Enlisting chemical-free products and ancient Indian techniques, Hibba NYC’s skilled staff members polish patrons’ appearances with an array of spa offerings in a calming, Ayurvedic oasis. Hair-removal services such as eyebrow threading allow aestheticians to precisely sculpt bushy brows into sweeping arches or city-skyline panoramas using fine cotton threads to pull full rows of hair out from the root. For waxing sessions, they employ a solution that contains calming chamomile to achieve smooth results for those with sensitive skin, and their sugaring hair-removal treatments use a soothing mixture of lemon and sugar to wick away unwanted hair from larger areas. Their Ayurvedic facials, such as the Divine Facelift, blend specialized combinations of fresh herbs, and full-body services, such as the Raindrop essential-oil treatment, help to boost the immune system and eradicate tension.
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.
Lali Lali Salon customers book appointments online to nab an afternoon, evening, or Saturday visit to revivify strands at their convenience. As they arrive, sunlight careens into the long, spacious salon, which is punctuated with colossal, playful, overgrown bouquets. The lush bursts of chlorophyll spray up from the floor, fan out from the walls, and hang from the ceilings, contrasting with modern black furniture cushioned with flower smells. Massive windowpanes paint crosshatched silhouettes on a vintage green chaise lounge and mock bearskin rug. Fittingly for such a carefully designed space, Lali Lali doubles as a gallery, with a focus on photography that captures New York's bustling fashion scene.
Inside the full-service salon and spa, spare, modern decor reflects the calm, tranquil atmosphere befitting of an urban retreat. Vases cascading with flowers splash private treatment rooms with natural flair while professionals whisk away stress with custom facials and massages. On the salon floor, stylists recruit premium products—such as Swiss skincare line Mila d'Opiz, Moroccanoil hair products, and Goldwell and Majirel color treatments—to leave skin and hair feeling more refreshed and hydrated than a rain cloud getting a massage. Experienced cosmetologists and a choice of hard or soft wax minimize the pain of removing unwanted body hair.
Hampton Spa's trained technicians slick stylish shades onto nails inside a salon distinguished by exposed brick and refined artwork. During the serum-cuticle manicure, technicians shape nails into shining ovals or finely tapered replicas of the Washington Monument. File-wielders concentrate on conditioning and eliminating cuticles, which causes the nail to grow back healthy and ready to reveal whether lotto tickets contain that third donkey. Clients can enhance their digit-buffing experiences with paraffin, french tips, and other upgrades, all available for an additional fee.
Elite Full Spa's acne facial always improves skin clarity, combats blemishes, and minimizes inflammation—but never in exactly the same way. The spa specializes in custom blended treatments, crafted from essential oils and plant extracts to suit each client's skin type. This means no formula is sacred. The team can just as easily tweak the facial's acne-medicated cleanser or its sulfur mask to get the best results. Similarly, they can customize one of their other skincare services, from the European-style facial to the cranberry and pomegranate facial with a complimentary tiny umbrella.
Their spa's salon services are equally tailored to the recipient, regardless of whether stylists are snipping locks into custom shapes or stripping away unwanted stubble with waxing and threading. And to round out the service menu, manicures and pedicures offer options ranging from traditional and shellac polishes to artificial silk wrap nails, a more flexible, natural-looking take on traditional acrylics.