Though Giant New York Pizza specializes in their box-overflowing 28-inch pizzas, their focus isn’t just quantity. The chefs create every pie with care, creating their signature varieties, such as the spinach and garlic Popeye and the barbecue chicken, so they taste flavorful whether by-the-slice or by-the-pizza. Clients can customize their pizzas by size and toppings, or pair pizzas with American dishes such as wings, jalapeño poppers, and caesar salads with the house’s combo specials. Staff members can then deliver pies for a fee, helping customers to avoid inclement weather or attempting to hang-glide off neighborhood roofs.
Master stylist and certified makeup artist Leeland Tatta taps into more than 20 years of education and experience to beautify his clients. At Jean-Claude Salon, he updates looks with everything from cuts and color to styling services and makeup applications. As if the chic looks emerging from his chair weren't enough, the salon?s modern space could easily pass for an art gallery, thanks to the exposed wooden beams on the ceiling, the colorful artwork donning the walls, and the groups of on-lookers whispering "brilliant" under their breath.
Kimberly Rockefeller, owner of The Rockefeller Center for Anti-Aging, juggles a family, a social life, and work. With those everyday stresses in mind, she created the center as a place for people to step back and relax. Now, she and a team of nail techs and massage therapists employ their practiced techniques amidst warm box lamps, cool-colored curtains, and a ban on howler monkeys selling their demo tapes, which come together to form a soothing atmosphere.
Krista of Hand 2 Sole draws on 17 years of experience in nailcare and reflexology, a therapeutic technique that involves applying pressure to specific points on the hands and feet. She strives to use organic products whenever possible in her treatments, which range from full nail extensions to express manicures that can get you in and out the door in less than a half hour. Most services also include an aromatherapy scrub and spritz using the customer’s choice of handcrafted scent.
Inside of Mingle Nail Salon's upbeat and social space, technicians dote upon their clients with the singular goal of transformation. In addition to bold, bright manicures and pedicures, the staff beautify faces and bodies with eyelash extensions, spray tanning, and hairstyling. They also provide skin care treatments to help their clients look as radiant as the 3 billion lightbulbs that line the surface of the sun.
More than two manicure-filled decades guide Wendy Truong's steady hands as they pamper the fingers and toes of her clients at Salon 2141. Her fellow staff members, similarly skilled and experienced, perform massages, facials, threading, and microdermabrasion, making the salon a one-stop for those looking to arch well-tended eyebrows when they catch others staring jealously at their nails.