Skin the Day Spa prides itself on exceptional customer service, pampering men and women of all backgrounds, foregrounds, and poregrounds. Skin's 70-minute signature facial ($95) combines the relaxation of deep cleansing and facial massage with the nose-bombing scents of aromatherapy. During the approximately 45-minute natural warm cream manicure ($20), an expert finger-tip rejuvenator will regale your mitten-stuffers with mollycoddling, shaping your nails, cosseting your cuticles, relaxing you with massage, and applying a fresh coat of shiny OPI polish. Reward hard-working back muscles with a 30-minute stress-relief massage ($40) or opt for the soothing heat and moisturizing therapy of a paraffin wax treatment ($25), soothing clients' roughened fingertips and palms and leaving them with a high-fiveable mold of their own hands.
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While stylists cover strands with products from American Crew, CHI, and Moroccanoil, nail technicians paint colorful polish on nails and aestheticians infuse faces with essential oils, minerals, and vitamins. These are just a couple of the ways the professionals at Rafaels Hair & Beauty Studio beautify clients. They also transform hairdos with cuts and colors or add extra length with extensions made from real human hair, as opposed to My Little Pony tails. Their massages soften tightened tissue, whereas European facials soften above-the-shoulder skin. Meanwhile, manicures and pedicures keep hands and feet well-groomed, and waxing services keep faces free of follicular sprouts.
From Cameron Diaz to Drew Barrymore, Stella Akilova is sought after for her waxing and facial prowess. When she decided to leave her post at the posh Bliss Spa in favor of opening her own decidedly less fancy establishment, her clients didn't care—they flocked to her new digs at TQ Spa by the dozens. Instead of budgeting for elegant decor, Akilova splurges on top-of-the-line products such as lavender-infused Lycon wax and plant-based Decléor skincare serums, which she uses alongside seaweed extracts and OxyOasis anti-inflammatory agents in a retinue of facials that brighten the skin and evict blemishes. A talented staff of massage therapists pores over bodies with Swedish and deep-tissue massages and brings about a whole-body glow with sea-salt scrubs and self-tanning milks. Rounding out Akilova's luxurious menu is a buffet of mani-pedi treatments that incorporates hot stones and reflexology to put the finer touches onto fingers and toes that deserve their own accolades for laboring over scratch-and-sniff takeout menus.
The holistic practitioners at Essential Therapy NY strive to align body and mind through massage and custom, organic facials. A gurgling waterfall greets each guest as senses explore a studio whose feng shui evokes the grounds of East and South Asian temples. Across five treatment rooms, muscle masons deliver 10 relaxing and therapeutic massage modalities augmented by breathing techniques such as "inhaling" and "exhaling." For visage revivification, skin specialists coddle faces with organic ingredients in products from Hungarian line Éminence Organic Skin Care. The studio also offers accoutrements such as a Jacuzzi, sauna, and dual-purpose steam room and bagel oven.
Licensed massage therapist Sasighan “Ay” Prasertsri calls on thai massage techniques to delve into aching muscles within tranquil rooms that brim with draped curtains, lacquer paintings, and dark teak. Ay learned the ropes of thai massage—which combines guided yoga-like positions with pressure from the therapist's hands, elbows, feet, and knees—at the Wat Po Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, more than a decade ago. Today, she helps clients escape muscle tension stemming from office stresses and pushy chainmail salesmen by using both these techniques and the steamy relief of traditional herbal compressions. Ay also plies her skills in seven Western massage modalities and spa services such as microdermabrasion, customized facials, and ear candling.