massages and skincare treatments. Collagen masks encourage the growth of younger, healthier-looking skin, whereas laser facials battle acne, rosacea, and boring lectures. When services conclude, clients can maintain their newly acquired glow with the spa's selection of retail beauty products, including skincare creams from Dermalogica and Biotone.
Framed artwork lines light green walls inside Unique Day Spa, creating a tranquil atmosphere complete with live, self-aware plants and a living room–like waiting area. Guests relax inside private treatment rooms, where specialists rejuvenate bodies with services such as relaxing massages, moisturizing seaweed facials, and skin-softening callus treatments.