Fantasy Spa Beauty Lounge’s team beautifies clients with procedures that range from hair-smoothing keratin treatments to back facials. Staffers augment locks with colors and hair extensions, embellish digits with nail art, and revitalize faces with facials and chemical peels. In addition, makeup artists offer complimentary demos of the spa’s hypoallergenic products, teaching patrons how to select a lipstick that will not permanently bind their lips together. To maximize convenience, the spa’s stylists and technicians can conduct appointments in clients’ homes.
Founded by a Hoboken native, E'Clips Salon delivers big-city salon results with small-town affability. Cuts, coloring, conditioning, and blowouts top the menu of services, reinforced by facial-waxing treatments to subtract unwanted whiskers and natural-hair extensions to augment mustaches sprouting from the scalp. The stylists express their dedication to quality with poems written in fine products from Redken, Paul Mitchell, and Joico.
Shampoo JC Hair Salon's stylists draw inspiration from art, music and fashion. Thanks to the artful eyes of the new owners, also of Shampoo Avenue B in NYC, the beauty haven's decor would be right at home in a gallery or record shop. The walls display a rotating selection of local artwork, which might include a collection of old albums, or paintings inspired by rock 'n' roll. It's enough to make clients forget they're inside a hair salon, until they glance in the mirror and see their new 'do. The reflection may reveal ombre highlights, sleek blowouts, asymmetrical cuts—or a style so classic that clients will wonder if the shop's hair dryers are some sort of time machine. The savvy staff specializes in a wide range of snipped fashions, as well as treatments such as keratin and Brazilian blowouts.
A man leans back in the barber’s chair. The hot towel covers his face, relaxing his pores before the barber coats his whiskers with warm shaving cream. At V's, the house specialty is high-quality traditional men’s grooming services, from shaves to haircuts and shoeshines.
Even though V’s master barbers perform classic services, their haircuts and shaves remain savvy to today's looks. They cut trendy hairstyles for men and use modern professional products, such as American Crew and Jack Black.
When owner Erica Cerpa needs to restock EC Beauty Studio’s supplies, she shops for pure seaweed, omega-3, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and vitamins A, C, and F. Cerpa favors these ingredients for the benefits they provide: seaweed eliminates toxins; omega-3 regulates oil production; acids exfoliate dead cells; and vitamins balance tone. Several other botanical ingredients make their way into facials, which are personalized for each person’s skin type. In addition to working at the studio, Cerpa travels to homes, offices, and pillow forts, offering on-location services such as airbrush tanning and spa parties. Cerpa also amplifies the volume and length of natural lashes with individually applied synthetic eyelash extensions.
The expert stylists at the Paul Mitchell–focused Mad One Jacks polish heads with a vast array of hair services inside a sensory-stimulating atmosphere splashed with funky wall art and vibrant colors. During a haircut and style ($50–$75), nimble fingers shampoo skulls and knead scalps and necks before newly trimmed tresses fall gently to the floor and blow-dryers fluff the lucky remaining head strands. Blowouts ($40+) render locks sleek and shiny, and partial highlights streak heads with stylish racing stripes perfect for blazing past gridlocked traffic on foot ($120+). The keratin proteins in the awapuhi keratriplex treatment ($35+) can help reduce breakage, increase shine, and maintain color.