The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
William Dean's Salon goes beyond run-of-the-strand salons with its eclectically decorated storefront, artistic hair designers, and innovative hours (it's open until midnight from Monday through Thursday). Turn a frazzled hive of follicles into an obedient flock of honeybringers with a clean basic trim ($66 for gals, $46 for guys). Brunettes living as their redheaded alter egos can use color retouching ($76–$86) to brighten hues. Other services include eyebrow, lip, and chin waxing ($10–$20) and updo-style treatment (starting at $35) for weddings, proms, or proms that turn into weddings. William Dean's professional staff of fur-snippers is dedicated to head-topping artistry, and they'll attentively help achieve your dream hairdo, whether it's a straight-up Hime cut or a cumulus-cloud shape.
Fritz's talented staff of stylists perform haircuttery that pulls out all the stops, including the one imprisoning a dangerous djinn. Fritz's haircut ($34) prefaces its precision scissor-snipping with a luxurious, meditative shampooing, a hot-towel treatment, and a scalp massage. All the young dudes carrying the news can freshen their follicles with a highlighting ($40+), while distinguished gents can either defy the passing of time with a custom color ($60+) or gray coverage ($35), or rock the salt-and-pepper with a gray blending ($30). Beyond the head, you can sample Fritz's spa-grade services such as a 45-minute customized facial ($45), a 60-minute massage in the style of your choice ($75), a manly and respect-inducing men's manicure ($25), and more.
Stocked with an experienced staff and shelves upon shelves of all-natural Aveda products, Salon DeLonjay offers a full list of luxurious services. Haircuts for women ($48+), men ($30+), and children ($30+) keep the whole family properly sheared for the summertime, while all-over color treatments ($60+ for women, $45+ for men) or highlights ($87+ for women, $45+ for men) can help freshen follicles after spending too much time inches from the sun. To fake a flawless finish, enjoy a 30-minute makeup application session, including a thorough facial cleansing and toning or a date with some UV-free sun ($45), or an airbrush makeup application session for a long-lasting look ($50–$75). Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
The talented and experienced crew of scissors-wielding swashbucklers that comprise Shear Artistry Salon’s staff of stylists have dueled the toughest tresses and always emerge victorious. They'll give your locks a new cut that complements your face and lifestyle as often as it compliments it. After a blow-dry and styling, sit back and drink in Shear Artistry's upscale décor while a Redken deep-conditioning chemistry treatment alleviates hair stress caused by chemical overuse, normal wear-and-tear, and space-travel-induced gamma radiation. Like a heroic gunslinger’s sidearm, the Redken treatment comes in six “shots” (extreme, color extend, clear moisture, all soft, smooth, and real control), and you get to pick up to three:
Tired and tense bodies will enjoy The Chopping Block's relaxing hour-long Swedish massage, with a licensed massage therapist. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Or, if long hours conducting commuter trains have left your skin sullied and sallow, opt for the European deep-pore-cleansing facial. One of The Chopping Block's licensed aestheticians will slough off dead skin cells with a thorough exfoliation, extract unsightly dermal invaders, and apply a specialized mask to the skin, all while your hands heat up in warming mitts. As the mask sets, your hands are removed from the mitts and joined with the décolleté area for a soothing massage, and when the treatment is complete, the aesthetician will provide you with a personalized skin analysis and tips on how to hold your head to more prominently feature your "best side."