Spa

What do you get when an actress and a makeup artist become BFFs on set and want to offer the experience that brought them together to all women? Rouge New York.

I am a scentaholic and recently Carven Parfums has come out with a new bath set that puts me into scent heaven.

Fashion-forward femmes have ventured to stylists Pierre Ouaknine and Michel Obadia’s Upper East Side space in search of new styles for decades.

Once upon a time, ladies had the leisure to spend hours at a spa. But times change—and smart places like The Red Door evolve with them.

If there’s a neurological condition I wouldn’t mind being struck with, it’s synesthesia—a phenomenon that involves an involuntary mixing of the senses. Imagine: tasting colors, visualizing sounds, seeing the alphabet represented by different colors, among other cross-sensory episodes.

I’m proud to say that this lifelong brunette now boasts sassy, coppery strands, courtesy of celebrity colorist Rick Wellman. I stopped by to see the co-owner of the Patrick Melville Salon in Rockefeller Center last Friday, who seemed excited when I requested a fiery new look.

Toronto-based BITE Beauty prides itself on its line of lip care products that are safe enough to eat. What the company launched as a pop-up shop last spring is now a permanent laboratory in SoHo, helping women (and even some men!) create one-of-a-kind lipsticks in 15 minutes. Could all-natural ingredients really offer the high-power pigment I crave? Wearing a lab coat, makeup artist Brooklyn McLain, who helps run the lab, guided me through the process of creating a stunning shade of scarlet that stands up to all-night wear. He offers IN New York readers five tips to mastering the art of customizing lipsticks.

I’m all for targeted treatments when it comes to skin care. But if general body blows like stress and fatigue can affect the complexion, it stands to reason that treating them can help the face, too. That’s the guiding light behind a new service at Ling Skin Care, a day spa in its third decade on Union Square—a leisurely 90-to-120 minute combo experience, part-massage, part-facial, entirely rejuvenating.

It’s rare to find a place that offers high-quality haircuts without a lot of fuss, but celebrity hairstylist Rheanne White and the expert team at her new Tribeca salon embrace a laid-back attitude—without sacrificing precision and grace. A recent trip to the sleek salon with a wooden reception area, full-length mirrors, warm lighting and pots of orchids put me instantly at ease with its clean, modern design.

I tend to joke that YouTube taught me how to “be a girl.” User RiannStar’s mystical trick of curling hair with a flat iron, TV personality Lauren Conrad’s secret behind winged eyeliner and dozens of other YouTube tutorials have served as my amateur cosmetology school.

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