6 at Astor Pl.; L at Third Ave.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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Since 2006, this full-service East Village spa has lured locals away from the scores of nail salons fringing Union Square with added perks, like massaging pedicure chairs, locker rooms with showers, soothing aloe vera waxing, and organic, freshly mixed masks and scrubs. The stylish front room features 8 manicure stations and 6 pedicure chairs, with walls draped in tulle and televisions playing muted celebrity news. Down the dimly lit hallway lined in dried rose petals, nine private rooms are devoted to facials, waxing, and massages. Though the spa offers specialized facials, like a deep cleansing treatment to reduce acne or a protein-enhanced collagen boost to smooth age lines, the most popular is the revitalizing Renew Facial, an hour-long treatment that incorporates Babor cleanser and exfoliating scrub, anti-bacterial anion steaming, a hydrating algae mask, and meticulous extraction with a high frequency needle. Masseuses specialize in an hour long deep tissue massage to pinpoint tension, including lavender and mint aromatherapy. But the spa’s late hours foster a steady stream of mani-pedi walk-ins who opt for all-natural foot scrubs, like strawberry, coffee, carrot, or green tea mixed with exfoliating brown sugar. Modernized nail drying stations are in the round, convenient for chatting while you wait.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.