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Phyto Universe Opens on Lexington Avenue


Unlike other training centers in the city like Bumble and 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 (715 Lexington Ave., at 58th St., third fl.; 212-308-0270). 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.

No cup is too small or large when sizes range from AA to H at Bra Smyth’s new West Side store (2177 Broadway, at 77th St.; 212-721-5111). Choose from 400 styles on the Bra Wall, or, for something a bit more special, match your bra to your skin tone. On-site seamstresses can custom-fit a piece as you shop.

Other noteworthy openings: The inveterate world traveler and eclectic object gatherer Linda Horn has relocated farther uptown (1327 Madison Ave., at 93rd St.; 212-772-1122) to sell her exotic antiques in a new bi-level space. For a bit of exclusivity, the Warren-Tricomi salon has created a concierge service, Warren-Tricomi Reserve; loyal customers can use it to book anything from private-jet service to last-minute reservations at Masa while they’re getting treatments (16 W. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave., fourth fl.; 212-289-8299).


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