A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.
At The Healing Hut, dedicated aesthetician Loni draws on her time at the Euro Institute of Skin Care and Gene Juarez Academy, as well as her interest in diet and alternative healing, to provide a comprehensive menu of holistic spa services. With certifications in reflexology, manual lymphatic drainage, and reiki, Loni can tailor treatments to address a range of woes, including sports injuries, facial tension, or sore hands from vigorous crossword solving. Aesthetic boosts include waxing, facials, and lash extensions, and Loni also combines spa services with healing approaches in treatments such as a reflexology pedicure. Located within Wink: A Salon, the spa?s cream-colored interiors bathe clients in the calm of a cotton-ball factory, and a full coffee bar adds extra spring to the steps of refreshed visitors.
Karmony Salon & Day Spa's multitalented cast of beauty experts ups the aesthetic value of outer appearances with a menu of services for hair, skin, and nails. The team?s manicurists spiff up natural backscratchers with products by OPI, while aestheticians keep visages glowing with complexion-clearing facials. Frazzled manes call upon Karmony?s hairstylists to lop off inches with haircuts, add depth with vibrant highlights, and modernize tresses with colorful extensions made of feathers and tangled USB chords. The spa's massage therapists take over when it comes to muscular tension, performing Swedish, deep tissue, and lymphatic drainage strokes to untie knots and ease bodily aches.
The Man Shop experience begins long before clients are led to their styling chair. At this throwback men's salon with a twist, a sign on the door warns that it's "rated PG-13" for attitude, and visits begin with a game of pool, darts, or an arcade game. Once men are seated in the styling chair, they're handed a remote to their own personal TV. As they veg out in front of the tube, stylists get to work with clipper cuts, razor fades, and grey blending. The Man Shop also features classic hot-towel shaves complete with foam, moisturizers, and straight razors.
Each of the private tanning rooms at Sunny Buns Tanning Salon and Spa has its own personality—one is painted with the New York skyline, whereas another features distressed Greek-style columns and a decorative fountain. Inside, customers can choose from four levels of UV bed or a VersaSpa spray-tan booth, which adds color to skin without having customers throw on a swimsuit and run across a paintball field. In addition, the salon offers Dermalogica facials, haircuts and color, and massages.
Sticks and stones may break some bones, but not if they’re directed toward one of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness’s students. In a team-oriented environment, the studio’s instructors teach key mixed-martial-arts moves such as grappling, striking, and wrestling and supplement the training with classes in specific fighting styles, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai. Guests looking for a practical crash course in self-defense learn snippets from each technique in self-defense classes, learning methods for staying aware of surroundings, fending off attackers, and freeing themselves from the grip of King Kongs. Some women-only classes are also available.
The studio's CrossFit program, alternatively, boosts athleticism without combat, through a multi-faceted regimen of Olympic weightlifting, cardio exercise, and custom diets. Beyond group classes, the center offers private lessons and seminars, which allow its students—both children to adults—to learn with focused guidance.