Fifth Avenue Salon's master stylist is a teacher for Matrix Color, and only the finest Matrix coloring products are used in the salon. Every haircut for women ($40) and men ($35) begins with a professional consultation, during which the stylist discusses possible styling and color options and interpretations of Inception. The salon's expert color artisans, meanwhile, can transform your scalp into a Technicolor musical with a full color service (starting at $75) or highlights (starting at $75 for partial and $100 for a full set). Color touch-ups start at $50. Fifth Avenue also offers conditioning ($15) and scalp ($25) treatments for customers who are tired of having their hair chewed on by horses. Waxing services such as upper lip ($15) and eyebrows ($18) make sure clients stop getting mistaken for the Swedish Chef.
Helene Corrales is a good neighbor. As a resident of the community for more than 30 years, she understands which skincare treatments and massage services tend to appeal to the area's locals. Inside Helene's Body & Skin Care, she helms a team comprised of medical professionals, a massage therapist, and a licensed aesthetician. A collection of facial treatments attacks acne, oil, and signs of aging. Four massage modalities target tension in different ways, from foot-based reflexology to shiatsu massage, which focuses on the body's pressure points and ignores the body's emergency stop button.
Owner Teri Lynne Crandall combines her decades of industry experience with the skills of aestheticians Dayna Raeside and Kaitlin McCoy and certified massage therapists Cody Lam, Indra Castillo, and Stephanie Pedro to help clients to pamper and beautify their bodies. With its Asian–inspired art, Serenity Day Spa provides a relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy services ranging from deep pore-cleansing facials to reflexology massages to permanent makeup applications. The spa's exclusive selection of products, including those from Jan Marini Skin Research, Pevonia Botanica, and Image Skincare, leaves faces immaculate enough to infiltrate even the highest-security porcelain-doll factories.
Licensed aesthetician Elizabeth Walter culls from more than 15 years of experience to set skin aglow, specializing in treating acne and signs of aging with custom facials. Serums from Jan Marini, Pevonia Botanica, and SkinCeuticals infuse the skin during signature treatments, such as the three-step Intraceuticals oxygen facial that aims to lift, brighten, and de-crumple the face. Elizabeth and crew also combat hair that strangely won’t stop growing with a variety of facial, body, and Brazilian-waxing services.
Scarlett De Citores's resumé tells the tale of her certification from Lancôme's École de Soins Esthétique of Paris and two decades working as an aesthetician in the United States and Europe. During the 15-minute light-therapy session, the international skin savant wields a mechanism that emits red, blue, and infrared lights, each of which targets specific tokens of aging from deep within the skin. This effulgence stimulates a cellular-renewal response that shoos away dead and impaired cells while coaxing new ones to the forefront. The quick process can reveal a juvenescent exterior that would make a porcelain doll shatter with envy.
Certified aesthetician and master makeup artist Laura Citores calls up her cosmetology training and zeal for ongoing education to aid in the craft of restoring and refining skin. Brimming with antioxidant-rich polyphenols, the 20-minute chocolate power skin rescue peel kick-starts collagen production to help improve hydration, elasticity, and skin tone. A collection of cocoa, lactic acid, and açai berry helps faces appear fresh without having to hide behind pictures of freshness. The peel's polysaccharides also enhance exfoliation without irritation, and Chromabright helps stymie the signs of photoaging. Laura lavishes faces in one or three chocolaty skin treatments, prepping them for inspection by passing pedestrians or exposure to the unforgiving flashing lights of an indoor arcade.