The world's first day-spa owner invited clients to "experience the healing powers of this here tar pit," which was bad news for their clientele but invaluable for modern-day archeologists. Preserve well-being without becoming permanently preserved with today's Groupon to Maria Bonita Salon & Spa on Prince Street. Choose one of the following spa treatment options:
- For $75, you get a hair surgery treatment and a Maria Bonita manicure (a $149 value, tax included).
- For $125, you get a cellulite treatment package, which includes a bye-bye cellulite massage, a body wrap, and Endermologie (a $272 value, tax included).
Fernanda Lacerda founded the Brazilian-style Maria Bonita Salon & Spa in response to the lack of full-service salons in the downtown area. Customers can relax into the evening and on weekends in clean rooms, which feature a palette of white walls and light wood tones. The hair surgery treatment is a four-step thermal reconstruction process that utilizes high-quality products to strengthen damaged hair and rescue strands stranded on desert scalps. During the two-hour follicle-fest, aestheticians apply restructuring shampoo, a recharging mask, renewal lotion, and daily repair leave-in conditioner. The Maria Bonita manicure features exfoliation and paraffin infusion to restore vitamins and minerals to deprived digits.
Alternately, the cellulite treatment package offers the promise of a three-hour, three-step metamorphoses, an entirely non-invasive process—up until the point when the machine inquires about customer love lives. First, a Parafango Wrap draws out toxins and compresses fatty tissue. The spa technician then stimulates skin cells employing LPG's Endermologie technology, after which a deep tissue bye-bye cellulite massage breaks down the dimples. If they so choose, customers may undergo the treatments in separate sessions.
Maria Bonita Salon & Spa has been mentioned and featured in multiple publications, including Vogue, New York, and Time Out New York. Yelpers give the salon an average of four stars, and more than 190 Citysearchers give Maria Bonita a perfect five-star average.
- I love this place for having an online system where you can view available appts & confirm a time/date. This salon is conveniently located downtown... The staff is SOOO friendly. – Jul B., Yelp
- Extremely professional, clean and friendly... Tha's what define best a good brazilian salon [sic]. – Patita, Citysearch