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Best of New York 2015 • Health & Self

Best of New York 2015

Best Wax

  • Repêchage SeaSmooth at Eva Scrivo Salon

    50 Bond St., nr. Bowery; 212-677-7315

    This elusive “artisan seaweed wax ­experience” came to town in January, incorporating seaweed from the Brittany coast. The treatment (from $135) starts with a gratis glass of prosecco and relaxing seaweed mask, ends with La Colombe coffee, and in between is the magic of aesthetician Ally Konci: She lightly exfoliates skin before lifting away nearly every hair on the first try, with zero ripping sensation or redness, then cools down the area with a green-tea gel.

From the 2015 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).