Daily, by appointment only
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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British expat Tracie Martyn developed her skincare skills on Victoria’s Secret photo shoots. Blending her passion for botanicals and high-tech innovations, Martyn’s facials drew insiders’ attention and eventual Vogue coverage, and led, in 1999, to her down-to-earth, apartment-like Manhattan studio, with five high-ceilinged treatment rooms and a cozy lounge. White walls, Indian antiques and plenty of Martyn’s signature color purple abound, as do handwritten raves from Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, Madonna and Diane Von Furstenberg, who pops in once a week when she’s in town for Martyn’s signature resculpting facial, which uses the five-product house line with microdermabrasion, massage, oxygen and gentle, targeted electro-stimulation. Results are immediate: Skin is brighter, lifted and toned, but not raw or facial-buff red. The same technique can be used on the body to treat cellulite and boost circulation. Should you have any spare scratch after the $300-plus treatment, house-label products are for sale, along with sundry goodies that share Martyn’s holistic philosophy.
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