best transformational salon and guest house (2008)


Customers from as far away as Istanbul and Amsterdam come for help in turning the "he in you" into "the she in you." Immaculate, discreet, courteous, and set in a 125-year-old, 22-room Victorian, FAIRPLAYTV is an all-services salon selling wigs, shoes, dresses, corsets to size 42, and stem-to-stern makeovers that can be videotaped so you'll know how to do them once you get home. Also a bed-and-breakfast for $150 a night (from which the proprietress has wisely omitted the morning meal—too busy making clients look beautiful to scramble eggs). A little bit of paradise on Staten Island.


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