More than 32 years ago, master colorist Frank Commisso envisioned an elegant and contemporary setting where clients could relax and enjoy expert beauty services. Today, candelabras and flower arrangements add classic flare to the modern décor of Adesso Hair Salon, which offers both hair and mani-pedi services. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors keep an eye on clients as experienced stylists trim locks, paint tresses with natural color, and create elaborate topiary hair gardens. Along one wall, soft black chairs cradle customers as stylists massage scalps with shampoo or protein-rich conditioners. In a video profile of Adesso Hair Salon, Commisso explains that in the industry, "The trend is that there is no trend—we are becoming very personalized with the individual." With this in mind, Commisso ensures that clients receive services that highlight their unique attributes.
Depicting a hip, well-groomed character holding clippers, the colorful mural on the window of Manny's Cutz jumps out on 14th Avenue, beckoning passersby to peek into the shop. Inside, a calm scene of peach walls and wood floors surrounds the mural's likeness, Manny, as he stands at a black barber chair, lopping off and styling hair. Manny also tends to beards and the dried mustard that naturally grows in them during soothing hot-towel shaves.
A streamlined beauty bazaar with fresh white walls and backlit apothecary shelves, Plumm Shoppe takes pride in pampering passerby persons through upscale beauty products, fragrances, and salon services. Men and women alike can appreciate bristle and blemish busting products from name brands including Art of Shaving (shaving cream: $22), Mario Badescu (drying lotion: $17), and Mason Pearson (boar bristle travel brush: $90). For faces in need of deeper dermal detailing, Plumm Shoppe offers makeovers ($75 for 40 minutes), eyebrow shapings ($25), and eyelash applications ($25), plus a bevy of signature facials infused with products from Cle de Peau ($150), Darphin ($125) and RéVive ($85).
La Bellezza Hair Salon & Spa's owners, Miro and Melo, draw from more than 40 years of salon experience, and they oversee a skilled team that can perform a variety of services. Stylists can traverse clients' craniums to shape, color, and texturize hair with keratin treatments, spiral waves, or rainbow Slinkys. The staff uses All-Nutrient organic color for single process colorings and organic bleach for highlights. Or, in the spa and salon's private treatment rooms, aestheticians can perform facials and waxing treatments to add youthfulness to the skin or gussy up the fingers and toes with mani-pedi treatments.
Yuriry's red-and-yellow awning lists an impressive list of services—from highlights to makeup to nail treatments—all available seven days a week. Catering to both men and women, the salon boasts a fleet of stylists skilled at precision cuts, clipper fades, and relaxing hot-towel shaves.