Posh and Polished Nail Spa's technicians artfully shape and polish digit-ends in 20-minute manicures and 40-minute pedicures. Mitts first lounge in a preparatory soak before a sugar scrub, lotion massage, or oil massage soothes palms and hot towels warm fingertips chilled after too many handshakes with overbearing snowmen. Nail-tenders then carefully buffs finger-helmets before coating them with a chosen shade of polish. Toe tips soak blissfully before a sugar or sea-salt scrub exfoliates callused skin and 10 minutes of luxe lotion or oil massage de-stresses arches. Hot towels keep relaxation circulating through feet before a skillful buff and polish ensures that feet look gorgeous in peep-toe stilettos and glass winter boots.
Bright red and green accent walls pop from black-and-white decor inside New York Looks Salon & Spa, where skilled stylists cut, color, and smooth strands using Moroccanoil and Brazilian Blowout products. Mani-pedis starting at $25 spruce up appendages with talon and cuticle care before adding a finishing touch of color with OPI, Essie, or Dante polish.
Beyond the full-length windows of A & S Salon's storefront, patrons perch upon a wooden banquette padded with lime-green cushions. The hue sprouts up throughout the salon—decking a geometric shelf that hangs above pedicure chairs and the walls that keep ceilings from crashing upon stylists' stations. Hair services make up most of the menu, which includes both basic cut and color services and more advanced Brazilian- and Japanese-straightening treatments. The beauticians style strands with Morrocanoil products and coat nails in Shellac, OPI, and Essie polishes.
Subtly decorated in hues of pale purple and the deepest black, Primp and Tease provides an upscale environment for head-based beautification. Trim split ends and remove the final vestiges of Gorgon snakes with a haircut and blow dry ($50 for women, $25 for men). Or simply smooth frayed head-threads with a blowout ($30 and up). Partial highlights ($60–$90, depending on length) mark the most important hairs, and coloring ($90 and up) gives the entire noodle nest a tonal transformation. Primp and Tease uses Wella hair-coloring products and the Bumble and bumble haircare line.
The funky follicle refinery houses skilled hair sculptors in a heavy-metal-inspired studio bedecked with skull murals and plush black couches. Hair Metal Salon’s stylists work with products by Sebastian and Label.m to transform muted manes into head-banging hairdos or to help cultivate a more niche look, such as merch girl or introspective trombonist. Lady locks can receive a split-end-mending trim or a fresh look to frame the face, and menfolk can refine extra fringe or renovate entire follicular populations to forge a more modish mien. Though all haircuts include a blow-dry and style, extra services, such as partial highlights ($90+), are available for an additional fee.