When they’re not trimming or styling hair, the beauty experts at La Jolie Salon & Spa also perform spa treatments, including organic peels, microdermabrasions, and waxing—all within an elegant space boasting wooden ceiling beams and a spiral staircase. A skylight and teardrop-shaped fixtures illuminate the room from overhead, and black-and-white damask-style wallpaper and a chandelier add touches of restrained sophistication.
David Sturtevant, owner of Indigo Hair Spa, draws on more than two decades of experience as he leads a team of stylists in designing shiny, fashionable hairdos. The salon is adjacent to the Trump Parc residences, where stylists work at stately wooden stations with marble countertops and full-length mirrors, and abstract artwork catches eyes as they look upward toward high ceilings and modern chandeliers.
To straighten frizzy tendrils, staffers reach for smoothing products and top off locks with moisture-rich Moroccanoil; they add depth in addition to shine by coating strands in Beth Minardi and Goldwell color; and renewing scalps and strands with products by Rene Furterer. The menu of services also extends beyond haircare with facials, body treatments, waxing, and makeup application.
Owner Lisa Primps and her team of aestheticians, electrologists, and permanent-makeup artists have dedicated the past 21 years to helping clients reach a state of relaxation via treatments that fuse alternative and clinical spa methods. In doing so, they reach for Jan Marini, Dermalogica, and Bioelements skincare products during facials and peels, which can further be enhanced with microdermabrasion and ultrasonic technology. Rather than relying on hypnosis, aestheticians safely subtract unwanted hair from the follicles with traditional waxing or electrolysis, which uses disposable gold probes. Lisa applies her aesthetic knowledge and years of experience—which includes postgraduate work at the International Dermal Institute—during telangiectasia treatments, which gently remove broken capillaries and skin tags from the face and chest.
Just as The Primping Place Spa’s treatments stay ahead of the curve, so does its decor. The reception and treatment room is decorated from floor to ceiling with renewable materials, including Benjamin Moore VOC-free Natura paint, natural-bamboo blinds, and cotton drapes. A series of potted philodendrons help cleanse the air more effectively than washing its mouth out with soap. The Spa also sells Scentsy wickless candles and offers free tastings of weight-loss shakes and cleanses from Isagenix.
Enzo Riccobene and his wife Linda work side-by-side inside his namesake salon and spa. They cut, perm, color, and straighten manes as patrons relax in sleek white chairs. Other pampering services include a facial that gives the pink slip to acne and aromatherapy massages. Post appointment, clients can pick up Moroccan Oil and L’Oreal products or peruse the salon’s collection of handmade jewelry and handbags.
From Meryl Streep to Christopher Walken to Glenn Close, a veritable who’s who of Hollywood stars turn to one woman for haircare: Angela Cosmai. The daughter of a Brooklyn salon owner, Angela learned the craft of hair coloring from Robert Renn, a luminary colorist whose personal client list became Angela’s after his passing. Rather than implementing dramatic changes, Angela focuses on subtly enriching locks with hues that are close to her client’s original color—often restoring and correcting the damage done by other salons or gangs of four-year-olds with magic markers. To ensure hair remains as healthy as possible, she mixes her own custom, ammonia-free color formula, one of many original hair care products used in her salon. There, stylists exhibit their mastery of Angela’s techniques: applying highlights directly to roots, smoothing strands with ammonia-free keratin treatments, and lengthening locks with naturally blended extensions.