An’tyrice Salon and Spa may not be situated in New York City, but its multicultural hair services save many clients the trip into the Big Apple. Nimble-handed stylists weave virgin-hair extensions into hairlines, brush on dimensional highlights, and clip modern cuts. The salon also welcomes clients in search of airbrush makeup applications, spray tans, facials, and massages.
When Pete and Dawn Padilla opened A Cut From Above, they brought Paul Mitchell. Lots of it. Low-ammonia hair-color with a beeswax base, conditioning products made with wild ginger, and Paul Mitchell's professional shampoos, conditioners, and other coif elixirs fill the tool-chests of the salon's staff—chests that were taken from very stylish pirates. With these products, they tend to the locks of clients with great skill. Outside the realm of the scalp, a massage therapist with three decades of experience un-knots muscles, a nail technician wrangles cuticles, and an ear-piercing specialist makes the phenomenon of listening both functional and fashionable.
At stylist Michele Lisa’s eponymous salon, she and her team of five stylists don’t dye hair. Instead, they color locks with hand-painted balayage highlights, multitonal color, and shine-infused color glazes. Their suite of Redken products just as effectively fuels custom blowouts, which they finish with a skilled flatironing or curling. For looks more luxurious than a face-flattering cut, the team can also augment locks with feather extensions or craft intricate updos for brides, bridal parties, and small-claims-court defendants.
Tara Colavecchio, the owner of Dragonfly Hair Studio, has a star-studded resume that including tending to the locks of Claudia Schiffer, Rosie O’Donnell, Sigourney Weaver, and Cindy Crawford. Inside her salon, she shepherds a staff wielding scissors and bowls of hair dye as they revamp clients from the neck up. They also work strands into eye-catching updo’s for weddings and straighten locks using a formaldehyde-free formula.
Seated in a comfy chair before an ornate full-length mirror, guests to Hair Inspiration can relax as their coifs are transformed by an expert stylist. The friendly styling team offers smoothing treatments, color, highlights, up-dos and perms, in addition to standard cuts and styles.