Whether your hair is straight and limp or curly and frizzy, the stylists at The Blowout Lounge will help you achieve the look you want. A trio of working moms, each with a different hair type and a limited schedule, founded the styling studio with the goal of helping women feel their best even at their busiest. During basic styling sessions, the lounge’s pros wash, condition, and style locks with Moroccanoil products. Other services range from keratin straightening treatments that control frizz and add shine to up-dos worthy of glamorous occasions or zero gravity chambers. Even lashes can leave with a new 'do after stylists adorn them with mink extensions.
Vincent Vanzandt has done his fair share of traveling. His formal training at the Sassoon Academy first whisked him away to California and then took him across the sea to London. He soon found himself in New York as a Farouk Systems educator before opening his own salon outside the city. There, he works with other internationally trained stylists to create beautiful new looks with their haircare services. While waiting for their appointments to begin, clients sit in the salon's comfortable waiting area where they can read magazines, sit in plush, cushioned chairs, admire large green plants, or mold shredded magazines into the style of hair they want.
Over the past dozen or so years, Elisabeth Wolfson has refined her approach to haircare. The biggest change? Doing away with heavy, ammonia- and chemical-laden products, both personally and in her beauty parlor, Sano Salon & Color Bar. She and her team of talented and highly educated stylists use solely ammonia-free (or, at the very least, low-ammonia) products by the likes of Kevin Murphy, Framesi, and MoroccanOil. It’s all part of Wolfson’s mission to help clients maintain and recreate chic, healthy styles at home. Sano’s staff dispenses helpful information for at-home haircare throughout each haircut and color appointment. Learn everything from how to make styles—like their signature DuraBliss blowout—last for days to why its essential to only dry-clean cashmere wigs.
Beyond stints in the styling chair, Sano’s clients can also relax in the nail corner for indulgent organic mani-pedis.
Total Concept Hair Salon has been doling out fresh haircuts for 30 years. The master and senior stylists have stayed abreast of changes in hair design and techniques, making them adept in everything from highlights and cutting-edge coloring services, to traditional perms. Specialists in full-body beauty, they also manicures, makeup, and facials that render complexions as radiant as a bride standing under a black light.
Like FDR's White House staff, the team at Makin Waves has more than 20 years of experience doing what they do. With Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Coppola products, they trim, style, and color hair. And the elegance they impart to their clients' coiffures is matched by their salon's surroundings. Mocha-colored walls hold long mirrors flanked by gilded faux ivy, and blond-hardwood floors evoke the highlights being splashed into hair above them.
Jessica Eberhardt, the owner of Pure Skin Salon and Spa, wants to make her clients feel like family. And with all the treatments she and her team offer, it doesn't take long to start thinking of the spa as a second home. One week, you might stop by for an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment and a touch-up on your lash extensions; the next might call for a hot-stone massage or a reflexology pedicure. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Pure Skin actually looks pretty homey, too. Beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the interior, and the private spa rooms are outfitted with everything from candles to blanket forts.