Beauty Couture Boutique Salon's stylists believe that beauty doesn't have to harm the environment, animals, or clients. Organic products have nearly monopolized the store's shelf space, including ammonia-free hair color and completely vegan, toxin-free products that aren't tested on animals. Stylists brandish these products like gadgets from a superhero's belt as they deftly perform a complete roster of salon services. They also perform makeup, spray-tanning, and nail-care services, and offer health-conscious alternatives to traditional hair care. A Chi Enviro smoothing treatment, for instance, leaves hair soft and shiny without the harmful effects of keratin or constantly wearing a Cleopatra wig.
After styling hair for 20 years, managing New York salons for 15, and appearing on makeover TV programs, Michaella settled down in Brooklyn. Though settled in one place, she continued to move up and soon opened Salon 718. Recruiting stylists as passionate and opposably thumbed as herself, Michaella and her team specialize in coloring and execute services in a sleek space with white walls and long, steel-framed mirrors. To add a touch more indulgence to the experience, Michaella invites her clients to Merlot Thursdays, where they can sip a glass of red.
The talented aestheticians and hair-shorteners at a'la Mode salonspa, a full-service salon and spa, exhibit expertise in stylish haircuts, glossy mani-pedis, relaxing massages, and a variety of beautifying aesthetic services. Stylists trim bangs ($10–12) and dish out haircuts for adults ($19–62) and children 11 and younger ($15–35). Finger-painters apply white polish to the tips of nails during French manicures ($36). Remove unnecessary hairs with a bikini wax, or indulge in a pregnancy massage ($46 for 30 minutes), which enhances sleep for expectant mothers and calms the kicks of active babies. The application of a one-hour back facial ($61) rejuvenates back skin and decreases stress caused by moving stand-up pianos. Hair cuts in New Richmond start at $19, while hair cuts in Hudson start at $23.
The Parlour Brooklyn's lead style strategist Nackie Karcher whipped up haute haircuts in South Beach and the Hotel Chelsea, courted high-fashion clients such as Perry Ellis and Prps, and graced the pages of international Vogue editions before laying down roots in Brooklyn with her team of mane manipulators.
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 such services 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.
The stylists of U-MODE Salon have a simple, but lofty goal: at the end of any service, they want their clients to see their reflection and say, "Wow." That's because they focus on creating styles that don't just complement a person's features, but will also make them feel good. Not surprisingly, they've been trusted by many brides to beautify them for their big day, whether with intricate updos or makeup that makes faces glows without having to stand over a flashlight all day. In addition to salon services, U-MODE's team also performs microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, permanent makeup, and other aesthetic treatments.