From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
You might not find J’aime Day Spa and Salon right away, given its second floor location on Madison Avenue in Midtown East. But once you’ve found your way up the stairs and above the street-level Cuban restaurant, this inviting, serene space truly pays off. Floor to ceiling windows look out over the avenue, letting in loads of natural light for the small work stations that are pushed up close to the glass. Several soft blue couches are perfect for relaxing before a manicure, facial treatment, or head to one of the spare white rooms in the back for more intimate waxing and massage sessions. Each facet of the long salon is meant to pamper and revitalize customers, while shelves of take-home products near the register mean guests can enjoy spa-level treatments right at home.
Lali Lali Salon customers book appointments online to nab an afternoon, evening, or Saturday visit to revivify strands at their convenience. As they arrive, sunlight careens into the long, spacious salon, which is punctuated with colossal, playful, overgrown bouquets. The lush bursts of chlorophyll spray up from the floor, fan out from the walls, and hang from the ceilings, contrasting with modern black furniture cushioned with flower smells. Massive windowpanes paint crosshatched silhouettes on a vintage green chaise lounge and mock bearskin rug. Fittingly for such a carefully designed space, Lali Lali doubles as a gallery, with a focus on photography that captures New York's bustling fashion scene.
Although he's styled coifs all over the world, salon director Antonio now docks at his studio's Upper East Side and downtown locations, where he leads four other stylists in crafting dos. Antonio specializes in highlights using a meticulous technique designed to inspire rich, deep color. His brother Rocco, a master stylist, works alongside industry veteran Amy in creating innovative cuts. Extension specialist Sarah carefully lengthens strands with human hair, and Albina tends to frizzy manes with Brazilian keratin treatments. Though they each have their own set of specialties, the entire quintet of artists is available to cut, color, and smooth tresses.
Inside the full-service salon and spa, spare, modern decor reflects the calm, tranquil atmosphere befitting of an urban retreat. Vases cascading with flowers splash private treatment rooms with natural flair while professionals whisk away stress with custom facials and massages. On the salon floor, stylists recruit premium products—such as Swiss skincare line Mila d'Opiz, Moroccanoil hair products, and Goldwell and Majirel color treatments—to leave skin and hair feeling more refreshed and hydrated than a rain cloud getting a massage. Experienced cosmetologists and a choice of hard or soft wax minimize the pain of removing unwanted body hair.
The stylists at FancyFaceArtistry's sister salon Blink Beauty NYC look after every hair on their clients’ heads—and the ones in their eyes, for that matter. Stylists use relaxer treatments, deep-conditioning sessions, and coloring services to gift their clients with styles that mirror their personality or favorite kind of fireworks. During eyelash-extension services, trained technicians affix full strands of faux lashes onto real ones for a comfortable and dramatic new look. The staff can also shape eyebrows for an alluring and expressive arch.