New stores (August 22–Sept 4, 2013)
Mon Aug 19 2013
Photograph: Charles Roussel
Bristle + Crème
Filson travel kit, $90, at Fellow Barber
Malin + Goetz hair pomade, $20, at Fellow Barber
The Lash Loft
Little Axe Salon
Photograph: Paul Warchol
Marc Jacobs Beauty
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.3 Plush Shadow palette, $42
Photograph: Philip Warner Patton
Marc Jacobs cosmetic bags, $35 each
Marc Jacobs Beauty creamy long-wear lipstick, $30
Marc Jacobs Beauty nail polish, $18
Photograph: Charles Roussel
Bristle + Crème
Owner Kim Vu started her career as an investment-banking consultant, but along the way discovered her love of beauty, fashion and design—all of which are fused together at this two-story salon. Although you won’t find Vu wielding a blow dryer, she hired nine staffers to offer traditional hair and spa services. Women can enjoy a full range of treatments, including cuts ($45–$125), single-process color ($70–$170), partial highlights ($95–$250) and Oribe conditioning treatments ($55), while men can nab chops ($45–$65) and color ($70). Guinot and Valmont products are used for spa services, such as waxing ($8–$50), facials ($80–$245) and deep-pore cleansing ($125–$180). Drop by the salon on Thursday and Friday between 7 and 10pm for Champagne + Blow ($35), the perfect precursor to a night out, with blowouts, music and plenty of gratis champagne. 416 Third Ave between 29th and 30th Sts (212-685-9475, bristleandcreme.com). Tue, Wed 11am–8pm; Thu–Fri 11am–10pm; Sat 10am–7pm; Sun 11am–6pm.
- 416 Third Ave, (between 29th and 30th Sts)
Local beard guru and F.S.C. Barber founder Sam Buffa opens his third NYC barbershop, under a new moniker, putting a greater emphasis on men’s apothecary products. (The West Village spot will also be taking the new name, while the Williamsburg location will continue under the F.S.C. Barber label.) Buffa custom-crafted the 800-square-foot space, which includes eight vintage Koken barber chairs, mahogany sconces and salvaged maple flooring. After your haircut ($40), straight-razor shave ($40) or beard shaping ($15), a grooming guide can walk you through the curated collection of available products ($5–$150) and tools ($6–$310), including Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood shaving cream ($20), Hart straightedge steel razors ($310), Malin + Goetz peppermint shampoo ($20) and cilantro conditioner ($22), and Odin cologne ($120–$165). While you’re there, feel free to lounge on the outdoor deck and garden, open to clients and friendly neighbors. 33 Crosby St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-929-6014, fellowbarber.com). Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat, Sun 10am–6pm.
- 33 Crosby St, (between Broome and Grand Sts)
Former makeup artist Shellyann Bainlardi has been getting eyelash extensions for the past five years, but was dismayed at the disparity of options available in NYC: Either you’d pay a premium at a high-end spa or worry about hygiene at a more affordable hole-in-the-wall. To bridge the gap, the Gramercy resident opens this lash and wax salon, specializing in the application of individual faux- and real-mink strands. Once you arrive in the mini-chandelier–bedecked reception area, peruse the various eyelash styles featured on the illustrated menu created by fashion artist Alvaro (alvaroartz.com). Whether you opt for a natural ($150–$200) or glamorous ($175–$225) look, expect to spend about an hour lying on one of the seven beds having each strand glued to your natural lashes with medical-grade adhesive. A full set lasts up to eight weeks, but you can combat natural shedding with touch-ups after one ($55–$70), two ($70–$90) or three weeks ($110–$150). Two private rooms are dedicated to waxing services, which cover common spots such as Brazilian bikini (men $80, women $65) and upper lip ($15), as well as more surprising areas including nipples ($15) and cheeks (men $25, women $20). There’s also a reclining barber chair in the open space for eyebrow threading ($35), tweezing ($35) and waxing ($35), plus permanent makeup applications ($250–$600) that last upwards of three years. On your way out, pick up RapidLash eyelash enhancing serum ($50), iLashCare mascara for extensions ($20), Nest Fragrances scented candles ($14–$58) and accessories ($30–$120) from Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee. 34 E 20th St between Broadway and Park Ave South, second floor (212-353-2517, thelashloft.com). Mon–Sat 10am–8pm.
- 34 E 20th St, (between Broadway and Park Ave South, second floor)
- Price band: 3/4
With an impressive résumé under her belt, including positions at Bumble and bumble and Whittemore House, longtime hairstylist Coby Alcantár opens her first salon. Call or utilize its convenient online-booking system to make an appointment with one of three stylists, who have their own specialty: Visit Alcantár for a trim ($175), colorist Haley Ozell for foils and hair painting ($225), and Ruby Jones for intricate braids ($115). Cuts range from $115 to $175, depending on the stylist (one of whom travels from Paris every six weeks to cater to her stateside clientele). If your color is in need of an update, the Oribe-exclusive salon offers tinted gloss treatments ($65), as well as traditional single-process color ($125) and highlights ($225). Complete your service with a blowout ($75–$100) or get your newly updated locks twisted into chic braids ($65). Mention TONY to receive 10 percent off any treatment through October 1. 124 Bedford Ave at North 10th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-4700, littleaxesalon.com). Tue, Wed, Fri 10am–6pm; Thu 11am–8pm; Sat 9am–5pm.
- 124 Bedford Ave, (at North 10th St)
- Price band: 3/4
The popular womenswear designer debuts his cosmetics ($24–$59) and nail polish ($18) with a store in a 425-square-foot space that once housed the brand’s accessories shop. Local architecture firm Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects (jaklitschgardner.com) redesigned the boutique with polished stainless steel and glass vitrines, mirrored walls and a black granite beauty counter featuring built-in makeup stations. Two steel 1960s Guy Lefevre console tables are used for testing out products, such as creamy long-wear lipsticks ($30) in 16 different shades, as well as volumizing mascaras ($26) and seven-color eye-shadow palettes ($59). You’ll also find a handful of small accessories, including colorful cosmetics bags ($35) with signature Marc Jacobs prints. 385 Bleecker St between Perry and W 11th Sts (212-924-6126, marcjacobsbeauty.com). Daily noon–8pm.
- 385 Bleecker St, (between Perry and W 11th Sts)
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