From a studio illuminated by crystalline chandeliers to skincare formulas imported from France, Studio Tres Jolie channels the glamour of Paris in everything they do. Yon-Ka Paris creams and serums power the studio’s six facials, which are tailored to target aging, acne, dehydration, and other issues. Many of the studio's other treatments—including microcurrent facials and laser hair removal—favor technology instead of topical products to elevate beauty for the long term. For speedy surface enhancement, SunFX airbrush tanning achieves a sun-kissed glow in a matter of minutes. Studio Tres Jolie's mastery of all these services means that the spot is often most in demand during bridal season, when it’s most important to look your best. Clients can book appointments up to a year in advance, or up to 50 years after the ceremony if they have access to a time portal.
Founded by brothers Dominic, Carlo, and Marco Commisso—members of a multigenerational Italian family of hairstylists—C3 Salon provides follicles a place to go for rejuvenation at the hands of expert stylists and the Kérastase line of products. The brothers and their supporting team stay abreast of current trends, combining their accrued knowledge with their diverse skills to cultivate sleek, modern looks that have been featured in numerous fashion shows, photo shoots, and training classes.
Surrounded by C3 Salon's glossy environs and vibrant, contemporary murals painted by Dominic, stylists conduct thorough consultations before every service. They then showcase intricate scissor choreography and sculpt locks to client specifications.:m]]
Brothers Dean and Al Melchiorre are devoted to keeping their business in the family—since 1979, a Melchiorre has always been happily stationed in dé-al salon, including Dean’s own daughter, Olivia, who took over as lead stylist in 2006. Olivia oversees a team of stylists as they pick and choose the perfect products for their clients from a range of Semplifi haircare products, a line developed specifically for use on all hair types. Alongside the stylists’ scissors work, a stable of nail technicians ply their trade, coloring nails with traditional, UV-gel, and Shellac polishes. The salon’s clean, bright space looks even cleaner and brighter thanks to white tile floors, white ceilings, and mirrored walls, and delicate pink blossoms tucked into terra-cotta pots brighten up the space with their vibrant hues.
Board-certified aesthetician Robin Tritto calls upon a quarter-century of experience to unclog pores and correct problematic skin conditions with clinical and alternative remedies. Robin refers to herself as a “skincare designer”—an interesting description, but one that rings true in the way she patches together facials and peels to suit various skin types and strongly advises against argyle tattoos. When she’s not focused on polishing faces with her custom-mixed foundations, Robin helms lasers that eradicate unwanted hair and neutralize sun spots. Her cache of advanced cosmetic products and hard-to-find blends allows clients to extend the results of their treatments at home.
Depicting a hip, well-groomed character holding clippers, the colorful mural on the window of Manny's Cutz jumps out on 14th Avenue, beckoning passersby to peek into the shop. Inside, a calm scene of peach walls and wood floors surrounds the mural's likeness, Manny, as he stands at a black barber chair, lopping off and styling hair. Manny also tends to beards and the dried mustard that naturally grows in them during soothing hot-towel shaves.
Aura Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Center's relaxing spa environment allows bodies and minds to freely revel in a range of age-defying treatments. Staff members address individual needs as they turn back face clocks with skin-tightening treatments or chemical peels, or release hamstring tension with hand-shaped violin bows during a soothing massage.