Just a few years ago, the arrival of blow-dry-only bars was a game changer for women who wanted hot hair in a hot minute, and ever since, beauty services in Gotham have continued to change. That’s why we’re excited about Manhattan’s new primpin’ spot, Blushington (debuts Wednesday), the first affordable makeup lounge in NYC that will help you go from drab to fab stat.
You can book ahead or walk in for a celebrity-status full-face application ($55 for adults, $35 for teens and $15 for ages 12 and under), eyes only ($30) or brow maintenance ($20), but the really exciting news? To celebrate the Wednesday 29 opening, every service is gratis for the day (7am–8pm). That’s right, talented Blushington artists will work their magic and glamify customers by appointment or first-come, first-served. We suggest you take a long lunch break. Oh, and you’ll want to hit the bars later, hot stuff.
The Underground of the Le Parker Meridien New York hotel, 119 W 56th St (646-410-2208, blushington.com)