The stylists at Amica Full Service Salon are specialists in color and highlights. With some staff members possessing nearly 20 years of experience, they bring a deep level of expertise to each session. In addition to benefitting from the stylists’ knowhow, guests are welcomed to a cozy and relaxing studio where they can enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and spoken word poetry recited by Barry White.
As she struggled to surmount issues with her own weight, Boogie Box Fitness creator Dede Barbanti drew from her professional dance background, martial-arts training, and enthusiasm for exercise to pioneer the gym's rigorous yet fun workout routine. The calorie-flaming moves, which have been featured by Dr. Oz and publications such as Dance magazine, have since spawned BBX Kids and the more vigorous BBX Hardcore. Behind the regimens' popularity lie easy-to-follow steps culled from kickboxing, strength training, plyometrics, and Latin and hip-hop dance. In addition to motivating patrons to shimmy into fitter physiques, Dede channels her expertise as a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist into the BBX Body membership site. Here, visitors can peruse custom menu plans, exercise tutorials, and life-coaching advice given by the world's smartest biceps.
The friendly technicians at E Nails pamper fingers and toes in their bright, clean salon using only disposable and sterilized tools. They coddle natural and acrylic nails alike while painting them with bright lacquers or French tips, the latter also being what Napoleon called the pointiest part of his hats. In addition, their skilled hands remove unwanted hair with waxing services or add fluttery length to lids with eyelash extensions.
Plush, black chairs line the walls at Greatest Nails & Spa, cushioning clients as licensed manicurists and aestheticians pamper them from head to toe. An expansive menu of nail services cossets cuticles and keratin on hands and feet, augmenting mani-pedis with more than a dozen add-ons such as paraffin dips and 3-D designs. Enriching skin treatments and facials enlist Oro Gold, a nontoxic line of skincare products infused with 24-karat gold, to stimulate blood circulation and help coordinate complexions with ornate palace ceilings. The salon also facilitates group pampering with gatherings targeted toward bachelorette and bridal parties, as well as kid-centric soirees for girls aged 12 and younger.
Overhead lights from Alexander’s high ceilings cast a glow on marshmallow-white floor tiles and cozy leather furniture. Amid these warm accents, skilled stylist Jordan Fahed draws on more than 25 years of experience to chisel flattering layers and splash strands with bold highlights. But the 10,000-square-foot salon is about more than just hair. After clients indulge their senses with a facial, massage, or waxing service, they’re free to grab a bite in the café or peruse the salon’s extensive clothing and accessory boutique.