BEAUTY TAKES EFFORT – OR A TRIP TO NEW YORK!
In New York it is very easy to get a complete makeover from head to toe in an elegant and innovative setting. Why don’t you combine your stay in the Big Apple with a care program of the highest order and spoil yourself as well as shopping, dining and partying? We have compiled an overview of exclusive beauty institutes that will give you new radiance for your return to Europe – your friends at home will be stunned!
In the sophisticated atmosphere at The Red Door you will enjoy facials with Elizabeth Arden products as well as a manicure, pedicure, waxing, and make-up services as well as blowouts. Behind the red doors of the luxury beauty oases scattered over Manhattan from Union Square to Midtown, refreshing massages and aroma therapies are also offered that will round off your city trip nicely. If you like the products used during the session you are able to acquire them in the in-house shop, which also might be the place to purchase a beautiful gift for your loved ones back home. After all, Christmas is just around the corner! Address: The Red Door, for example at 200 Park Avenue South, New York, NY
MANICURE & PEDICURE
A flight from Europe to America is unfortunately not ideal for your CO2 footprint, but a visit to Hortūs Nailworks might make some amends for it. The green paradise in the middle of the city offers nature-friendly manicures and pedicures as well as hair removal for all skin areas with sugaring. The sophisticated and relaxing nail treatments use sustainable and natural products exclusively. This is even true for the nail polish and nail polish remover as well as for the peelings and hand creams. The “Hortūs Signature” manicure or pedicure offers exclusive detoxifying treatments: This showpiece of the Lower East Side salon consists of a nurturing and refreshing treatment that revolves around products based on natural olive oil as well as detoxifying salt water wraps and a moisturising massage. Take a deep breath before you return perfectly manicured to the concrete jungle! Address: Hortūs Nailworks, 210 Forsyth Street, New York, NY
Supermodel for a day! Dr. Dennis Gross on the Upper East Side makes it possible. Not only supermodels like Chrissy Teigen, Rosie Huntington-Whitely but also stars like Olivia Palermo and Selena Gomez come here for the best peelings in town. The institute on 5th Avenue is known for its patented fruit acid peelings. In less than twenty minutes your skin will be cleansed with high efficiency and freed of dead skin cells. The peelings also have a skin care effect, so you will leave the dermatological practice with the particular “Gross Glow”. Dr. Gross products are also sold at Sephora and the in-house shop. This allows you to maintain the precious skin care until your next visit. The peeling specialist’s practice is located directly opposite Central Park. It is definitely worth taking a break from your stroll to give your skin a treat during your time in the stressful metropolis! Address: Dr. Dennis Gross Dermatology, 900 5th Avenue, New York, NY
New York is a port city – when it comes to beauty, we also suggest that you enter an exclusive beauty haven in the Manhattan neighbourhood of SoHo: At the palatial and stylish Haven SPA you relax with an invigorating “Bitch Massage” or with caring and cleansing facials, body scrubs, or wraps. These mini escapes as well as extensive hammam treatments invite you to dream and enjoy. But there is more on offer: Blowouts with a trim, waxing, eyebrow shaping, manicure or pedicure are all part of the first-rate service of the spa. As a beauty traveller you will not want to leave this haven anytime soon! Address: Haven SPA, 250 Mercer Street, New York, NY
Styling the eyelashes has been part of the beauty routine for many women for several years now. Clementina Richardson was one of the first to offer eyelash extensions in New York when she started her business in 2007. As a pioneer, she travelled all over the city to satisfy the demand of her growing customer base. But in 2011 she finally opened her own salon, in the place where an exclusive shop rightfully belongs, namely 5th Avenue. Since then, Envious Lashes have made customers like Naomi Campbell or Mary J. Blige happy, who appreciate the individual service that considers their special requests while of course also valuing the eyelash expertise Richardson has accrued over the years. To frame the eye shape perfectly, extensions of various lengths and thicknesses are used for each customer. Maybe you will be lucky, and the owner herself will take masterful care of your lashes. However, you can be certain to leave the beautiful mint-coloured salon with eyes that will melt hearts! Address: Envious Lashes, 305 5th Avenue, New York, NY
WELLNESS FOR THE WHOLE BODY
The wellness collective Naturees, right in the heart of the East Village, offers a range of special treatments for a holistic beauty and wellness experience, bearing eccentric names. On the lower floor you will find the wellness area with treatments like “HigherDOSE” or “Teraphi”. The former is an infrared sauna that works without hot air, but instead heats your body with light from the inside out, so that you sweat out all toxins. For the “Teraphi” method, phase-conjugate plasma bulbs pass your body on both sides and trigger an energy release that leads to deep relaxation. Afterwards you feel vibrant and cheerful, while inflammation and swellings are alleviated and your metabolism is invigorated. During a “NutriDrip” treatment you get injected with booster shots – for extra Vitamin B12, more energy, or less hunger in the following days. After all, you sometimes have very little time to fit into your new designer dress! The “KryoLounge” offers facials and body treatments through cold air in the form of vaporised nitrogen: While your face or body is confronted with extremely cold temperatures the body detoxifies all by itself. Hard to believe but true: In the hours following the treatment you can burn up to 800 calories, your metabolism, the collagen production, and the growth of hairs and nails are stimulated, cellulite and wrinkles and even skin conditions like acne are reduced. Additionally, in the in-house Naturees store and café you can purchase the “Elixirs”, whose special ingredients will provide you with energy. A must for all who are interested in alternative beauty treatments! Address: Naturees, 21 East 1st Street, New York, NY
17 of the preeminent model agencies in the US can’t err! They all send their models to Satori Laser for permanent hair removal. As an exclusive partner for agencies, the institute has made quite a name for itself since its founding in 2009, and it seems like all ladies in New York who care about smooth and hair-free skin flock to this laser studio. In a blazingly fast session you can have your hair removed permanently in one of the studios at Union Square, on the Upper East Side or at Grand Central in Midtown. Satori’s laser method has great advantages: After only one session you will be able to see a big difference, the quantity of hair is almost halved and the growth is slowed down. If you never want to worry about unwanted hair on particular body parts anymore or if you want to go in for a refresher session, make sure you book well in advance at Satori Laser. Address: Satori Laser, for example 133 West 14th Street, New York, NY
In recent years eyebrows have returned to the beauty lovers’ attention, with a focus on naturalness. However, sometimes even the natural look needs some work. And this work ideally takes place at Wink – “the” Brow Bar in Greenwich Village. This place is special: Here you get your eyebrows shaped perfectly with a string thread technique and if you so wish they also can be dyed enduringly. Other body areas are also taken care of at the salon. Wink offers facials with exclusive products by Dr. Rimpler that will induce pure relaxation. The salon also goes with the hottest eyebrow trends: Now it also offers micro blading! Address: Wink Brow Bar, 7 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY
Unfortunately, in Germany we are approaching this trend only in snail-like fashion: Going for a blow dry or “blowout”! Of course this hype originated in the US, and so it takes no wonder that Drybar has more than 15 salons in Manhattan alone and many more in the rest of the country. Probably the best-known blow dry place in town, it is the top of the heap when it comes to pure blowouts. And no, there is no cutting or dyeing going on, but it still is much more than mere blow drying: The different treatments read like the drinks menu of a trendy NY cocktail bar. From the Dirty Martini, promising a laid-back style with texture, to the Cosmo with glamorous curls, and the Mai Tai, offering Messy Beach Hair, you receive your perfect hair style while sipping cocktails before your dinner, your visit to the opera, or your party night. And of course you can also buy the shampoos, the hairsprays, or the curling iron that Drybar uses. But let’s be honest: Isn’t it much nicer to get spoiled by professionals? Address: Drybar, for example at Bloomingdales in SoHo, 14 Crosby Street, New York, NY
Bumble and bumble is a quintessential New York brand! The exclusive hair brand’s headquarters are located in the trendy Meatpacking District: The “House of Bumble” extends over four floors and includes its own hairdressing school. On two floors you can profit from the all round service in the stylish salon. You can be sure to get the trendiest haircuts and colouring techniques by the best stylists in New York. They certainly now what is trending as they are backstage at various fashion weeks and shows to take care of the models’ hair. Your session will take place with a view over the glimmering Hudson River. The “House of Bumble” will release you relaxed and with a new trendy haircut into the streets of New York: Don’t be surprised when you get stopped by a model scout! Address: Bumble and bumble, 415 West 13th Street, New York, NY