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Best of New York Beauty 2003

Best Pedicure

Just Calm Down

  • Just Calm Down

    32 West 22nd Street, 212-337-0032

    Every good pedicure spot has a devoted following; Julia Roberts swears by Josephine Beauty Retreat, and downtown girls love Acqua Beauty Bar. But the adventurous go to Just Calm Down. Pedicures are done under a Moroccan tent, where feet are soaked in old Tuscan bowls. Grooming options include the Lady Godiva ($65), during which feet are dipped in a mixture of warm milk, marshmallows, and chocolate (don’t worry, they’ll give you a cup of hot chocolate to satisfy the cocoa cravings), and the Grape Gatsby ($70), an oenophile’s fantasy. A grape-seed scrub and fruit acids in a red-wine soak are used to slough off dead skin. And yes, a relaxing glass of wine is offered.

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