As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.
Earthly Body's collection of natural, vegan, and paraben-free skincare and bodycare products has caught the eye of an array of media outlets, such as Allure and Lucky magazines, with its hydrating hemp-oil bases and cruelty-free lineup. Candles melt into a candle pot with wax that can also be used as a warm massage oil, postcleansing moisturizer, or elbow cream for dry pet elephants. Earthly Body’s haircare line, Marrakesh, infuses each tendril-smoothing solution with Moroccan argan oil and three signature scents (original, High Tide, and Dreamsicle) to bolster frizz-free manes. Mineral-based makeups dust across facescapes without the harsh chemicals or pore-clogging guilt found in animal-tested products.
There's a world of difference between a hotel and simple room and board. The Pampered Pet Hotel & Spa, therefore, seeks to replicate the former experience for beloved pets. Created as a sanctuary where families could leave pets for a brief period or entire vacations, the facility hosts dogs of all sizes in daycare areas complete with toys and sociable buddies. At night, hotel guests retire to rooms equipped with beds, sound systems for ambient noise, and, in some cases, TVs that soothe or entertain anxious animals. All of these rooms can be monitored online via web cam by owners who think they may have glimpsed Ginger on a crowded piazza in Venice. Spa visits can also be scheduled for dogs in need of grooming, which can range from a bath and blow-dry to a complete package featuring teeth brushing and a fashionable bow or bandanna.
From the bustling streets of Times Square to the equally vivacious streets of Hong Kong, people walk around with smiles after enjoying the japanese barbecue cuisine at Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant has more than 700 locations worldwide, each rooted in the belief that some of the strongest bonds between friends are forged at the dinner table. Groups dine on a huge variety of Japanese dishes, from popular meat and veggie dishes such as Harami Skirt Steak, Kalbi Short Rib, and Bacon-wrapped Asparagus - to unique Japanese-American appetizers such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano, Wasabi Crunchy Shrimp, and Ahi Tuna Poke. The real excitement takes place around individual grills, however, where diners can barbecue their own slabs of filet mignon, ahi tuna, or chicken with chili mayo until they are ideally tender or encircled by on-duty firemen.
Alex Maz knew his calling at the age of 17, when he started designing hair and exploring a fervent interest in fashion and art. The advanced master stylist trained with L'Or?al in Europe and Vidal Sassoon in the United States and now leads a team of stylists with close to 25 years of industry experience as the owner of MAZ Aveda Hair Studio.
The crew specializes in coloring, texturizing, and styling hair as well as restorative treatments and soothing facials with the organic and naturally derived ingredients in the Aveda line of products. The studio features light fixtures that resemble huge, spherical snowflakes, satin-draped walls, and orchids, a species amongst which chemically straightened petals are currently all the rage.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.