Perfect Brows NYC doesn’t just remove hair above the eyes; the studio removes it from all over the body using three different methods. Its threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. And during waxing services, a thin layer of molten wax covers fuzzy areas and adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. The third method used, called sugaring, is an organic alternative that removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio’s other services, which include henna work and facials.
The aestheticians of JJ Eyelashes model their techniques after May Lee, owner and licensed makeup artist with more than 10 years of experience. Inside each of the spas, clients recline on cushioned beds as practitioners set to work applying curled lash extensions to each natural eyelash in a choice of colors, lengths, and thicknesses. In addition to the lashes—which can last for up to six weeks with proper maintenance—aestheticians accentuate features with permanent-makeup treatments that fill in brows, lips, and connect-the-dots freckle drawings with pigment that lasts for anywhere from two to five years.
With six locations peppering Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, Precise Brows’ fleet of trained waxers keeps faces and bodies looking polished. Waxing banishes unwanted fur from arms, legs, stomachs, and bikini areas, and hairstylists shear off split ends from scalps and blow-dry remaining lengths into sleek shape. Faces fearful of wax can forgo the sticky stuff in favor of threading services available from the neck up. Taking a break from bristle, the staff can also enhance winks with eyelash extensions or etch beautiful black or herbal henna onto skin to ready it for a special occasion or camouflage regretful tattoos of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.
Stylist Giovanny “Gio” Jorge uses three-dimensional color and angular crops to create catwalk-ready designer looks that celebrate and accentuate each client’s style. Her extensively trained staff members accomplish their artistic visions using eco-friendly products and carefully chosen chemical services such as Opti Smooth relaxing treatments. An expansive selection of hair-extension styles can also fill out clients’ coifs with natural-looking faux strands. After appointments, newly chopped locks shine in the glow of the salon’s sparkling chandeliers, backlit mirrors, and nuclear-powered blow-dryers.
Salon Eco Chic uses only certified organic haircare products that are plant-based and free of ammonia, sulfates, and chemicals. Armed with these eco-friendly tools, stylists perform precision cuts for men and women, nourishing hot-oil treatments, balayage hair painting, and color treatments via Organic Coloring Systems. In addition, they also offer Keragreen keratin treatments, which are designed to straighten and smooth rebellious strands that tangle up into painful knots and what some might consider obscene shadow puppets.
Building a brigade of loyal clientele at his one-time place of employment, Neighborhood Barbershop, Ben now brings his hard-earned reputation to cut New Yorkers' hair at his own shop, Ben's Barbers. Ben trims unruly facial hair into skull-hugging forms with his meticulous attention to detail and skill with a straight razor, lavishing faces with traditional hot shaves. Extending his eye for precision to head hair, he snips locks without obliterating his clients’ personal style, such as a signature side part or their actual signature shaved on the side of their head.