Muscle kneader Toveh Zaifert knows that every one of her clients is different. That's why each of her massages is different as well. A graduate of the New York Institute of Massage, Toveh specializes in the customization of her treatments to fit each individual's needs. When she begins a treatment, she'll ask if there are any specific aches, pains, or fears of cowbells she can help allay. Clients then can also choose whether they'd like soothing music played or prefer the serenity of silence. Toveh has trained in a number of massage modalities and is particularly skilled at Swedish, deep-tissue, and medical massage.
At The Healing Place Massage Therapy & Wellness Center, the continual presence of music accompanies each relaxing service from eyebrow waxes to natural-stone massages. Staffers pamper digits with mani-pedis while contemporary jazz tunes waft through the air, inspiring newly painted hands to play the saxophone when they get home. Meanwhile, soothing facials and tension-defusing massages are set to the soundtrack of tranquil therapeutic music. Playing relaxing music is just one of the ways The Healing Place Massage Therapy & Wellness Center strives to make the business a go-to spot for blissful repose.
Outfitted with hardwood floors, wall-to-wall mirrors, and modern furnishings in hues of cream and licorice, this full-service salon shoos away its clients' stresses as soon as they arrive. Sink into a cozy leather chair and let one of Studio 2000's aesthetic experts replace a dusty noggin frame with a new, modern crown that accentuates your best facial features and suits your current lifestyle. Or, hand over your muscles to the center's licensed massage therapist for an hour of therapeutic kneads and reverse knot tying. Massage sessions take place in private, dimly lit rooms that trade hustle, bustle, and other '70s dance moves for calming candle flickering and opulent linens.
Amid the soothing cream- and mocha-hued palette of Montage Salon, stylists wield Paul Mitchell products as they brighten locks with highlights and single-process-color services. The talented staff also customizes facials with Dermalogica products and blends conditioning treatments to best match hair type. Inside private rooms, aestheticians shape eyebrows and remove unwanted hair with wax instead of a jet-engine-powered vacuum cleaner. The staff rounds out the pampering with Gelish manicures and paraffin dips.
Visitors to The Spa at Park Lane step under a columned archway to enter a room awash in the soft glow that emanates from a row of chandeliers. Housed in private treatment rooms, the spa’s licensed massage therapists and aestheticians alleviate stress and soften skin with Eminence Skincare products made exclusively in Hungary.
Anthony Paul Salon’s friendly beautifiers groom follicles and phalanges using deft hands and discerning eyes. An easier way to update appearances than drawing a soul patch with magic marker, haircuts ($26/men, $35/women) shear unruly strands, leaving manes organized and voluminous. Stylistas paint locks with color, transforming hair with golden highlights or rich all-over hues ($45–$90). Never ones to let hair have all the fun, a legion of nail artists buff and polish nails with manicures ($20) and pedicures ($35). Upgrade to a Shellac manicure ($35) to pamper digits with luxe high-shine polish that can stay chip-free for up to 14 days or eternity, if you know a genie.