In a gold-walled studio, Dreamscapes Salon & Tanning’s stylists tease and trim tresses to uncover radiant looks customized to each client, whether they're coming in for a routine cut or a bridal updo. The team also crafts complete spa days with pampering mani-pedis, lush lash extensions, and bronzing tanning treatments.
The expert nail technicians at CK Nails and Spa love nails. They demonstrate this passion by offering a variety of services for the hands and feet such as the jelly pedicure, sea-salt pedicure, or candle manicure. When not focused on prettifying digits, they coddle clients with spa services such as facials and waxing.
When sisters Jessica Barton and Eslie Greene opened Salon Sovain, they aimed to keep the space true to its historic Chelsea home. Antique furniture, including rustic armoires at styling stations and glitzy chandeliers hanging overhead, unfurl across the space’s dark-wooden floors while windows give a view of a street lined with historic brick buildings. Of course, the sisters had to add a few modern touches. They drenched some of the walls in vibrant pink—which complements the other walls’ exposed brick—and created a white, textured reception desk with flowers. Within the classically styled salon, the duo showcases their talent, excelling at creating fashion-forward looks with chic cuts and color treatments with the aid of Redken, Wella, and Joico products. They arrange strands into elegant updos or unconventional Valentine’s Day gifts and repair years of damage with hydrating conditioning treatments. Jessica doubles as a nail expert too, tempting clients with standard or Shellac manicures topped off with OPI or CND colors.
Kali Wolf has been doing nails for almost a decade, but a few years ago she decided to put her skills to the ultimate test by opening her own business: Kali's Kreative Nails. Her professionalism is apparent in her clean, streamlined workstation and the care she takes to make clients feel comfortable. As Kali trims, buffs, and adds color to their fingernails, clients relax in padded swivel chairs and look past her toward a calming backdrop of a rushing waterfall, which sets them at ease, like a pleasant memory of sleeping through gym class without getting caught. For even more peace of mind, clients can upgrade from basic mani-pedis to Shellac treatments, which keep nails chip-free for up to 14 days.
The hairstylists at Van Buren’s Salon put client satisfaction first. That’s why they take the time to listen to each visitor’s aesthetic vision before they pick up a pair of scissors or set of foils. Along with cutting and texturizing services, the salon’s staff can siphon out stress with spa-style manicures and pedicures and tend to complexions with customized facials. Waxing services keep skin smooth, and onsite tanning grants a summery hue year-round.
At Nail Tech'Niques, clients push back from the manicure table with fingers looking anywhere from polished and professional to outrageously decorative. That's because the nail technician here doesn't have any preconceived notions of what nails should look like. Instead, she leaves that up to her clients. Depending on how outside the box her clients want to go, she dresses up their fingertips with OPI polish or downright gets them glitzy with sparkling "junk" nails.