Natural light floods into Ze Salon, setting the waiting area aglow as guests sift through magazines to find inspiration for their new hairstyles. While sitting in black swivel chairs, clients look into the reflection of an oval-shaped mirror as a stylist cuts, colors, and retextures their tresses. The international salon team, whose members hail from such exotic locals as Brazil, Columbia, and Puerto Rico, makes visitors feel like royalty with pampering facials, makeup application, mani-pedis, and a designated jester who tells knock-knock jokes all day.
There's no fire beneath the bright white mantelpiece at Substance Salon—its ornate carvings and noble busts simply cement a chic ambiance. However, clients can still warm up with sips of gourmet coffee as they wait for their appointed stylists. The salon staff carries the sophistications of the reception area to each of their stations, where they handcraft 'dos based on the tastes of clients. Pureology products help them wash and blow-dry strands into eye-catching arrays, such as the voluminous Bombshell or the Bohemian—breezy waves that wrap around a full-size acoustic guitar.
Master barber Manny oversees the hot-towel shaves and soothing scalp massages on the gentlemen's menu. The salon also has an entire department devoted to brides-to-be—Styling the Bride—whose members travel to clients throughout New York and New Jersey. Their hair and cosmetic expertise, which results in dazzling updos and radiant makeovers, has been featured on The Knot.
Awash in the neutral tones of brown walls and gold-flecked sconces, Vincent John Salon lets the hairstyles provide the most flashy decor. The floor-to-ceiling mirrors display everything from bobs and curls to trendy highlights, all crafted by stylists who keep their skills fresh by taking continuing-education courses rather than simply holding blindfolded haircutting contests. Clients can also re-energize their look with powercell repair treatments and facial waxing as they relax in the fun, laid-back environment, which also hosts regular special events such as Ladies' Martini Night.
The pampering at CEO Salon begins before clients even meet with their stylists. Amidst cool lavender and black damask, guests sip espresso while waiting for their appointments. Ever since it opened its doors—with Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Teresa Giudice on hand at the ribbon-cutting—the salon has lavished visitors with top-notch hair and nail services, including chic cuts, extensions, smoothing treatments, and more. A fleet of talented stylists skilled in the latest trends and techniques are sure to make CEO Salon the fashionable set's go-to beauty hub.
The stylists and aestheticians at Salon La Bella glitz up clients with comprehensive nail and hair services. Stylists trim locks, encourage healthy hair with shampoo and conditioner, and personalize hairstyles with highlights, foils, and color. Aestheticians beautify bodies with various manicures and pedicures as well as waxing services.
At Hair Unique, experienced stylists work alongside trained cosmetologists to create looks that turn heads. Silk and mink eyelash extensions are a specialty here. When the strands are individually applied, they add volume to natural lashes without the use of mascara, eyelash curlers, or discreet eyelash padding. Equal care is dedicated to haircuts and styling.