At Tribeca Hair Studio, father-and-son team Mike and Albert combine more than 50 years of experience to revamp and beautify locks for men and women. Before administering one of their signature hair services, such as a Moroccanoil deep-conditioning treatment or precision haircut, the stylists consults with clients to ensure that wildest hair dreams become a reality. In addition to cuts and color, Mike and Albert smooth tangles and reunite split ends with the Brazilian keratin treatment, which infuses individual strands with a nutrient-rich protein that banishes frizz. While waiting for services, patrons can partake in free WiFi or ponder which Civil War general’s moustache was the most distinguished.
Hailing from Brazil, Bela Brazil Spa's specialists keep both men and women looking their best with an array of beautifying services. Massage therapists work to soothe backs with hot-stone or deep-tissue treatments, whereas stylists sculpt the hair of women, men, and children. Aestheticians dexterously wax unwanted body hair from sensitive areas such a bikini lines, underarms, and faces, and manicurists tend to fingers with Brazilian-style manicures that focus more heavily on cuticle maintenance.
Antonella's Barber Shop has been around since 1930, and, "With its twin candy-stripe barber poles and traditional leather chairs, the shop certainly looks the part," writes Amanda Theunissen of New York magazine. Antonella has been in charge since 1985 and proudly hangs autographed pictures of Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg getting haircuts in her chair or while balanced atop motorcycles. Haircuts and hot-towel shaves include a razor finish, and waxing and threading services are available to eliminate unwanted hair on the face and body. For women, the staff offers nailcare, waxing, and facials, and the stylists straighten hair using Brazilian blowout products.
Shibumi Spa, led by director Soli Davis—an acclaimed aesthetician and stylist with more than 30 years' experience—specializes in holistic treatments for both body and spirit. During the one-hour BIONOVA custom facial, the BIONOVA skin-care product, containing the same 300 natural elements and ingredients found in human skin, will go to work on the body's freckle farm, ousting dead cells and opening up plugged pores. In addition to its efficiency in exfoliation and extraction, the BIONOVA product is a key ally in the beauty battle against acne armies, wrinkle-warriors, and platoons of poor pigmentation. Included with the BIONOVA treatment is a face/hand massage medley of various styles, including the digit-doting techniques of shiatsu and the tissue-juncture focus of the Ayurvedic marma points massage, ensuring that fingers are ready for next month's full-contact rock-paper-guillotine tournament.
At thread, aestheticians try to find the most natural way to uncover a client's beauty. They specialize in threading treatments, for which they use only a long piece of cotton thread to shape eyebrows and depilate faces without burning or tugging at skin. And to complement newly groomed faces, they offer a range of services. Aestheticians can polish complexions with facials, add a touch of the East with henna tattoos, or emphasize eyes with eyelash extensions. Outside of the facial area, they focus on waxing treatments. But they eschew traditional waxes in favor of a natural honey wax, which adheres to every hair for clean bikini lines and smooth legs that pair well with a cup of tea.
No matter what part of your look needs a tune-up, the employees at Majestic Beauty Salon have the skill set to make it happen. Their service list spans the entire spectrum of beauty and pampering, from haircuts and manicures to massages and facials. Stylists splash hair with fresh highlights or banish it altogether with waxing or threading services. Eyelash extensions are available in a variety of lengths, some just short enough to create a fluttering frame around the eyes and others long enough to change the channel on the TV remote.
At Yuva Threading Salon's three NYC locations, the staffs of skilled aestheticians blend Western techniques with centuries-old Eastern traditions. Due to this versatility, the salon has grown to offer more than eyebrow threading, though the technique still remains their hallmark service and garners praise from outlets such as The Early Show on CBS. Their clients can also take advantage of waxing, facials, massages, nail services, and receive intricate henna tattoos.