Spring is a season of rebirth as flowers bloom, animals emerge from hibernation, and the earth hatches to release millions of baby Mothras. Give your face a fresh start of its own with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get three advanced chemical peels at LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) (a $425 value). Each facial takes 30 minutes, and treatments are spread out across three appointments.
Amid sleek white couches and local artwork that echo the ultrachic atmosphere of a Manhattan loft salon, LunchBox's team of professional aestheticians hands exhausted skin cells their walking papers with a triumvirate of soothing chemical peels. An advanced Jessner’s peel wipes your skull-slate clean of acne and discoloration with resorcinol and hydroquinone (optional) while mellowing out skin tone with an exfoliation and soulful soprano-saxophone solo. The anti-age rejuvenation peel bathes sensitive visages in tingling waves of hydration—calming cells irritable from too much fun in the sun—and leaves a plump, ultrasmooth surface in its wake. The Oxy-Trio antioxidant-and-hydrating treatment promotes quick healing in façades faded from the environmental effects of toxins, pollutants, and allergens by encouraging stifled cells to breathe deeply, relax, and open up about their relationships with their mothers.
LunchBox (A Waxing Salon)
An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.