Beauty in New York, NY
Cozy Alma G Salon is where Alma Qeraxhiu makes styling locks a unique, invigorating experience. While she is known for her signature haircuts and bold color jobs, Qeraxhiu is also a seasoned "makeover" professional and even changes her own look frequently. When you’re not gawking at the supermodels of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood strutting inside for one of Qeraxhiu‘s famous razor cuts, consider stepping inside yourself for a dazzling jeweled manicure or a soothing facial with products from the Dead Sea. While you’re waiting to transform into a blonde bombshell or brunette beauty, request a martini before catching up on the latest gossip with the girls.
There’s a reason why many socialites flock to esthetician Joanna Vargas and the answer is three words: Triple Crown Facial. With a diamond-tipped wand, Vargas uses a medley of natural products to infuse tired skin with minerals, all while draining puffiness and enhancing firmness to your face. The result? Clear, baby soft skin. The treatment may cost a whopping $325, but we have yet to hear anyone complain. In addition, the Fifth Avenue studio also offers LED Light Therapy to reverse the signs of aging, as well as the “Organic Sunless Tan,” a healthier way to achieve that highly sought after golden glow.
Do your locks beg for rejuvenation as you carefully attempt to overcome a "bad hair day?" Brooklyn-based hair salon Khamit Kinks specializes in coarse hair, but can provide anyone with perfect braids. Talk about an easy do that's perfect for jumpstarting pool season!! Celebrities, such as Stevie Wonder, Toni Morrison, and Lenny Kravitz, all get their latest styles at Khamit Kinks. With a world-wide calling for urban chic, the finest braids can be extensively produced at this salon. Stylist Anu Prestonia even creates hand-made natural oils to stimulate hair growth. And who wouldn’t want to give up extensions for naturally longer hair? Get bold and daring with a trendy hairstyle that's bound to turn heads even when spring blesses us with 85 degree afternoons!
We have yet to find a fashionista who doesn’t love showing off gorgeous, doll eyes. Ria Hountas is the mastermind behind Lashtique, an eyelash extensions studio in New York City where you can walk out with fun and flirty lashes to complement any new outfit. Hountas, a registered nurse, specializes in creating thick, synthetic lash extensions that look and feel like the real thing. According to Hountas, her clients leave her office with eyes that look bright and rejuvenated without a facial. If you’re seeking a safe pick-me-up that will show off your beauty without going under the knife, then make an appointment with Hountas pronto for eyes that would make Bette Davis jealous.
Going inside the immaculate white Mizu Salon is like visiting The Jetsons, except you’ll get a runway ready do that’s simply out of this world. Located on Manhattan’s ritzy Park Avenue, Mizu Salon is a favorite among supermodels, including Victoria’s Secret angels Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr. Mizu’s team of editorial stylists specializes in celebrity makeovers. In time for spring, they want to jazz up your locks from roots to end. Stop by for a consultation and you’ll discover how the trendy Japanese straightening system or glossy highlights can easily frame your naturally gorgeous face. Mizu’s color experts also also known for their exquisite hair painting/balayage, also known as the secret behind Gisele Bundchen’s beachy tresses. Simply put, Mizu is where you go when you’re ready to show off your inner glamour goddess for any season.