The professional technicians at Nail Lounge pamper paws in a clean, contemporary spa accented with teal walls, comfy beige armchairs, and exposed-brick walls. During each 45- to 60-minute keratin shape-up, fingers and toes blissfully soak inside germ-free sinks and whirlpool-less spa chairs, which help to prevent run-ins with disease, irritation, and microscopic spring breakers. Palms and arches can relax with a soothing massage and warm-towel wrap, while stylists skillfully shape and buff nails and groom unruly cuticles using only sterilized, stainless-steel tools. Dedicated to harboring a healthful habitat for their human clients, as well as the environment, Nail Lounge disinfects all stations using hospital-grade germicidal cleansers and uses products that are free of parabens such as toluene and DBP. Before exiting the spa to show off their newly polished appendage tips, guests are presented with the brand new files, birchwood sticks, and buffers used during their service, which are theirs to keep for at-home pampering or scrapbooking endeavors.
In Bodre Cut and Color Room's sunny, brick-lined studio flanked by elegant paintings, a team of stylists apprised of the latest fashions tailors tresses with becoming cuts and vibrant colors. Clients settle into the canary-yellow upholstery of the salon chair as a seasoned scissor brandisher layers and chisels errant ends into the most stylish sculpture since museum curators gave Michelangelo's David a spray-tan. A professional colorist can add depth and dimension to the mane with highlights or fully transform it with a double-process hue.
A transplant from the Dominican Republic, Josephine Rodriguez—better known as “La Chilly”—came to the states to open her own beauty haven, Picis Salon. The salon is a branch of her larger outfit, Josephine’s Spa, where Rodriguez offers an array of spa and medi-spa services, fortified by her own line of products, Josephine Cosmetics. When she’s in the salon, however, La Chilly and her staff focuses exclusively on hair, delivering traditional services such as haircuts, color treatments, and extensions for those who think they’ll need to escape from a castle tower in the near future.
Though A Touch of Sun Hair & Spa doesn't offer tanning, it still has plenty of reasons for its summery title. At this hair and makeup studio, it’s possible the name was inspired by the staff’s mission to treat each client with warmth and brighten their day by making them look and feel beautiful. The name also reflects the naturally derived products that sprout up throughout the salon; Davines shampoos nourish hair with herbs and flowers, sulfate-free Kevin Murphy styling products implant amino acids and essential oils, and Archipelago Botanicals soften skin with antioxidant-rich pomegranate extracts.
Stylists can transform natural hair or wigs with cut and color services and augment each treatment with extras such as makeup touchups, stress-relief massages, and reanimation hexes for especially lifeless ‘dos. On the spa side of things, aestheticians accentuate facial features with brow and lash tinting and perform waxing services for men and women.
Studio Esthetique's experienced medical staff and licensed day-spa aestheticians perform proven cosmetic procedures in a relaxing environment. During laser hair-removal sessions, the professionals employ top-quality, cartoon-villain-grade lasers to blast concentrated light on unwanted hirsuteness, slipping beneath the skin to target follicles at their roots. The lasers are safe for all skin tones and hair types, though they shouldn't be pointed directly into the eyes of a swamp lizard. To achieve long-lasting smoothness, hairs need to be blasted during the pernicious regrowth phase, normally requiring five to seven treatments. Groupon customers can receive half off any additional treatments needed for their chosen area, as well as 50% off a microdermabrasion treatment or an organic or vitamin C facial.
With six locations peppering Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, Precise Brows’ fleet of trained waxers keeps faces and bodies looking polished. Waxing banishes unwanted fur from arms, legs, stomachs, and bikini areas, and hairstylists shear off split ends from scalps and blow-dry remaining lengths into sleek shape. Faces fearful of wax can forgo the sticky stuff in favor of threading services available from the neck up. Taking a break from bristle, the staff can also enhance winks with eyelash extensions or etch beautiful black or herbal henna onto skin to ready it for a special occasion or camouflage regretful tattoos of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.
Formerly JSC Medical, Riverdale Surgical Arts PC remains dedicated to providing local families with essential healthcare and confidence-boosting aesthetic services. This dual focus on inner and outer wellness is the brainchild of Josephine Rodriguez, an entrepreneur and cosmetics specialist who sought to provide the Latino community with an inclusive practice. To do so, she assembled a medical team sharing decades of experience to address clients’ needs, whether they need a treatment for asthma or want to make Father Time feel powerless. The result is a bright, welcoming space where patients can move closer to their wellness and beauty goals.