Zip Zap Salons offer numerous services, but what ties them all together is the staff’s commitment to personal attention. Thus, every treatment—from 24-karat gold facials to deep-tissue massages—is performed with warmth and care. In addition to these services, the salon also offers eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions, and mani-pedis.
Brooklyn Banya welcomes weary visitors into a relaxing Russian bathhouse, where saunas, steam rooms, and pools soothe aching bodies and open pores. Patrons stow valuables in lockers, for which they may bring their own locks, and don flip-flops before moving between baths of different temperatures, which can increase circulation and help the immune system. The bathhouse’s therapeutic jacuzzi bubbles with cozy heat, and ice baths chill sore muscles. Staff members perform body-bettering treatments, such as salt scrubs, which leave skin smoother than a newborn pickpocket. The hamam’s attached sundeck and cafe—serving fresh juice, black tea with honey, and authentic Russian fare—ensure that patrons leave calm, sated, and rejuvenated.
The trained stylists and aestheticians at La Femme Beauty Salon & Spa primp and pamper their clients from head to toe with a full selection of hair and skin treatments. They deftly cut and color new 'dos, as well as wash and set wigs. Facials and massages leave complexions and muscles reenergized and relaxed, and laser hair-removal and waxing services banish unwanted body hair better than a razor or cheese grater. Their IPL laser blasts away at nail fungus, erasing the brittle, discolored evidence of this cruel sock invader.
Sheer curtains add a layer of mystery and privacy between the stations of Grace CC Beauty Spa, allowing clients to focus on the pampering masks, aromatic sea salts, and massaging kneads that accompany the salon’s signature manicures and pedicures. The flush nail treatment menu incorporates everything from quick nail fix-ups to artificial nails and gel polish. During each treatment, nail techs use hospital-grade sterilized utensils to ensure that nails are healthier than an immortal god with a wheatgrass press. Every grooming experience comes with a complimentary nail strengthener and quick-dry top coat, helping color stay put after polishing. When not scrubbing heels and massaging legs, the staff members flex their aesthetic muscles with a variety of spa treatments that smooth skin, add a dramatic touch to lashes and brows, or wax away unwanted hair and hard-to-reach socks.
Skin blemishes, such as sun spots, acne, and hair, all receive the same fate at A & E Minispa: death by the Sciton BBL BroadBand Light. The device emits noninvasive pulses of photothermal energy that clear skin imperfections or smoothen skin surfaces for a more youthful glow, depending on the client’s preferences and the wavelength’s mood. The licensed and insured staffers also aim their beams to tighten sagging skin with SkinTyte treatments and banish unwanted fuzz with laser hair-removal treatments. For added convenience, they take to the streets with mobile treatments, bringing their laser-powered services to patients.
Licensed massage therapist Charles Michener calms tight muscles with one-hour Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages in a serene, home-like studio near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Swedish massages feature rolling and kneading strokes and lotion and aim for relaxation; deep-tissue massages aim to release chronic stress with deeper pressure. Michener also helps athletes stay on top of the game with sports massage, and performs energy work to keep the body in a state of balance and relaxation.