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.
At Ladi's Unisex Salon, stylists clip hair, infuse strands with golden highlights, and smooth down frizz into straight locks. Using all of these skills, the team rejuvenates men's and women's styles from hair to toes. After creating a face-framing cut, stylists can wax away unwanted hair from other body parts or trim and paint nails with mani-pedis. For a finishing touch, go for one of the salon's facials, which remove oil, dirt, and debris from the skin.
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 natural keratin treatments, and lengthening locks with naturally blended extensions.
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.
It's not much of a secret that beauty starts with the skin. What stumps some of the world's greatest minds, however, is how to protect that beauty from the ravages of time and an active lifestyle. Enter the aestheticians at Secret Beauty, who pool their knowledge to devise a menu of treatments that include exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments, noninvasive LED therapies, and skin-tightening face-lifts. Rather than base all of these treatments on the specific needs of a Richard Nixon mask that's 50 years old, they customize their services to accommodate each client's unique skin condition.
The certified technicians at Safe Laser Therapy work to help clients to achieve aesthetic and wellness goals with drug-free, holistic treatments. Laser therapy sessions attempt to help patrons to lose weight, quit smoking, and reduce stress levels. In private rooms, body wraps direct infrared beams at the skin, using gentle warmth to remove the toxins that accumulate in the body naturally, and rejuvenates the body with increased blood circulation and increased energy level.