Honored as one of Salon Today ’s Salons of Distinction in 2011, Salon Debonaire perfects the art of hair adjustment with a host of lavish services that employ products from upscale brands such as Unite, Bio Ionic, and Onesta. Throughout the day, knotted clumps of hair flutter to the salon’s Brazilian-rosewood floors, their protestations drowned out by a symphony of snips as stylists craft textured and contemporary precision cuts. Coloring products from professional and USDA Certified Organic lines infuse newly minted hairdos with all-over color or partial highlights, and skilled aestheticians expel facial hair using wax or soybean-based Nufree. As the salon’s skilled stylists focus on their work, customers sip coffee inside a TV-equipped lounge or fling their wet mops against the wall to contribute to the salon’s modernist decor.
• For $22, you get a men's camo color treatment, haircut, and 12-ounce bottle of Color Protect shampoo (a $44 value). • For $37, you get a women's mini highlight (5–7 foils), haircut, conditioning treatment, and 12-ounce bottle of Color Protect shampoo (a $74 value).
Certified by the Alliance of Professional Tattooists, River City Tattoo inks and bedazzles the human apparatus with the help of a professional staff and a large selection of body jewelry. Display your love for your mother or incessant admiration for eggplant with a custom tattoo designed by one of the shop's skilled artists (starting at $50).
A Paul Mitchell signature salon, Coiffureous George outfits fashionable forelocks with a bevy of beautifying services and products plucked from international design books. After redefining a fusty look with a custom cut and style, the salon's skilled stylists manicure manes with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger treatment, reshaping locks into dapper ’dos crafted from newly strengthened, protected, and hydrated tresses. A 10-minute stay beneath a blow dryer helps evict excess moisture and lock in good-looking shocks of hair, and a 10-minute massage eases scalps stressed after attempts to count every hair on your head.
A scoop of plantains. A heap of stewed ribs. A forkful of caramel-flavored flan. At Spanish Soul Restaurant, the chefs churn out a full menu of authentic Puerto Rican tastes such as these. They can prepare extra-large portions of their dishes—which also include yellow rice and beans, empanadas, steak and onions, and fried pork chops—to cater large-scale events.
The experienced nail technicians at Petite Nails pamper fingers with colorful OPI polish or long-lasting Shellac manicures. To kick off either treatment, technicians gently push back flapping cuticles and trim, shape, and buff fingernails into silhouette portraits of William Howard Taft. Clients may opt for a regular manicure, an express 25-minute treatment with a shiny coat of high-quality OPI polish to add pizzazz to digits before a chic dinner out or championship thumb-wrestling tournament. Alternatively, during the 45- to 60-minute Shellac manicure, clients select from a rainbow of CND Shellac hues, which dry instantly under UV light, resist chipping for up to 14 days, and are free of formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals.