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Ella Baché Spa
Mon-Tue, 10am-6pm; Wed-Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.
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This venue is closed.
For those who like their beauty routines with a French twist, there's this cozy spa in the Garment District. Founded in the 1930s by Parisian Ella Baché, the beauty oasis came stateside in 1997, moving into the space where it once produced its creams, masks, and toners for the American market; today, the spa is warmly lit, carpeted, and studded with scented candles, and the rooms—like the products—emit a lovely floral scent. Baché’s signature treatment, La Rue de la Paix facial, is an hour of steaming, exfoliating, and extractions done entirely by hand, plus a 15-minute face massage and the application of one of four masks, depending on skin type. By the end of the treatment, skin takes on the texture of half-melted butter. Waxing, hot stone massages, and body wraps are also on the menu, along with FDA-approved ultrasound treatments for rosacea, hyper-pigmentation, and swelling. (True to its French roots, the spa sends its staff to Paris for training each year.) Overseen by Kaitlin Baché, grand-niece of Ella, the spa's small space makes for an intimate environment with one drawback: Once clients reveal the source of their great skin, it becomes harder for them to get an appointment.Extra
Package deals include 2-4 treatments at a slight discount.
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