Party Primping Primer

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Haute Air
20 Thompson St., nr. Grand St.; 212-966-0200
Multitaskers can tackle their holiday shopping while getting their hair blown out by taking advantage of the iPads at each station at this blowdry-only salon. From now until Christmas, the Soho newcomer will be offering free conditioning treatments with the Bumble and bumble. product line (normally $10) with blowout ($45) if you mention New York Magazine.

Ion Studio
41 Wooster St., nr. Broome St.; 212-343-9060
Those who are going for an of-the-moment look should head to Ion Studio: The stylists here tout résumés stacked with impressive editorial work, and use the cult-favorite Davines product line. They will also be offering 15 percent off on blowouts (from $65) from now through December 31 if you mention this article.


Benefit Boutique Soho
454 W. Broadway, nr. Prince St.; 212-769-1111
In addition to stocking the San Francisco-based cosmetics company’s full line of cheekily named products, Benefit’s recently opened, ultra-girly Soho flagship offers a handful of beauty treatments. For their first December in town, they’ll be offering a free mini Badgal lash mascara if you purchase their trio service ($49), which includes eyebrow waxing and brow and lash tinting.

Oasis Day Spa
1 Park Ave., nr. 33rd St.; 212-254-7722
Slip into a terry robe and make a day of it while getting your brows done at this midtown day spa. From now through January, enjoy 20 percent off their Oasis Holiday Party (normally $70), which includes eyebrow shaping and tinting, as well as access to their shower, sauna, and lounge facilities.


Hibba NYC
448 W. Broadway, nr. Prince St.; 212-260-4321
One year after opening her hair-removal salon in Soho, threading expert Hibba Kapil has added Ayuverdic skin-care offerings to the menu. She’ll be offering a special on her Wellness Facial ($75; normally $130) throughout December. The treatment, which includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and a detoxifying mask, promises to clarify and heal. You’ll be able to extend your good looks into the New Year with a complimentary kit of skin-care goods from organic line Solavedi.

Negin Niknejad
Chelsea-based, holistic-minded aesthetician Negin Niknejad will be offering a special on a facial/hand and foot scrub duo treatment using her own organic products through December ($90; normally $115). Niknejad, who recently returned from studying Ayuverdic methods in India, will be using a raw pumpkin and honey enzyme for a hydrating facial and a homemade chai salt scrub to exfoliate the hands and feet.


Laura Geller Makeup Studios
1044 Lexington Ave., nr. 74th St.; 212-570-5477
In addition to selling the well-known namesake line of cosmetics, this Upper East Side makeup studio offers eyebrow shaping and makeup application. On Saturdays in the month of December, they’ll be offering 10 percent off makeup applications (starting at $95). No need to worry about it lasting through a long night: Geller’s Spackle products don’t budge.

Pas de Deux
79 Worth St., nr. Church St.; 212-274-0079
Former Privé stylist Tomohiro Nakamoto has created a one-stop shop for getting ready for a night on the town at his Tribeca salon Pas de Deux. From now through December 31, Pas de Deux will be offering a blowout and makeup special ($110; normally $165). Blowouts are done with Shu Uemura products, and in-house makeup artist Fumi Nagai is an expert at creating a sultry, smoky eye. Lash applications can be added for an additional $10.


Blush Nail Lounge
218 E. 5th St., nr. Cooper Sq.; 212-375-1340
You can indulge your high-heel-weary feet at this feminine, retro-looking nail salon in the East Village where the services center around aromatherapy. For the month of December, they’ll be offering a deal on their Peppermint Spa Pedicure ($49; normally $59), which includes a peppermint oil foot soak, scrub, and mask, followed by a ten-minute leg and foot massage and the polish of your choice.

The Finishing Bar by Fox & Jane
154 Orchard St., nr. Stanton St., Ste. C; 212-837-2774
On December 8, recently opened Lower East Side hair salon Fox & Jane is expanding into the space next door and adding nail services, among others, to the menu. As a trial promotion, the Finishing Bar will be offering mini-manis ($8) and pedis ($12) through the end of the month, which include a short massage and a glass of wine or Champagne.

Party Primping Primer