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.
Jennifer's Day Spa tasks itself with ensuring the comfort of its patrons, pampering them from head to cuticle with a wide array of services. 30-minute massages ($40) can wick away pent-up stress with patented Swedish techniques or delve into musculature with a sure-handed deep tissue massage, a modality designed to realign subdermal layers of muscular and connective tissue. A body scrub with sea salts accompanies each massage, further relaxing customers and earning them the olfactory love of mariners everywhere. Other spa services include 40-minute foot reflexology sessions with Chinese herbs ($40), waxing sessions for areas such as the lower leg ($20) or underarm ($10), and detail-oriented manicures ($10) and pedicures ($15).
The funky follicle refinery houses skilled hair sculptors in a heavy-metal-inspired studio bedecked with skull murals and plush black couches. Hair Metal Salon’s stylists work with products by Sebastian and Label.m to transform muted manes into head-banging hairdos or to help cultivate a more niche look, such as merch girl or introspective trombonist. Lady locks can receive a split-end-mending trim or a fresh look to frame the face, and menfolk can refine extra fringe or renovate entire follicular populations to forge a more modish mien. Though all haircuts include a blow-dry and style, extra services, such as partial highlights ($90+), are available for an additional fee.
Lauded in New York magazine, Polish Bar of Brooklyn dotes on digits with a thorough buffing and a rainbow of acclaimed lacquer brands in a pink- and chocolate-hued studio. A trained extremity artist uses double-sanitized equipment and brand-new tools to trim, shape, and buff nails before refining cuticles and lavishing limbs with a thorough and hydrating massage. Newly purified nail parents then choose from a wide range of popular polish brands, including OPI, Zoya, Essie, and vegan-friendly varieties, festooning fingers and toes in couture-quality colors that inspire awe during Thanksgiving hand-turkey art projects.
Head filaments receive the same type of focused attention a telepathist gives to a stubborn, unmoving object while seated in one of Deluxe's comfy chairs. Discuss the type of head-topper you desire with your stylist, and relax as your hair rapidly matures into a hairstyle, free from awkward teenage tufts, split ends, and areas licked by bovine ungulates. The blowout puts some volume under the hood, poofing plumage with an infusion of air and panache. To keep natural flora in good repair, a Davines deep-conditioning treatment, which uses sustainably produced, naturally derived hair-care products, will hydrate and moisturize parched locks like Cousin It skipping through the sprinkler.
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.