Tucked away in the East Village, this subterranean day spa offers menu standards like massage, body wraps, and waxing; plus facial acupuncture and something called ear candling (ouch!) The Zen-inspired minimalist dA(c)cor, complete with a river rock sauna and 3-story indoor waterfall, will make you forget youare just steps from the Bowery. While I remain too committed to fast food to subject myself to the Colonic Irrigation ($140), the Jurlique Deep Cleansing Facial ($130) while pricey, paired with the Pumpkin Enzyme Peel ($30) was just the fix for my badly behaved skin. An added bonus, help yourself to the shower caps and hair bands generously provided in the posh womenas locker room.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of the hairs of your pubic region being ripped out of your skin en masse. But since those curlicues have gotta go somewhere, the Brazilian bikini wax is still the best process for intimate hair removal. (Really, are you still shaving down there?!) Our vagina shopped around this year, and she picked a favorite: Great Jones Spa. Mira, Great Jones's popular Russian-born aesthetician, has been plucking pubes for 20 years, so she knows a thing or two about... More »