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Element Beauty Lounge
Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm; Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 10am-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
D, N, R at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center
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Co-owners Kimberly Pac and Michelle Abreau’s ultra-modern salon takes its inspiration from the Far East, a far cry from the dark and heavily draped tarot parlor that was the storefront’s previous tenant. After completely gutting the once-moody interior to bring in the light, they added a nail station that looks vaguely like a sushi bar, complete with green tea manicures. The display of nail enamels stands in for minimalist art. Patrons mid-pedi at the shop’s nine stations can catch up on celebrity mags or attend instead to the video-playing flat-screens on the salon’s exposed brick wall. In the treatment rooms, deep-tissue massages delivered by a strong-handed staff leave clients tension-free if, briefly, breathless; custom facials liberate pores of stubborn city grime. There’s also ear candling, brow and lash tinting, waxing and body bronzing, with treatment products both exotic and ubiquitous, like Yon-Ka Paris skincare, Hempz bodycare, Hemp Wax and Yube moisturizers.Sales
Walk-in customers get spa mani-pedis for $30, Mon.–Thu., 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Element also rents out its space for small spa parties: You provide the food and Cosmos and they’ll deliver the royal treatments.
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