Enzo Riccobene and his wife Linda work side-by-side inside his namesake salon and spa. They cut, perm, color, and straighten manes as patrons relax in sleek white chairs. Other pampering services include a facial that gives the pink slip to acne and aromatherapy massages. Post appointment, clients can pick up Moroccan Oil and Rene Furterer products or peruse the salon?s collection of handmade jewelry and handbags.
Master colorist Joel Warren and master stylist Edward Tricomi?both of whom earned their stripes crafting coiffures for New York City?s fashion elite?lend their names and shared knowledge to Warren-Tricomi Salon, a hair-care boutique with locations across the East Coast. The duo?s venture has caught the attention of magazines such as InStyle, Elle, and _Seventeen_?hardly a surprise, considering the high profile they earned while forging ?dos for Fashion Week and developing their own line of hair-care products. Following the example of their salon?s founders, expert stylists shape locks with precision cuts and shift shades with INOA ammonia-free color products. The team banishes frizzy curls with relaxers, adds shine with glaze, and elongates strands with natural-looking hair extensions. Across the salon, nail technicians polish and refine fingernails and aestheticians fend off attacks from irate bees as they employ freshly gathered wax to banish fuzz on lips and legs.
Warehouse lights dangle from the high ceilings of Hopscotch Salon, illuminating the styling chairs and leaving guests with the impression that rogue designers snuck in at midnight to erect the upscale cutting station. More than 15 stylists hone their craft in the open area, along with a full roster of colorists, aestheticians, nail techs, and makeup artists. The crew offers haircuts, highlights, and corrective color, along with bridal updos and extensions. Stylists also carefully select product lines such as Oribe—which are scented with French perfumes—and Bumble and bumble—which are designed to be mixed and layered for custom hair effects.
Kate Lesniak numbers among the multi-talented stylists at The Greenwich Salon. Their diverse skills prove a necessity, since each client comes to them with a distinct sense of style. The stylists create totally customized looks by combining their salon services, which range from haircuts, coloring, and keratin treatments to waxing and mani-pedis.
Gleaming wood floors, neutral walls, and patterned chairs cast a chic vibe at Jaafar Tazi, courtesy of the artistic eye of Greenwich interior designer Charlotte Barnes. This level of detail also permeates hair services, where master stylists and colorists create modern looks tailored to fit individual faces and tastes.
At GeMargot Salon, nail buffs revitalize forlorn hands and feet with the latest techniques and polish colors. Throughout the roughly 90-minute session, nails are filed, buffed, and shaped back to their old hexagonal selves, as the aesthetician's trained hands soothe weary mitts and human hooves with an ache-relieving massage. Shellac hues and varnish are then applied to add a splash of color to the finger helmets, as a beam of UV light cures the specially formulated nail paint, rendering it chip-, smudge-, and spackle-free for up to two weeks. Guests can choose a standard shade from the Shellac line, including
new hues such as Hot Pop Pink or Wildfire, or opt to highlight talon tips with a french-style frescoing. Ensuring feet don't grow jealous and walk out on their owners, peds are given their own polishing with a standard nail enamel, forgoing the chip-less formula due to their propensity for extremely gentle piano playing.