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.
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.
Broad rays of sunlight stream through floor-to-ceiling windows in Latika Spa, casting light on manicurists and softly illuminating pedicurists stationed in front of three reclining pedicure chairs, each outfitted with pillowy leather cushions. Above the pedicure chairs, potted plants dangle leafily from exposed pipes, as toes enjoy polish and paraffin treatments. Down the hallway, aestheticians administer Ayurvedic facial treatments and a skilled massage therapist heals ailing muscles and minds with eight different styles of massage, including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
Aestheticians at Spa Martier go above and beyond the call of beauty to create luxurious services that match the spa's lush surroundings. Gleaming crystal chandeliers cast a glittery glow onto nails pampered with paraffin moisturizers and 24-karat gold, and candles cast their own golden glimmer inside private treatment rooms, guiding trained hands as they perform massages with tiger clamshells or chakra-balancing sessions with real diamonds. Supervised by Dr. Amir Farzad Sheibanie, aestheticians perform 18 kinds of facials for both men and women that incorporate elements such as marine botanicals, caviar, and LED light therapy. With 3,000 feet of space, its should come as little surprise that the spa also houses a fully stocked fashion boutique and café, as well as a full-service salon where stylists can perform one of 11 holistic head treatments. Designed to relax, refresh, and replenish hair, these treatments incorporate a blend of massage, aromatherapy, and special products to prime scalps for designer haircuts, coloring treatments, and volunteer work in phrenology classrooms.