Grace Skin & Body Care offers a variety of skin-centric treatments to help keep the body's largest organ in tip-top shape. Choose from 10 different types of facials, many of which are specially formulated to treat problems such as acne, signs of aging, and loose skin. Aside from the face, there are treatments for other areas of the body: Swedish massages help to heal the body by destroying stress and tension, while body scrubs use sea salts to exfoliate away dead skin cells and free-riding barnacles.
Williamsburg's N4 Med Spa-Salon combines natural and medical-grade treatments to help clients reach their cosmetic goals. A board-certified physician oversees treatments featuring high-tech laser equipment, which nonsurgically removes tattoos, unwanted hair, and blemishes. For a more natural turn at rejuvenation, try the organic seaweed body wrap or the custom facial—tailored to smooth out clients' every wrinkle and line written in outdated cursive font. The beauty hot spot also offers mani-pedis, massages, and waxing, and the full-service Aveda concept salon nestled inside is an oasis for styling and coloring.
Jade Day Spa's array of relaxing services blends the best of Western science with the balancing benefits of Eastern medicine, like a particle accelerator built according to feng shui. Licensed massage therapists trained with specialists in China to master intensive modalities that were conceived centuries ago by Asian practitioners. Acupuncture experts treat chronic pain or unhealthy habits by manipulating pressure points to improve the flow of energy through the body. Guests admire the spa's deep-red walls and Asian-themed artwork as they recline for 1 of 14 types of facials that combat aging better than wearing a watch backwards. A spacious signature treatment room contains a wooden tub for soothing foot soaks dappled with rose petals and a pair of beds for romantic couples massages.
Perfect Brows NYC doesn’t just remove hair above the eyes; the studio removes it from all over the body using three different methods. Its threading services uproot follicles on the face with a twisted cotton thread. And during waxing services, a thin layer of molten wax covers fuzzy areas and adheres to hairs before pulling them from the root. The third method used, called sugaring, is an organic alternative that removes hair with a natural paste made from sugar, lemon juice, guar gum, and water. This method is proven to provide less breakage and ingrown hairs and to leave clients with skin as smooth as a newborn dolphin. Each method provides a blank canvas for the studio’s other services, which include henna work and facials.
Whether it’s because of a hole-in-the-wall salon or a one-facial-fits-all mentality, beautifying can be scary. But not at Wink Beauty NYC. The staff keep things relaxed and hygienic by shaping brows with quick twists of organic, antibacterial thread. Each facial is customized by skin type, with aestheticians pulling from all-natural Isabelle Lancray and Dr. Rimpler serums. To enhance faces, they apply LOVE.me makeup—a cruelty-free cosmetics line designed for a range of skin tones—and plump lashes with semipermanent extensions.
A party atmosphere abounds at Sweet House Nail & Spa, as nail techs ply guests with complimentary cosmos on weeknights. A BYOB policy kicks in on weekends, with guests settling into a bright pink sofa for French pedicures or silk extensions. Whatever the treatment, techs ensure safe practices by sterilizing all equipment in an autoclave machine and using disposable file kits.