Let The Pampering Begin!
Let The Pampering Begin!
Although you can’t go wrong with a busy day spent NYC sightseeing—what with discovering awesome attractions, delectable dining and more up and down the island and beyond—you have to admit, it can wreak havoc on the hair and might leave some less limber travelers a little soar the next day. So, for a much-needed pick-me-up, opt for a casual day spent indulging in services, from manies and pedies to massages and blowouts, at one of the city’s tranquil salons or spas. Need some suggestions? Just check out below!
Aire Ancient Baths New York
With locations in Spain’s Sevilla, Barcelona and Almería, the folks behind Aire strive to revive the ancient Greek and Roman bath tradition in restored historic buildings. Keeping with the brand’s vision, its latest offering is housed in a 19th-century building in Tribeca, which once served as a textile factory. At this spa, visitors in need of rejuvenation can choose from a bevy of treatments—think thermal bath with aromatherapy, with several massage options available; the Red Wine Ritual, based in the antioxidant properties of wine, using grapes from the Matarromera winery in Spain; Olive Oil Ritual; and Kerala Ritual.
Housed in The Towers of the venerable Waldorf Astoria New York, this chic setting offers visitors an en–suite spa environment with expansive treatment spaces and personal bathing lounges, which allow for complete privacy, customization and indulgence. Guests can listen to a personalized playlist while enjoying any number of the spa’s treatments, which range from facials and massages to nail treatments, waxing and bridal and special occasion services. Best part? Guests receive a complimentary post-treatment makeup refresher along with garment steaming, shoe shining and fragrance application before they leave!
With locations in downtown Manhattan and Midtown West, this chic salon—Ziba even means “beautiful”—features an international team of stylists ready to make anyone in need of some sprucing up go from “eh” to “wow”! Services include blowouts, facials, wedding hair and makeup, manicures and more. The salon is currently taking appointments for Bridal Services Trial Runs. Be on the lookout for the newest location at 50 W. 57th St., which features an on-site Trichologist—a hair and scalp treatment specialist. Anyone booking a hair service in the new location can receive a free consultation with the Trichologist.
Sphatika Skincare and Spa
On the fashionable Upper East Side, Janet League-Katzin’s Sphatika Skincare and Spa offers luxurious, deeply restful, detoxifying and restorative body and face treatments in an ecologically pure environment. All treatments use the award-winning 100% Natural Luxury Sphatika Skincare with Elixir of Quartz Crystal and superior-quality botanical ingredients to promote healthy, radiant skin. Visitors enjoy services, including body treatments, facials and peels, while listening to soothing flute music by Scott Chaitanya Cherin.
Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa
Julien Farel—a luxury hairstylist who can name Richard Gere, Salma Hayek and Gwyneth Paltrow among his celebrity clients—opened up shop this past year at the recently renovated Loews Regency Hotel on the Upper East Side. In the sprawling space, jetsetters and locals can enjoy several salon and spa treatments, with a menu that includes an exclusively trademarked list of ‘Power Beauty’ services—from the ‘Power Coif’ and ‘Power Highlights’ to ‘Power Manicures and Pedicures.’ Spa services and treatments include Anti-Aging therapies that address sun damage, wrinkles, and other signs of aging without invasive surgery. The destination also features massage and aesthetic rooms and entirely secluded luxury VIP spaces. For the fellas, the Salon & Spa has JF Men—a men’s-only space dedicated to full-service men’s grooming.
Pictured: Sphatika Skincare and Spa