From the fertile grasslands of Pampa Húmeda to a relaxing, ocean-side spa, Exel Spa's collection of organic, vegan products has taken a journey to replenish clients' façades. The mineral-oil-free, noncomedogenic skin elixirs are quickly absorbed by the skin, allowing it to breathe naturally and soak up the active ingredients. In addition to skincare, the spa targets unwanted fuzz with waxing services and oversize lint traps.
This NY-style manstitution harkens back to the barbershop heyday of the '40s, with intricate gold-trimmed walls, classy chandeliers, and a team of friendly hair whisperers that's armed and legged to whip follicles into shape. A tenure spent nestled in the shop's plush fur-fighting chairs can take two forms. Stylishly eradicate facial fuzz with a luxurious hot-lather shave, employing heated shaving cream and a pristine straight-blade to render a clean-cut appearance matched only by Library of Congress cadets and Ken dolls. Or, opt for the all-encompassing haircut service, having your strands styled to your liking as well as lovingly shampooed and conditioned. A shirt-flattering neck-shave is also included, preventing shady back-neck tendril trades.
Survivors of Bravo TV’s salon makeover show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Pablo Hernandez’s team of savvy stylists prunes the entire body with haircuts and coloring, nail care, and waxing services. Keratin treatments and Japanese thermal straightening treatments put troublemaking locks in line, whereas perms bend them into undulating cascades. Artists can also apply makeup for special events, such as weddings or grand openings of neighborhood grocers. Additionally, the salon caters to masculine bristles with men’s haircuts and beard trims or shaves.
Chief barber Ray Agnew runs his manly styling den with the goal of providing three simple services: a good haircut, a clean shave, and TV with sports on it. Each of Upper Kutz's leather styling chairs features its own TV screen, a reclining function, and armrests carved from Paul Bunyan's wooden rocking horse. Committed to helping men to achieve stylish looks, Upper Kutz provides expertise with each service, from basic trims to beard grooming and hair coloring.
Harnessing ingredients extracted from the Dead Sea alongside aromatic oils and herbal extracts, Deep Sea Cosmetics concocts a line of products that heal and invigorate the face, the body, and the hands. Quench dry skin with a moisturizing cream that salvages brittle facescapes with aloe vera, vitamin E, and Dead Sea minerals ($59.95), or shuck off dead skin cells with a relaxing salt scrub that exfoliates birthday leisure suits and adds zest to any bathtub stew ($49.95). The fingertip-pampering nail kit transforms talons into shiny, shapely keratin exemplars with a nail file, cuticle conditioner, and body-and-hand lotion ($44.95).
The barbers at Emporio Man have spent years perfecting their haircutting techniques. Frankie Pe has been a licensed master barber in Florida since 1964, and his younger counterparts, Joan Cruz and Chad Blaize, both started honing their skills at age 15?Cruz in the Dominican Republic, and Blaize in Brooklyn's barbershops.
Thanks to their decades of practice, the three-man team is quite versatile. They're just as adept with precision haircuts and hot-towel shaves, and just as skilled straight-edge razors and machine ones. However, their barbershop's luxuries encompass more than top-notch products. During appointments, clients can watch the latest games on flat-screen TVs, smoke the shop's cigars, or engage in friendly competition over whose hair clippings fall the fastest.