An’tyrice Salon and Spa may not be situated in New York City, but its multicultural hair services save many clients the trip into the Big Apple. Nimble-handed stylists weave virgin-hair extensions into hairlines, brush on dimensional highlights, and clip modern cuts. The salon also welcomes clients in search of airbrush makeup applications, spray tans, facials, and massages.
When Pete and Dawn Padilla opened A Cut From Above, they brought Paul Mitchell. Lots of it. Low-ammonia hair-color with a beeswax base, conditioning products made with wild ginger, and Paul Mitchell's professional shampoos, conditioners, and other coif elixirs fill the tool-chests of the salon's staff—chests that were taken from very stylish pirates. With these products, they tend to the locks of clients with great skill. Outside the realm of the scalp, a massage therapist with three decades of experience un-knots muscles, a nail technician wrangles cuticles, and an ear-piercing specialist makes the phenomenon of listening both functional and fashionable.
Owner Jacqueline and her staff of estheticians slather organic products onto clients’ faces during facials to help alleviate rosacea, sop up excess oil, or hydrate dry patches. They also scrub away dead skin cells on bodies with raw sugar or extra-fine sandpaper, and bestow eyelashes with extra length using semi-permanent lash extensions.
Amy Kowal uses her talents to help clients reach their full beauty potential. As a trained skincare therapist, Amy works to restore youthful appearances with a variety of facials and chemical peels. She also harnesses the power of TriPollar radio frequency to re-engage the body's production of collagen , tighten skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks, melt fat, and clear up acne and acne scarring. Free consultations are available.
Using a phone-based Q&A, Skinprint's cosmetic chemists educate customers about their own skin's structure and functioning (or "skinprint") and help identify products that address personal dermatological needs. The online boutique sells Skinprint products, developed sans animal or sibling testing to power head-to-toe pore purification with natural botanical blends rather than parabens, sulfates, and other potentially harmful substances. Choose from anti-agers like Eyedyllic, a dark-circle-destroying, wrinkle-erasing eye cream ($52.50), protective basics like the Ultra Sheer SPF 20 SunScreen ($29.99), and the Acne Treatment Pen, which reduces the appearance of blemishes, redness, post-Funyun regret, and other inflammation symptoms within 24 hours ($79).
At Alora Laser Spa, the star of the show is appropriately named the StarLux 500. This Palomar laser transforms to conduct a wide variety of cosmetic services. One handpiece turns it into a laser hair-removal machine, and another gives it the power to fade away unsightly leg veins. A third is geared toward treating acne or rejuvenating complexions with photofacials.
Alongside other technologies, such as microcurrent instruments and ultrasonic tools for facials, the StarLux 500 exemplifies the spa's advanced approach to beauty. That being said, the staff hasn't forgotten about classic, nature-inspired techniques. Their body wraps, for example, work to diminish the appearance of cellulite with ingredients ranging from paraffin wax to sea kelp, whose natural slimming properties explain why sea otters can always fit into size-2 jeans.