Joanna Hair Salon & Spa, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, offers a diverse range of beauty services in a colorful salon setting. European facials and sessions of microdermabrasion cleanse, exfoliate, and rejuvenate the skin, while Clean & Easy roll-on waxing and electrolysis remove unwanted hairs to reveal the smooth skin beneath.
It may not always be easy to act like a lady, but Lady Like Spa at least allows one to look the part. Surrounded by white and bright-fuchsia walls dotted with sleek black salon chairs and black-framed mirrors, beauty professionals swipe away unwanted hair using traditional wax or ancient threading techniques that pull strands from the root. A collection of facials keep skin lustrous with mixtures of seaweed and green tea, and massage therapies remove tension via deep pressure, heated stones, or long, ranting letters to Emily Post spelled out in massage oil.
Perfect Brows NYC doesn’t just remove hair above the eyes; the studio removes it from all over the body using three different methods. Its threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. And during waxing services, a thin layer of molten wax covers fuzzy areas and adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. The third method used, called sugaring, is an organic alternative that removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio’s other services, which include henna work and facials.
Owner Alta Garcia Fernandez, an internationally trained beautifier, helms a team of hairstylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists at Rizos Spa. Spa services, which include facials, sauna sessions, and detox treatments, simultaneously relax and beautify their recipients. The salon space at Rizos houses stylists who make hair look so good that clients completely forget why they ever walked around for eight months wearing foam mascot heads. In addition to a skilled team and a soothing, earth-toned atmosphere, staff members use carefully selected products that contain plant extracts, fruit acids, enzymes, and aromatherapy oils, all of which naturally contribute to the radiant calm Alta and her team seek to inspire.
Elite Full Spa's acne facial always improves skin clarity, combats blemishes, and minimizes inflammation—but never in exactly the same way. The spa specializes in custom blended treatments, crafted from essential oils and plant extracts to suit each client's skin type. This means no formula is sacred. The team can just as easily tweak the facial's acne-medicated cleanser or its sulfur mask to get the best results. Similarly, they can customize one of their other skincare services, from the European-style facial to the cranberry and pomegranate facial with a complimentary tiny umbrella.
Their spa's salon services are equally tailored to the recipient, regardless of whether stylists are snipping locks into custom shapes or stripping away unwanted stubble with waxing and threading. And to round out the service menu, manicures and pedicures offer options ranging from traditional and shellac polishes to artificial silk wrap nails, a more flexible, natural-looking take on traditional acrylics.
Having adorned the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Liza Minnelli, and LeAnn Rimes with his makeup designs, Dwayne—who offers his makeup services from inside a makeup boutique on Bryant Park—has aesthetic chops enough to spruce faces for any event or occasion. Check out his portfolio for examples of both dramatic and subtle looks.