Indulgence is a virtue at BuonGiorno Good Day Spa, where aestheticians concoct luxurious facials that incorporate premium ingredients such as fruit, chocolate, coffee, green tea, pumpkin, and cucumber. However, skincare is just one facet of the lengthy menu. The talented staffers also nix unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and electrolysis treatments and soothe muscles with massages and body treatments that draw from an arsenal of relaxing tools such as hot stones and paraffin. At their respective stations, hairstylists administer trims, highlights, and keratin smoothing formulas, and nail and makeup artists doll up clients for upcoming dates, weddings, or auditions for the David Bowie biopic.
Salon S, a stylish space backed by 30 years of tradition, caters to crew-cut crusaders and beehive brandishers alike with a variety of services. The custom haircut includes a complimentary shampooing, conditioning, and blow drying ($55 for women, $35 for men) and pairs vibrantly with an all-over color treatment ($50 base price for single process). Beyond beautifying follicular bundles, Salon S also whips finer areas into shape with custom make-up applications ($55+) and waxing care for the lips ($10), brows ($15), and Brazil ($45). All services come standard with a personally tailored touch and the atmospheric pleasures of vibrant, in-house track lighting and soothing, earth-toned walls.
After 19 years honing her skill at other local hair studios, Doreen has opened up her own full-service salon in the heart of Addyman Square. Amid leather furniture and purple accents, Doreen and her highly trained stylists can transform tresses with Redken hair products or deftly shape nails with custom nail services. Clients can also solicit a personalized makeup session for an upcoming wedding, prom, or competitive eating contest.
Lazur La Vie founder Cheryl Anne brings an impressive amount of beauty-industry experience to her med spa, including stints in professional image consulting, makeup artistry, and skincare distribution. The spa combines medical knowledge with luxury and tranquility, and Cheryl gives complimentary consultations to clients before any treatment, helping them to sift through the spa's lengthy list of skin and body treatments. Lasers can be found throughout the menu, turning back the signs of aging by targeting everything from yellowing smiles to gravity-stricken skin on a mission to touch the toes. To date, Lazur La Vie has performed more than 12,000 aesthetic laser procedures on men and women with a wide variety of skin tones.
At X-Treme Tanning's two locations, cutting-edge tanning booths darken skintone. During a 12-minute session in the Silver Bullet, high-powered air conditioning sweeps over the body, dampening the heat that brims from facial and shoulder lamps. Available at the Thornwood location, the I Bed takes tanning to a new level: In addition to air conditioning and facial lamps, the lay-down bed effuses aromatic scents and links with iPods. Among stand-up booths, the Super Sonic ranks as the most powerful option—it has a 7-minute max and an upgraded sound system, which means that tanners can add a new level of color after listening to Bohemian Rhapsody just 1.183 times.
Rainbow World Nail decks out finger shields with high-quality products by brands such as OPI, Color Club, and Essie. The modern nail salon also offers an array of high-tech equipment such as warm UV lights for fast nail drying, pedicure chairs that self disinfect themselves, and gas-powered nail clippers.