IsIs Nail & Spa’s staff whisks clients away into a squeaky-clean salon space where skilled professionals transform weary exteriors into glossy, like-new packaging with custom spa treatments. Nail techs painstakingly shellac finger and toe tips with traditional, acrylic, and Bio Sculpture gel nail treatments as clients recline in a massaging pedicure chair or receive a soothing shoulder massage as their nails air dry. Pedicurists use products infused with natural ingredients, such as lavender and green tea, to soften calluses and perfume tootsies during specialized footbaths. When faces and backs clamor for the attention lavished on their extremity counterparts, clients can opt for an anti-aging facials to glaze cheekbones in essential oils and G.M. Collin skincare products or a specialty massage to unlock tension and soothe chronic pain incurred from creaky work chairs and watermelon-chucking competitions.
QQ Nail Salon and Spa helps redefine what pampering means?at some locations, customers can have their faces covered with a 24-karat-gold mask to improve their appearances. Other facial treatments use G.M. Collin lotions and serums, which are derived from natural ingredients and aren't tested on animals. Other luxurious treatments include massages augmented with natural oils and extracts to help improve circulation, skin condition, and relaxation, and eyebrow tinting so customers can forgo coloring in their brows with messy eyeliner pencils or Sharpie markers.
• For $50, you get $100 worth of grooming and supplies. • For $70, you get four days of boarding for a dog weighing fewer than 18 pounds (a $140 value). • For $100, you get four days of boarding for a dog weighing more than 18 pounds (a $200 value).
MessLook Hair Salon & Beauty Spa cofounder Charles Lam has racked up more than two decades of hair experience in three locales: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and his current base, the United States. In a 1,000-square-foot salon, he and his team recreate the international styles Lam assimilated on his travels, transforming heads with cosmopolitan cuts, highlights, and specialty treatments such as Japanese straightening. The studio?s services extend beyond hair, though: Lam?s cofounder, Josephine Xu, is an aesthetician and makeup artist. She and her staff can rejuvenate faces with treatments powered by vitamin C, caviar, or lasers. They also can buff fine lines and age spots from skin with microdermabrasion, whose ultrafine crystals would otherwise have to adorn the rings of newlywed mayflies.
Men and women alike shed unwanted hair at Dyanna Nail Salon & Waxing Center Midtown. Waxing experts use an azulen aloe wax formula to remove fuzz on legs, backs, and upper lips. The staff even offers electrolysis, a more permanent hair-removal treatment.
Out in the main salon area, clients relax during manicures and pedicures. They can opt for OPI gel polish, which will protect newly beautified nails against chips and scratches for up to two weeks. The pampering services continue with oil- and acne-blasting facials, including a caviar facial that leaves skin looking firm and youthful. The staff also performs massages that incorporate heated stones and classic essential oils such as lavender and peanut butter.