I freely admit to being one of those people who counts almost any form of responsible hedonism and self-indulgence in my top 10 life essentials; right up there alongside food, water, oxygen, friends and family. Some might call it shallow. I call it necessary. It’s with great excitement and interest then, that I recently learned of Phyto Universe in Manhattan, a spa with a twist. Phyto is the only spa primarily focused on the treatment and care of hair. The center features two diagnostic stations where PHYTO experts analyze the hair and scalp with a “PHYTOscope” – the scope magnifies the hair and scalp 200 times in order to properly diagnose its health and for technicians to offer targeted solutions – all within the serene walls of nine private cabins that have been separated by antique 14th century, French Chateau shutters, and a huge botanical wall bursting with plant life. Delivering the ultimate in luxury and privacy, each treatment is customized by highly trained technicians using only the worlds purest plant extracts, essential oils and aromatic botanicals to illuminate, invigorate and nourish the hair and scalp. All services include styling, so not only do you get get the best hair treatments on the planet, you walk out looking a million $$$… that is, if you can walk after one of their legendary scalp massages. Writer :: Emma Pezzack – www.futurenatural.com: the best organic beauty products in the world.