Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, closed
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Unlike other training centers in the city like Bumble & Bumble, where trainees do their homework on your head at bargain prices, Phyto Universe boasts a hair-and-scalp analysis program, treatments designed specifically for individual hair-care needs, and a 2,850-square-foot “vertical garden” made entirely of tropical plants in its 6,000-square-foot space. If having your head rubbed gets wearisome, you can experiment at the Caron fragrance bar or get a facial from Lierac; both brands have boutiques where shoppers can test their products.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.