Hair Illusions—a Redken 5th Avenue and Pureology salon—stocks its workstations with Redken and Pureology products to help color and mold men’s and women’s hair into new styles. Stylists also cut the hair on children and their imaginary friends. Eyebrow and lip waxes round out the visage-enhancing services.
Beyond retail shelves lined with elaborate hookahs and colorful tins of flavored tobacco wait Hi-Times' tattoo artists and piercers. Since 1997, the team has created countless custom ink designs. They've also pierced everything from ears to bellybuttons to the Mona Lisa, which admittedly was a bad idea.
It looks a bit like a coffin from the year 3000, but the only thing being laid to rest in the Matrix L33 tanning bed is a pale complexion. Its high-pressure lamps emit the full spectrum of UVA and UVB light to bring out a golden base hue in as few as three sessions.
But tanning beds are just one of the tools the team at Down Under Tanning uses to get skin glowing. Airbrush tans produce natural-looking finishes, and Hempz tanning moisture—made from 100% hemp-seed oil—develops into a subtle bronze while keeping skin as hydrated as Poseidon's front lawn.