Depicting a hip, well-groomed character holding clippers, the colorful mural on the window of Manny's Cutz jumps out on 14th Avenue, beckoning passersby to peek into the shop. Inside, a calm scene of peach walls and wood floors surrounds the mural's likeness, Manny, as he stands at a black barber chair, lopping off and styling hair. Manny also tends to beards and the dried mustard that naturally grows in them during soothing hot-towel shaves.
A streamlined beauty bazaar with fresh white walls and backlit apothecary shelves, Plumm Shoppe takes pride in pampering passerby persons through upscale beauty products, fragrances, and salon services. Men and women alike can appreciate bristle and blemish busting products from name brands including Art of Shaving (shaving cream: $22), Mario Badescu (drying lotion: $17), and Mason Pearson (boar bristle travel brush: $90). For faces in need of deeper dermal detailing, Plumm Shoppe offers makeovers ($75 for 40 minutes), eyebrow shapings ($25), and eyelash applications ($25), plus a bevy of signature facials infused with products from Cle de Peau ($150), Darphin ($125) and RéVive ($85).
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels. Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
Using time-honored barbershop techniques, the team at Hair & Co Salon in Syosset rework gents’ hair into sharp, clean styles. Barbers skillfully use razors during royal hot towel shaves, which smoothly clear away stubble and packing labels that have been left on the face. The salon also performs women's haircuts and styles, with the help of top-of-the-line products such as Redken, Matrix, and Moroccanoil.
Najia Rohlf of Najia's Esthetic Skin and Laser Center beautifies skin with every tool at her disposal, from glo therapeutics products to Palomar lasers and electrolysis. In addition to a full list of waxing and tanning services, she removes unwanted hair with beams of light and banishes signs of aging with Botox. Once she has skin looking healthy, she decorates it with permanent makeup, semipermanent mascara, and sprinkles of glitter guaranteed to never go away.
For more than 60 years, the staff at D’s Barbershop has been styling men’s hair into classic cuts. And over that time period, they’ve perfected a lot of cuts, from the classic crew cut to more modern spiked ‘dos and even women’s trims. But to this day, their most popular service is their cut and shave, where guests recline into seats as barbers lather faces before taking a straightedge razor to create clean-cut cheekbones, chins, and hairlines. Barbers talk shop as their hands go about their tasks, ensuring customers always have a cold drink, cup of coffee, and the day’s game on the shop’s flat-screen TV. Every cut is finished with a relaxing shoulder massage, which adds a bit of pampering into each service without dumping a Gatorade cooler full of bubble bath down your back.