- Tracie Martyn
59 Fifth Avenue, 212-206-9333
- Shizuka New York
133 East 58th Street, Suite 512, 212-644-7400
Renée Zellweger and Meryl Streep could have picked any facialist to make them Oscar-night-ready, but they both opted for the skilled hands and machinery of New York–based Tracie Martyn. A native of England and a former makeup artist, Martyn does a facial that runs the gamut—beginning with a cleansing and exfoliation with active enzymes, then moving on to electronic muscle stimulation for toning. When all is taut, she finishes with a misting from an oxygen tank for that extra-dewy glow. This does come at a Hollywood-style price ($287 with associate, $387 with Tracie), but people may just ask who your surgeon is. In between your splurges, Shizuka New York does a thorough basic facial for a wallet-friendly $85 and a wonderful combination of cleansing and electronic stimulation for $150.
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).