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37 E. 28th St., Flatiron
Adele is an expert in Chinese medicine, and treats ailments using a variety of approaches including herbal medicine, medical massage, acupuncture, and cupping. Beyond her gentle approach, it's her kind and wise manner that makes an appointment with her extend beyond healing—we always learn a lot, too.
Aimee Raupp Beauty
928 Broadway, Flatiron
A facial here involves amazing acupuncture, collagen-infused masks, ghee-powered face oils, and, perhaps most incredibly, face cupping. Practitioner Aimee Raupp, besides waking up your entire face (your whole body feels good after a treatment), can talk to you about diet, hormones, and many other aspects of women’s health—her book on fertility and pregnancy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, was a bestseller, and she has a new book on health and autoimmunity coming out next month. Her treatments were a huge hit at the recent In goop Health Summit for a reason—they are absolutely transformative.
Aire Ancient Baths
88 Franklin St., Tribeca
Tucked away in Tribeca, this is one of New York City’s best spa secrets—which also happens to look a bit like the Temple of White and Black from Game of Thrones. You descend via a candle-lit stairway into an equally moody space with many baths and steam rooms (all sorts of different temperatures, from hot to ice-f-ing cold to a sublime extra-salt version where you float like you're in the Dead Sea), where you’ll likely be content to hang out for a while. They also offer really great massages—some of Manhattan’s best, actually.
Amanda Kloots at Bandier Studio B
164 5th Ave., Flatiron
Trainer and former New York City Rockette Amanda Kloots brings her love of staying in shape—and having fun along the way to three of her signature hour-long classes—the Dance, the Rope, and the Body—at Bandier Studio B. The Rope focuses on high-energy jump roping (it burns 10 calories a minute while toning your body) and her easy-to-do-at-home moves include everything from standing side crunches and jump overs to stability lunges. The Dance zeroes in on what Amanda does best—and the constantly changing cardio dance sweat session ensures it never gets too repetitive even if you drop into class a couple times a week. She uses the see-and-follow method for guiding you through class, which sounds intimidating, but totally works. Her latest offering is The Body, which is modeled after her private classes—it's a mix of upbeat dance moves, plus a toning series on the mat. (Be prepared to s-w-e-a-t.) If you're not in NYC, there's an entire section of her site dedicated to streaming the workouts here.
294 Elizabeth St., Lower East Side
We’re obsessed with stylist Jonathan Van Ness (Gay of Thrones, Queer Eye) and his incredible ability to transform the way people look and feel. When the bicoastal stylist is in New York, he’s at this NoHo salon, where he, founder Joseph Artale, and a team of talented stylists do absolutely brilliant hair—perfectly sun-kissed highlights, razor-cut layers—that’s both easy to maintain and amazingly natural-looking.
Ashtanga Yoga (Closed)
430 Broome St., Nolita
This studio is for serious students and teachers wanting to master their practice with Eddie Stern, one of the most acclaimed teachers in the city. Teaching correct breathing and placement for all the postures, he also imparts a true passion for yoga not only as a form of exercise but as a lifestyle.
Aura Wellness Spa
49 W. 33rd St., Koreatown
Smack in the middle of Koreatown, this futuristic joint revolves around four grottoes, which light up an otherwise pitch black room. You'll find a jade, clay, and amethyst sauna, each infused with far infrared, along with a series of wet rooms for really, really, really good Korean scrubs. As a bonus, it's open from 10am to 2am.
Bamford Haybarn Spa
60 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights
Tucked inside the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the Bamford Haybarn Spa is a 5,000-square-foot oasis marked by hand-carved doors and branch shelving. Here, in the nine treatment rooms, Lady Carole Bamford applies her "global wellness" approach to the menu of treatments which range from massages to facials—all of which are guided by Ayurvedic principles and use the brand's in-house line of skin care.
When he's not working on set or on location, Blake is available for at-home visits. Blake himself is very chill and laid-back, which is part of why he's particularly in-demand, but his haircuts and blowouts justify the hype, too.
2422 Main St., Bridgehampton
This pretty sleek blow-dry bar offers the requisite range of affordable quick hits and long-lasting blow-outs. They're open seven days a week at both the East Hampton and Bridgehampton locations, but they also do house calls.
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