Sunlight filters in through Scandalous Hair Studio & Spa’s two walls of windows, illuminating the intimate boutique so that it stands out amid the other neighborhood stores. Perched on the corner, the all-purpose salon and spa greets visitors with an exposed brick wall that gives way to a row of styling stations where stylists pace around salon chairs as they plan out customized haircuts and color treatments.
Just a few yards away but a world removed from the lively bustle of the salon floor, aestheticians stationed in private treatment rooms cultivate glowing complexions with Wilma Schumann skincare products. Among the most popular spa services, aromatherapy massages melt away stress, and European facials fight signs of aging, acne, and embarrassing face-plant dives off the Eiffel Tower.
Born in Russia and raised in Israel, Beny spent his early adulthood sweeping up discarded hair in a New York salon. This self-taught stylist went on to open two salons, including Hair Bar NYC (formerly Keratin Hair Bar), where he and his staff imbue frazzled tresses with Brazilian keratin treatments, Japanese straightening treatments, and Magic Sleek, which smoothes tendrils using proteins from the Amazon rainforest. He also uses and equips clients with products by Obliphica, Wella, Moroccanoil, and Inova. When stylists aren't subduing frizz, they sculpt coiffures with haircuts and color treatments but never by infusing them with play-doh.
Though most aestheticians worry most about how to style hair, the staff at Nicole Beauty Spa care more about removing it. Though they can remove unwanted strands with high-tech methods such as laser hair removal or more traditional treatments such as waxing, their specialty is threading. This ancient Eastern form of hair removal uses only a single strand of looped thread, which threaders yield to precisely surround and remove strands of hair. They can target large swathes of area on the face, or fine-tune their approach to carefully shape and groom brows. In addition to these hair-removal treatments, staff also offer a range of spa treatments. These include relaxing massages, mani-pedis, facials, and artful henna application noting the after-care instructions of your services.
Clients emerge from JH Lashes with the ability to wink and blink with more flair. Here, the technicians intricately apply natural-looking eyelash extensions, adding density and length to clients' existing lashes. They apply the extensions one by one to each native lash, using a gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive. Clients can opt for 50 to 100 new lashes, depending on how dramatic they want their lashes to look or how often they travel through wind storms in the desert. The extensions last throughout the whole growth cycle, only falling out when the natural lashes shed after two to four weeks, at which point the aestheticians can provide a retouch.
Red & White Spa pampers guests from head to toe, with massages, facials, laser treatments, and more. A wide variety of massage modalities ensures clients get the ultimate pampering they need, whether they're looking for a relaxing aromatherapy massage, a revitalizing scalp massage, or classic Swedish techniques. European facials revitalize skin with deep pore cleansing followed by steam, exfoliation, a facial massage, and a soothing mask. Along with facials and massages, the spa staff beautifies guests with eyelash extensions and waxing or laser hair removal.