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Helmed by Dr. Elan B. Singer, The Cosmetic Boutique combines a high-end beauty and cosmetics shop with med-spa treatments. The shop is stocked with a roster of natural, paraben-free, and organic makeup and skincare products, including offerings from Jane Iredale and Mario Badescu, which are ready to help patrons enhance their faces and bodies or beautify their pet parakeet. The staff wields these products, among others, when lavishing clients with the shop's line of facials, makeup applications, and body treatments. In addition to spa services, the on-staff doctor performs more permanent procedures including laser hair removal, spider-vein removal, and Botox injections.

86 Elm St
New Canaan,
CT
US

Salon Cheveux's stylists and aestheticians pull out all the stops to make men and women alike feel comfortable. Few retreats can claim as balanced a menu as Salon Cheveux's, which includes haircuts for teenagers, beard trims for men, and bang trims for women.

1092 High Ridge Rd
Stamford,
CT
US

Hair Today's seasoned stylists snip and primp their clients' manes with products such as Redken, Matrix, and American Crew, accentuating flattering features and keeping coifs in vogue or defiantly out of it. A shampoo cleans and freshens follicles, and a cut carves strands into enticing new forms, a two-step process as salutary as removing leaves and debris from a car's grill before brushing it with a full bucket of toothpaste. Head fronds can shift allegiance to another frequency along the spectrum of visible light after a partial color, and a supervening blow-dry finalizes the sleek new ‘do. Gentlemen, alternatively, can swing by the salon twice for a pair of 30-minute haircuts that keep domes trimmed and dapper enough to sweet-talk fedoras into never caving, no matter how much downward force a piggyback rider can exert on them.

49 Stevens St
Norwalk,
CT
US

A gold mermaid watches out over the bustling activity inside NY Splash Beauty Salon. As jets of water splash up against the gilded sculpture, clients seated at the reception bar relax before and after treatments, soaking in the sounds of tiny crashing waves. During appointments, stylists pamper patrons above the neck with haircuts, color treatments, and makeup applications. On the spa side, nail technicians clip, buff, and coat keratin covers with vibrant hues. Their waxing experts remove unwanted follicles from legs, arms, and faces in procedures that take less time than shaving or securing an eviction notice for squatting hairs.

6310 Northern Blvd
East Norwich,
NY
US

The staff of hair stylists and make-up artists at Faces Beautiful focus on what looks best on each client. They take pride in finding the perfect style for every customer, including styling the models at Mitchells fashion shows, making it not just a haircut but an experience, striving to put the extra shine on your outside with a cut and color to create your desired look. They apply makeup for weddings and other special events, drawing on products from founder Gail Sagel's Faces Beautiful line as well as Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Peter Thomas Roth, and Vincent Longo.

139 Post Rd E
Westport,
CT
US

In the late 1920s?just as the Great Depression struck America?Merle Norman took up a project in her tiny California kitchen to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, and she knew that getting them on as many faces as possible would help her develop a following of customers. She was right?and in 1931?she and her nephew opened their first studio in Santa Monica. The pair eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.

Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services?from foundation checks to express facials?allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments.

41 Popham Rd
Scarsdale,
NY
US