Think about it, when you go for a mani/pedi what are your major complaints about the experience? Sisters Micki & Susan Nam shared the same concerns when they were frustrated in not being able to find a salon which met their standards of cleanliness, friendliness and less than perfect manicure. Voila Polished Beauty Bar was <... >
A trip to the spa is always something to be thankful for! Forget the relaxation it gives me or how my skin glows after a treatment – I just thank my lucky stars when I actually have the time to go to the spa!
Admit it – we all feel just a tad guilty when indulging in spa products, right? Well, this month, guilt be gone! These spaaah! finds for charity will have you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside…
I view skin care with a mix of curiosity, dread, and a scientific detachment. I had a beautiful mother who considered lipstick to be a complete makeup kit, and have had such sensitive skin my whole life that I’ve developed an almost phobic fear of moisturizer. However, when I was offered the chance to go <... >
For some, there are no limits to what they’re willing to endure to seek a youthful look. Pricey creams, professional facials, shots of Botox or fillers, laser treatments and then for a few, plastic surgery. I’ve tried them all, other than the last one, and hope that step is many years away, or hopefully won’t <... >
After a brutally hot summer, I think many of us are actually looking forward to September, even if it means returning to all-night study sessions, boring teachers and all things school related. But whether you’re attending mommy & me classes, moving into the college dorm or taking on the role of the oldest broad in <... >
If the Catskills only conjure up images in your head of Dirty Dancing, sleepaway camp, and color war, think again. The Emerson Resort & Spa offers its sophisticated guests a high-end destination spa experience. Just 2 hours from New York City, it’s convenient enough to easily get away for a night or two but far <... >
As a runner, the light at the end of the tunnel after a particularly grueling run or race comes in many forms. For some, it’s knowing that a pint of ice cream awaits. For others, Epson salts soak. For me, it is a luxurious pedicure. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits, the therapy behind <... >
Renew Day Spa Tucked away in a small residential building on the Upper East Side, The Renew Spa is a charming little hidden retreat owned by licensed aesthetician Carmel O’Neill, who dedicates herself to anti-aging and wellness treatments. I experienced a Manual Lymphatic Drainage, aka MLD, facial by expert Ellen Greene, which was one of <... >
Katy Perry helped propel the already intriguing Minx Manicure to the stratosphere when she said you can get a Minx mani and move your entire house without sustaining a chip!