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.
Co-owners Anthony DeFranco and René Spagnolo employ years of experience styling international fashion shows and magazine photo shoots to guide their team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. Always apprised of the latest styles and declarations from the president's hair czar, stylists keep clients' preferences in mind while creating new 'dos with Nolla hair products. Their aesthetician brethren further gussy up physiques with cleansing facials, waxing and electrolysis services, mani-pedis, and professional makeup applications. Inside either of DeFranco Spagnolo's sleek salons, hardwood floors and minimalist décor instill a haute elegance found only on the runways of Paris and LaGuardia.
When not in her office at Great Neck Medical Spa, board-certified physician Deborah Marciano is likely attending a medical conference, seminar, or workshop. Her commitment to continuing education embodies her simple goal: to help her clients look and feel better. To this end, the doctor specializes in both surgical and noninvasive treatments for slimming silhouettes, removing hair, and rejuvenating skin. Depending on her clients' aesthetic objectives, she might use the SmartLipo Triplex system to oust unwanted fat or the Elite MPX to permanently remove unwanted hairs.
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.