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As the temperatures drop, and signs of winter start to appear, it’s an especially good time to press the rewind button on your complexion. Book yourself in for a comprehensive skin evaluation from a pro to check out any sun damage, dryness, flaws and fatigue that may need some intervention.
Here, five ways to get ready to welcome winter —and all you have to do is book an appointment at your favorite spa or med spa to get glowing.
1- IPL for sun damage
Want to get rid of those sun-induced spots fast? It doesn’t get much quicker or easier than IPL. Often called a photofacial, this minimal-downtime light-based treatment takes about 15-30 minutes to tackle discoloration, redness a
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Bienvenue Sisley Spa! At long last the first full service Sisley-Paris Spa in North America recently opened at the iconic Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue, the home of the smoky Bemelmans Bar and the beloved Cafe Carlyle where well heeled New Yorkers flock for live New Orleans jazz.
The stunning new spa features the renowned French skincare techniques and sweet smelling creams, masques, and serums of Sisley-Paris. The international luxury beauty brand is known for sourcing trend-setting natural plant extracts that deliver the best skincare results. Some of their cult classics include Sisleya Global Anti-Age ($490) and the uber luxe Supremiya Cream ($795). Another perennial favorite is their
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In the age of Uber, Lyft and Airbnb, unique service apps are having a moment. In our 24/7 overscheduled world, we don’t always have time to wait for the next available appointment or a stylist who always runs late.
What if you have a big presentation or a hot date coming up suddenly and your hands need an emergency polish change, or you’re in desperate straits to get a quick blowout? What’s a girl to do? Enter a new crop of lifesaving beauty apps that can connect you with primping, pampering and wellness services in a flash, on your terms.
BEAUTIFIED - You can browse through luxe spas, speedy salons, even yoga studios when you're in need of a quick beauty fix, and book yourself in right through your iPhone. Just select the service you wish to book, pick an appointment time, book, and #getbeautified! Pay for your treatment or service, including tips before you arrive.
GLAMSQUAD - A self-described premier on-demand beauty service app that does house calls. Glamsquad will send professionally trained and vetted hair and makeup pros right to your home or office when you need them there. So you can get gorgeously groomed without taking one step out the door. Copy that!
STYLESEAT - You can search by type of service, location, recommendations, book appointments, cancel or reschedule if you need to, and even track your appointment history. Take advantage of perks and special Styleseat offers in 22 cities across the country and counting.
DRYBAR - With locations throughout California, New York City, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington DC, and more to come, Drybar is growing faster than your bangs. Their signature $40 blowout is the stuff dreams are made of, and has ignited a category of blowout chains popping up from Main Street to Madison Ave. Find one near you and book it with their app.
BEAUTYBOOKED - 24/7 access to top ranked salons and spas for hair, makeup, massage, facials, brows, and lasers. Read reviews, search for new hot spots, and book appointments with a single click. Earn 100 BB Reward Points for every appointment booked and 50 BB Reward Points for every review you write.
Recently, I spent a day of pampering at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa flagship in New York City. There are many reasons to indulge in a spa experience—a cleansing facial, a deep-tissue massage, a full-body scrub—but my goal that day, was to get a brand new haircut and groomed eye brows.
The Red Door Spa is one of the most trusted names in the business, and they offer everything from haircuts, coloring services, and styling, to brow waxing, manicures/pedicures, and of course, a good hot stone massage or two. If visiting the flagship location, be sure to get a cut with Zahir Ziani, national creative director of Red Door Spas, and a wizard with his shears. Ziani will take one look a