Where to Find the Best Facial for You in New York City
Scroll through your Instagram feed and there’s a good chance you’ll pass by at least one glowy post-facial picture that leaves you wondering why you haven’t made an appointment for one recently. Perhaps it’s because there are just so many options out there now that range in price, experience and accessibility, that it can be hard to choose. Whether you’re a New Yorker who still hasn’t yet given into the self-care ritual just yet or a visitor looking to get in on the fun for the first time, we’ve come up with a handy guide to choosing the right location for you.
For an Affordable Pick-Me-Up
In the same way you’d book a blowout at a blow-dry bar, head to heydayskincare.com to set up an appointment at this skin-care outpost. Heyday is all about making facials accessible for everyone, and one way to do that is with its 30-minute facial. Pop in before work, at lunchtime or on a lazy Sunday for a little TLC. Get it done before or after a flight or when your skin is having a random freakout.
For an Au-Natural Face Lift
An appointment at FaceGym is a wild experience we bet you’ll soon be raving about to everyone you know. Through movements and stimulation of muscles that are normally otherwise forgotten, you’ll leave with a temporary face lift (minus the invasive surgery). We recommend it for big events in which you want to put your best face forward.
For French-Girl Skin of Your Dreams
You know when you can recognize a French girl by her great skin alone? That perfectly smooth and plump, glowy skin we all dream of? Get closer to your own Parisian complexion by taking a trip to Rescue Spa. It offers Biologique Recherche treatments (P50, anyone?) in addition to other signature facial options that’ll help you do just that. If you care for a quick trip to Insta to help you make a decision, know that you’ll be at least 20 rows deep before you come back up for air.
For Celebrity Treatment
For big life events (say your wedding or a casual red-carpet appearance) a trip to Joanna Vargas in NYC might just be game-changing. Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas’ Triple Crown Facial is beloved by celebs and her Triple Crown Facial is a fan-favorite. It features a mild electric current, microdermabrasion and oxygen-infused therapy to leave your skin looking toned, youthful and glowy.
For a Dullness-Focused, Deep Clean
Another affordable option in New York City is the Mario Badescu European Facial, which is a deep-cleaning treatment designed to target dullness and pore congestion and leave your skin looking radiant. The experience includes a face and neck massage, detoxifying steam, extractions and a combination of masks tailored to your skin’s specific needs. There’s also a section on the facial menu full of add-ons like a vitamin C treatment and a charcoal mask if you’re looking for a little extra TLC.
Photography Courtesy of Heyday