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Hair Salons in New York

Want to change up your look? Let New York’s finest stylists treat your tresses at these impeccable hair salons.

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How to find an affordable therapist in NYC

Looking for a therapist? NYC offers several low-cost mental health care options that won't break the bank!

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The best affordable spa treatments

Ready to unclog your pores and de-kink your neck? These wallet-friendly spas will make it easy for you.

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The best beauty supply stores in NYC

Looking for the best beauty supply stores? NYC is full of options from cosmetic counters to makeup emporiums, and we’ve scouted all the best shops that will have you sitting pretty in no time.

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New spa and salon openings

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Spa Castle

If you’ve visited Spa Castle in Queens, then you know why we’re pumped about this Manhattan location, which opened in late 2014. Occupying floors seven, eight and nine in a midtown building, Spa Castle Premier 57 is the ultimate relaxation mecca. The shoe-free facility (you’ll still have to wear those odd T-shirt/shorts uniforms) features "Sauna Valley," an area boasting six types of rooms (including cold saunas, one paved with gold—seriously—and an infrared lounge), a swim-up full service bar and a year-round roof deck. Day passes (which include access to tubs and other communal areas) are $65. Food, drinks and treatments cost extra. No one under the age of 16 is admitted.

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IGK

You no longer have to throw shade at Jared Leto for having prettier hair than you. That glorious ombré can be yours, as Leto’s colorist, Chase Kusero, along with stylists Franck Izquierdo and Aaron Grenia, 
opened shop in the Dream Downtown. Their hand-painted highlights (starting at $210) and rock & roll cuts ($120 and up) are already earning buzz: During their soft opening, the trio saw more than 100 clients in four days. Is it any wonder a product line is in the works for 2015?

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Ammon Carver Studio

As the creative director for L’Anza Healing Haircare, stylist Ammon Carver is used to seeing his work in the pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair. His loftlike space is a salon-meets-studio hybrid, so you can sometimes watch an editorial photo shoot while getting your hair cut (starting at $100), colored ($115 and up) and otherwise coiffed. The salon’s app provides easy appointment booking and prepayment choices, along with the option to send stylists inspiration photos before you arrive.

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Cutler Brooklyn

The Brooklyn outpost of this high-end Manhattan salon certainly fits its Williamsburg setting: It’s small, stylish and intimate. And with only five chairs, it’s the opposite of cookie-cutter hair factories that turn out the same ’do over and over. Here, stylists translate their Fashion Week cred to cuts (starting at $90) and color ($90 and up) that are on trend without trying too hard. Head to the back for a strong drink at the salon bar, then lounge in the backyard garden when weather is warm.

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Yoga in NYC

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The best fitness gear shops in New York

Nothing gets you moving like a brand-spankin'-new workout wardrobe from the city's best fitness-gear shops. It's time to get physical!

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The best blowouts in NYC

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The 20 best spas in NYC

Where are the best places to relax in New York City? The spas, of course! There’s nothing better than slipping on a warm, fluffy robe right before a massage, invigorating body scrub or a Turkish hammam offered at swanky, but affordable, resorts in the city. And if you’re in need of tips from skin-care experts—you know, to boost your glow factor—Gotham is chock-full of spots that specialize in facials. From New York hotels to downtown hot spots, we’ve narrowed down our list to 20 of the best spas in NYC. These experts will scrub, soak and steam the stress right out of you. RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to Spas in NYC

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Three-in-one beauty products

Save space in your cosmetic bag (and apartment!) with these multitasking beauty products. Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Chelsea Market The former home of the National Biscuit Company is a hot spot for foodies-in-training; favorite vendors include Jacques Torres, People's Pops and Ronnybrook Dairy. Pilgrim Part boutique, part art gallery, this elegant space showcases paintings, antiques, designer vintage apparel and accessories, and Pilgrim’s own ready-to-wear line. Designer and co-owner Richard Ives balances ’60s-inspired cocktail frocks ($110–$410) with flirty bustiers and menswear-style shirts. The selection of unusual jewelry, handbags and sunglasses includes rare finds from Chanel and YSL by way of top-secret Parisian vintage vendors. Lord & Taylor Oft-overlooked for its more glamorous department store counterparts, Lord & Taylor offers an ever reliable selection of classic brands like Ralph Lauren—minus surging crowds. The me

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New celebrity beauty collaborations

Let Alexa Chung, Nigel Barker, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Tara Subkoff and Christie Brinkley help you primp with their new beauty products There are tons of celebrity fashion lines, fragrances and cosmetics brands out there, but a handful of new beauty collaborations from boldfaced names has recently caught our attention. Among them are Alexa Chung’s cat-eye kit for Eyeko, Nigel Barker’s NYC fragrances for Demeter, Rihanna’s Viva Glam lip products for M.A.C. and Gwen Stefani’s nail polishes for O.P.I. Find the goods at NYC stores such as Henri Bendel, Sephora and Ulta. Most popular in Shopping & Style Tweets by @TimeOutNewYork !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); You might also like Beauty collaborations with fashion designers Beauty and fashion collide in these limited-edition products created by fashion designers for summer 2013. Beauty brands are getting into collaborations for summer 2013 by partnering with fashion designers to create limited-edition products. Top talents such as Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz, Cynthia Rowley and Matthew Williamson have partnered with cosmetics companies, including NARS and Benefit. Look for the items at NYC stores such as Target, Ted Gibson Salon and Sephora. Most popular in Shopping & Style B

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Best travel beauty products

Pack smart with the help of these travel-size beauty products. Most popular in Travel Weekend getaways from NYC: Quick, easy and affordable escapes Escape the city at the drop of a sun hat with these weekend getaways, including easy day trips to classic summer destinations like the Hamptons and Fire Island. Don’t spend your precious days off waiting around in airport lounges; easy day trips and overnights are just a car, train or bus ride away. Whether you’re looking for adventurous outdoor activities, sunbathing, beaches off the beaten track, culinary destinations (lobster-shack road trip!) or culture, we’ve found plenty of weekend getaways to satisfy your wanderlust. RECOMMENDED: Summer in New York guide Get away to Ireland The stunning oceanside cliffs and verdant valleys of Ireland are legendary, and reason alone to make a visit. But sharing the spotlight these days are the cities, where thriving music, arts and culinary scenes are drawing participants and visitors from all over the globe. Numerous music and arts festivals are held throughout the year in Dublin, Galway and Belfast, and County Cork has become the country's culinary hub. Derry-Londonderry is 2013's City of Culture, with a year-long calendar of events proving the designation—including the prestigious Turner Prize, being held for the first time outside of Britain. And the entire country is hosting The Gathering 2013, with thousands of events celebrating Irish culture being held in all counties,

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Detoxifying beauty products

These new detoxifying beauty products help rejuvenate your hair, nails and skin If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to hit the refresh button on your beauty routine, these new detoxifying beauty products will help kick-start the process. Look for rejuvenating hair-, skin- and nailcare from brands such as Bare Minerals and Sonia Kashuk. You’ll find the items at NYC stores, including Target, Sephora and Salon SCK. Most popular in Shopping & Style Romance Under the Stars Eschew the dinner date on Valentine's Day and snap up tickets to this swanky soiree at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space. The night begins among the asteroids (have a "heavenly bodies" quip ready) with an open bar of cocktails and champagne, passed hors d’oeuvres and chocolate, while a jazz quartet sets the mood with standards. An hour later, cozy up in the Hayden Plantarium while an astronomer tells lovey-dovey stories based on the mythology of the cosmos. Holiday gift guide 2013: The best gifts to give over the holidays Check off every name on your list with our holiday gift guide, which features unique gift ideas and the best gift shops in New York City New Yorkers are a busy bunch, so this year, Time Out New York has compiled the ultimate holiday gift guide. Surprise your favorite techies, beauty junkies, workout fiends and more with presents we handpicked just for them. Plus, enter our giveaway and you could win one of our recommended splurgeworthy holiday g

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Mascaras with unique applicators

The brush heads and packaging of these mascaras simplify the process of defining your lashes. Most popular in Shopping & Style Brooklyn Flea It’s that time of year when the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. Keep an eye out for Trees and Nails’ salvaged-wood kitchenwear ($30–$200) and wool cat sculptures by artist Mihaeko ($60–$200). Stop by Saraz Closet’s table to nab a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt ($88) and an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket ($220). Foodies, take note: Both locations feature plenty of edibles, from Fine and Raw coconut chunky bonbons ($7) to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing ($6). Chelsea Market The former home of the National Biscuit Company is a hot spot for foodies-in-training; favorite vendors include Jacques Torres, People's Pops and Ronnybrook Dairy. Pilgrim Part boutique, part art gallery, this elegant space showcases paintings, antiques, designer vintage apparel and accessories, and Pilgrim’s own ready-to-wear line. Designer and co-owner Richard Ives balances ’60s-inspired cocktail frocks ($110–$410) with flirty bustiers and menswear-style shirts. The selection of unusual jewelry, handbags and sunglasses includes rare finds from Chanel and YSL by way of top-secret Parisian vintage vendors. Lord & Taylor Oft-overlooked for its more glamorous department store counterparts, Lord & Taylor offers an ever reliable selection of classic brands like Ralph Lauren—minus surging crowds. Th

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The best brow bars in NYC

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Best couples-massage rooms

Treat your beloved to some TLC at one of these duo-focused havens. Most spacious: The Spa at Trump Soho 246 Spring St between Sixth Ave and Varick St, seventh floor (212-842-5507, trumpsohohotel.com) Measuring 324 square feet, this colossal couples room is the size of most studio apartments, allowing lovebirds who crave personal space to really spread out. In keeping with the spa's upscale Turkish theme, the space is adorned with cream and white mosaic tiles and boasts nine-foot-high ceilings, a marble infinity tub and an extra-large private shower with multiple jets that hit you at every angle. Get this: The Soul to Soul massage for two comes with lots of lavish touches, from ultraplush robes to ice-soaked towels for your foreheads during your 25-minute soak in the rose-petal-strewn Jacuzzi. Afterward, you'll be led to the heated side-by-side massage tables for hour-long Swedish rubdowns that incorporate aromatherapy oils. Top the treatment off with a steamy rinse in the shower together and a cup of mint tea in the relaxation room. $450 on weekdays; $485 on weekends.  Most romantic: VIP Treatment Room at Caudale Vinothrapie Spa Plaza Hotel, Fifth Ave at 59th St, fourth floor (212-265-3182, caudalie-usa.com) Most of us can't afford to jet off to Burgundy with our beau for a romantic getaway, but this luxe room in the Plaza Hotel's winecentric spa is the next best thing. The dark-wood-paneled enclave allows you to channel a French vineyard as you soak in the hot tub made fro

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We stopped New Yorkers with lustworthy locks to find out their styling secrets.

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Barbershops where you can get a hot shave

Dudes? Yo! Oh, hey there. This winter, get all warm and whisker-free—and, occasionally, boozed-up—at these throwback barbershops. Tired of plastic razors? Not quite man enough to give yourself a Crocodile Dundee-style hunting-knife razing? Enjoy a refreshing, old-fashioned hot shave at one of these retro barbershops, including New York Shaving Company, Blind Barber and others. Barbiere Fear not, Seinfeld fans: There’s no danger of encountering a hack like Uncle Enzo at this super tiny Italian barbershop. After settling into a chair at the cozy East Village storefront, opt for the Barbiere ($50). The shave concludes with an application of Moroccan rhassoul clay, a refreshing treatment for the dry skin that plagues many a guy during harsh cold-weather months. In keeping with the joint’s old-school, masculine environs, each shave comes with a gratis shot of Jameson. 646-649-2640, barbierenyc.com Blind Barber Located just off Tompkins Square Park, this popular Prohibition-style drinkery proves that the NYC speakeasy is alive and well. The unassuming barbershop front is where you’ll get shorn ($30); Blind’s house-made shaving cream is infused with wild water mint and  juniper berry, a natural astringent. The real scene is in the back, though: A wooden door at the rear of the shop slides open to reveal a spacious old-fashioned barroom that heightens the 1920s vibe. Not to suggest you’ll leave shorthanded if you stopped by for a shave: Each one comes with a complimentary cock

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The top blowouts in NYC

Blowouts can take ho-hum looks to the next level. We visited four of NYC’s blowdry-centric salons to test their style skills. More New York spa and salon treatments The coolest New York spas for lounging Sometimes you just want to kick back and do nothing. Booking a treatment at one of these New York spas lets you do exactly that. Certain New York spas seem to beg you to spend a day there. Forge the rest of the world even exists at one of these tranquil spots, where you can find treatments for any purpose, from releasing tension to relieving a hangover. You might also like Best spas 2012 Spas for any situation Spa etiquette Water spas with day passes New York spas with the best international treatments New treatments from around the world are popping up at several New York spas. Travel sans passport with one of these globetrotting services. New York's best spas and salons are constantly launching new therapies from around the world. Whether your beauty obsessions include scrubs and body treatments or facials, you’ll find something new to try among these internationally inspired services. CHINA – Asia Tui-Na Wholeness: Tui na back, arm and neck massage The experience: Tui na is no casual massage: It’s a traditional Chinese medical rubdown designed to target tight muscles, using deep-tissue pushing and the tapping of acupuncture points. At Asia Tui-Na Wholeness, my therapist, May G., went to town on my tense shoulder and back knots, using her elbows, palms and fists to pop

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Best spas and salons in New York

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Blowouts

Blowouts can take ho-hum looks to the next level. We visited four of NYC’s blowdry-centric salons to test their style skills. More New York spa and salon treatments The coolest New York spas for lounging Sometimes you just want to kick back and do nothing. Booking a treatment at one of these New York spas lets you do exactly that. Certain New York spas seem to beg you to spend a day there. Forge the rest of the world even exists at one of these tranquil spots, where you can find treatments for any purpose, from releasing tension to relieving a hangover. You might also like Best spas 2012 Spas for any situation Spa etiquette Water spas with day passes New York spas with the best international treatments New treatments from around the world are popping up at several New York spas. Travel sans passport with one of these globetrotting services. New York's best spas and salons are constantly launching new therapies from around the world. Whether your beauty obsessions include scrubs and body treatments or facials, you’ll find something new to try among these internationally inspired services. CHINA – Asia Tui-Na Wholeness: Tui na back, arm and neck massage The experience: Tui na is no casual massage: It’s a traditional Chinese medical rubdown designed to target tight muscles, using deep-tissue pushing and the tapping of acupuncture points. At Asia Tui-Na Wholeness, my therapist, May G., went to town on my tense shoulder and back knots, using her elbows, palms and fists to pop

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Salons for men

Get pampered at these dude-friendly salons. Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes Martial Vivot's namesake salon resembles an intimate cocktail hour more than a conventional barbershop: The waiting room is highlighted by exposed brick, a flat-screen TV and a silver tray offering the finest top-shelf liquors, and just past the trio of partitioned styling stations sits a chic backyard. The haircuts are brisk, precise, and punctuated by rigorous shampooing and an elaborate manicure. Customers can choose between a cut by the master himself ($215) or a more wallet-friendly one by another stylist ($125). The salon also offers hair-straightening/-relaxing services (from $275) as well as a free 30-minute health-and-wellness assessment and follow-up wellness packages ($1,490 for a series of six sessions). • 212-956-2990; martialvivot.com John Allan's Downtown With a billiards lounge, club room, caf and a revolving collection of art, you'll find plenty of gentlemanly things to do at this men's salon that feels more like a men's club. In fact, it kind of is a club: Memberships can be bought for $720 and that includes all full-service visits for one year, and more. What's in a full-service treatment? A shampoo, scalp massage, conditioning treatment, hot towel, haircut, manicure, shoe shine and drink. Nonmembers can get the same rigmarole for $65 per visit (but after 11 visits, a membership pays for itself). Additional services like hair coloring, facials and massages can all be purchase

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Waxing

Find the best waxing spas in NYC that offer the most affordable pricing and the least painful waxes. Whether you’re looking for the best bargain, the most luxe experience or the least painful wax, we rounded up the best places in NYC for eyebrows, bikini waxes, underarms and facial waxing. Top spots include Bliss, Hibba NYC, Completely Bare and Strip Ministry of Waxing. Most popular in Shopping & Style Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space A branch of the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetarium is devoted to teaching people about the frontiers of cosmic discovery. Known for dazzling multimedia presentations such as Journey to the Stars, the Hayden Planetarium also offers a series of exhibits and lectures about the cosmos. Babeland At this friendly sex-toy boutique—run by women and skewed toward women—browsers are encouraged to handle all manner of buzzing, wriggling and bendable playthings, including the famed Rabbit Pearl vibrator. The shop also stocks a huge variety of condoms and hosts frank sex-ed classes on a variety of subjects. Browse and sign up for classes at Babeland Hot Chocolate Festival Regress to childhood with skillfully concocted mugs of hot chocolate courtesy of this downtown canteen. Owner-mastermind Maury Rubin will serve a different flavor of his intoxicating cocoa every day during February. The lineup won’t be announced until late January but previous year’s highlights included Earl G

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Barbershops

Guys can get a cut and a shave the old-fashioned way at these mancentric salons. Adrian Fanus Grooming For more than two years, affable St. Lucia native Adrian Fanus has been running this stylish, modern space on the top floor of a Clinton Hill apartment building. His no-fuss treatments cater to a mostly male clientele (Fanus counts pro ballers Grant Hill and Nate Robinson as regulars) and include haircuts with a shampoo and condition ($35–$40), hot shaves using Art of Shaving products ($20–$25), facials incorporating Kiehl's moisturizers ($30–$40), manicures ($20) and pedicures ($30). Before services, patrons can relax by sipping a complimentary glass of vino and watching a game on a flatscreen TV in the comfy back lounge—you can even request a Pandora playlist to listen to during the treatment. Fanus has a real knack for making people feel at ease, suggesting what 'do might work best for your face shape and bone structure, and only proceeding with the cut once you feel totally comfortable. Mention TONY for 10 percent off all treatments through March 1. • (347-533-8827, afgrooming.com). By appointment only.—Tim Lowery Barber on Pearl Opened in July 2010, this quaint, affordable neighborhood joint has roots in Brooklyn Heights, where owner Robert Isakov's brother, Sergey, runs the similarly structured Clinton Street Barber Shop. The Isakov brothers certainly have a way of making customers feel right at home, starting with the Woodford Reserve whiskey they offer while yo

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Nail-art

When it comes to mesmerizing manicures and daring designs, these crafty spots can do it all. Delacqua Salon and Spa For highly detailed and unique nail art, it's worth the hour-long trip from midtown to this one-of-a kind spa and salon. Since 2002, owner Edward Malina and his team have been providing beauty services like haircuts ($25–$65) and color ($60–$150), waxing ($30–$100), facials ($45–$150) and massages ($70–$110), but the nail art is what makes this spot stand out. The tri-level space has a colorful haremlike feel with red leather pedicure stations and leopard-print chairs. Sip gratis tea or coffee while one of the seven manicurists on hand (we recommend Nina Levata, who has been doing nails for seven years) prepares the nonacrylic LCN resin that she will apply to your natural nail bed. What starts as a honeylike liquid sets under a heat lamp for just a few minutes to become hard, nonporous nails ($80 for LCN natural nail lengths, $100 for LCN tips). Once the canvas has been created, the technician will apply 3-D effects like gel flowers and crystals ($10 per nail), or hand-paint anything from abstract prints to amazingly lifelike renditions of iconic New York City sites ($5–$10 per nail) using skinny brushes and special LCN gel nail polish. The salon can also apply any nail art onto a basic manicure ($15). If you do decide to go the LCN route, plan on returning to the salon: Although it's recommended that you come back in three weeks for a refill ($55–$65), yo

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Lower East Side

Decompress at one of these New York spas, where you can enjoy anything from a holistic massage to a long-lasting manicure. More New York spas by neighborhood Williamsburg These New York spas cater to Williamsburg residents looking for some R&R. Find out where to decompress in this popular ‘hood. Take a break from knocking off all those Billyburg spots on our 100 best restaurants list and enjoy some calorie-free treats at the New York spas in this Brooklyn hood. There are a few salons for splurges on the list, so brush up on your spa etiquette so you don’t go acting a fool. Williamsburg Beauty Spa: Signature facial After a month of holiday eating, a week’s worth of New Year’s partying and hardly any beauty sleep, my skin was as dull and dry as the weather. Fortunately, spa owner Gosia Bawol had a remedy. She started by gently cleansing and exfoliating my face with a sweet-smelling strawberry-rhubarb scrub, followed by an invigorating lime mask. As she administered the concoctions, Bawol explained that all the products are “straight from Mother Nature” and incorporate fruit- and veggie-based ingredients. After grueling (but worthwhile) extractions, she used a Clarisonic cleansing brush to buff the surface of my skin. Bawol followed up with a transcendent massage, tending to every crevice of my face and neck with slow, smooth movements that worked in tune to the soothing music playing. She ended by slathering some cool, natural collagen onto my eyelids and ended with a gent

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Williamsburg

These New York spas cater to Williamsburg residents looking for some R&R. Find out where to decompress in this popular ‘hood. More New York spas by neighborhood Williamsburg These New York spas cater to Williamsburg residents looking for some R&R. Find out where to decompress in this popular ‘hood. Take a break from knocking off all those Billyburg spots on our 100 best restaurants list and enjoy some calorie-free treats at the New York spas in this Brooklyn hood. There are a few salons for splurges on the list, so brush up on your spa etiquette so you don’t go acting a fool. Williamsburg Beauty Spa: Signature facial After a month of holiday eating, a week’s worth of New Year’s partying and hardly any beauty sleep, my skin was as dull and dry as the weather. Fortunately, spa owner Gosia Bawol had a remedy. She started by gently cleansing and exfoliating my face with a sweet-smelling strawberry-rhubarb scrub, followed by an invigorating lime mask. As she administered the concoctions, Bawol explained that all the products are “straight from Mother Nature” and incorporate fruit- and veggie-based ingredients. After grueling (but worthwhile) extractions, she used a Clarisonic cleansing brush to buff the surface of my skin. Bawol followed up with a transcendent massage, tending to every crevice of my face and neck with slow, smooth movements that worked in tune to the soothing music playing. She ended by slathering some cool, natural collagen onto my eyelids and ended with a g

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Upper West Side

Which New York spas are best for denizens of the UWS? We toured the 'hood to find four of the best treatments above 59th Street. More New York spas by neighborhood Williamsburg These New York spas cater to Williamsburg residents looking for some R&R. Find out where to decompress in this popular ‘hood. Take a break from knocking off all those Billyburg spots on our 100 best restaurants list and enjoy some calorie-free treats at the New York spas in this Brooklyn hood. There are a few salons for splurges on the list, so brush up on your spa etiquette so you don’t go acting a fool. Williamsburg Beauty Spa: Signature facial After a month of holiday eating, a week’s worth of New Year’s partying and hardly any beauty sleep, my skin was as dull and dry as the weather. Fortunately, spa owner Gosia Bawol had a remedy. She started by gently cleansing and exfoliating my face with a sweet-smelling strawberry-rhubarb scrub, followed by an invigorating lime mask. As she administered the concoctions, Bawol explained that all the products are “straight from Mother Nature” and incorporate fruit- and veggie-based ingredients. After grueling (but worthwhile) extractions, she used a Clarisonic cleansing brush to buff the surface of my skin. Bawol followed up with a transcendent massage, tending to every crevice of my face and neck with slow, smooth movements that worked in tune to the soothing music playing. She ended by slathering some cool, natural collagen onto my eyelids and ended with

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Soho and Nolita

Discover which New York spas in Soho and Nolita offer the best blowout, facial and mani-pedi, and book appointment during your next shopping trip. More New York spas by neighborhood Williamsburg These New York spas cater to Williamsburg residents looking for some R&R. Find out where to decompress in this popular ‘hood. Take a break from knocking off all those Billyburg spots on our 100 best restaurants list and enjoy some calorie-free treats at the New York spas in this Brooklyn hood. There are a few salons for splurges on the list, so brush up on your spa etiquette so you don’t go acting a fool. Williamsburg Beauty Spa: Signature facial After a month of holiday eating, a week’s worth of New Year’s partying and hardly any beauty sleep, my skin was as dull and dry as the weather. Fortunately, spa owner Gosia Bawol had a remedy. She started by gently cleansing and exfoliating my face with a sweet-smelling strawberry-rhubarb scrub, followed by an invigorating lime mask. As she administered the concoctions, Bawol explained that all the products are “straight from Mother Nature” and incorporate fruit- and veggie-based ingredients. After grueling (but worthwhile) extractions, she used a Clarisonic cleansing brush to buff the surface of my skin. Bawol followed up with a transcendent massage, tending to every crevice of my face and neck with slow, smooth movements that worked in tune to the soothing music playing. She ended by slathering some cool, natural collagen onto my eyeli

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Park Slope

New York spas provide endless ways to escape the throngs of kids in this 'hood—whether the tykes are yours or your neighbors. More New York spas by neighborhood Williamsburg These New York spas cater to Williamsburg residents looking for some R&R. Find out where to decompress in this popular ‘hood. Take a break from knocking off all those Billyburg spots on our 100 best restaurants list and enjoy some calorie-free treats at the New York spas in this Brooklyn hood. There are a few salons for splurges on the list, so brush up on your spa etiquette so you don’t go acting a fool. Williamsburg Beauty Spa: Signature facial After a month of holiday eating, a week’s worth of New Year’s partying and hardly any beauty sleep, my skin was as dull and dry as the weather. Fortunately, spa owner Gosia Bawol had a remedy. She started by gently cleansing and exfoliating my face with a sweet-smelling strawberry-rhubarb scrub, followed by an invigorating lime mask. As she administered the concoctions, Bawol explained that all the products are “straight from Mother Nature” and incorporate fruit- and veggie-based ingredients. After grueling (but worthwhile) extractions, she used a Clarisonic cleansing brush to buff the surface of my skin. Bawol followed up with a transcendent massage, tending to every crevice of my face and neck with slow, smooth movements that worked in tune to the soothing music playing. She ended by slathering some cool, natural collagen onto my eyelids and ended with a g

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Health and beauty

East Village

New York spas hide among the trendy restaurants and bars in this busy 'hood. Here are four places to indulge in a little TLC. More New York spas by neighborhood Williamsburg These New York spas cater to Williamsburg residents looking for some R&R. Find out where to decompress in this popular ‘hood. Take a break from knocking off all those Billyburg spots on our 100 best restaurants list and enjoy some calorie-free treats at the New York spas in this Brooklyn hood. There are a few salons for splurges on the list, so brush up on your spa etiquette so you don’t go acting a fool. Williamsburg Beauty Spa: Signature facial After a month of holiday eating, a week’s worth of New Year’s partying and hardly any beauty sleep, my skin was as dull and dry as the weather. Fortunately, spa owner Gosia Bawol had a remedy. She started by gently cleansing and exfoliating my face with a sweet-smelling strawberry-rhubarb scrub, followed by an invigorating lime mask. As she administered the concoctions, Bawol explained that all the products are “straight from Mother Nature” and incorporate fruit- and veggie-based ingredients. After grueling (but worthwhile) extractions, she used a Clarisonic cleansing brush to buff the surface of my skin. Bawol followed up with a transcendent massage, tending to every crevice of my face and neck with slow, smooth movements that worked in tune to the soothing music playing. She ended by slathering some cool, natural collagen onto my eyelids and ended with a g

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