New salons and spas in NYC

Pamper yourself at the best spas in NYC with our list of new salon and spa openings around the city

Recent salon and spa openings

Spa Castle

If you’ve visited Spa Castle in Queens, then you know why we’re pumped about this Manhattan location, which opened in late 2014. Occupying floors seven, eight and nine in a midtown building, Spa Castle Premier 57 is the ultimate relaxation mecca. The shoe-free facility (you’ll still have to wear those odd T-shirt/shorts uniforms) features "Sauna Valley," an area boasting six types of rooms (including cold saunas, one paved with gold—seriously—and an infrared lounge), a swim-up full service bar and a year-round roof deck. Day passes (which include access to tubs and other communal areas) are $65. Food, drinks and treatments cost extra. No one under the age of 16 is admitted.

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Midtown

IGK

You no longer have to throw shade at Jared Leto for having prettier hair than you. That glorious ombré can be yours, as Leto’s colorist, Chase Kusero, along with stylists Franck Izquierdo and Aaron Grenia, 
opened shop in the Dream Downtown. Their hand-painted highlights (starting at $210) and rock & roll cuts ($120 and up) are already earning buzz: During their soft opening, the trio saw more than 100 clients in four days. Is it any wonder a product line is in the works for 2015?

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Chelsea

Ammon Carver Studio

As the creative director for L’Anza Healing Haircare, stylist Ammon Carver is used to seeing his work in the pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair. His loftlike space is a salon-meets-studio hybrid, so you can sometimes watch an editorial photo shoot while getting your hair cut (starting at $100), colored ($115 and up) and otherwise coiffed. The salon’s app provides easy appointment booking and prepayment choices, along with the option to send stylists inspiration photos before you arrive.

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Chelsea

Cutler Brooklyn

The Brooklyn outpost of this high-end Manhattan salon certainly fits its Williamsburg setting: It’s small, stylish and intimate. And with only five chairs, it’s the opposite of cookie-cutter hair factories that turn out the same ’do over and over. Here, stylists translate their Fashion Week cred to cuts (starting at $90) and color ($90 and up) that are on trend without trying too hard. Head to the back for a strong drink at the salon bar, then lounge in the backyard garden when weather is warm.

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Williamsburg

FRED salon

How many stylists can say they were also political candidates? Fred Connors can. The Nova Scotia–based stylist ran for mayor of Halifax, and he just so happens to give one helluva makeover. At his Lower East Side salon, his first in the States, he and his team focus on reasonably priced hair and grooming services. Cuts start at $75; color applications are $100 and up. Connors’s Canadian outpost often hosts charity events, so you can expect opportunities to give back at this location, too.

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Nolita

Blue & Black

This Brooklyn barbershop-apothecary hybrid isn’t going for that old-timey aesthetic that’s so popular at other male salons these days. Instead, the decor at this hip haircuttery honors Big Sur with a nod to 1970s Scandinavia. It’s the perfect setting for products such as Blackbird beard oil ($38) and Mainley Manly candles by Wary Meyers ($30). Haircuts are $42, buzzcuts go for $25, and facials—something you normally won’t find in a barbershop—are $25 too.

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Carroll Gardens

Wink Brow Bar

When it comes to taming brows, the struggle is real for those of us not blessed with naturally flawless face-framers—and it usually requires professional assistance. Now you can keep the tweezers and at-home wax at bay, thanks to this West Village spot which offers eyebrow threading—is ideal for sensitive skin. The salon’s expert brow artisans will tidy up your arches ($19) using 100 percent organic thread (no harsh chemicals and inflammation found here) while you sip mimosas. In addition to precise threading, the full-service menu ranges from makeup application ($65) to Parisian facials ($100–$200) with exclusive products by Isabelle Lancray.

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West Village

EyeLoveLash

Long, thick lashes are claimed to be the secret to big, beautiful eyes. But what happens if you were gifted with short-ass lashes? The answer is eyelash extensions—yes, extensions! EyeLoveLash in Times Square offers high-quality mink and silk lashes minus the strong, hard glue that can irritate your eyes to hell. Each new set is $110 to $130 (80 pieces per eye) and can last up to three weeks. You’ll never fret over curling or applying mascara ever again. It’s enough to make us brave Times Square.

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Midtown West

Keratinbar

Summer humidity is no friend to the frizzy-haired women in New York City. But the Meatpacking District’s newest hair salon, Keratinbar, can change that with budget-friendlier keratin-smoothing treatments. The main service, which usually costs around $350, is 50 percent off. Or opt for special keratin treatments including K-Gloss ($175), a glaze that contains keratin and collagen to rebuild weak hair fiber, with glycerin to add moisture; and Japanese thermal straightening ($250) for long-lasting, smooth and straight hair. The salon also offers usual services like cuts, color and styling.

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Meatpacking District

Hairroin Salon

Edgy meets glam—Urban Outfitters and Hairroin Salon are a match made in heaven. Head to the newly opened Herald Square location offering a full range of services from trendy styling, cuts ($90-$160), hair color ($90-$165) and, uh, tooth jewels ($70).

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Midtown

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