Flip, Strip, and Dip: Beauty Spots That’ll Help You Take on Summer

Photo via Christine Han for Chillhouse

The holy trinity of summer is here to bless us: hair flips, waxing strips, and pool dips! When we hear the term “summer-ready,” it’s usually directed towards summer-body goals, but here at TTS, being ready for summer means getting glammed up. We are already gorgeous creatures and giving ourselves a little extra TLC to hit the summer streets is all we need. We listed three summer beauty spots under each of our fave categories: Hair, Nails, Skin, Body Wax, Brows, and Shopping! Whether you’re on-the-go or going-with-the-flow these beauty spots make looking good even more effortless. So get your glam on!

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Bumble & Bumble

 This fashion-forward hair co. does everything in-house from cuts/color/styles, products, and packaging, not to mention it has products for all hair types and textures. Aside from their two NYC locations, Bumble & Bumble has salons both in the US and internationally; so if you go on vacay, bad hair days should not be a problem!

Glam & Go

Just as the name states, get your glam on and go! This company specializes in blowouts, braids, buns, and ponytails for busy women, the goal is to get in and get out. We all want great hair days, but time is hard to sacrifice when you’re a Boss Babe. Glam & Go makes it easy for all girls on-the-go to feel pampered in a timely fashion with time frames ranging from 15 min to 30 min.

The Drawing Room

When you’re feeling like a blank slate sometimes you crave something bold and new: the Drawing Room is perfect for the adventurous. Bold colors and sculpted hair cuts for the catwalk effect are the specialties of this SoHo hair salon.

(Photo Cred: Chillhouse)

Jin Soon

Serving as a natural nail and foot salon focused on artistically editorial nails, endurability, and quick-drying formula, Jin Soon is great for the on-the-go girl who also happens to have fabulous nails.


It’s all in the details with Chillhouse, ranging in various artsy styles and personalized color combos, Chillhouse offers a little something for everybody. Not to mention serving lattes, brews, and full-bod massages.


Committed to using 100% natural products and be ahead of the status quo in nail art, Valley offers creative expression to all customers while having style and being eco-conscious.

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Joanna Vargas 

 Voted as the #1 spa in NYC, we can understand why due to their treatments ranging from face to body with state-of-the-art facials and LED light therapy. Namely their signature Power Peel, an organic treatment that combines microdermabrasion, a blueberry-based detox peel, and LED light for great skin.

Pratima Skincare

Pratima is not only about great skincare, but healing from the outside-in. Their product line is truly organic and pure, perfect for holistic skin wellness. Pratima believes in the language of skin by purifying the soul while being effortlessly beautiful.

SB skin

Listed as one of our self-care hot spots, SB-Skin offers their one-in-a-kind microcurrent facial that tightens and contours your face for a plumping glow, need we say more?

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Aka the Ministry of Waxing whose philosophy lies within the holy trinity of wax: Hygiene, Speed, and Quality. So if you’re in a time crunch but need your body beach and bathing suit weather ready then it’s time to strip!


“Because life can get hairy on its own,” Shobha believes in hair removal happiness and strives to make it a happy experience for all customers. Body waxing can be daunting due to what we see on TV, but for first-timers, Shobha is the perfect place to experience waxing this summer!

Dyanna Spa

This spa is the OG of waxing and has been around since 1983; it’s one of the first providing Brazillian waxes for both men and women. What makes this spa so special is that they offer superior treatments at affordable prices.

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The Brow Salon that is a one-stop shop for brow and lash grooming. They specialize in brow resurrection, which is a technique for those who have a Mona-Lisa-Esque brow pattern. Getting your brows on fleek will not be an issue this summer.


Ever sit, wondering to yourself, “If only I had a Glamsquad,” well now you do! Glamsquad is an app where you can have beauty professionals to your doorstep for all booked beauty needs: hair, makeup, and nails. Just book your package, service, or style and get ready to feel like a superstar, literally.

Boom Boom Brow Bar

Visited by the Real Housewives of NYC — Boom Boom Brow Bar is too legit to quit. The owner, Boom Boom, believes that waxing should be fun and affordable for all, not to mention thick brows and instant eyelifts.

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Skincare and beauty store, Follian, focuses on clean makeup and healthy skincare. With them, you’re not only able to purchase quality products but you have the option of getting a clean consultation tailored to your exact needs. Whether it’s a quick product-related question or a detailed analysis of your skin routine. Follian is here to help.

Bite Beauty

Known for having a lab where customers can create custom-made lipstick, Bite Beauty just gets it. With products like the Multi-stick for your eyes, lips, and cheeks that apply like a cream and wears like a powder and their new Amuse Bouche lipstick that is made from 12 edible oils.

Glossier Showroom

If you love Glossier products then you’ll love their recently opened showroom, which is a candy store for skin car mavens! So stock up while you’re in town or experience the skincare and makeup line in person!

Written by Caela Collins

Feature image via Photo via Christine Han for Chillhouse; Directed by Samantha Hahn 

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