Spas and salons open late in NYC
Mon Jan 9 2012
The unique offerings here (like the detoxifying jade igloo sauna, constructed from semiprecious stones) are available to ladies 24 hours a day, and men are welcome to take advantage of the massages and other treatments after 5pm. Book a romantic after-hours date with your boo: Couples can indulge in 150 minutes of R&R that includes a plunge in the private soaking tub surrounded by tropical flora and aromatherapy candles, plus an energy balance massage or an exfoliating Korean body scrub ($395). 25 W 32nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, fifth floor (646-733-1330, juvenexspa.com). Daily 24hrs.
Hair Party 24 Hours
Whether you need a complete beauty overhaul or just a one-off treatment, the comprehensive menu at the unisex salon's two midtown locations goes well beyond your standard cut ($80--$130) and color ($80--$150). It's also an ideal spot for birthday or bachelorette parties: Services run the gamut from feather hair extensions ($45) to eyebrow tinting ($30). 76 Madison Ave between 27th and 28th Sts (212-213-0056) * 450 Park Ave South between 30th and 31st Sts (212-213-0051) * hair24hours.com; daily 24hrs.
It's easy to choose a treatment here: The space offers an edited selection of signature services, such as invigorating loofah-towel body scrubs ($60--$70), tension-relieving shiatsu and Swedish massages ($90), or a combination scrub and massage ($110--$120). Don't forget to stop by the steam room, which is available before or after any scrub or massage, and detoxify in the dense fog. 4 W 33rd St at Fifth Ave (212-564-2100, spasolny.com). Mon--Sat 10am--2am, Sun 11am--1am.
If you just can't wait to get inked, the four skilled artists at this tattoo parlor are on call until the wee hours every night. Choose one of the studio's preexisting designs, or come up with your own custom creation. Tattoos vary in price depending on size, image and amount of work, but require a $80 minimum plus a $150 an hour fee for the work. 27 St. Marks Pl between Second and Third Aves (212-420-1313, addiction-nyc.com). Mon--Thu, Sun noon--midnight; Fri--Sat noon--3am.
Wink Spa & Nail
What this midtown salon lacks in luxury it makes up for in variety and value. The no-frills spot offers a wide range of services, including manicures ($9.50), eyebrow waxing ($8), collagen facials ($130) and a paraffin pedicure coupled with a 20-minute foot or neck massage ($51). 169 Lexington Ave between 30th and 31st Sts (212-448-9202). Mon--Sat 10am--11pm, Sun 10am--10pm.