The Hamburglar started out as a hand burglar but soon found that unkempt appendages could not be sold on the black market, even on the dollar menu. Offer up a side of manicured fingers with each handshake with the help of today’s Groupon: for $32, you get a Shellac manicure and exfoliating pedicure at Dynasty Salon in Maspeth.
Dynasty Salon's beautifiers spruce up the body’s natural accessories, providing treatments for hair and nails. Sip a complimentary cup of coffee or glass of wine as a trained nail specialist pampers paws with a 30- to 40-minute shellac manicure ($42). Nails prone to dive-bombing keyboards will be protected with the polish's sturdy solution that requires no dry-time and stays chip-free for up to two weeks. Patrons conclude the hand-beautifying session with an intricate nail design from the Shellac design collection that decorates one fingerhat on each hand with a trendy image or a miniature map to locate buried Millennium time capsules. The 20-minute exfoliating pedicure ($25) tends to toes with a soothing series of treatments including buffing, shaping, and rubbing feet.
Encased in a façade that resembles a small-town general store, Dynasty sports a striped awning that gives way to an interior enlivened by vibrant colors and chic décor. Oversized mirrors prominently stand sentinel in front of each hairstylist's chair as images of classy dames, including Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, oversee all operations. An elegant chandelier overhead sends flickers of light break-dancing across the salon’s warm red walls.
Inside Dynasty Salon, an elegant chandelier slings glistening beams of light off large, rectangular mirrors, which start at the floor and stretch better than halfway toward the ceiling. Next to those mirrors, black-and-white portraits of starlets hang from cherry-red walls, and work stations sit packed with numerous beauty products and tools. This is where the Dynasty Salon team goes to work, rejuvenating the appearances of its clients with an arsenal of services that includes haircuts, colors, and eyebrow maintenance. They spruce up nails, too, with mani-pedis and shellac nail polishes.
5246 69th St.
Maspeth, New York 11378