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.
Laser in Vogue's staff shares more than 25 years in the industry, and works close with their clients to accommodate every skin type and issue they come across. Add to that their state-of-the-art medical aesthetic equipment, and you get a spa where blemishes and unflattering body conditions are carefully treated. Laser in Vogue's treatments run the gamut from laser hair removal and electrolysis to permanent makeup, the latter an effective way of escaping daily routines that involve applying makeup in the morning and projectile-crying in the afternoon. Other services include waxing and spray tanning.
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.
At Thomas Cole Salon, experienced stylists use top-notch products designed by the owner and founder to tame unruly manes into eye-catching coiffures. Services such as a women’s haircut ($95+) or men’s haircut ($50+) can be complemented by a blow-dry ($40+) or men’s hair coloring ($50+). Instead of duct-taping road flares to their heads, beauty seekers can spiff up their cuts with glance-baiting highlights ($150+) or a nourishing Brazilian keratin treatment ($300+) that simultaneously strengthens and softens hair.
Named a Salon of Distinction by Salon Today, the waterfront beautification abode's ultramodern décor features clean lines, modern salon seating, and a floor-tom table illuminated by stylish track lighting. Spontaneously sprouting strands can be coaxed back into a svelte head sculpture with services such as a haircut for women ($60+), men ($50+), or kids ($35+), while vibrant mop tops can be stylishly striped with a set of full highlights ($180+) or simply single process-colored ($70+) to complement skin tones and match a shiny suit of armor. Established by a veteran salon swami who has also spent many years working as a music producer, Salon Rock styles handsome heads and luxurious locks with expertise and a rock 'n’ roll edge. A team of mane magicians expertly tailors and trims tresses with skill and precision, many of who educate student stylists on techniques, products, and how to keep frizzy hair from being blown away and rolling down the street like tumbleweeds.