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Best of New York Beauty 2003

Best Facial

  • 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.

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