At Midtown Beauty Bar, experienced stylists and aestheticians cut, color, or wax off hair, and nail technicians decorate nails with regular or gel polishes. Then there are the makeup artists, whose airbrush system effortlessly dispatches a fine mist of pigment, unlike a hose filled with foundation. The result is a naturally glowing complexion and more even skin tone.
Brownes' 75-minute signature manicure and pedicure (a $70 value) will pamper your finger shingles and toe shells. Surrender your appendages to the care of experts as they undergo a salt soak, scrub, and massage. Nails will be buffed, rebuffed, filed, and given an extremely French 'do. You will also receive your choice of eyebrow treatment—give your brows some time apart with a wax (a $19 value) or a tweeze (a $24 value). The massages at Brownes & Co. soothe the work-weary body and soul. A therapeutic rescue massage (a $105 value) utilizes deep-kneading tissue techniques to undo knots and built-up tension, whereas the Well Being massage (a $105 value) synthesizes aromatherapy oils with a multitude of refreshing massage techniques. The combination Swedish and shiatsu massage (a $95 value) ends the longstanding feud between Sweden and Asia by conducting relaxing peace talks on your back. Relight your internal furnace and felxibilify your tense muscles with a Rock Your Kasbah hot-stone massage (a $105 value). Go online to schedule your appointment.
After gaining more than 10 years of hairstyling and coloring expertise at a South Beach salon, Danny Dillon opened his eponymous shop and now uses his hair-handling know-how to perform an array of services. Alongside his staff of stylists, Danny beautifies male and female locks with cuts and color treatments plus smoothing keratin treatments and elongating hair extensions.
Arcayne Salon's amiable nail techs buff away finger flaws with a host of paw-beautifying services. During the basic mani-pedi, keratin stylists shear and shape talons before decluttering cuticles. A moisturizing balm sinks into nail beds while patrons point out their preferred polish color amid a shower of massaging fingers ($20). Under-ankle appendages steep in a balmy bath while piggy pamperers clip and file nails, intermittently massaging legs. A citrus scrub and hydrating lotion unveil feet radiant enough to sport new hues or open-toed combat boots ($35). Guard hard-working digits against chipping with an OPI Axxium Gel System manicure ($50), a roughly 45- to 90-minute treatment enlisting lacquers that last up to two weeks.
The stylists at Harmony Salon balance outer beauty with inner peace, adhering to owner Leo's belief that true allure radiates outward. Between the soothing sea-green and white walls of the salon, stylists draw out each client's inner chic with hair, nail, and waxing services. Treated with Alfaparf Milano and Coppola hair products, strands lose their split ends in exchange for vibrant color and shine, which can be purchased from rainbows using bags of hair. Creative pampering sessions for feet include the fruit-smoothie-bath pedicure and Leo's Volcanic pedicure, which leaves toes hot enough to melt clogs into stylish open-toe shoes.