When it came to naming their environmentally friendly beauty destination, Hope and Jeanie chose the Greek word FOS, which means light. At FOS LIVING Eco Salon, Spa & Store, clients are welcomed into a relaxing environment where organic products, skilled aestheticians, and good health for both people and the environment are at the forefront.
When coloring hair, stylists use the most natural brands they can find for services including highlights, single-process color, gray coverage, and smoothing treatments. When Hope or Jeanie can't find a product that meets their rigorous standards, they put on gloves and whisk up their own organic products without compromising the quality of the result.
When they apply makeup, they use a proprietary line of cosmetics devoid of mercury, lead, parabens, and other harmful chemicals. Hope even created her own facial serums, which are never heated and packed with natural and organic oils from Ikaria, Greece. Clients can experience these products and others during spa treatments and hair services, or buy some for use at home. While they're at it, they can also purchase Hope's jewelry designs, which have been highlighted on Vogue.com.
Salon Blue bolsters stylists' expertise through carefully calibrated training programs, helping to earn them name-checks in magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. The hierarchy at the salon begins with creative stylists, who hone their craft through ongoing education as they collect the six golden curling irons required to ascend to the level of artistic director. To obtain the top rank as a master director, stylists must study under hair gurus such as Vidal Sassoon and John Sahag, and they often show off their skills as platform artists at beauty shows. Though their titles vary, stylists at every level of expertise can deliver haircuts, color treatments, and makeup applications using Dex New York modern mineral makeup. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the salon's minimally decorated floor with light and allow straightening treatments to set via photosynthesis.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
Bella Pelle by Elise cultivates clients’ outer beauty with a variety of salon and spa services. Touch up wandering eyebrows or eradicate runaway Santa beards with a facial waxing session, conducted by the experienced hands of a Bella Pelle aesthetician. Customers can brandish a silky kisser with lip waxing ($8), reveal a down-free face with cheek waxing ($14), or tame overgrown eyebrows with a reshaping and tweezing ($22).
When Angel Tips opened the doors to its single Long Island store in 1996, it had a simple premise: to offer professional nail, waxing, and beauty services at an affordable price. Although the company has expanded to more than 60 locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since then, their focus on professionalism remains the same. They even require all of their licensed professionals to hone their skills at a specialized training center in Connecticut.
Though Angel Tips expertly performs waxing services and installs eyelash extensions, their specialty lies in nail care. Their technicians perform traditional, gel, and acrylic manicures, as well as specialty pedicures with paraffin and hot stone massages. Cleanliness, like professionalism and affordability, is a top priority; all locations use sanitized tools, disposable files and buffer pads, and pedicure chairs that have fully outgrown their teenage grunge phases.
A L'Oréal concept salon, Atelier of Roslyn’s team includes senior- and master-level platform portfolio artists, and many of the salon's stylists have experience working Fashion Week. In a space reminiscent of an artist’s loft, stylists accomplish services such as men’s and women’s cuts as well as retexturing and coloring treatments, all with passion and a flair for creativity.