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.
Inspired by childhood playtimes spent giving manicures to her aunts and sisters, cosmetologist Madeleine Rajkovich opened Madeleine Salon & Spa to finally realize her lifelong passion for beauty. Continuing education is the backbone of Rajkovich's business, and she regularly attends conferences to stay up-to-date on new techniques, products, and uses for leftover cucumbers. The multilingual salon offers everything from haircuts and highlights to mani-pedis, microdermabrasions, and cellulite-reducing massages, as well as highly personalized facials that begin with an in-depth skin analysis and end with a moisturizing mask.
Inside the salon, geometric cherry-red chairs create a modern tableau among sleek metal tables and white walls. Green walls, fluted glass-pendant lamps, and landscape paintings evoke a sojourn in the country on the spa side of the business, where body betterments are overseen by framed certifications and vintage portraits of Audrey Hepburn taken before photofacials finally cured her colorless complexion.
Beyond Organic Spa's philosophy is that people are a part of nature, and the best solutions for body and skincare woes are natural ones. With that tenet in mind, the staff pampers clients with eco-friendly beauty services fueled by organic products. As an exclusive partner of Éminence organic beauty products, the spa's services use serums and masks designed to safely tend to skin without harming it with additives or chemicals. The spa's filtered water keeps toxins out of the body, and all towels and linens are cleaned with natural products and detergents to keep pollutants and grass stains out of nature.
Super Magic Fingers does not believe in superfluous spa rituals for clients; you won't find gentle lighting or lavender massage oil at this serious Chinese massage center. Here, a communal massage room separates clients from one another with just a thin curtain, and the licensed massage therapists on staff work out painful and chronic knots with laser-like precision, even climbing on clients to get at exactly the right spot. Offering acupuncture, intense massage, reflexology, and simple facials, this no-nonsense massage clinic is extremely clean, quiet, and devoted to helping relieve chronic pain.
Extreme Color Salon owner Irena Naco and her stylists nurture healthy locks for a diverse clientele. While they daub hair with balayage and ombre highlights or smooth it with brazilian keratin treatments, sunshine pours in through a floor-to-ceiling picture window and a crystal chandelier shimmers above the reception desk. Private rooms overflow with peaceful music and aromatherapeutic scents while massage therapists knead tense sinews. In addition to drawing on their intuition, these experts take cues from their studies in anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic algebra.