Jami Morrell at Nails Now mixes colors and artistic techniques to craft nail designs that will stand out in crowds. Nail art ranges from swirls and geometric shapes, to the stars and stripes of the American flag. Jami's pedicures pamper clients with stone massages, sugar scrubs, and hot towels. She also applies acrylic nails, using only American brands and ensuring safe, high-quality applications.
Phenom-A-Nails boasts more than 15 years in the beauty industry, doling out beauty-ameliorating services including waxing, hairstyling, and nail polishing. A professionally trained nail technician will file, buff, and clean extraneous colors from all 27 fingers and toes to kick off the pampering 90-minute mani-pedi. A soothing hand massage expels tension buildup caused by high-fiving addictions, and a finishing polish accentuates nails' newfound shapes with a shiny splash of color before dryers lock in new shades. Salon owner Sheri Brown further creates a calming ambiance by pumping the salon's confines full of clean air, saving sensitive schnozzles from nail products' infamously bad taste in perfume.
Belle Nature Hair Salon's owner has more than 28 years of salon experience in the United States and Brazil, bridging hemispheres with her knack for style. She and her staff beautify clients with an extensive array of services, including waxing, hairstyling, makeup application, and Brazilian Blowout keratin treatments.
The Healing Body Center focuses on rejuvenating minds and bodies with slimming, anti-aging, and therapeutic massages. Therapists customize massages by drawing on a range of healing modalities including deep tissue, sport, senior, and oriental—a blend of Thai, Yumeiho, and Shiatsu techniques. In the studio’s treatment rooms, radio-frequency machines and glycolic acid wait to reduce fine lines and soften the skin texture of faces that have been pressed gleefully against the window of a sandpaper store. LipoSlim devices purr in other areas of the salon, beaming painless lasers at unwanted fat cells.
When not tending to patients with misaligned spines and muscle pains, chiropractor Dr. Roger Blinder can be found overseeing the practice’s laser center. Here, technicians remove unwanted body hair via advanced laser technology that’s designed to permanently destroy follicles at the root, a more effective removal process than staring at the hair until it falls out.
Aesthetician and owner Elena uses her skills from training in Romania and more than 30 years working in Manhattan to help beautify clients’ skin at her elegant, European-styled spa. Marble-clad walls and chateau-evoking sconces set the stage for seaweed wraps and sea-salt scrubs that help tighten and invigorate skin, along with glycolic-acid treatments and facials. Her european facial does not involve tattoos of random French, German, and Spanish words; rather, it includes a steaming with chamomile herbs and a natural vegetable-peel exfoliant to leave skin glowing and more youthful.