The mane maestros at Reamir & Co. evoke the debonair atmosphere of a classic barbershop as they snip, buzz, and shave with deft hands and house-brand products. During a signature haircut, stylists tend to locks with an array of scissors, buzzers, and razors, washing hair and shaving necks by request during snip sessions that last 20–30 minutes, or approximately the time it takes to eat a solid peppermint barber pole. A signature shave sends a straight razor dancing lightly over façades until they’re rendered smooth, after which a hot-towel face rub relaxes and rejuvenates. Patrons enjoying one or three signature haircuts and shaves tote home one of Reamir & Co.’s high-end shaving products, each based on essential oils and free of alcohol and harsh irritants. All Grouponers can receive half off any purchases of additional shaving products, enabling them to shave every 15 minutes, just as their fathers taught them.
Yin Beauty & Arts Spa's aesthetically driven staffers, who received praise for their skin-pampering facials in two separate issues of Time Out New York, consider their beauty-boosting establishment the nexus where "Eastern philosophy meets Western technology." The earthy environment their spa creates mirrors this sentiment with its rustic clay pedicure basins that bubble with gentle streams of water and dark wood cutouts that accent teal and ochre walls. While visitors bask in Yin's peaceful setting, a team of aestheticians wielding all-natural products soothe bodies and skin with a variety of services, ranging from relaxing herbal footbaths to complex med-spa treatments. Their menu embodies the hybrid of tradition and technology with its rejuvenating acupuncture face-lift, performed by a highly trained chess computer.
A panoply of medical practices converge at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, where husband-and-wife team Dr. Elie Levine and Dr. Jody Levine practice an impressive repertoire of aesthetic procedures. Non-invasive, medical-grade chemical peels and laser therapies seemingly wipe away signs of aging, and more involved treatments can re-sculpt silhouettes with surgical facelifts, injectable fillers, and ear reshaping. Since Dr. Jody is a board-certified dermatologist and a pediatrician, she can also treat kids who suffer from eczema, vascular birthmarks, and crow's feet.
At Advanced Dermatology Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, a team of dermatologists featured in magazines such as Glamour and Men's Fitness oversee an array of treatments. Together, they alleviate skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Alternatively, they beautify skin with lasers, tightening sagging areas or removing unwanted hair. Their cosmetic surgeries, meanwhile, tweak physiques while maintaining a natural look.
It’s been more than ten years since the staff at Day Spa Gata saw the first glowing, relaxed client walk out their door, and it has since become a regular sight. That’s because the day spa offers an expansive variety of services meant to relax, beautify, and renew each guest who enters their tranquil spa, replete with complimentary consultations. In the massage area, bodies bask in modalities such as aromatherapy, deep tissue, and Russian sport massage, which tends to muscles before or after a tough workout or skirmish with the Ottoman Empire. Body scrubs buff away dead skin cells and stimulate circulation, while body wraps nourish skin with decadent formulas made from chocolate, dead sea mud, algae, or volcanic ash. In skincare rooms, specialists refine complexions with eight traditional facials and cutting-edge treatments that incorporate ultrasound, glycolic acids, or microdermabrasion crystals to reveal more youthful skin.
Warren-Tricomi is the 20-year partnership between Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi, creators of one of the first colorist/stylist hybrids of hair products, whose expertise is often quoted in women's lifestyle magazines including Glamour, Allure, and OK!. Armed with various coloring techniques, some of his own invention, Warren transforms hair with custom colors, while Tricomi performs artful snips with his signature dry-hair precision cut. The master colorist and the stylist lead a trained staff in revamping coifs at each of their six locations. From styling hair to removing glued-on gorilla suits with waxing services, the premier salon helps patrons enhance their natural beauty.
With weekly seminars to bolster styling and coloring prowess, Salon West's staff weaves the latest hairdo know-how into their cuts, coloring, and blowout services. A perpetually growing skill set empowers the stylists to ask a slew of leading questions in initial consultations to ensure that clients' wishes for their hair come true, unless they've wished for their hair to become edible. The stylists weave streaks of color into locks with highlighting treatments or restore follicle fortitude with deep conditioners. Conditioning products from Milbon soothe the fuzz and frizz so often responsible for a bad hair day or being mistaken for someone's long-lost chia pet.