Think of the wash stations at Gemini 14 Color Bar Salon as the Aeron chairs of hair care. Yes, other seats recline a bit, and other sinks have neck cradles, but here, every sleek, design-forward nook and surface has been hyperengineered to reduce neck and back strain. Your spine will be grateful. 135 W. 14th St., nr. Sixth Ave. 212-229-2100
Best New Idea: Ergonomic Salon Sink
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).