Tall, mahogany workstations line Mia Passione, holding the tools of trend-setting stylists at work on unruly locks. Armed with products from Brazilian Blowout and Enjoy, the team imbues hair with smoothness, color, volume, or the permanent ability to look wind-blown.
Inside Belle Allure Salon & Spa, the stylists stay busy beautifying guests with hair, nail, and makeup services. The homey space features zebra-covered chairs and warm burgundy colors for a relaxing oasis before indulging in beauty treatments. Facials, massages, waxing, makeup, and full-body treatments are also available.
Stylists. Makeup artists. Aestheticians. Massage therapists. Nail technicians. The lengthy staff roster at Mancini Giuffre represents the salon and spa's lengthy list of services, all performed by experts in their respective fields. Skilled hands cut and color hair, deep clean pores with facials, and soothe achy muscles with just the right massage strokes. They also take their treatments outside of the confines of Mancini Giuffre, beautifying wedding parties before they walk down the aisle.
Pelletier Salon and Spa helps clients look and feel their best with massages, mani-pedis, and other services using eco-friendly products. Nail specialists focus during each manicure and pedicure to conjure beautiful hand and foot shapes in 45 minutes with clippers, files, and warmed oil. Skilled aestheticians cut cuticles, dip hands in paraffin wax, and paint nails with bright colors to show proper respect when shaking a rainbow's hand. French manicures and pedicures style nails with natural-looking pink or nude base and a white tip perfect for gauging paint swatches to create polar-bear-themed bedrooms. The signature spa mani-pedi extends each guest's rapture for 90 minutes, soothing hands and feet with exfoliating techniques, hot towels, and a massage with organic products.
LaVida Massage of Staten Island plays the role of matchmaker by assessing clients' needs and pairing them with the massage that will meet their goals. A person dealing with a sports injury may find themselves best suited for the rigorous pressure of a deep-tissue massage, whereas a stressed-out office worker may mesh well with the essential oils of an aromatherapy massage.
Therapists also use a four-level system to help match the client with the amount of pressure they'd prefer during the treatment. For those who want to extend their stay at the studio, LaVida dabbles in other areas of beautification, cleansing pores during signature facials, waxing unwanted hair, and gluing pages from fashion magazines all over a person's body.
Pedicure basins bubble next to black-leather barber chairs at Perfection Hair Salon and Barber Shop, whose stylists pamper both men and women in a single mirror-lined space. Drawing on years of industry experience, they perform services from hair extensions and eyebrow threading to men's cuts and fades. Flat-screens mounted above each chair tilt downward, giving clients a better view of the TV and Big Brother an easy way to inspect the salon's work.
From the time Baire opens to the time it closes, its licensed aestheticians' sole job is removing hair. To cut down on the redundancy, the salon offers an array of hair-removal services, including IPL treatments, waxing, threading, and topical gels. Because each person's hair-removal needs will vary depending on how closely their ancestors are related to Rapunzel, Baire precedes any treatment with a complimentary consultation.