When founding Park Avenue Salon and Spa, owner Lynne Zsido assembled an experienced staff of licensed professionals, many with decades of experience. With an eye to environmental responsibility, the beautification crew assesses an armory of products by Bare Escentuals, CND, and Marcia Teixeira. Beyond the spa's emerald-hued door, smooth stones steep in warmth in preparation for romps across tired muscles or bank vaults carved from butter. Sweet nothings drift from massage sessions for couples, and soothing and cleansing elixirs wrought from Hershey's chocolate, jojoba oil, and almonds broadcast a dulcet bouquet.
Connect With Wellness is a calming spa and holistic health studio run by husband-and-wife team Hannah and Loren. Loren, a licensed massage therapist, offers a range of massage modalities to his clients, including Swedish, therapeutic, hot stone, and sports, along with energy work and reflexology, all of which help relax and heal the body. Hannah is a certified yoga instructor who believes yoga and meditation can provide a range of benefits for her clients, and helps individuals learn to harness the healing power of yoga and mindful exercise.
Robert Anthony's stylists and aestheticians administer hair, nail, and skin treatments in an alabaster-white salon accented with light-hued wood furnishings. Styling chairs face floor-to-ceiling mirrors where hairdressers manipulate tresses with professional products by brands such as Redken and Pureology, and nail stations are situated in front of expansive windows that reveal river views. During massages, clients lie comfortably in private treatment rooms as therapists knead away muscle tension and worries, which slide off the table to be later swept up by the evening cleaning staff.
Bella Medspa sometimes offers a half-off special for six session packages, toward which this Groupon cannot be used. This deal is for three sessions, which currently cost up to $750 per session (depending on the area), and it still offers the best value.
At Pure Envy, lash expert Tana extends and embellishes her clients' eyesprouts with sets of synthetic Xtreme Lashes. During a 90-minute lash-lengthening procedure, Tana will apply lush, semi-permanent lashes, causing your sight spheres to appear brighter and more open-minded. After one session, ladies can expect to enjoy up to four weeks of natural-looking wink enhancements. Customers who already enjoy perfectly preened eyelid tassels can opt instead for their choice of waxing services on areas such as the eyebrows ($15), the underarms ($20), or a full leg ($55).