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.
AHS The Laser Salon's board-certified doctors and licensed aestheticians fight unwanted hair, signs of age, and unsightly veins with cosmetic lasers in an office characterized by neutral colors and antique furnishings. During laser hair-removal treatments, trained techs reduce unwanted hair with noninvasive energy pulses. Similarly, the center's spider-vein treatments employ AHS’s exacting photons to zero in on the offending red, blue, and purple veins with a prescribed dose of energy, cordoning off trouble spots from surrounding areas and laser-happy kittens. The team also rejuvenates faces with beauty injections, such as Botox and Juvéderm, photofacials, chemical peels, and custom facials.
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.
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.
Laser in Vogue's certified technicians work to defuzz clientele using laser hair-removal treatments that aim to slow and thin regrowth. During the procedure, the technicians gingerly brandish powerful light beams that are bright enough to penetrate follicles and break down deeply anchored frizzies yet are gentle enough to leave peripheral skin cells and napping freckles undisturbed. The targeted body hair begins to shed within two to three weeks, and any bristled regrowth is taken care of during follow-up appointments scheduled every three–eight weeks. Although most patients typically require seven sessions to achieve desired results, the number of treatments necessary to evict unwelcome hair depends on each client's skin color, hair coarseness, and follicle real-estate market.