The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Feather hair extensions. Brazilian blowouts. Schwarzkopf and Redken color. The stylists at Teaser’s Hair Salon each bring their own specialties to the salon floor to create an extensive list of services that focus on making hair look better, feel healthier, and fill out hats without having to stuff with Kleenex. The salon also has an aesthetician and a holistic massage practitioner on staff to perform facials, waxing, and massages that untie muscular knots left by young tendons still unsure how to tie their shoes.
Ultra Fragrance not only stocks a staggering array of perfumes, skincare products, and makeup lines, its staff members help navigate the selection with a slew of online suggestions. A trend-tracking blog points out the scents and unguents recommended by magazines like InStyle and Cosmopolitan. Makeup gurus even share reviews and how-to-wear tips for specific products. With Ultra Fragrance's database of fashion analysis, customers can browse products from brands like Gucci, Donna Karan, and Dermalogica with confidence.
With the motto "polish while they play," Mani + Nanny is an oasis for the chic urban mommy. The innovative spa offers a unique service: full-out pampering (recliners, rose-petal foot baths, warm lotion massages, and complimentary tea or white wine) while an on-site nanny supervises your kids' playtime. This Groupon is good for two pedicures, but by bringing it in, you also get half-priced nanny services (your 6-week-old to 6-year-old child can be taken care of for a mere $5 and each additional child for only $2.50 extra). If you're not a mom, go and enjoy the inviting and comfy Mani + Nanny space.
Julie Vang works alongside the other talented staff members at Friends for Hair Beauty Salon, where her specialties include pampering mani-pedis and waxing services. The salon—which caters to men and women—offers a full range of services, from custom cut and color services to advanced treatments like Keratin smoothing and hair-enhancements such as wigs, extensions, and removable moustaches. But aside from making them look better on the outside, the business also strives to make clients feel better inside. To that end, they frequently support charitable organizations such as "Locks of Love" and collect hair clippings and nylons for use in oil spill cleanup.