For more than 12 years, the owner of Le Salon Nowel worked in a French salon in Manhattan, mastering many unique and fashion-forward hair techniques. When she opened her own salon in 2006, she brought those skills with her to Queens, creating a list of services ranging from formaldehyde-free Brazilian blowouts to French-style mani-pedis. The salon's stylists can conquer all hair needs, from adding color and dimension with highlights, or defrizzing locks with Japanese thermal hair straightening, somehow getting around the sun's vice-like patent on heat. The staff also continues their perfection hold on such face treatments as yellow peeling, a chemical peel that sloughs away dead skin cells to beautify faces along with newly renewed 'dos.
Though hair fads have come and gone since 1975, She Goes to Your Head's Astoria salon has remained a constant. They've endured through feathered locks, fluffy bangs, and barrettes made from the Berlin Wall by building close client relationships and evolving with ever-changing trends. In addition to standard cuts and coloring treatments, the full-service salon coats locks with two varieties of Unnique keratin hair-straightening products: Unnique KBS with vitamin-rich wheat-germ oil, which keeps locks frizz free for up to four months, and nontoxic Unnique Amino designed to subdue curls for six–eight weeks.
Splashes of red, slate gray, and black pop up in Taina Salon?s modern decor, which surrounds visitors as stylists artfully refresh their locks. After a sudsy shampoo, a bout of styling, cutting, and coloring services inspires brand-new looks to perch atop heads. The hair experts also administer scalp treatments designed to nourish strands and just-sprouted hats from the very moment they appear.
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.
Set against a sleek, breezy backdrop, Natura Spa attracts urban paladins with an oasis of beautifying services administered by a talented crew of caregivers. Bamboozle Mother Nature's cruel prank of sagging skin with one laser skin-tightening treatment performed by a trained dermis do-gooder. The minimally invasive, nonsurgical process targets the treatment area with a tag team of infrared frequency and therapeutic heat that works hand in hand to burrow deep in the dermis and ignite small brush fires beneath the underlying layers of collagen. The heated collagen fibers contract to tighten the skin for immediate results and no downtime for recovery. However, three to four treatments are recommended for optimal tightening effects.
The beauty technicians at Millie's Salon & Spa tend to muscles and skin with environmentally friendly products, releasing visitors back into the world with a clearer mind and dermis. Hands help relieve tension during an hour-long Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique that uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Technicians treat above-shoulder areas to hour-long Aveda Outer Peace facials, which administer a gentle scrubbing with products formulated to fight blemishes and imperfections on the face. After aiming to exfoliate away bumps, grime, and post-it notes, aestheticians perform extractions to purge pores of toxins and build-up. The treatment, which aims to clear breakouts and protect against future flaws, works best in a three-week series.