Every time you step outside, your face is targeted by UV rays, dirt, angry dogs, and the New Jersey Devils. Undo puck damage with today's Groupon: for $42, you get any tropically infused facial (an $85 value each) from Shade Bar Boutique Spa, a glamorous boutique spa located in Astoria.
Shade Bar's organic facials are infused with the ripe fruits, vibrant flowers, and coconut tubers of the tropics. The Pacific facial, a blend of sea plants and ocean mud, deep cleans skin and smooths fine lines to erase time's ravages. For oily skin, the papaya-pineapple facial's organic enzymes evict grease and rubbish faster than an unruly grade-school orchestra kicks a novice conductor to the curb. The volcanic-flower facial eschews bubbling-hot magma in favor of extracts that purify skin as they clean. All facials include deep cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction treatments, as well as a facial massage to melt stress into a puddle of perfumy mucilage.
To find out which facial suits your skin, consult one of Shade Bar's friendly aestheticians in the spa's tranquil treatment rooms. Glitzy gold accents, vibrant red walls, dark wood, and chocolatey-brown bedspreads make Shade Bar's setting ideal for bolstering beauty and cataloguing different types of pinecones. Shade Bar takes a balanced approach to body and mind; the experienced staff pampers spiritual and corporeal forms for the duration of your appointment.
- Tsakidis opened Shade Bar in early 2008, and she offers an extensive line of organic and plant-based beauty products. – Nathalie Alonso, Queens Chronicle
- My skin was soft and immaculate. I was ready to fall asleep on the table it was so relaxing. – smare, Citysearch
- The serivce [sic] was perfect. And the prices were great! The products are amazing and make you feel so like royalty. – scatone, Citysearch
Shade Bar Organic Hairspa
It is easy to turn plants into a salad, but it is harder to turn them into a natural-looking tan. Shade Bar Organic Hairspa, named a top spray-tanning salon by TimeOut New York, Citysearch and CBS New York, does exactly that, though, bronzing physiques with signature organic spray tans that glow and fade evenly. The focus on natural beauty products doesn’t end there, though—it permeates the entire aesthetic center.
Shade Bar Organic Hairspa’s facials, which each begin with a personal skin analysis, often incorporate Manuka honey masks that improve cell regeneration, or masks crafted from seaweed and geothermal clay. Body treatments also draw on organic ingredients that moisturize dry skin and slim physiques, a process that was historically only possible by squeezing into an hourglass. A Goldwell color bar, professional makeup applications, waxing, and tension-relieving massages round out the center’s suite of aesthetic services. Every other week, a beauty advisor from Shade Bar Organic Hairspa dishes beauty tips on the Telemundo New York morning show.