At The V Spot Nail Spa, clients can sink into massive white armchairs as their feet soak in gleaming silver basins as the soothing scents of the lavender scrub and shea butter waft through the air. While they relax in armchairs or perch themselves at manicure stations, their toe- and fingertips are painted with OPI and CND Shellac polish, which make appendages easy to spot when their owners are rotating atop a baggage-claim conveyor belt. Olive lotion, lavender scrubs, and aloe augment manicures, softening hands as guests look up at the salon’s crystal chandeliers, ornate mirrors, and exposed-brick walls.
Toni&Guy's path to international prominence began more than 40 years ago, when CEO Bruno Mascolo and his brothers opened their first hair salon in Clapham, England. Today, their partnership of salons and hairdressing academies stands as an innovative, intercontinental fixture. In the United States and Canada alone, 19 academies train upcoming stylists, and 47 salons create distinctive styles. Their stylists specialize in a variety of cuts that ranges from the avant-garde to modern interpretations of classic looks, such as beehives built in the style of Frank Gehry. In 2001, Mascolo was inducted into British Hairdressing Hall of Fame, and in 2005 he earned the prestigious Hall of Leaders award at the North American Hairstyling Awards.
With a team of experienced stylists, colorists, and designers, Savvy Hair Studio specializes in giving its clients the look they're longing for. Put your head threads in the hands of the salon's scissor-wielding artisans for a haircut ($55+ for women, $35+ for men), and they'll lop off argumentative, gossipy, or otherwise unsatisfactory strands to leave you with an obedient and perfectly styled coiffure. Clients can drive the moon wild with jealousy by giving their locks a sun-kissed look ($75+), tweaking their tone with a color correction ($100+), or emulating ceramic-haired movie stars with a clear or color glaze ($45+ and $65+, respectively). Unruly tresses can also be startled into submission by an expert blow-dry ($40+).
The epidermal experts of Skin Station possess the skills and professional products required to banish almost any skin imperfection they encounter. Clients can browse a menu of more than 30 facial treatments to find the one that best targets their face's unique issues, then bask in even more individualized care as aestheticians tailor each regimen to suit their skin type. Serums from Clarins Paris, Dr. Oasis, and G.M. Collin delve deep into tissues to hydrate, heal, and break up bacteria house parties, and more advanced treatments, ranging from chemical peels to 24-karat gold facials, forge speedy results. For the rest of the body, waxing services go hand-in-hand with LHE hair-removal treatments to leave skin smooth and fuzz-free.
From the time Baire opens to the time it closes, its licensed aestheticians' sole job is removing hair. To cut down on the redundancy, the salon offers an array of hair-removal services, including IPL treatments, waxing, threading, and topical gels. Because each person's hair-removal needs will vary depending on how closely their ancestors are related to Rapunzel, Baire precedes any treatment with a complimentary consultation.
Treating tresses to Paul Mitchell hair products, the 11-stylist team at David Ryan Salon trims, tones, and tames manes with a menu of high-end services. Double process hair color ($100+) astutely enriches hair without educational loans, and a partial highlight ($120+) plays upon structural strengths of cheeks, eyes, and algebra. Enlist one of David Ryan Salon's shearing specialists to design a trendsetting 'do ($75–$115) clipped, textured, and styled to mirror your fashion moxie. Those interested in beautification beyond haircraft may opt for a natural nail manicure ($15) and pedicure ($25) or a make-up application ($75) before their date with an actor's alien understudy.