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.
Located inside Hotel de Point, a boutique luxury hotel, Lemon Tree Foot Rub Spa pampers not only feet, but bodies and faces as well. Surrounded by Asian-influenced accents, patrons indulge in clarifying facials, mani-pedis, and the spa's namesake: foot-reflexology massages. Guests can also make their way to private treatment rooms where the spa's massage therapist, who has studied Chinese medicine and tui na bodywork, uses essential oils to administer full-body massages, which target different organs in the immune, nervous, and bureaucratic systems. And getting to Lemon Tree Foot Rub Spa is as stress-free as its massages, as the hotel operates a free shuttle bus from 39th Avenue.
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.
Licensed massage therapist Alison Farrell honed her soothing skills during more than 1,000 hours of training at Finger Lakes School of Massage. Today, she applies an array of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques, inside Roots & Bloom Massage Therapy in central Queens. During most sessions, soothing aromatherapy scents further relax clients, helping them forget about work troubles or that 6-foot rabbit who's always following them around. Clients can book their appointments online, or ask Alison to come to their own home to make kneading sessions more convenient.
Whether you're looking for a fresh hairstyle or a soothing massage, Giorgio's Hair Salon and Spa has got your beauty and pampering needs covered. Hair services include highlights and single-process color along with cuts and conditioning, perms, and keratin treatments. Professional skin therapists at the spa also cater facials to specific skincare needs, treating skin to either deep-cleansing facials with extractions or a light cleansing facial with a soothing facial massage. Nailcare, makeup, and waxing services are also available.
Each one-hour Nirvana signature session begins with an herbal tea foot bath. Clients lie back as therapists massage their scalps, temples, and necks. Next, the certified reflexologists manipulate as many as 65 pressure points in the feet, all of which correspond to various organs and systems throughout the body. To complete the service, clients lie on their stomachs, or anterior backs, for deep-tissue manipulation of the back, shoulders, arms, and legs.