When founding Park Avenue Salon and Spa, owner Lynne Zsido assembled an experienced staff of licensed professionals, many with decades of experience. With an eye to environmental responsibility, the beautification crew assesses an armory of products by Bare Escentuals, CND, and Marcia Teixeira. Beyond the spa's emerald-hued door, smooth stones steep in warmth in preparation for romps across tired muscles or bank vaults carved from butter. Sweet nothings drift from massage sessions for couples, and soothing and cleansing elixirs wrought from Hershey's chocolate, jojoba oil, and almonds broadcast a dulcet bouquet.
Trend Setters Hair Salon's owner and captain stylist, Jen Palmer, calls on more than 18 years of experience and specialization in cuts and coloring as she leads her staff. The team's comprehensive menu runs the gamut from keratin treatments and perms to facial waxing. In time slots doled out by appointment only, they discipline rowdy locks with products from Moroccanoil and Nioxin and brighten nails with artful french tips or resilient shellac gel that guards against chipping so that clients don't have to wear oven mitts to work. Surrounding the stylist's beautification chairs, muted, green walls hung with photos of flora and fauna craft a woodland-like environment.
They may be hours from New York City, but the stylists at Fashion Mystique Salon & Spa can make even their littlest clients feel like fashion models for a day. Geared toward girls 12 and under, the "Be a Model for a Day" and "Princess Birthday Party" packages pampers gals with services like mini manicures, makeup applications, and sassy updos, readying them for an optional post-session photo-shoot. But the fun isn't limited to the pre-teen set: the spa's goal is to make each client feel special, regardless of his or her age. Everyday services include haircuts and custom color services, massage, nails, and facials. Using modern advancements in beauty care, these treatments are designed make clients feel special and look great, regardless of their age. Their penchant for beauty technology also, includes cellulite treatments using a vacuum massage, which stimulates the skin’s underlying tissue to make it look firmer, as well as lunch-time microderms and spray tanning.
LA Bronze Ultra Luxe Tanning Studios service tanners on the go and provides a respite for those looking to relax. Inside stand-up booths, clients remain on their feet while up to 60 bulbs create a 360-degree tan. Clients may also choose to stand up for a twelve-minute session inside a warm capsule or choose a bronze hue to have misted on their skin and settling into a sun-kissed glow in three hours. Those looking to enhance their tans can purchase power lotions, bronzers, accelerators, and cooling lotions from the salon’s collection of tanning products.