When it comes to looking and feeling good, these are the go-to salons, spas and professionals that deliver best-in-class services and results that wow.
Jeffrey Inawat at Roman K Salon
Designers like Tom Ford and Threeasfour turn to Inawat for an infusion of edge on the runway. A classically trained stylist who got his start in NYC at Oribe, Inawat, now working at the new Roman K Tribeca outpost, has the strict training of formal cutting processes and the confidence to use any tool necessary to give the perfect cut, whether scissors, razors or clippers. From $140, 317 Church St.
BEST COLORIST, BLOND
Steven Amendola at John Frieda
Achieving the right shade of blond requires a level of alchemy paired with an eye for precise application, and Steven Amendola, who has worked with the likes of Claire Danes and Kathryn Erbe, is the master of the coveted champagne color. Using a combination of foils and balayage, Amendola transforms even the darkest tresses into shades of blond, sans the chemical damage. From $350, 30 E. 76th St.
BEST COLORIST, BRUNETTE
Gigi David at Valery Joseph
Brown may be the most common hair color, but that doesn’t mean a brunette can’t stand out from the crowd. Cue David, a 20-year mane-coloring vet who applies the principles behind hair-dye chemistry to bring about the perfect hue. For change-averse brunettes, she suggests a no-ammonia tinting rinse close to their natural color, and for the more adventurous types, she plays with depth and shade, introducing tones from honey blond to coppery red. From $175, 25 Central Park West
BEST COLORIST, REDHEAD
Ivan Torres at Christo Fifth Avenue
Torres, a master colorist and stylist, makes sure your auburn locks shine and have beautiful highlights and lowlights. He works out of Christo’s spacious open loft and uses the salon’s nourishing Curlisto styling products, specially formulated for the curly locks of VIPs and celebrities. From $100, 35 W. 45th St., 3rd Floor
BEST BLOW OUT
This Brazilian beauty bar, founded in 2003 by Fernanda Lacerda, provides resplendent blowouts for all hair types ($45 to 60) while ensuring client comfort. Their second location, set to open this summer in Tribeca, has been named MB45 after the new Glam a Go-Go package, which includes a blowout and manicure done simultaneously in 45 minutes ($70). 12 Prince Street
Angelo David Salon
Far from the usual one-size-fits-all application, the salon’s bespoke approach features a 30-minute consultation with a stylist to ensure perfectly matched texture, wave and color of your natural hair to the 100 percent human hair extensions, achieving a natural and seamless blend. From $500, 420 Madison Ave.
BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS
The Organic Pharmacy
Inspired by Mother Nature, these beauty products use high-quality, naturally effective ingredients. You’ll obsess over the rose and jasmine body oil, which both repairs skin and calms the mind. For luxe, healthy locks, try the hair and scalp nourishing oil, with hydrating jojoba and calming rosemary. Hair and Scalp Nourishing Oil, $49, 353 Bleecker St.
BEST ONE-STOP SHOP
When time is of the essence, look no further than Warren Tricomi. This one-stop salon offers hair services, manicures and pedicures, waxing, makeup and bridal packages, which include at-home styling. Relax and sit pretty as top-notch stylists work their magic to make you look and feel your best. Treatments from $40,
768 Fifth Ave.
BEST LASER HAIR SALON
An array of hair removal treatments—including electrolysis, laser, LED light therapy, waxing and sugaring—lets you choose the best technique for you. Berenice also offers private services like body contouring with Velashape 111, a fat-heating and reducing process (a popular post-plastic surgery procedure). From $60, 14 E. 60th St.
Known as the eyebrow guru, Sabria Celaj will assess which areas of the brow need to be shaped, then—sensitive-skin types, take note—she leaves the wax behind and uses only tweezers to give you new brows. Top off with her brow-tinting service, which will frame the eyes for months. Brow design, $60, tinting, $25, 39 E. 78th St.
In lieu of applying gobs of mascara, try eyelash extensions, which both lengthen and darken the look of your real lashes. Individual mink lashes are applied one at a time to ensure a natural and full look. Choose from a variety of lengths, thicknesses and tints. $45, 315 Fifth Ave.
Breaking free from the usual manicure, Valley Nails offers a wide selection of fun designs to jazz up your hands. Nothing is off-limits, from glitter swirls to reflective pieces to stripes and even photos. Check their Instagram hashtags—#valley15, #valley30 and #valley45—for inspiration. Designs from $10, 237 W. 15th St.
Facialist Angella Kulangi rewinds the clock with a restorative DNA repair facial, using the luxe Swiss skincare line Valmont. The treatment begins with a consultation to assess lifestyle habits; this ensures she gives the skin anything it might be lacking, whether hydration or collagen, and leaves the face radiant and dewy. Facial from $350, 119 E. 83rd St.
Aire Ancient Baths New York
Book a 30- or 60-minute massage within your two-hour chunk of time at the Aire spa, a decadent Roman bath-inspired oasis in Tribeca. Before and after a relaxing treatment, indulge in the luxe spot’s range of pools, from jet-powered and superheated to the icy-cold plunge pools—and don’t miss the chance to float in the salt-heavy pool, which makes you feel as buoyant as you’d be in the Dead Sea, leaving you feeling reinvigorated and alive. From $133, 88 Franklin St.
BEST BEAUTY AT HOME
Great for parties and special occasions, Glamsquad allows you and your posse to get beautified in the comfort of your own home. Services include blowouts, braids and updos along with full makeup, and manicures and pedicures. Getting ready for galas and events has never been easier. Services from $35
BEST MOBILE SPA
The ultimate in pampering begins at home—or the office. Be it couples’ massages, facials or mani-pedis, an esthetician comes to your door with all the tools of the trade: comfortable table, steamer, masks and serums. From the first dab of hydrating rose water on your eyelids to the lilac-scented candle left behind when the therapist departs, relaxation is immediate and lingering. From $145