When sisters Nina and Julia Werman brought the laid-back Cali vibe to their NYC spa a few years ago, New Yorkers rejoiced. The Valley offered a West Coast reprieve (sans jetlag), a breakthrough no-pain Brazilian wax ($70) and personalized facials ($130-$300) that actually produced results. The sisters decided to relocate to Nolita and open a one-stop-shop with pal Christina Kornilakis (formerly of Sweet Tater). Kornilakis’ vintage boutique Portia & Manny stocks preloved wares from Dior, Betsey Johnson and more. After you peruse the racks, try one of the new spa services, like the Phototherapy light skin treatment ($150) or Minx chrome manicures ($55).
198 Elizabeth St
|Cross street:||between Prince and Spring Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat noon–7:30pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–LafayetteSt|