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.
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.
Beauty Palace is an oasis far removed from the stressors of everyday life. Here, clients can indulge in spirit-reviving massages or facials or revamp their appearances with haircuts and manicures. Facials begin with a professional consultation and include a nourishing round of exfoliation as well as extractions and a massage, which leave skin looking radiant and feeling supple. Massage therapists relay tranquility down to the shoulders, backs, and limbs with Swedish and hot-stone massages. While spirits are rekindled, stylists wait on hand to craft fashionable haircuts and emblazon them with youthful colors. Tanning, waxing, and nailcare services round out the cosmetic upgrades that leave the body and mind in the same state of bliss.
Over the years, the stylists at Nubia Hair Color Salon have encountered many different types of beauty, all of which have sharpened their skills. These experiences also taught the team to become expert listeners during each client consultation. With these talents, the hairdressers can straighten locks with a Japanese or Brazilian keratin treatment, or correct hair color that has been botched after box-dye mishaps or glitter-pen fiascos. The Nubia crew is also adept at elegant weddings up-dos, as well as blowouts finished with a curling-iron, flat-iron, or hot-roller style.
The techs at Angela's Hair Studio Inc. pamper guests inside a newly renovated spa stocked with organic concoctions. In addition to gentle kneads that last up to an hour, they tame acne and stress with eight different facials. Their menu ranges from haircuts and mani-pedis to permanent makeup. When they aren't tending clients, techs sell Arbonne skincare products, a line of cleansers, cosmetics, and fragrances created in Switzerland in 1975, the year humans first discovered their faces weren't made of granite.