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Karen Wu Beauty and Wellness Spa
Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm; Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 10:30am-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 77th St.
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This venue is closed.
Although the decor—silk flowers and sea foam-green walls—does not inspire confidence, clients swear by Karen Wu’s Beauty & Wellness Spa. A Beijing-born businesswoman and self-professed pampering addict, Wu sees herself as a beauty missionary whose calling in life is to import Eastern esthetic techniques to the Upper East Side. She believes that ancient Asian medical methods are the secret to a China Doll complexion; accordingly, her experienced team of Far Eastern facialists uses acupressure and Chinese herbal masks to tone and tighten the skin of loyal clients. Those with particularly troubled complexions are urged to try the remedies of a traditional Chinese doctor whose acupuncture services and herbal prescriptions are available by appointment only. Overwrought career and work-at-home women come to Wu’s wellness center for deep tissue rubdowns and quick-fix Chinese chair massages, and even the nail treatments have an Asian inflection: Manicures, using Essie polishes, use porcelain soaking bowls, and pedicures, using Dermalogica lotions, include reflexology for the feet.
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