Hairstyling runs in the Vecca family. Giuseppe Vecca, co-owner of Salon Vivace with Joey Mannino, emigrated from Italy to the United States with his scissors in hand. He passed down his skills to his granddaughter Daniella, who works with him at the salon. She and the rest of the staff believe it's possible to keep hair healthy without harming animals, which is why they tame frizz using the Zerran RealLisse vegan hair-smoothing system. In addition to cuts and color, the stylists lengthen hair with SoCap hair extensions made from 100% natural human hair, which creates an enhancement as undetectable as a penguin crashing a wedding.
The towering poppies on the walls of Fashion Diva Spa seem to emit enough tantalizing aromas to suit their size. Honey, green tea, and citrus scents waft throughout the red-and-white wonderland, whose furniture strikes a crisp, modern contrast to the flowers. The smells don't emanate from their painted blooms, however—they stem from the baths along a pedicure bench, from the adjacent nail stations, and from private treatment rooms, where hot herbal compresses and lava stones help massage therapists loosen muscular knots. Of course, they might also drift up from complimentary cups of hot or iced tea, a warmer greeting than a welcome mat that's been set aflame.
The combined nail salon and day spa pampers guests with luxurious services to match each alluring fragrance. Cocoa-perfumed cream softens legs during a chocolate pedicure, whereas a mix of essential oils colors the aromatherapy facial. The vitamin C in skincare masks and the kelp in body wraps evince the menu's reliance on natural ingredients—a commitment the staff honors with its mink eyelash extensions, whose strands were painlessly harvested by brushing live mink on Russian farms.
Additionally, a focus on customization transforms even the most everyday treatments. Aestheticians apply specialized formulas for different skin types during waxing and airbrush tanning appointments. On a personal level, the team makes a point of memorizing clients' names, fostering an atmosphere of congeniality and closeness without preceding every massage with a trust fall onto the table.