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.
Hair & Spa Party 24 Hours takes to heart New York’s nickname as “the city that never sleeps” by keeping its own doors open 24 hours a day. Clients can walk in at any hour for spa services that range from beautifying facials and waxing to soothing massages. Professional makeup applications accent natural features, and feather hair extensions help humans infiltrate and observe musters of peacocks in the wild. The staff pampers clients at styling stations carved into a gold-tiled wall with dangling chandeliers covered with crystals.
Lena, the titular aesthetician behind Lena Skincare, boasts 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, with a range of techniques learned everywhere from Russia to the United States of America under her belt. She specializes in hair-removal services such as waxing, which has a reputation for being uncomfortable. Clients nevertheless praise Lena for her gentle touch and deft hands, which, when combined with Tea Tree or Azulene waxes, make for an experience easy on sensitive skin.
Lena also treats the skin with Guinot facial products. The French company promises healthy skin for all types, and Lena performs specialized services to reduce signs of aging, diminish dry and damaged skin, and cleanse the pores to prevent the appearance of acne.
Brands Used: Guinot
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Though the staff of Lana’s Place is adept at everything from tinting and cutting hair to grooming and polishing nails to administering effective body-slimming treatments, one look at the menu of services makes it clear that the eclectic salon’s main focus is skin. The team of skilled aestheticians uses a range of tools and ingredients to lend potency to its skincare services, including 24-karat gold that refines skin and microneedles that smooth wrinkles by spurring the body’s natural collagen production. The menu of services includes a mix of relaxing and problem-targeting treatments to help clients keep their minds clear and their skin glowing, much like meditating with a squirm of glow worms. This skin-pampering focus even extends to other salon treatments, where aestheticians might incorporate skin-smoothing products into pedicures, massages, and waxing treatments.
Owner Alta Garcia Fernandez, an internationally trained beautifier, helms a team of hairstylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists at Rizos Spa. Spa services, which include facials, sauna sessions, and detox treatments, simultaneously relax and beautify their recipients. The salon space at Rizos houses stylists who make hair look so good that clients completely forget why they ever walked around for eight months wearing foam mascot heads. In addition to a skilled team and a soothing, earth-toned atmosphere, staff members use carefully selected products that contain plant extracts, fruit acids, enzymes, and aromatherapy oils, all of which naturally contribute to the radiant calm Alta and her team seek to inspire.
Although it’s the kaleidoscope of reds, lavenders, and yellows inside Tai Huang Sunny Light Spa that gets dibs on clients’ first impression, the real sensory experience occurs in the treatment rooms. Relaxing aromatherapy oils court nostrils during Swedish and deep-tissue massage, and hot-stone massages ease tension with heated volcano stones. Apart from their signature massage services, the versatile staff also indulges guests with haircuts, facials, and sauna sessions.