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Kiehl's Spa 1851
Mon-Sat, 10am–8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm
Nearby Subway Stops
F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.
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In 2011, upscale skincare brand Kiehl's unveiled its first uptown location, an art-bedecked, two-story spot touting the long-awaited Spa 1851, the company's first full-treatment spa. The vibe is sleek and professional; an uptown answer to Bliss. Treatment rooms feature original art by Curtis Jinkins and David LaChapelle, while the men's grooming area displays Am I Collective art alongside custom barber chairs by motorcycle builder Paul Cox. Though each of the three treatment rooms are themed—the Rainforest Room, the Apothecary Room, and the Mt. Everest- and Mojave Desert-inspired Adventure Room—the space also incorporates familiar Kiehl's touches from the downtown flagship, like reclaimed tin ceilings, antique fixtures, and subway tile accents.
The spa employs five full-time aestheticians and specialized practitioners—including a master barber and massage therapist—who administer facials, hair and scalp treatments, massages, body treatments, and men's grooming. All treatments incorporate Kiehl's products, of course, but masks are custom-blended on the spot according to your skin's needs. It's a small space, so there's no locker room to speak of, but two of the three rooms include showers. After splurging on a service, you can stock up on skincare products (or samples!) in the first-floor retail store.
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