Antoinette Van Dewark at Studio 7 is a professional, so, of course, she can perform most any salon service. But her specialty is color, and she's able to create anything from vibrant single-process color to perfectly blended highlights to trendy ombre effects.
An expansive storefront window invites passersby to peer into Marx Pier Avenue Salon, where hairdressers wield sulfate-free Pureology products for women and American Crew formulas for men. Stylists congregate on the salon floor, specializing in areas such as cuts for long hair, matching highlights to skin tone, or shaping hair into replicas of the Arc de Triomphe in under a minute.
Envisioned as a one-stop shop for beautification by founder and registered nurse Jennifer Salerno, Skin Savvé combines medical-spa and hair-design services under one well-coiffed roof. Medical spa director Dr. Simona Arcan oversees an expert staff that treats bodies to a range of services, from skin-rejuvenating microdermabrasion and photofacials to injectable Botox—preferable to injections of liquid youth, which smell like Play-Doh. Hair-design services begin with cuts and styling and extend to more advanced options such as extensions and Brazilian blowout treatments.
Lavender walls, velvety furnishings, and a sparkling chandelier greet faces at DermStore—part spa oasis determined to make guests as pretty as its interior. Dermstore offers high-quality, often hard to find, skincare, haircare, and cosmetic brands—including Decleor, Dermalogica, Eminence, Guinot, Phytomer, Yonka, Thibiant, Sothys and Darphin.
Within the physical location’s walls, a team of aestheticians uses these top-of-the-line skincare brands to tend to faces. Nearby, experienced stylists chop split ends, weave golden highlights into dull locks, and design updos. The spa services can achieve a range of goals from highlighting the green in your eyes to making your twin sister look like the evil one just once.
The licensed massage therapists at Hermosa Massage offer a treatment menu designed to address many needs. For example, there's hot stone and Swedish massages for general well-being and relaxation. For more focused injury and tension relief, there's deep-tissue and sports massage, the latter of which helps clients recover from sports-related injuries such as straining a muscle during a coin toss. Hermosa also offers traditional Thai massage, a yoga-influenced modality that uses acupressure and guided stretching, as well as body scrubs, which combine Swedish massage with full-body cleansing. All of these treatments take place in quiet, dimly lit rooms conducive to relaxation and the release of tension.