Pearl-white salon chairs and a chandeliered foyer create a calm elegance that parallels Amoy's penchant for creating striking, creative hairstyles. A random sampling of the master stylist's resumé inevitably reads like a beauty-school student's wish list. Highlights include serving as the go-to hair guru of Christian Dior runway walkers, spearheading her own successful product line, and separate stints as the personal hairstylist for fashion titans John Galliano and Donatella Versace. Today Amoy uses the salon as a home turf, revamping the tresses of both walk-in clients and celebrities such as Sheryl Crow, Rihanna, and Naomi Campbell.
The popular Upper East Side salon endeavors to give every person who enters the star treatment. Clients cross the salon’s sunny, modern, dark-wood interior and engage in consultations that strategize approaches to hair type and styling needs. House specialties include Brazilian Blowout treatments, bridal styling, and ultraprecise haircuts that render faces as exquisitely framed as Roger Rabbit.
Golden-hued walls radiate warmth inside Trendsetters Salon and Spa, where an equally inviting staff stands eager to turn envisioned hairstyles into reality. With the help of Redken and Pureology products, stylists clip, color, and highlight locks. An aesthetic team mirrors the styling team's customer-service focus, but instead leads clients to treatment rooms more private than a diary’s secret bibliography. Inside, staff members perform massages, spray tans, waxing, and facials.
For nearly two decades, Cut & Color Studio Hair Design has lived up to its name, treating every haircut as more of an artistic endeavor than a simple trim. To enhance their scissor-borne designs, stylists at the unisex salon imbue hair with flattering shades by using TIGI hair color, along with applying natural-looking Remy extensions from So.Cap. in an array of brilliant and sometimes edgy hues. Clients can add faux diamonds or feathers to push their look even further or finally win over a beloved peacock. Beyond hair services, the salon also offers waxing, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications for special occasions.
The extremity experts at Sorelle Salon remodel hands and feet with a selection of manicure and pedicure services. The Shellac manicure reinforces fingernails with a polymer-based polish that resists chipping for up to two weeks, and its "3-free" status bars the invasion of formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP. The pedicure softens feet with a dip in aromatherapy oils and an exfoliating scrub sloughs off dry skin for added smoothness. The series of three pedicures pairs with three regular manicures that recalculate digits with a shaping of the cuticles and nails, a swim in hydrating oils, and a nap in a pair of warming mitts. Polish off hand pampering with a coat of color, selecting from a spectrum of OPI shades or an emperor's selection of invisible pigments.
The ripe orange walls inside Hair by Rosie offset speckled tan floor tiles and black wood accents. Amid these cozy trappings, stylist Rosie Sanchez draws on more then 15 years of experience as she sculpts sleek layers and renovates tresses with invigorating deep-conditioning treatments. As her clients allow bold highlights to set, Rosie often encourages them to admire the salon's welcoming wall signs, which include uplifting words such as Hope, Inspire, Dream, Love, and Your Salon Chair Can Be Raised Higher If Needed.