Peter Vergos spent 12 years honing his hairstyling skills before he took the reins at Vergo Salon Spa, a salon his mother owned for 25 years before him. With his mother’s continued guidance and his own fresh ideas, he beautifies clients with the latest services, including keratin hair-smoothing treatments and Lox Extensions, which add length and volume to shorter hairstyles or the tresses of prized Barbies.
Much like the moment when Cinderella's fairy godmother gave her a choice of mice, birds, or horseshoe crabs as her professional dressers, the "certified make-up nerds" at Cseraph, Inc. offer multiple options for makeup application. Temptu airbrush makeup creates a picture-perfect complexion for special occasions, and more traditional application styles add a touch of beauty to everyday faces. When they're not busy gussying up features, the makeup experts also restore youthful vigor with fruit-infused facials, and keep clients from looking so-so with straightforward beauty advice.
At Institute Of Skin And Body, a knowledgeable team sets ultra-modern treatments such as chemical peels to the task of recapturing a sense of youthfulness without reenrolling in middle school. They curate the clinic's high-tech service menu with an eye toward quick, painless procedures supplemented by traditional massage and waxing.
Within E.L.M.A Nails’ cozy, cream-colored spa, skilled nail technicians pamper fingers and toes with an array of themed manicures and pedicures. They scrub toes with a sweet-smelling margarita scrub during the margarita pedicure and hydrate feet with champagne butter during the champagne-and-roses pedicure. The techs also dress nails up in acrylics and add flair to nails with glitter, 3-D bows, or tiny little hands of their own. In addition to nail services, the specialists throw birthday parties for youngsters, during which they apply glitter to the toes of each guest.
TeddyRose Hair Salon and Day Spa's experienced digit decorators embellish keratins with vibrant hues and fortifying, chip-resistant polishes. During the 45-minute deluxe pedicure, swells of mint and eucalyptus splash across piggies before doters tame cuticles and buff away calluses. A trim transforms toenails into smooth curves or profiles of favorite talk-show hosts, and the exfoliating sea-salt scrub banishes dead skin from arches and ankles. Balmy paraffin then quenches parched skin while pamperers massage feet and gams for 10 minutes. A frosting of hue and a chip-resistant topcoat cap off the treatment, leaving toes as brilliant and tempting as a chocolate sculpture of Einstein.
Before opening La Dorina Day Spa, the eponymous Dorina honed her skills at Sisters Salon in Lincoln Square. She brings what she learned during those 15 years to her own studio, a place where European skin treatments and artistic mani-pedis fill the service menu. She and her team use Dermalogica cleansers and toners during their rejuvenating facials, as well as Depilève wax products during their hair-removal and royal-edict-sealing treatments. Manicure clients can choose between traditional and Gelish polishes.