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Magnolia Beauty Spa
Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
L at Bedford Ave.
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Williamsburg residents had few destinations for massages, manicures, and waxing before esthetician Ewa Rakwal opened this mini-spa two blocks from her apartment in 2001. Now that the neighborhood is dotted with sleeker options, this Polish-operated spot remains an economical choice with a crisp environment and more personal attention than you’ll find at a high-turnover nail salon. Large windows, pale lime-green walls, and wooden fixtures brighten the small interior, which holds one manicure table, a pedicure station, and three treatment rooms. Massages tend to be brisk, performed with fast-moving repetitive motions that are more stimulating than relaxing; both the room and the massage oil can be slightly cool at times, too. In the main area, manicurists perform their work with care and precision, incorporating the extra comforts of warmed lotion and hand massages; the spa uses Duri and Opi nail polish and sells organic skin care products by Eminence. Clients can opt to have their hands and feet done simultaneously or indulge in a combination facial-pedicure (performed on a special recliner in one of the private rooms). Peels for both the face and back, body wraps, hot stone massage, organic facials, and Brazilian waxing round out the offerings.
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