Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun-Mon, closed
A, C, G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.
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This petite storefront spa has a fresh, art-gallery feel, thanks to walls painted in soothing gray, yellow, and sage hues and mid-century-style furnishings by Jonathan Adler. Owner and longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Allison Tray opened the first incarnation of her spa in 2003, leasing a tiny, 80-square-foot backroom from a larger spa. Today, she counts Broadway actresses, film directors, and Congresswomen—along with nannies and Key Food cashiers—as part of her devoted clientele. Although cellulite reduction, microdermabrasion, and photofacial rejuvenation are all part of the small-but-focused menu of services, most clients come in for facials (each one includes a Japanese acupressure face massage), peels (abbreviated "lunchtime" treatments and more intensive versions are offered), and laser hair removal. Though Skinceuticals and Christine Valmy items are also available for purchase, Tray prides herself on avoiding "spa snobbitude," and never pushes products or services.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.