At the age of 11, Peggy Newlan began sculpting her mother's hair into beehives and french twists. She practiced on friends and family members, her fingers becoming more and more adept as she styled manes and picked locks. Despite her innate talent for hairstyling, Newlan pursued a career in accounting and banking. Eventually, she returned to her true calling, joined ooh la la Salon, and purchased the company in 2003.
Newlan now leads a team of stylists, as well as a massage therapist and a skincare expert who is an educator at Florida Academy. The beauty specialists perform a variety of services, from cuts, highlights, and ionic hair straightening to nailcare and spa services such as facials, massages, waxes, and spray tans.
Hairstylist Jenn Velez fused the names of her two daughters, Melina and Alexus, to title Melxus Hair Studio, a salon that specializes in hair and makeup services. Jenn's stylists clean up the looks of men, women, and children with custom cuts and deep-conditioning treatments, adding length to clients’ manes with extensions, rather than fun-house mirrors. The beauty parlor’s modern tress treatments rely on trending products and techniques, which Jenn stays abreast of with continuing education.
From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
Guests entering the Bernard Anthony Salon take in the elegance of vanilla walls offset by mocha-stained wood flooring and styling stations perched before full-length mirrors. After a complimentary consultation, beauty specialists cut and curl hair or reimagine it entirely with coloring treatments defined by Pureology hues. Frizzy locks fall into line during Keratin Complex therapies, and Moroccanoil conditions locks of any texture. To combat signs of aging and voter fraud committed by dead skin cells, aestheticians slather the skin with moisturizing facials and tend to the digits with manicure and pedicure treatments.
Wall sconces and elegant chandeliers cast golden glow on Hair Philosophy's caramel-hued walls and leather L-shaped sofas. Amid these modern accents, owners Anita and Taesha transform tresses with high-end products by Schwarzkopf L'Oreal, and Redken. Clients can also solicit the salon's waxing services to nix unwanted facial hair from clients and their teenage cabbage patch dolls.