From Meryl Streep to Christopher Walken to Glenn Close, a veritable who’s who of Hollywood stars turn to one woman for haircare: Angela Cosmai. The daughter of a Brooklyn salon owner, Angela learned the craft of hair coloring from Robert Renn, a luminary colorist whose personal client list became Angela’s after his passing. Rather than implementing dramatic changes, Angela focuses on subtly enriching locks with hues that are close to her client’s original color—often restoring and correcting the damage done by other salons or gangs of four-year-olds with magic markers. To ensure hair remains as healthy as possible, she mixes her own custom, ammonia-free color formula, one of many original hair care products used in her salon. There, stylists exhibit their mastery of Angela’s techniques: applying highlights directly to roots, smoothing strands with ammonia-free keratin treatments, and lengthening locks with naturally blended extensions.
Hairquarters has cultivated a mature elegance throughout its 40 years in business. In the salon, sconces are mounted on the wall like dark wineglasses, casting a glow on the polished hardwood floors. Vintage mirrors reflect the stylists as they transform tresses with high-end Keratase and Aveda products. Deeper into the facility, pedicure nooks outfitted with black leather banquettes and gold throw pillows offer a soothing retreat, enhanced by the rippling water of footbaths. Guests may also relax in a private room as facials or microdermabrasions are administered by the spa’s skilled esthetician
Half kids' barbershop, half toy store, Snip Snaps is equally adept at styling haircuts and hosting birthday parties. Kids can pick a fun chair for their trim, choosing from racecars and motorcycles, and then watch TV or pick out a kids' movie from the salon's extensive library. Snip Snaps even has PlayStation 2 plugged in to facilitate hassle-free haircuts. And adults needn’t worry; they can recline on a more traditional salon chair for their own cut and style.
Clean Image Medical Spa, first in the state to offer the innovative cellulite-reduction therapy, wields the intense-pulsed-light technology of the FDA-approved VelaShape treatment under the watchful eye of staff physicians. The process smoothes dappled epidermises, treating deep tissue and upper layers of skin with a combination of radiofrequency, infrared light, gentle vacuum action, and mechanical massage, resulting in a measurable reduction in fat layers, the appearance of cellulite. Each 40-minute session targets fat cells protruding into the outer dermis, producing, like an unhurried portrait painter, visible results in as few as two sessions.
The nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at True Grace Spa & Nail use top-shelf products to yield long-lasting results. By slathering hands and feet in a private-label lotion containing pure botanical ingredients, nail technicians hydrate the skin without leaving the greasy after-feel associated with cheap lotions or used motor oil. During signature facials, aestheticians nourish faces with Decleor products that contain all-natural ingredients. To enhance the therapeutic benefits of massage, kneading professionals may add the spa's signature Cellular Renewal lotion or Moisture Vitality lotion, both of which restore vitality to the skin and promote relaxation with subtle aromas of citrus or lavender.
Furnished with kidney-bean-shaped manicure tables, framed mirrors, and an American cherry-wood hutch lined with polishes and nail products, The Nail Retreat’s quaint space resembles a cozy living room. In that space, trained technicians buff, sculpt, and paint nails, and in a separate room, aestheticians nourish and beautify skin with facials, hair removal, and skincare services. Before or after appointments, clients can browse the adjoining boutique arranged with handmade jewelry, seasonal gifts, and fashion accessories.