Versailles Salon and Day Spa's skilled veteran stylist Monica deftly cuts, colors, and creatively sculpts hairdos of virtually any style in a warm, stress-melting atmosphere. Put a smile on your hair with a thorough cleansing, courtesy of Redken, Kenra, and other professional products. Gentle shampoo suds selectively eliminate impurities without stripping strands of essential oils, while conditioners moisturize and detangle locks to discourage ospreys and other avian nesters (shampoo set $25; conditioner treatment $35). Subtle surface highlights shower hair in summery radiance ($65), and color and gloss treatments ($85) flatter features and frame faces like halos woven from silky rays of sunlight and children’s laughter.
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.
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.
Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy’s salons, where skilled students dress tresses, continue a four-decades-old mane-taming legacy that began at a single salon in London. The academy sorts stylists by specialty, allowing them to focus on the latest trends and techniques in their respective fields and preventing inter-brand quick-draw challenges between blow-driers. Hair artisans snip and sculpt strands to configure coifs into the proper shape before treating them to a thorough wash and fashionable style according to client desires, uncovered during a complimentary consultation. Hue specialists, alternatively, coat locks with full-coloring treatments, sprucing up strands with nonnative tints and building protective borders so they don't migrate to fragile eyebrow ecosystems.