Divine’s owners have assembled a team of specialists to concentrate on one aesthetic service: waxing. The staffers at this boutique spa—designed as a relaxing urban escape—focus on cleanliness by never double-dipping or recycling wax. They also strive to minimize discomfort by using a hard variety of wax. In addition to exiling hair from a variety of men’s and women’s body areas, they administer vajazzling treatments by adorning lady regions with Swarovski crystals.
Universal Laser Center has been beaming cosmetic laser rays for more than a decade, devoting itself to a philosophy that welds health to the shimmering luster of beauty. Whether technicians are dissolving cellulite, toning complexions, or sending acne back in time, they pride themselves on using diverse technology "that improves and transforms lives." Spare decor marks the crisp, airy reception area, where patients wait to meet with professionals who leave clear complexions and sleek silhouettes in their wake.
Fritz's talented staff of stylists perform haircuttery that pulls out all the stops, including the one imprisoning a dangerous djinn. Fritz's haircut ($34) prefaces its precision scissor-snipping with a luxurious, meditative shampooing, a hot-towel treatment, and a scalp massage. All the young dudes carrying the news can freshen their follicles with a highlighting ($40+), while distinguished gents can either defy the passing of time with a custom color ($60+) or gray coverage ($35), or rock the salt-and-pepper with a gray blending ($30). Beyond the head, you can sample Fritz's spa-grade services such as a 45-minute customized facial ($45), a 60-minute massage in the style of your choice ($75), a manly and respect-inducing men's manicure ($25), and more.
Exclusively Men's Barber & Spa offers guys a getaway designed just for them. Though the shop's walls aren't made out of prime rib, its cherry-wood decor and dark trim sets a masculine tone that even the manliest can feel comfortable in. Barbers greet visitors with a warm smile and a handshake before getting down to business, which can be as simple as a precision haircut and a hot-towel shave or as luxurious as a manicure and pedicure with rejuvenating face mask. After updating their style, chaps can maintain dapper looks at home by stocking up on the shop's full line of professional body- and hair-care products created just for men.
Panama native Nina Garcia was a hairstyling prodigy. Her innate ability to cut hair manifested at age 14. "I [would] do it for my neighbors and my friends," she explains. "I love to do hair. It's where my passion [is]." Now in the United States, Nina has accumulated 17 years of professional experience, putting in time at two salons before opening her own, where she keeps the atmosphere light and comfortable. "I like to keep people happy," she says. "I offer wine to people in the afternoon. I'm a very sweet person, and I love to meet new people."
In one of three styling chairs, Nina or one of her talented stylists rehabs hair with a new face-framing cut, coloring services, or a deep-conditioning treatment using high-end products such as Italian Alfaparf. The versatile team can even take care of hands and feet. "I have a girl who does manicure and pedicures," she says. "She uses OPI polish." Through patrons often come in simply to update their haircut and style, Nina's most popular service is the Brazilian keratin treatment, a retexturizing treatment that delivers healthy, frizz-free hair to clients and vintage troll dolls.
Regardless of the service being provided, Nina always emphasizes the importance of listening to the client and tailoring every service to his or her personal style. "You have to roll in their direction. I think that's the best way—don't change what they think. It's that way in style and in life. If you want to change something, do it. That's it."
A&S Natural Massage's team of licensed massage therapists and aesthetic experts heals musculature and noninvasively enhances silhouettes through services including laser therapy and body contouring. Within the confines of Salonz Beauty Suites, spa therapists greet guests with a consultation, assessing each client's goals to recommend the best course of treatment. Technicians can then tauten physiques by harnessing radio frequencies, ultrasound, or blow dryers, while muscle masons relieve tensed sinews with modalities ranging from Swedish massage to trigger-point therapy.