At GeMargot Salon, nail buffs revitalize forlorn hands and feet with the latest techniques and polish colors. Throughout the roughly 90-minute session, nails are filed, buffed, and shaped back to their old hexagonal selves, as the aesthetician's trained hands soothe weary mitts and human hooves with an ache-relieving massage. Shellac hues and varnish are then applied to add a splash of color to the finger helmets, as a beam of UV light cures the specially formulated nail paint, rendering it chip-, smudge-, and spackle-free for up to two weeks. Guests can choose a standard shade from the Shellac line, including new hues such as Hot Pop Pink or Wildfire, or opt to highlight talon tips with a french-style frescoing. Ensuring feet don't grow jealous and walk out on their owners, peds are given their own polishing with a standard nail enamel, forgoing the chip-less formula due to their propensity for extremely gentle piano playing.
Gleaming wood floors, neutral walls, and patterned chairs cast a chic vibe at Jaafar Tazi, courtesy of the artistic eye of Greenwich interior designer Charlotte Barnes. This level of detail also permeates hair services, where master stylists and colorists create modern looks tailored to fit individual faces and tastes.
The towering poppies on the walls of Fashion Diva Spa seem to emit enough tantalizing aromas to suit their size. Honey, green tea, and citrus scents waft throughout the red-and-white wonderland, whose furniture strikes a crisp, modern contrast to the flowers. The smells don't emanate from their painted blooms, however—they stem from the baths along a pedicure bench, from the adjacent nail stations, and from private treatment rooms, where hot herbal compresses and lava stones help massage therapists loosen muscular knots. Of course, they might also drift up from complimentary cups of hot or iced tea, a warmer greeting than a welcome mat that's been set aflame.
The combined nail salon and day spa pampers guests with luxurious services to match each alluring fragrance. Cocoa-perfumed cream softens legs during a chocolate pedicure, whereas a mix of essential oils colors the aromatherapy facial. The vitamin C in skincare masks and the kelp in body wraps evince the menu's reliance on natural ingredients—a commitment the staff honors with its mink eyelash extensions, whose strands were painlessly harvested by brushing live mink on Russian farms.
Additionally, a focus on customization transforms even the most everyday treatments. Aestheticians apply specialized formulas for different skin types during waxing and airbrush tanning appointments. On a personal level, the team makes a point of memorizing clients' names, fostering an atmosphere of congeniality and closeness without preceding every massage with a trust fall onto the table.
Hairstyling runs in the Vecca family. Giuseppe Vecca, co-owner of Salon Vivace with Joey Mannino, emigrated from Italy to the United States with his scissors in hand. He passed down his skills to his granddaughter Daniella, who works with him at the salon. She and the rest of the staff believe it's possible to keep hair healthy without harming animals, which is why they tame frizz using the Zerran RealLisse vegan hair-smoothing system. In addition to cuts and color, the stylists lengthen hair with SoCap hair extensions made from 100% natural human hair, which creates an enhancement as undetectable as a penguin crashing a wedding.
Despite being in business for more than 30 years, Young & Classy Hair Salon still has its finger on the pulse of modern fashion, staying abreast of all the latest trends and styles. As a result, clients benefit from both experience and from a contemporary eye. The team excels at haircuts, trims, and coloring procedures, as well as keratin treatments designed for hair that won't lay flat. Young & Classy's stylists also specialize in special events, creating styles and updos to prep any bride, bridesmaid, or spotlight-stealing organist for the big day.
At Fox Nails Day Spa, beauticians greet clients with complimentary teas and other beverages designed to ease the mind prior to the start of services. Nail technicians spruce up digits before embellishing them with OPI, Minx, or vegan polishes. Aestheticians add beauty to the skin with Arbonne products during facials, advanced galvanic treatments, and lactic acid skin peels that leave exteriors shining like a gold medalist on a podium surrounded by strobe lights. The staff harnesses the gentle exfoliating properties of botanicals during aromatic body treatments and vegan-friendly body scrubs.