The team at Unico Estilo Unisex Salon uses a variety of products from well-known brands such as L'Oreal, Kérastase, Wella, Alfaparf Milano, Matrix, and Goldwell. The friendly staff specializes in haircare, coloring locks during single-process-color applications or rendering tresses frizz-free with keratin treatments. A licensed massage therapist complements the beautifying options presented by the rest of the staff, performing massages in modalities such as Swedish, hot stone, and sports.
For 25 years, the team of specialists at New Age Massage and Health Center has promoted balanced bodies and minds with a variety of holistic services. Massage therapist Nicky Dhanani not only loosens muscles with acupressure massages or ancient Indian shirodhara treatments, but also remedies digestive woes as an instructor with the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy and knowledge acquired at a naturopathy hospital in Mumbai, India. Dhanani is also a reiki master and teacher, and uses pranic healing and chakra balancing to address concerns such as pain, stress, or a chronic inability to find Waldo.
Between Nicky and Sneha Dhanani, who is a licensed skincare expert completing studies in holistic nutrition, guests should be able to find an alternative-medicine treatment for any concern, be it physical or emotional.
The Aveda Institutes are full-service beauty schools where esthiology students work under the supervision of licensed educators, using plant-derived, eco-friendly Aveda products to perform services such as hair styling, waxing, and massages. A haircut ($12–$18) and retouched hair color ($30–$40) chisel and paint a head into a pedestal-worthy work of art, and a relaxer ($68+) soothes strands as tight as a self-doubting horse moments before the Kentucky Derby. Whip skin into creaminess with a 60-minute facial ($40 during nonpeak hours, $60 during peak hours), debush brows ($10) and strip underarms ($20) with a waxing, or file, shape, and exfoliate fingers with a 60-minute spa service manicure ($15, $20 with polish change) and 75-minute pedicure ($20, $25 with polish change). Body treatments and massages ($40+ during nonpeak hours, $50+ during peak hours) melt away stress like a hot iron pressed against a synthetic-hair wig.
Sadia Baig, owner of Marhaba Threading Salon & Spa, and her staff of licensed technicians specialize in hair removal using the ancient technique of threading. During sessions, they lasso a thin piece of cotton thread around errant hairs and quickly pull them out at the root without taking any skin along.
At Salon Euphoria, the styling team is small but strong, including two Aveda Institute graduates and stylists with as much as 24 years of experience. Like sending superheroes undercover at a beauty pageant, the team fills its arsenal with Tigi, Aveda, and Moroccanoil products to help clients leave the salon feeling more confident and happy with their new looks. Stylists, including a master stylist, periodically go through continuing education to ensure that they're always on top of the latest hair trends, and an onsite nail tech creates slick nail landscapes with Essie polish.:m]]
At Beauty by Reyna, formaldehyde-free Coppola keratin treatments render styling simple by smoothing wild tresses into radiant, well-behaved coifs. Stylists comb the keratin gel through damp strands and let it settle in for 20 minutes while it imbues locks with frizz-reducing proteins. A soothing blow-dry then leaves 'dos brilliant enough to ace a calculus exam. The total duration of each procedure varies by hair length and texture, but with minimal upkeep the resultant shine and obedience can last four–six months. Hair whisperers finish each procedure with a mélange of name-brand products from Paul Mitchell and Biolage, as well as styling flair inspired by Dominican roots and a passion for topiary.
Using organic, eco-friendly waxing products, the expert hair hustlers at Wow Brows use their mug-manicuring skills to brow beat unruly eye bristles into sleek submission. Customizing the treatment to fit the expressive needs of each guest, staff members will make sure forehead fibers are waxed, trimmed, tweezed, and bribed with candy until they succumb and fall into a balanced, attractive shape. An added brow tint lends dramatic flare to newly manicured eye mustaches, eradicating grays or darkening too-blond hairs.