Soho Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
Dayle Breault (aka The Goddess of Skin) has an obsession with natural skincare that was born out of her own struggles with acne. That said, acne is just one of many skin concerns she tackles: She (apparently) singlehandedly solved Cara Delevingne's issues with psoriasis and her three-part Epicuren mask visibly diminishes sun damage after a single session. Plus, her namesake product line offers the perfect balance between good-for-you ingredients and potency (the Bonafide scrub is a fan favorite). Call or email for an appointment, she sees clients in both NYC and LA.
New York Pilates
262 Bowery, Soho
One session at this airy, light-filled studio—a slice of heaven among the rickety lofts that line the Bowery—and you’re hooked. They use the Reformer (versus mat-based Pilates), a machine that adds resistance to exercises using springs to sculpt, tone, and strengthen the body. The instructors are dynamic and personable, not to mention lithe and statuesque (Pilates is known for its elongating, posture-improving benefits). They sell kombucha on tap, as well as an assortment of gluten- and refined sugar-free cacao balls (the turmeric-dusted variety is insane) that are delicious, nourishing, and supremely satisfying after an intense class.
17 Crosby St., Soho
You might miss this nail salon if you're walking by: From the street the front room looks more like an elegant office lobby than a salon waiting room. The space is beautifully turned out with blush pink walls, sleek Nordic furniture, and bespoke, leather-covered nail drying stations. It's manicures only, and the nail art options, while unique, are grown up and cool: No airbrushed animals or sherbert designs in sight. We're into the gels, as the designs last longer, but if you're just looking for a quality manicure, they carry all the new colors from Chanel, Tom Ford, and Uslu Airlines.
Rouge New York
130 Thompson St., Soho
Started by actress Stephanie March and makeup artist Rebecca Perkins (who formed their partnership on the set of SVU), Rouge NY is the city's first makeup-only salon. Whether you have a big event, or just want to get freshened up before dinner, they offer various levels of service at fairly reasonable prices. The Campari cocktail upon arrival is a nice touch, too.
Space by Mama Medicine
73 Spring St., Soho
Wellness intuitive Deborah Hanekamp has over seventeen years of experience in the healing arts. Her Space by Mama Medicine brings this expertise to a new audience with aura readings, energy balancing, crystal and sound healing, and facial attunements. The rooms in which these holistic treatments take place are immediately soothing with an all-white palette lifted with greenery and natural fibers, flooded with natural light, and so divinely scented you'll struggle to leave post-treatment. In performing the therapies, Hanekamp uses healing techniques like Chinese medicine, LED, and Ayurveda bolstered by an all-natural herbal skincare line.
132 W. Houston St., Soho
The Piper Center for Internal Wellness
73 Spring St., Ste. 305, Soho
Founder Tracy Piper brings more than twenty years of experience in Chinese herbology and colon hydrotherapy, which she believes can aid in everything from digestion to skin health in her one-stop cleansing center. For those in need of a recharge, there's also dry-skin brushing, a lymphatic draining detox wrap, and infrared sauna sessions. Her ace staff includes a live blood analyst, colon therapist, and in-house nurse practitioner for highly personalized sessions.
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