Visitors to The Spa at Park Lane step under a columned archway to enter a room awash in the soft glow that emanates from a row of chandeliers. Housed in private treatment rooms, the spa’s licensed massage therapists and aestheticians alleviate stress and soften skin with Eminence Skincare products made exclusively in Hungary.
Anthony Paul Salon’s friendly beautifiers groom follicles and phalanges using deft hands and discerning eyes. An easier way to update appearances than drawing a soul patch with magic marker, haircuts ($26/men, $35/women) shear unruly strands, leaving manes organized and voluminous. Stylistas paint locks with color, transforming hair with golden highlights or rich all-over hues ($45–$90). Never ones to let hair have all the fun, a legion of nail artists buff and polish nails with manicures ($20) and pedicures ($35). Upgrade to a Shellac manicure ($35) to pamper digits with luxe high-shine polish that can stay chip-free for up to 14 days or eternity, if you know a genie.
Kallista's paw porters have been painting and preening digits into colorful, tip-top shape amid a clean and relaxing environment for 27 years. Trained nail techs trim cuticles, polish finger shells, and moisturize hands and feet before applying a kaleidoscopic OPI lacquer that’s bright enough to make even the most outgoing chameleon blush. While mani-pedi services typically last approximately 75 minutes, patrons can optimize the duration of their treatments to fit their schedules. Those on the run can get in and out, and others can opt for longer treatments with more thorough hand, arm, and foot massages before leaving with appendages that are more dazzling than a tap dancing flamingo.
Brandi Nuttall, the owner of Dolce Salon & Spa, must believe that you can never have too much of a good thing. Expanding upon her first and second Dolce locations, which measure in at 12,000 and 13,000 square feet, respectively, she opened the third hub in 2007, and now there is a fourth. The 30,000-square-foot behemoth built in 2007 houses 62 styling stations, 21 spa rooms, 14 pedicure thrones, a makeup counter, a brow bar, and manicure stations. All four locations boast the same services—though at different scales—as well as men’s hair and spa treatments and bridal styling. Unlike hotels that charge extra for doorknobs and oxygen, the salons have a generous streak. They provide hairstyling services to those who donate to Locks of Love, spa services to local foster children, and hair clippings to areas affected by oil spills.
• For $15, you get a haircut and blow-dry with a new talent stylist (a $30 value). • For $20, you get a haircut and blow-dry with a junior stylist (a $40 value). • For $25, you get a haircut and blow-dry with a senior stylist (a $50 value).
At Ciao Bella Hair Studio, talented stylists welcome clients into relaxed environs, setting heads at ease as advanced cutting techniques stylize locks. With today’s deal stylist Jamie (Lepeirs) Knoer trims tresses to jettison split ends, add bounce, and help hair fit more neatly into bobsledding helmets. A conditioning treatment smoothes and strengthens strands, nourishing filaments to a silken shine. After head threads have been replenished with nutrients, Knoer sculpts a style that reflects each guest’s personality or pays homage to a favorite game-show host.