By Hillary Latos.
As we shed the effects of winter and head into the throes of bikini season here’s a roundup of how to prepare for the welcoming warm days of spring- whether it’s getting a new haircut, getting your chill on, or refreshing your physique.
LICARI CUTLER AT DOMENICO VACCA
Expert colorist Louis Licari and revered celebrity hairdresser Rodney Cutler are trailblazers in changing the hair salon industry. By joining forces, they combined Licari’s uptown sophistication with Cutler’s edgy downtown aesthetic to become one of NYC’s leading salons. As their customer base has grown they recently opened on the second floor of Domenico Vacca to give an intimate space to their high profile clientele. Exuding the European sophistication of a Milanese atelier, this luxurious space allows clients to relax from the bustle of Fifth Avenue. Feeling more like a boutique hotel and private club they will offer the same services as their other busy outposts so customers can choose the perfect setting that suits their needs. 15 West 55 St, NYC | 646.290.7784 | Licaricutler.com
Allison Gandolfo is a leading colorist at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman. To keep her client’s tresses in perfect shape she changes hair products according to the season. For spring she suggests starting with a trim, because after a long winter filled with dry heat and cold air, your ends a small snip. Switch up the shampoo & conditioner. Moisture may be what you need now that winter is over, ask your stylist which shampoo & conditioner you should switch to next. For inclement weather try a ponytail, or braid with a hair accessory. Lighten up with spring by adding a few highlights and especially on the ends of your hair or around your face, less is more. Humidity can be our worst enemy this time of year, try adding a humidity fighting product to your hair care such as Ouidad climate control heat & humidity gel. John Barrett Salon 754 5th Avenue NYC | 212.872.2700 | johnbarrett.com
Experience the rest and rejuvenation of an exotic vacation in just an hour with Floatation Therapy at the Chill Space in NY. Also known as REST therapy- Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy, this triggers the body to enter into a meditative state as you spend an hour in a 6’x8’ pool carried by the buoyancy of 1250 pounds of healing Epsom salts. As you float in peace above the 10” of water heated to a comfortable 94 degrees, this experience simulates being in the womb with huge health benefits. Ambient music plays as you let your mind drift into a deeper consciousness without any outside stimuli. After an hour you will emerge refreshed and rejuvenated as you slowly go back to the real world. 124 East 40 St, #603 NYC | 212.661.3400 | chillspacenyc.com
Located in the heart of the posh Midtown neighborhood, Federico Calce has created chic namesake salon with a European flair. Federico rose to fame in the 80s when he was formerly the artistic director of the Bergdorf Goodman salon serving an exclusive clientele including A-list actors, models, and royalty. As an expert in fashion and beauty Federico applies his honed techniques as a contemporary hair dresser to pamper his discerning clientele. With a staff of internationally trained hair dressers Federico offers a full array of services including cut, color and blowouts. Trust your tresses with Federico for a taste of old world luxury combined with a modern edge. 57 West 58 St NYC | 212.262.3027
DR. STEVEN IP
With offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and on Park Avenue in New York City, Dr. Ip is renowned for his uncompromising devotion to the art of cosmetic surgery. His distinguished clientele includes some of the most recognized names from Hollywood and Wall Street who trust him for his keen eye for natural beauty with regards to aesthetic enhancement. Once a month you can find him in NYC working out of renowned Dr. Ramitin Kassir’s Park Avenue office where he provides non invasive services such as Botox and fillers to invasive procedures on the body.
Dr. Steven Ip | 799 Park Avenue, NYC | 855.742.8800 | surgery-plasticsurgeon.com