5th Annual "Where-To" Guide to NYC
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Where to Primp & Pamper:
Your tootsies deserve a treat after walking the city all day. A pedi and massage at one of these spas should do the trick.
David Ryan Salon (for the Sundara sunless tan) 429 W 46th St (btwn 9th & 10th Aves), davidryansalon.com. Since Sundara Sunless Tanning set up shop here, you can wait on velvet cushions for expert highlights or a risk-free glow.
Juvenex 25 W 32nd St (btwn 5th Ave & Broadway), juvenexspa.com. Get 24/7 holistic help in a Japanese soaking pond or with VIP Jade treatment in this serene space that is women-only from 6am–7pm.
Avalon Spa 271 W 4th St (btwn 11th & Perry Sts), avalonspa.citysearch.com. Attitude-free NYC? Have a good pamper with their friendly stylists.
Ricky’s 111 Third Avenue (@ 13th St), rickysnyc.com. This chain of beauty retail yields the most bountiful harvest of quirky products in NYC.
Seagull Salon 240 W 10th St (btwn Bleecker & Hudson Sts), seagullhair.com. Edgy hair and great extensions happen at the pretty-in-pink Seagull Salon, helmed by Johanna Fateman (of Le Tigre).
Holdfast Tattoos 48 N 6th St (@ Kent Ave), Bklyn, holdfastbrooklyn.com. With its extra-groovy-looking interior, this custom shop attracts international guest artists and many curious patrons craving ink.
Xoma Salon 730 Morris Turnpike (@ Rt 124 W), Short Hills, NJ, salonxoma.com. Deluxe products and diverse services make a worthwhile fieldtrip from NYC.
Skin Laser Solutions 222 W 23rd St (@ 7th Ave), skinlasersolutions.com. Lounge at the swanky, landmark Chelsea Hotel while SLS’s services plump, de-lump, de-fuzz, or purify your skin.
East Village Bodywork 212 Ave B (btwn 12th & 13th Sts), 212-673-1516. Need a late-night back-crack? All-female therapists can help seven days-a-week, 11am–11pm.
Venus Modern Body Arts 199 E 4th St (btwn Aves A & B), venusbymariatash.com. Cynthia Nixon and Xtina are all about Venus. With its female staff, sleek store, and custom-designed barbells, what’s not to like? [image_credit] => Rachael Soloman; Hold Fast Tattoo [image_highlight] => 0 [image_page] => 0 [image_display_order] => 12 [_DB_DataObject_version] => 1.8.5 [N] => 1 [_database_dsn] => [_database_dsn_md5] => 7d5a85f3960d9d91223e571f24c76791 [_DB_resultid] => 15 [_resultFields] => [_link_loaded] => [_join] => [_lastError] => [_query] => Array ( [condition] => [group_by] => [order_by] => [having] => [limit_start] => [limit_count] => [data_select] => * ) )