Known professionally by his first name, the barber behind the eponymous Oscar New York prides himself on his signature style, which blends the lost nostalgia of a great generation with the world’s increasingly modernized times. As clients relax in a sophisticated leather-barber chair, puffing a complimentary cigar paired with a glass of wine or a few fingers of single-malt scotch, Oscar transforms scraggly hair into a cut befitting a gentleman or a particularly dignified police horse. Oscar also specializes in the straight-razor shave, a lavish service that includes the warm lather and precision cuts valued by men of yore. In addition to his work helping men reconnect with their grooming roots, Oscar frequently performs in-home services and has previously plied his trade at establishments including The Art of Shaving on Madison Avenue.
Head filaments receive the same type of focused attention a telepathist gives to a stubborn, unmoving object while seated in one of Deluxe's comfy chairs. Discuss the type of head-topper you desire with your stylist, and relax as your hair rapidly matures into a hairstyle, free from awkward teenage tufts, split ends, and areas licked by bovine ungulates. The blowout puts some volume under the hood, poofing plumage with an infusion of air and panache. To keep natural flora in good repair, a Davines deep-conditioning treatment, which uses sustainably produced, naturally derived hair-care products, will hydrate and moisturize parched locks like Cousin It skipping through the sprinkler.
At Pasquale's Salon, dedicated stylist and color specialist Polly draws on 20 years of experience to freshen coiffures with fashionable cuts and vibrant hues. Those who opt for coloring services can undergo a thorough retouch ($55–$75) that hides exposed roots and strands that change colors in autumn. Meanwhile, highlights ($95–$135) and partial highlights ($45–$65) single out the best and brightest strands to inject manes with dimension. Polly wields scissors like a Scrabble champion wields the Oxford English Dictionary as she trims tresses to frame faces before drying and styling locks according to the latest trends. An eyebrow wax extends follicular transformation to neatly arch eye-frames.
Super Dolls Lounge is a destination for all things sparkly. Visitors to the boutique might find crystal-coated headphone covers, glittering rings featuring bejeweled lizards, or luminous strands of pearls ideal for a wedding ensemble. Such shining accessories should be displayed on an equally gleaming canvas, and the space's spa services can provide just that, minus cumbersome gallery frames. Manicures nourish nails with strengthening keratin, while standard or gel polish provides a colorful finish. Beyond beautifying their patrons, the team at Super Dolls Lounge aims to beautify their community as well—they invite local designers to sell their wares in their shop, follow green practices, and donate to organizations such as the Alliance for Lupus Research and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Click here for a full page newspaper advertisement.
At 12 years old, Alfredo Boccasini walked the streets of Bari, Italy from his home to the local salon, where he worked as a shampoo boy. He thrived in the business, and his new skills took him to Rome, then New York. As a member of the Congress of Colorists, he helped created new hair-color products used by the world's top colorists. In 1998, Alfredo opened Salon Savoir, where he's showcased some of his finest work on models, celebrities, and actresses. Not content to rest on his laurels, Alfredo routinely travels to attend seminars on new techniques, which he employs at the salon.