Sunlight filters in through Scandalous Hair Studio & Spa’s two walls of windows, illuminating the intimate boutique so that it stands out amid the other neighborhood stores. Perched on the corner, the all-purpose salon and spa greets visitors with an exposed brick wall that gives way to a row of styling stations where stylists pace around salon chairs as they plan out customized haircuts and color treatments.
Just a few yards away but a world removed from the lively bustle of the salon floor, aestheticians stationed in private treatment rooms cultivate glowing complexions with Wilma Schumann skincare products. Among the most popular spa services, aromatherapy massages melt away stress, and European facials fight signs of aging, acne, and embarrassing face-plant dives off the Eiffel Tower.
Irena Naco founded Color Bar NYC to share her beauty philosophy: the best-looking hair is healthy hair. To that end, she and her team perform cuts, texturizing treatments, and color applications, all while keeping the hair's wellbeing in mind. Their artistry results in everything from elegant bridal updos to balayage highlights, as well as 'dos lengthened with flattering extensions instead of festive but fragile paper streamers.
Precision haircuts are just the beginning of Level 77 Hair Studio's beautifying abilities. The stylists take clients' hair color to the next level with Wella hues designed to complement their complexion, and take frizz down a level with keratin treatments that smooth locks for months on end. In addition to haircare, the salon provides eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions.
At Hair Guild Spa, the stylists can accommodate requests for almost anything?whether it's a flattering cut for curly hair or an array of bright red highlights. The salon doubles as a spa, too, with manicures, pedicures, and a rainbow of no-chip polishes. There's even an oxygen pod, which delivers such services as an oxygen facial treatment and oxygen inhalation therapy.
At Beautiful Hair Salon, lead stylist May takes pride in her ability to customize cuts to suit the preferences of her clients. She uses a variety of techniques—such as Japanese straightening or curling treatments—to manipulate hair of any texture. In addition to her cuts and texture treatments, she can add color and highlights to hair.