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.
Lavender walls wrap around the lavender and red treatment beds that line Secret Eyelash's studio. A highly trained lash stylist hovers over the beds, her hands steady as she bonds synthetic eyelashes to eyelids with a medical-grade adhesive. Whether dolling up fringe with a romantic, glamorous, or dramatic set of extensions, she makes sure they keep the natural curl of a human lash or pianist's spine. Secret Eyelash welcomes clients back to touch up their .15-millimeter or .20-millimeter extensions every two to four weeks, in tandem with the growth cycle of their natural lashes.
Whether you're looking for a fresh hairstyle or a soothing massage, Giorgio's Hair Salon and Spa has got your beauty and pampering needs covered. Hair services include highlights and single-process color along with cuts and conditioning, perms, and keratin treatments. Professional skin therapists at the spa also cater facials to specific skincare needs, treating skin to either deep-cleansing facials with extractions or a light cleansing facial with a soothing facial massage. Nailcare, makeup, and waxing services are also available.
Every strand of hair tells the story of its life?whether it's been colored and straightened or spent lots of time floating in the harsh chlorine of a swimming pool. That's why when clients come into Novella Hair Salon, stylists don't just focus on making their hair stylish; they also want to make hair healthier. As an exclusive Kerastase salon, they use the company's quick-fix express rituals and more lavish, pampering deluxe rituals to replenish the health and shine of clients' hair. These treatments can rebalance scalps' pH, add softness to aging hair, volumize thin strands, and smooth unruly curls. Their masks and treatments work to restore hair to a more unprocessed state, leaving 'dos looking as natural as a celebrity when they first got off the bus from Idaho.
Brow Zone's image-minded staff refines visages through artful eyebrow threading and waxing treatments alongside a medley of personalized skin services. By swiftly looping fine cotton thread around entire rows of unwanted hair, threading specialists can sculpt brow shapes that are "cleanly arched and very finished," according to New York magazine. Both threading and waxing polishes a range of corporeal locales, from defuzzing the face to evicting undesired bristles from bikini zones. Licensed aestheticians work to purify and refine a variety of skin types with a slate of facials, which target fine lines, help alleviate acne, and eliminate lingering caricature artists.
Shobha does just one thing, but it does it impeccably: remove body hair. To that end, the salons' specialists use several techniques, including threading, sugaring, trimming, and waxing. Comfort is just as big a deal to them as smoothness. They rely on soothing lotions and other proprietary products designed for sensitive skin, many of which customers can also take home. And each technician starts at Shobha by undergoing an intense training program, followed by regular continuing education in the field.
Founder Shobha Tummala holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is committed to superior quality in services, products, clients, and employees. It all makes for an experience that's about as comfy as hair-removal gets. Accordingly, the salons and their products have been showered with press, popping up on style blogs and in fashion magazines and winning honors such as being named New York magazine's Best Bikini Wax.