Sincede, a certified hair colorist and haircutting specialist, re-hues hair with products from Organic Salon Systems, a cruelty- and ammonia-free vegan line that can keep hair hydrated without depleting protein levels. Sincede can choose from a whopping 65 colors, concentrates, brighteners, and lighteners from this line—enough options to make an average person's head spin or a 65-headed person feel just right. To defrizz hair, alternatively, Sincede uses formaldehyde- and paraben-free Keragreen products, which enrich hair with nutrients that aim to restore elasticity and reduce brittleness. She renders these customization-friendly services beyond the quaint red-brick walls and cheery green awning that greet visitors.
Beauty literally meets art at Salon 2b—the 1,800-square-foot studio is home to both a two-chair parlor and an art gallery. For owners, spouses, and sole stylists Daniel Rechelbacher and Zhauna Franks, this couldn't be a more perfect pairing. Both art lovers, Daniel also is a master stylist who comes from a family of hairdressers, whereas Zhauna brings 15 years of experience and specializes in color. The duo spends their days beautifying clients with L'Oréal Professionnel hair dye and Surface Hair Care and Pureology organic, eco-conscience, and vegan-friendly haircare products. As clients sip on a beverage of choice—a decorative chalkboard lists coffee, tea, wine, and a passion cosmo as the house drinks—they can gaze around the sunlit studio, outfitted with a rotating collection of paintings and photographs by established artists showcasing their solo exhibitions.
Owner Armen Sargsyan leads a team of licensed beauty professionals who transform tresses with cuts, conditioning treatments, and coloring services. The salon follows the belief that no "one look fits all," and they work with clients to consider their hair texture, bone structure, and career when creating new looks. The stylists can also enhance features below the bangs with makeup applications and eyelash-tinting treatments.
The stylists at Lenora's Salon revamp ladies and gents alike with a full slate of services. Wash and sets, comb-outs, and complex braids transform women’s tresses, and weaves and other extensions give hair some additional oomph. Men also settle into salon chairs, where they receive relaxing shaves, fades, and hair design. The salon offers eyelash extensions to fluster opponents during staring contests, and aestheticians create smoother skin with facials and waxing services.
Master stylist Leon began his hair-sculpting career in Europe, honing his craft over countless seminars and stints at the continent's top training institutes. After moving to Manhattan, he set up shop, building a loyal client base of appearance-conscious individuals including models and models' reflections. Inside his sleek, white salon, flower-shaped light fixtures dangle above as Leon and his staff snip away locks and kiss strands with tasteful color, custom-crafting each 'do to flatter clients' faces. Elsewhere, luxurious facials and relaxing massages keep the rest of the body looking and feeling as good as the head’s newly polished coif.
Soft music, scarlet blossoms, and sparkling chandeliers greet clients as they step through the doors of Aimee Hair Salon and Day Spa’s glass storefront. At comfortable barbering stations with ornate framed mirrors, stylists craft classic or contemporary haircuts, steeping tresses in dye or twisting locks into trendy bee condos. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians spruce up skin with facial treatments and laser-hair removal sessions, and massage therapists knead sinews. Rounding out the menu of services, nail technicians shellac the tips of fingers and toes and skincare professionals wax or thread away unwanted hair. Exposed brick walls surround the salon and its spa quarters, invoking a loft-like environment.