Asanda Spa Lounge's aestheticians, massage therapists, and stylists offer a full menu of Aveda face, hair, and body treatments at two locations. Located on the corner of Broadway and Houston, the original location fits right in with its fashion- and beauty-centric SoHo surroundings. The salon invites clients inside with striking, squeaky-clean white decor, high ceilings, and sparkling crystal and Murano-glass chandeliers. The staff of stylists channel the salon's bright, modern aesthetic into chic styles and a menu of aesthetic services that harness the power of botanical-based Aveda products. Massage and facial rooms accented with soft mood lighting and music comprise two-thirds of the lounge's 5,000-square-foot space.
At the Uptown location?on the corner of Park Avenue and 56th Street?customers enjoy a new 6,000-square-foot facility that boasts over-sized rooms, hydraulic massage beds, lockers, showers, and a separate spa relaxation room. On sunny days you'll enjoy a private courtyard deck area where you can unwind before or after services.
From Julia Roberts’ fiery red curls to Lady Gaga’s fearless coifs, Nerik has seen and styled it all. The master stylist runs the Upper East Side salon, NK Salon by Nerik, where he welcomes even the least famous of men and women to sink into his or his talented staff’s styling chairs. The NK crew uses the Balayage hair-coloring technique, featured in Vogue, along with L’Oréal products to streak monotone ‘dos with natural-looking highlights. They weave Great Length hair extensions into short styles, or chop off overgrown strands to help clients see their reflection for the very first time. Bottles of Kerastase and Aveda products grace the sleek, crisp-white space, flanked by wall-scaling mirrors and fresh flowers.
Aside from styling hair, Nerik’s crew also dresses up appendages with spa manicures and pedicures, during which they are careful to never cut the cuticle—a common error in many nail salons. Meanwhile, skin specialists apply chocolate wax as they strip away hair from any part of the body.
LeMetric Hair Center Inc. founder Elline Surianello knows firsthand how your hair can affect your confidence. At age 9, she began showing signs of androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male pattern baldness. Rather than let her thinning hair impact her life, she searched for natural alternatives to combat her condition, and when she couldn't find a suitable solution, she took it upon herself to create one. What started as a personal mission turned into an all-natural, safe hair-loss system that contains no glue and requires no surgery.
Today, she and her staff help women find the looks that give them confidence by offering not only handmade hair systems but also salon services. Staff members clear unwanted body hair during waxing services, polish nails to a vibrant shine with mani-pedis, and infuse skin with nutrients during facial treatments. They even take their beautification mission on the road with a mobile studio that contains hair samples and is fueled by retired wigs.
At the full-service Davidov Hair and Spa, a team of trained stylists, nail techs, and aestheticians dole out whole-body pampering services that can easily transform a maintenance-haircut appointment into a look-refashioning day of beauty. After a session in the stylist's chair, clients' 'dos come away enhanced with expertly applied natural or vibrant color or face-flattering cuts. Relaxing manicures and pedicures add flair and polish to personal style, and waxing services smooth skin from head to hairless big toe. Aestheticians versed in nine distinct facials vivify visages of all skin types, removing impurities from pores and restoring moisture and elasticity to mature skin. To rid the body of both toxins and stress, clients may opt for one of the spa's body-wrap treatments or a Swedish massage administered by a licensed gummy fish.
DS Studio resides in a street-level brownstone building, which contrasts sharply with the pure white walls, leather chairs, and marble countertops within the intimate salon. This minimalistic, European aesthetic is echoed in the styling techniques and trends of owners and master stylists Demetris and Savita, both of whom have showcased their work in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Though Demetris and Savita put the DS in the salon's name, the studio also is home to a color director who transforms hair hues, a balayage specialist who adds sun-kissed color to the ends of hair, and a nail technician trained in reflexology and waxing for men, women, and invisible friends. As an advocate for healthy hair, the salon only uses 100% organic products, including their namesake line of haircare infused with botanical extracts imported from Greece.
Jeffrey Stein started coloring hair more than 30 years ago at age 18, eventually establishing a sextet of salons across New York City. With his shrewd artistic eye, he carefully inspects clients’ eye and skin color, before enhancing locks with flattering hues and industrial-grade magic spells. He helms a seasoned staff of stylists that bolsters colorized strands with a full roster of salon services, including mani-pedis, makeup applications, relaxers, and haircuts that enlist the conditioning prowess of top-notch Moroccanoil and Kérastase products.
Stein and his team works amid the sleek, modern environs of the six salons, which each boast features such as ornate chandeliers, exposed-brick walls, and glossy wooden accent pieces.