At DEX New York's private makeup studio, everyone gets the celebrity treatment. DEX's professional artists help create, interpret, and perfect new looks for clients during private makeup applications or lessons, whether they need an everyday look or are headed to a red-carpet affair; and since their clientele has included stars such as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Carrie Underwood, a red-carpet event isn't out of the question.
Dexter Phillip, a 20-year veteran in the fashion and beauty industry, created the DEX New York signature mineral-makeup line. Made with plant-derived extracts, the hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free makeup aims to boost skin's regenerative properties and stimulate collagen production while providing wearers with runway- and street-inspired looks.
Makeup workshops and professional applications take place at DEX's studio, where clients can also stock up on matte-finish bronzers, cream eyeliners, lipstick, and other products from the DEX line. Plus, guests can visit the studio’s blog, which is regularly updated with helpful beauty know-how and pro tips.
At Tribeca Hair Studio, father-and-son team Mike and Albert combine more than 50 years of experience to revamp and beautify locks for men and women. Before administering one of their signature hair services, such as a Moroccanoil deep-conditioning treatment or precision haircut, the stylists consults with clients to ensure that wildest hair dreams become a reality. In addition to cuts and color, Mike and Albert smooth tangles and reunite split ends with the Brazilian keratin treatment, which infuses individual strands with a nutrient-rich protein that banishes frizz. While waiting for services, patrons can partake in free WiFi or ponder which Civil War general’s moustache was the most distinguished.
Recipient of a Skin Care 101 Beauty Award from Allure magazine, You and Her Spa enhances visages using professional skincare lines such as Ambrosia, Sothys, and Yon-Ka, as well as Korean BB cream. The recently upgraded facility houses technicians licensed to tattoo on makeup, perform cosmetic teeth whitening, reformat hard drives with their personal magnetism, and provide services that bolster skin appearance and weight loss. The spa has resided in the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1998, garnering a following of more than 1,000 fans and attracting clientele such as supermodel Nataliya Gotsiy.
Building a brigade of loyal clientele at his one-time place of employment, Neighborhood Barbershop, Ben now brings his hard-earned reputation to cut New Yorkers' hair at his own shop, Ben's Barbers. Ben trims unruly facial hair into skull-hugging forms with his meticulous attention to detail and skill with a straight razor, lavishing faces with traditional hot shaves. Extending his eye for precision to head hair, he snips locks without obliterating his clients’ personal style, such as a signature side part or their actual signature shaved on the side of their head.
Rebuff your digits' hard hats with today's gentlemanly side deal. For $28, you get a spa manicure and pedicure at Nickel Spa for Men in Chelsea, a $54 value. This two-story center of masculine spa services is futuristically designed, with chrome walls and a coolly painted and lit interior to make bucking stallions feel at ease. The sophisticated feel translates to your treatment, in which gnarly claws are remastered into works of body art without crossing the line into femininity. This makes a great gift for the guy in your life who is used to keeping his nails kempt via a tooth trim. Gents, pick up this Groupon to see what it's like to be the one being pampered for once.
The result of a collaboration between Bobby Werhane of Experience Hospitality and Reynald Ricard of Red Market Salon, Moustache - Greenwich Tonsorial is more than a neighborhood barber shop: it's a men’s retreat. After listening to the chatter in Werhane's restaurants and among Ricard's female salon clientele, the duo realized that there was a need for a male-only salon. They opened a guy-friendly nostalgic space with hardwood floors and a stuffed deer head reminiscent of an Old West saloon, and added timeless touches including vintage barber chairs. Live music occasionally adds to the atmosphere, streaming through the space to an outdoor area where patrons sip scotch, smoke cigars, and discuss whether Hemingway ever deduced for whom the bell tolled.
While the décor harkens back to a bygone era, the barbers’ handiwork is decidedly modern. The staff includes Christopher Nardi, an industry veteran with more than 20 years' experience whose talents range from classic to contemporary. Rafael Sanchez specializes in precise fades and close shaves, and John “JB” Flores—an original team member who comes from three generations of barbers—is known to his clients and Olympic crafts teams as "the master of scissors."