Survivors of Bravo TV’s salon makeover show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Pablo Hernandez’s team of savvy stylists prunes the entire body with haircuts and coloring, nail care, and waxing services. Keratin treatments and Japanese thermal straightening treatments put troublemaking locks in line, whereas perms bend them into undulating cascades. Artists can also apply makeup for special events, such as weddings or grand openings of neighborhood grocers. Additionally, the salon caters to masculine bristles with men’s haircuts and beard trims or shaves.
Chief barber Ray Agnew runs his manly styling den with the goal of providing three simple services: a good haircut, a clean shave, and TV with sports on it. Each of Upper Kutz's leather styling chairs features its own TV screen, a reclining function, and armrests carved from Paul Bunyan's wooden rocking horse. Committed to helping men to achieve stylish looks, Upper Kutz provides expertise with each service, from basic trims to beard grooming and hair coloring.
Lauded in New York magazine for its quick service and impeccably honest staff, Personal Touch spiffs sullied wardrobes with its professional dry cleaning services. Prepare winter wear for seasonal retirement by letting the experts cleanse sweaters ($6), vests ($5.50), outer jackets ($12), and full coats ($18). Fine fabric-ed everyday wear including shirts ($6), pants ($6), skirts ($6), and ties ($5) also earns cleaning candidacy, and raincoats ($18) can lose all evidence of April’s rainstorms and May’s Gallagher shows. Personal Touch Cleaners is even well primed to spruce up precious garments, such as three-piece suits ($17), gowns ($14+), and baby's first prom-dress.
Harnessing ingredients extracted from the Dead Sea alongside aromatic oils and herbal extracts, Deep Sea Cosmetics concocts a line of products that heal and invigorate the face, the body, and the hands. Quench dry skin with a moisturizing cream that salvages brittle facescapes with aloe vera, vitamin E, and Dead Sea minerals ($59.95), or shuck off dead skin cells with a relaxing salt scrub that exfoliates birthday leisure suits and adds zest to any bathtub stew ($49.95). The fingertip-pampering nail kit transforms talons into shiny, shapely keratin exemplars with a nail file, cuticle conditioner, and body-and-hand lotion ($44.95).
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.