Plush leather seating, wrought-iron chandeliers, and a brick-set fireplace combine to make Emanuel’s Salon an elegant oasis for pampering hair and spa services. Whether preparing revelers for their prom, wedding, or a fancy search party, the makeover mavens pull off a fully polished look with mani-pedis and make-up applications. The staff also combats baldness in both men and women with high-tech laser hair therapy.
Across the spectrum of hair, body, and skin treatments offered at Bon-Bon Hair Salon and Spa, is a uniting theme of personalized attention. The practitioners pride themselves on their ability to make each client feel like they're the only person in the world, regardless of whether they're getting a facial with seaweed and Vitamin C, a body scrub with lavender and marine salts, or a calming massage with aromatherapy. The hairstylists, who've been featured in publications such as Us Weekly, lavish the same attention on clients, taking into account each one's features before fashioning a haircut or adding color to the mix. The spa also excels in just-for-men services such as haircuts and beard trims, but whatever the treatment, the staff's goal is to make the experience as enjoyable as the results are beautiful.
You might not find J’aime Day Spa and Salon right away, given its second floor location on Madison Avenue in Midtown East. But once you’ve found your way up the stairs and above the street-level Cuban restaurant, this inviting, serene space truly pays off. Floor to ceiling windows look out over the avenue, letting in loads of natural light for the small work stations that are pushed up close to the glass. Several soft blue couches are perfect for relaxing before a manicure, facial treatment, or head to one of the spare white rooms in the back for more intimate waxing and massage sessions. Each facet of the long salon is meant to pamper and revitalize customers, while shelves of take-home products near the register mean guests can enjoy spa-level treatments right at home.
Lali Lali Salon customers book appointments online to nab an afternoon, evening, or Saturday visit to revivify strands at their convenience. As they arrive, sunlight careens into the long, spacious salon, which is punctuated with colossal, playful, overgrown bouquets. The lush bursts of chlorophyll spray up from the floor, fan out from the walls, and hang from the ceilings, contrasting with modern black furniture cushioned with flower smells. Massive windowpanes paint crosshatched silhouettes on a vintage green chaise lounge and mock bearskin rug. Fittingly for such a carefully designed space, Lali Lali doubles as a gallery, with a focus on photography that captures New York's bustling fashion scene.
This Harlem nail spa offers manicures and pedicures to professional men and women. Shellac manicures, French manicures, silk wrap repairs and paraffin treatments are all performed by an amiable staff of nail technicians. Polished Fingertips also offers a color change service, so you can clean up your nails between appointments, while makeup, waxing and massage treatments keep the rest of the body revitalized as well. The small space is colored in splashy blues, with floor to ceiling windows that look out onto a lively stretch of Frederick Douglas Boulevard. A collection of silver jewelry is also for sale, and the spa can be booked for private events.
At Infinity Spa's upscale Midtown space, the technicians offer more than relaxation and beauty treatments?they use cutting-edge technology to enhance their clients' appearances. With a LightSheer Duet laser, patients can enjoy a full-body hair-removal alternative to more painful options such as wax, electrolysis, and suits made of duct tape. Brazilian keratin treatments render unmanageable hair sleek and straight, and hair coloring can be achieved completely free of ammonia. And then there are their massage services, which include Thai yoga, hot stone therapy, shiatsu, and specially blended aromatherapy.