- READER REVIEWS
Red & White Spa
Nearby Subway Stops
C, E at Spring St.; A, C, E at Canal St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
After years as an esthetician at the Chelsea men’s spa Nikel, Irina Falevich struck out on her own in 2005, opening her Red & White Spa on a bustling block of Broome Street. Here, she no longer performs treatments herself (except for those special clients who followed her from Nikel) but instead oversees a staff of estheticians, massage therapists, hair removal specialists, and manicurists. The intimate spa’s public spaces remain true to its chromatic name: Circular crimson carpets polka dot the floor, ruby walls rise around clients and nearly every stick of furniture plays on the theme. There’s a full menu of massage, face and body treatments, depilatory services, manicures, and pedicures, but Red & White’s signature treatments focus on weight loss and the removal of cellulite for women (who make up about 80% of the clientele). The drainage massage is a fairly aggressive service designed to reduce water retention in problem areas, and paraffin body treatments use the Anesi line of Parofango products—serums that are massaged into the skin—to remove toxins and aid in weight loss or cellulite reduction. The spa also provides ear candling and eyelash tinting services.Extra
Look for special packages around holidays.
Best of New York: Health & Self
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.