Sine Qua Non Salon has been called a Salon of Distinction by Salon Today, the home of the city's Best Highlights by Refinery29, and "the place with the hairy donuts" by a confused old man. For more than 20 years, the salon's four locations have upgraded hairdos with new colors, texturizing treatments, and expertly trained stylists. They also sling products from Bumble and bumble, Aveda, and Éminence Organic Skin Care.
The Nail Shop's signature finger- and toe-helmet-buffing procedure covers all the keratin bases. Cuticles become cute, nail edges assume supple shapes, nails don bright glossy new coats, and hands and feet are gently kneaded, like hard-boiled eggs under the Easter Bunny's paw. The deluxe version of the pedicure incorporates an exfoliating aloe-vera pumice scrub and a tingly peppermint masque and elegantly extends the hoof-rub to ten mollycoddling minutes, scented with the lotion of your choice. The deluxe manicure also ups the phalange-ante, sloughing off dead skin with a crystalline citrus rub and nourishing it from roof to basement with vitamin E cream. Both deluxe procedures are concluded with a warm towel wrap.
Sonia Salon’s aestheticians draw on Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Indian health and beauty treatments as they pamper clients with contemporary facials, massages, and waxes. Ayurvedic treatments draw on 5,000 years of herbal healing tradition as they aim to balance the body’s internal energies and enhance beauty, and henna tattoos ornament skin on special occasions such as weddings or driving-school graduation ceremonies. Waxing and threading services rid clients of unsightly strands and leave eyebrows fit to hang in an expression of incredulity for hours, facial treatments keep mugs radiant, and massages melt stress with up to 10 modalities.
iBrow's aesthetician and fine-arts buff Anna turns a creative eye to brows, sculpting customized arches that flatter unique facescapes. Anna surveys bone structures and consults with clients or in-house fortunetellers to design forehead fringe conducive to respective personalities and profiles. Tweezers zero in on individual bristles, precisely uprooting strands one by one to ensure balanced brows unattainable by waxing or threading. Youthful fuzz frames vault over peepers after an initial shaping, with follow-up maintenance sessions tidying up smudged eyelid haiku and reemerging tufts, maintaining original contours. Anna recommends allowing brows to flourish freely for 6–8 weeks before first visits.
Tucked away in a nook of Thread Away Salon, clients of Wink Beauty Bar recline on a padded table as aestheticians reinforce their lashes with eye-enhancing extensions. Led by a master trainer in eyelash extensions, stylists add synthetic mink extensions to existing lashes, which can help clients blow out their birthday candles with just a few quick winks.