For more than a decade at locations in New York and India, the beauty experts at Sahiba Salon have helped clients look and feel their best. In addition to haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments, they cleanse and nourish skin with a variety of therapeutic facials. The team employs both ancient and modern techniques and offers services such as laser hair removal alongside 5,000-year-old ayurvedic shirodhara therapy, which soothes the head with flowing liquids. The team also readies brides and grooms with wedding packages that include skincare, massages, waxing, and hairstyling, as well as henna tattoos more intricate than a labyrinth made out of microchips.
Full-service hair salon, fashion photography studio, educational center—Flourish proudly wears each of these designations. The chic studio is home to Rodnei Ferby, a L'Oréal Professionnel master session artist, who leads stylists as they administer meticulous cuts, styles, and colors. The detail-oriented team works with clients to develop a long-term maintenance plan for their hair's look and health, as well as a contingency plan in case hairstyles are lost or stolen. The stylists also lead makeup classes and lend their fashion expertise to aspiring models, some of whom they photograph in the salon’s onsite photography studio.
Inside From Head To Toe Hair Salon, subtle earth tones welcome guests as stylists treat tresses with products by Moroccanoil, DevaCurl, Bed Head, and Matrix. Floating metal shelves support bottles of these nourishing products so stylists can reach them easily while performing a range of services, including haircuts, color treatments, and highlights. Permanent waves give coiffures more body, natural keratin treatments eliminate frizz, and extensions get customers one step closer to stealing Rapunzel’s identity. When stylists aren't sculpting 'dos, they primp children and teens with party packages and future wives with bridal packages that include a sophisticated 'do, makeup, and lunch.
Named Best Place to Improve Your Look in Park Slope in 2009 by Time Out New York, Slope Suds offers a wide range of services from touch therapy to custom facials, complemented by high-end products such as Dermalogica and Malin + Goetz. Book a customized 60-minute massage ($95), which utilizes a combo of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to soothe sore muscles and deeply relax minds after stressful days at the salted-caramel mine. Indulge a deprived epidermis with Slope Suds' signature Your Healthiest Skin treatment (a $110 value); during this customized facial, skin wizards double cleanse frontispieces, then perform a zone-by-zone face-mapping skin analysis to determine individual needs. Each skin treatment includes a therapeutic hand and arm massage and can be customized to include your choice of touch therapy. On the opposite end of the spectrum, abdomen ($15), neckline ($15), and back ($75) waxing appointments are available for frequent nudists and teen wolves.
Beauty literally meets art at Salon 2b—the 1,800-square-foot studio is home to both a two-chair parlor and an art gallery. For owners, spouses, and sole stylists Daniel Rechelbacher and Zhauna Franks, this couldn't be a more perfect pairing. Both art lovers, Daniel also is a master stylist who comes from a family of hairdressers, whereas Zhauna brings 15 years of experience and specializes in color. The duo spends their days beautifying clients with L'Oréal Professionnel hair dye and Surface Hair Care and Pureology organic, eco-conscience, and vegan-friendly haircare products. As clients sip on a beverage of choice—a decorative chalkboard lists coffee, tea, wine, and a passion cosmo as the house drinks—they can gaze around the sunlit studio, outfitted with a rotating collection of paintings and photographs by established artists showcasing their solo exhibitions.
The stylists at Lenora's Salon revamp ladies and gents alike with a full slate of services. Wash and sets, comb-outs, and complex braids transform women’s tresses, and weaves and other extensions give hair some additional oomph. Men also settle into salon chairs, where they receive relaxing shaves, fades, and hair design. The salon offers eyelash extensions to fluster opponents during staring contests, and aestheticians create smoother skin with facials and waxing services.