Veteran stylist Kathy Watts cuts and colors hair at Shannel & Company, a stylish salon that offers haircare and nailcare. Kathy specializes in natural-looking hair color and highlights, which add dimension to single-toned strands, but she also has practice in more adventurous colors, such as blues, purples, and yellows.
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.
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.
The cuticle shapers at Costa Verde Nails coddle hands and feet during manicure and pedicure treatments with warm towels, light massage, and kaleidoscopic ensembles from a rainbow of polish and Shellac colors. While lounging in the comfort of a cream-colored treatment chair, guests can pluck potato slices from the environs' scalloped upholstery, which is joined by sheer drapes and inset lighting.
Sugar & Spice gilds corporeal forms with a suite of beautifying procedures. Manicures and pedicures call upon skilled nail sculptors to trim cuticles and shape jagged claws into beautifully rounded finger ornaments before coating nails in chromatic armor. Piggies get extra pampering with a soothing footbath, a sugar scrub, massage, and pumice sloughing to remove rough calluses and stubbornly clingy octopuses.
Hawaiian-print curtains welcome clients to Suki Day Spa's shabby-chic Fourth Avenue location, where bamboo screens flank cream-colored sofas in wicker or leather and a vast painting of a red blossom reflects punches of crimson in the throw pillows and fresh blooms. The long, lean space reaches beyond the plush pedicure chairs to a hallway with private rooms, where spa treatments such as massages, facials, and spray tans gloss clients' guises more effectively than daily slatherings of vaseline and glitter.