Bright red and green accent walls pop from black-and-white decor inside New York Looks Salon & Spa, where skilled stylists cut, color, and smooth strands using Moroccanoil and Brazilian Blowout products. Mani-pedis starting at $25 spruce up appendages with talon and cuticle care before adding a finishing touch of color with OPI, Essie, or Dante polish.
Broad rays of sunlight stream through floor-to-ceiling windows in Latika Spa, casting light on manicurists and softly illuminating pedicurists stationed in front of three reclining pedicure chairs, each outfitted with pillowy leather cushions. Above the pedicure chairs, potted plants dangle leafily from exposed pipes, as toes enjoy polish and paraffin treatments. Down the hallway, aestheticians administer Ayurvedic facial treatments and a skilled massage therapist heals ailing muscles and minds with eight different styles of massage, including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
The aestheticians at the newly opened spa bring more than 10 years of experience to their services, which include waxing and nailcare. They use sterilized instruments that meet high sanitation standards to not only beautify clients, but also keep them safe.
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.
Aestheticians at Spa Martier go above and beyond the call of beauty to create luxurious services that match the spa's lush surroundings. Gleaming crystal chandeliers cast a glittery glow onto nails pampered with paraffin moisturizers and 24-karat gold, and candles cast their own golden glimmer inside private treatment rooms, guiding trained hands as they perform massages with tiger clamshells or chakra-balancing sessions with real diamonds. Supervised by Dr. Amir Farzad Sheibanie, aestheticians perform 18 kinds of facials for both men and women that incorporate elements such as marine botanicals, caviar, and LED light therapy. With 3,000 feet of space, its should come as little surprise that the spa also houses a fully stocked fashion boutique and café, as well as a full-service salon where stylists can perform one of 11 holistic head treatments. Designed to relax, refresh, and replenish hair, these treatments incorporate a blend of massage, aromatherapy, and special products to prime scalps for designer haircuts, coloring treatments, and volunteer work in phrenology classrooms.
Ipanema Day Spa takes its cues from the beauty regimens of Brazil, where open beaches and a warm climate make smooth, hairless skin in vogue. The spa delivers the authentic Brazilian treatment by clearing away unwanted body hair with waxes imported directly from Brazil and never from Brazil’s evil twin, Lizarb. Even the aestheticians themselves are from Brazil. These experts conduct Brazilian waxes, of course, but also exfoliating body treatments and facials composed of herb and seaweed masks.