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Repêchage Spa de Beauté

115 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022 40.761328 -73.97002
nr. Park Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-751-2500 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Spa
  • Services: Body Treatments, Hairstyling, Makeup Application, Manicure/Pedicure, Skincare & Facials, Waxing

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Official Website

spadebeauteny.com

Hours

Mon-Wed, and Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Thu, 9am-7pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Meaning “to recover” in French, Repêchage offers facials, waxing, and manicures, but is best known for treatments intent on firming, toning, purifying, and renewing worn-out skin. The old-school European spa is just one component of legendary beauty queen Lydia Sarfati’s skincare empire, which includes product lines, signature treatments available worldwide, a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing and research center, and media appearances galore. The entrepreneurial esthetician was one of the foremost champions of seaweed therapy in the seventies, and the underwater ingredient remains prominent in all of her treatments, from the Peppermint Sea Twist (a cellulite remedy of peppermint oil and seaweed) to the trademark Four Layer Anti-Aging Facial. Marine mania also informs the spa’s set-up: The bi-level space is meant to evoke a ship, with only thick canvas “sails” separating treatment areas. With the minimal partitions, bright lights, and top-of-the-line skincare machines creating a whirring background noise, a Repêchage trip can sometimes feel more clinical than transportive, but the spa’s clients—many of whom are longtime disciples—gladly sacrifice pamper-fests for their belief in the benefits of seaweed. Repêchage is also the only place in New York with an oxygen body treatment machine, a pod-like contraption from the sixties that immerses clients in a seaweed bath to supposedly increase metabolism and improve memory.

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