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Urban Starzz

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515-513 East Tremont Ave., The Bronx, NY 10457
nr. Third Ave.
718-618-7200 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Barber Shop, Hair Salon, Men's Spa, Spa, Nail Salon
  • Services: Body Treatments, Hairstyling, Manicure/Pedicure, Massage: Basic, Massage: Prenatal, Massage: Specialized, Reflexology, Skincare & Facials, Waxing

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Official Website

urbanstarzz.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at 174th-175th Sts.; 4 at 176th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night

Profile

Urban Starzz serves as a spa, salon, boutique, and community center in the East Tremont section of the Bronx. Siblings April and Lex De Simone founded the spot in June 2008 a few blocks from their childhood home, outfitting the space with separate men’s and women’s salons and private rooms for massages, manicures, and facials. Walls are painted a zen shade of pale green and manicure rooms offer flat-screen TVs and complimentary champagne. The staff ranges from Aveda-trained estheticians to personable barbers, including Lex and Porky, a local favorite. Services run the gamut from an aromatherapeutic lemon aid pedicure and braiding to hair designs—the salon can even shave the likeness of Barack Obama into clients’ hair. Between treatments, guests browse the small shop, which stocks men’s, women’s and children’s clothing in casual brands like Levi’s and Lucky.

Events and Services

Urban Starzz hosts networking socials and charitable events after-hours, like free HIV testing.

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