For the past 15 years, Samantha "Sami" Angelini has been manicuring nails, banishing fuzz with honey wax, and wielding makeup brushes. She's freelanced for MAC and Laura Mercier, filling her portfolio with images that typify her natural, yet evocative makeup style. Today, she enhances eyes, lips, and cheekbones with Motives Cosmetics mineral-based makeup. She demonstrates her techniques during one-on-one lessons, and preps brides for their nuptials. Sami's artist's eye also guides her hands as she shapes brows into flattering forms—one of her specialties—or tops finger and toenails in chip-resistant polishes or thimbles.
The team at Sonia Day Spa renders their many decadent anti-aging facials using oft-lauded Elemis products, a luxury British import incorporating high-quality natural active ingredients. Licensed therapists and certified aestheticians share a single driving purpose at the spa: help their clients achieve a relaxing nirvana where they feel beautiful both inside and out. To that end, they perform 10 different types of massage, each of which can be super-boosted with healing aromatherapy or by letting The Hulk do some of the kneading. For those in the grip of Hulk-sized amounts of stress, a longer stay at the spa may be in order. For that, the staff presents various half-day and full-day packages that combine skin-specific facials, mani-pedis, body scrubs, and massages.
Staffed by a team of creative styling professionals and stocked with high-quality haircare and skincare products, 221 Post A Salon is a hub of fashionable makeovers. Stylists build upon their skillful scissor work with coloring, glazing, foils, and Brazilian hair-smoothing treatments. Skincare specialists add a personal touch to their facials with skin analysis and neck, shoulder, and scalp massages. Amid pastel purple walls and chic furniture, manicurists fuss about fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and bridal parties prepping for the cameras can opt for styling and makeup applications—as well as free beverages and pastries for groups of more than five.
With the aim of revamping aesthetics from head to toe, Transitions Nails, Hair, and More's team of aestheticians offers a full menu of salon services. Atop pillow-laden pedicure thrones, patrons recline as nail techs adorn their toes with durable Shellac polish, and stylists refurbish locks with keratin relaxers, advanced color treatments, or special-occasion updos.
With a crew of well-trained shear-wielders at its helm, Allure Salon revives, revamps, and relaxes patrons in a chic, romantically lit atmosphere. Mane makeovers commence in the shampoo room, where locks are lushly lathered with a deep-conditioning treatment that will help soothe them of their frizzy tendencies and idolatry of painter Bob Ross (a $30 value). Next, the savvy head artists will assist in selecting the right cut for each client's face shape, lifestyle, and personality (a $34–$43 value). Using an arsenal of top-notch tools and skills acquired through advanced workshops, the strand sculptors will then go to work snipping, shaping, and styling overgrown neck shrubs into the bobs, pixies, layers, or trapezoids they were always meant to be.
Paul Mitchell national educators, Motives by Loren consultants, and an owner who’s been in the field for more than two decades make up the impressive staff at The Hair Spa. This collection of experience and talent surfaces in everything from cuts and coloring to keratin treatments. In addition to hair services, The Hair Spa also offers manicures and pedicures, waxing, and cosmetics.