London, Paris, and New York. These are just some of the global beauty capitals where Salon Sima's hairstylists have trained––including owner and master colorist Sima Sara. To organize the breadth of talent on display at the salon, its hairstylists have been divvied into two categories: Platform 1 and Platform 2. Collectively, the team can perform nearly any hair miracle its clients can come up with, from hand painting sultry balayage highlights to smoothing strands with a nourishing Kérastase treatment.
Off the salon floor, nail technicians are also hard at work polishing clients’ looks and fingertips with CND Shellac, OPI, or Essie polishes. Regardless of what service brings clients to the salon, before they leave they can peruse the lobby’s black shelves, which hold bottles of beauty products from Pureology, Redken, and Kérastase.
At Giggles Kids Salon, pint-sized clients ease into barber's chairs shaped like airplanes, trains, and cars. Nearby, other kids sit on bright orange couches and footstools that resemble building blocks, waiting to be summoned by their stylists. The kindergarten-like milieu was designed by owners John Tsapakas, a roofer, and his wife, Stefanie, a teacher, to be a welcoming, stress-free setting for both boys and girls.
Walk-in customers select from a menu of services as comprehensive as an adult spa salon’s. The kindly stylists can perform daring feats of hairstyling (often it's a first haircut), spangle appendages with mani-pedis, or pierce ears before distributing candy, stickers, and balloons. Also like adult spas, Giggles also offers themed-party packages that pair celebration with beauty pampering.
Hairstylist Haggai Kapach’s 20-year career has taken him from the classrooms of Aveda to beauty institutes in South Africa and Israel, enabling him to translate trends to suit almost any lifestyle. Along the way, he picked up specialties in precision color, curly haircuts, and keratin treatments, and used his spare time to hone his skills in massage and reflexology. Today he shows off his worldly styling skills at Salon 26, alongside a styling team that works tirelessly to rejuvenate bodies with globe-spanning services that range from Brazilian waxes to French manicures, as well as laser skin-toning treatments inspired by the future.
Dr. Ira M. Fine, ReGen Anti-Aging's board-certified internal medicine practicioner and body-rejuvenating guru, takes an uncommon approach to medicine as he fully advocates personal medical care. Casting a personalized spin on the patient-doctor relationship, he treats each patient with respect and patience--a practice he learned from his father, a venerable and caring family doctor. Under Dr. Fine's watchful eye, a knowledgeable staff protects bodies from chronic aggressors through treatments that range from dermal fillers and teeth whitening to vitamin injections and collagen-stimulating radio-frequency sculpting. During consultations, the experienced Dr. Fine helps to create personalized aesthetic plans that address the body as a whole instead of as merely the left shin of an uber-powerful Voltron.
The Europa Medi Spa's staff includes a medical doctor who performs aesthetic services and employs the 100% vegan line Nayked Botanicals to render a more effective natural treatment than rubbing clients' faces in organic lettuce. Nail technicians pamper fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures and soften skin with paraffin dips, and massage therapists relieve stress and release muscle knots with hot lava stones and aromatherapy. The menu of services also presents anti-aging treatments, such as the signature 24-karat-gold facial, which covers faces in wrinkle-fighting gold-infused masks inspired by recently uncovered photos of King Midas pinching his own cheeks.
Genesis Skin Spa—tucked away inside Bardot Salon & Spa—works to perfect clients’ faces and bodies with skincare services, body wraps, and body-sculpting treatments. Aesthetician Paola Gourdeau and her team leave faces with healthy glows after organic fruit facials, European deep-cleaning facials, and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments. Body-polishing services, which use organic brown sugar, honey, and essential orange oil, leave skin silky smooth and satisfy urges to roll around in the produce section at the grocery store. Body-sculpting treatments deliver skin-smoothing results with cold therapy, electrostimulation, or radio frequency.