Zip Zap Salons offer numerous services, but what ties them all together is the staff’s commitment to personal attention. Thus, every treatment—from 24-karat gold facials to deep-tissue massages—is performed with warmth and care. In addition to these services, the salon also offers eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions, and mani-pedis.
When kids visit Dave's Barbershop for a trim, they get to sit behind the wheel of sleek red racecar that doubles as a barber's chair. And although most adults won't fit into the stylish sports car, they still leave feeling suave thanks to the haircuts, color, and waxing services that are the shop's specialties. Beyond cropping locks and camouflaging greys, the staff smoothes scratchy chins with classic shaves, which include a luxurious hot-towel treatment that softens stubble and glued-on Santa beards before they are deftly sheared away.
Salon Atlantique's six stylists bring their scissors-wielding skills together to refashion the town's overgrown manes with hairdo-tailoring services aided by brand-name products from Goldwell, Rusk, and Pro Rituals. An artfully crafted haircut abbreviates elongated strands into face-flattering locks before a skilled hairdresser coats coifs in all-over gloss for a luxurious shine. Newly snipped and glossed strands can achieve new hues with a single-process color or partial highlights that attract positive attention to coiffures––unlike an airport runway marshal waving orange batons over your head. As excess inches float toward the ground, clients can fix their eyes on the salon's ornate chandeliers, yellow and burgundy curtains, and exceptionally high ceilings.
Adele Santoro's attentiveness to each client isn't just good business— it's part of her outlook on life. The owner of Salon Due Mila is a frequent contributor to myriad organizations such as Cancer Center for Kids and Diabetes Research Institute. As a hairstylist with more than 35 years of experience, Adele is focused on helping others feel better about themselves, whether she's readying a bride's coiffure for a walk down the aisle, imbuing locks with organic color, or shaping brows to match a client’s favorite national landmark.
A subtle heat spreads throughout Fuel the Soul, distinct from the scorching air at hot-yoga studios that warm the room with thermostats. The muscle-melting energy seeps into muscles, coaxing tension away. This brand of heat comes from a system that emits infrared rays, capable of penetrating deeper into tissues and detoxifying patrons while they move through classic yoga poses. Co-owner Greg Fine explains to Patch.com, "Exercising … in an infrared heated sauna can help you burn calories much faster." The heat emanates from lamps that, according to Greg, are identical to those used by surgeons in neonatal hospital units and fast-food line-cooks in NASA space vessels. Customers can reap the heat's benefits, which include a faster metabolism and easier healing, whether they’re attending yoga classes or simply steeping in the far-infrared sauna.
Another offering as unusual as a cat and dog that only fight about who loves the other more is the Gyrotonic workout, "a unique method that uses movements found in swimming, yoga, and tai chi and helps improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination." Greg—who studied under Juliu Horvath, the Romanian dancer and exile who developed the exercise to recover after tearing his Achilles tendon and rupturing a few spinal disks—teaches the technique to students of all fitness levels and ages, whether they’re recovering from injuries or courting greater flexibility.
When she isn't providing critical care at a hospital or working with her clients at Faceology New York Aesthetic Skin Center, Dr. Debra Hoffman spends much of her time losing herself in her artistic skills, which are inextricably tied to her understanding of medicine. At her skin center, she combines the latest in medical advances with a deep aesthetic understanding to help guests glow like works of art or a baby's Glo Worm toy. Botox and Juvéderm injections smooth away facial wrinkles, and high-powered peels strip away dead skin, jump-starting the production of new, glowingly fresh cells.
A visitor to Omnia Vanitas Specialty Salon can get a haircut and hire a personal shopper all in one trip. On the haircare side, services target all sorts of hair types and style goals: braiding, dreading, and keratin treatments revamp and retexture, whereas wigs, weaves, and extensions supplement natural hair with picture-perfect locks. The salon's specialties include wedding dos, children's services, and hair restoration. But the staff's expertise goes beyond just hairstyling. Facials, nailcare, and makeup applications turn the studio into a salon-spa, and personal shopping ensures guests are just as stylish from the neck down.