For sleek, shiny Japan-inspired tresses, many gals turn to Liscio Japanese hair-straightening services. This salon chain (with spots in London and Tokyo) offers the coveted service ($300–$400), with results that last four months to one year, depending on your hair texture. Once you relax into one of the eight shampooing stations in the dark-wood-and-chandelier-adorned space, you’ll receive a titillating shiatsu neck and scalp massage before your mane is lathered. Then head to one of the 20 chairs for your cut ($60–$120 for both sexes) or color ($60–$180). Japanese owner Hayato Tanoue recruited eight hairdressers, all skilled in the Asian dry-cutting hair technique: The basic shape is chopped when locks are wet, and the details are clipped once it’s blown dry. Though half the products used are from Japan, they are for sale, so you can take home Milbon hair wash ($18) and conditioner ($30), as well as Arimino leave-in conditioner ($20).
125 E 23rd St
|Cross street:||between Park and Lexington Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 10am–8pm; Sun 10am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 23rd St (Lexington Ave)|