Soft track lighting blooms across the exposed brick, potted plants, and floor-to-ceiling artwork at La Peau Day Spa. The scents of sea mud, milk, and honey fill 15 private treatment rooms in the 3,000-square-foot facility. Aestheticians wield those and other paraben-free, natural ingredients beneath shelves of Dermalogica and G.M. Collin elixirs. Green-tea baths soak feet in antioxidants, releasing steam that hints at crushed herbs, open fields, and the only food teddy bears know how to prepare.
American Cellulite Reduction Center has strived to be a leader in the beauty industry since 2003. With a staff of experienced clinicians, they keep silhouettes lean, toned, and dimple-free. They use Endermologie as well as Bella Contour, Vela Shape, and other services that clients choose from after in-depth consultations. Cutting-edge Lipomassage 2 by LPG treatments noninvasively smooth, firm, and tone the skin to help diminish cellulite or reverse the signs of aging. But cellulite-eradicating treatments aren't the only thing on their menu. Permanent makeup, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and facials also keep visitors looking sharp.
At i Beauty Spa NYC, a diverse team of trained specialists aims to dissolve stress and tension in an intimate space decorated with orchids and bamboo plants. Soothing nature sounds cosset clients' ears as aestheticians cleanse their complexions with calming facials and Dermalogica products or combat signs of aging with photofacial light therapy and radio-frequency technology. Fragrant aromatherapy oils greet the senses as guests lounge in a private room for a muscle-loosening massage. The clinicians also apply makeup, remove hair with wax or lasers, and guide clients through lymphatic-drainage space-suit sessions, which can slim and tone the body in order to safely fit inside lunar modules.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
Skin Spa New York's seven Manhattan locations all represent the same business, but you wouldn't know it by stepping inside. That's because the spa strives to imbue each spot with the feel of its surrounding neighborhood, whether it's the bustling atmosphere of Midtown or the artsy character of Chelsea. Whatever the address, every studio brims with a mix of pamper-centric spa and results-oriented med-spa services using products such as PCA Clinical Skin Care and glo therapeutics. Private massages and full-body waxing complement the purifying effects of facials, which target individual issues such as blemishes and fine lines. Meanwhile, higher-tech treatments can revamp the entire body without a single incision, thanks to light-based techniques such as the collagen-boosting Laser Genesis, skin-tightening Titan laser, and anti-aging Photolight and Limelight facials, which remove signs of sun damage. A company-wide collection of more than 20 lasers can help clients rid themselves of hair by targeting and destroying the follicles that grow it. A plentiful stock of skincare serums is also available for purchase, allowing clients to keep their skin pristine at home.
Describing itself as an "ultra-relaxing urban escape," Skin Station radiates tranquility from its outdoor patio garden to its private treatment rooms stocked with the latest aesthetic technology. Aestheticians specialize in customized, clinical facials that harness the hydrating, age-reversing powers of firming radio frequencies, vitamin C and collagen-rich serums, or age-spot clearing IPL. Hot-stone massages and scrubs enriched with brown sugar and Dead Sea–mud help leave bodies feeling soft and stress-free, while unwanted hair can be swiftly evicted with light technology, sugaring, strongly worded letters, or traditional wax treatments.