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New York City travel guide: The best beauty addresses

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New York City travel guide: The best beauty addresses

Our ELLE counterparts in New York City reveal the best massages, nails and beauty products you can get in the Big Apple.

• Robbie Myers – Editor in Chief of ELLE US

• Joe Zee – Creative Director of ELLE US

• Anne Slowey – Fashion News Directror of ELLE US

• Emily Dougherty – Beauty & Fitness Director of ELLE US

• Joann Pailey – Market Director of ELLE US

FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS

CLYDE CHEMIST
926 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
1 (212) 744-5050
€-€€€
This shop looks like your typical pharmacy at first sight but it is so much more! If you need anything related to beauty and well-being, this is THE place to go.
AS: “This shop is fantastic because not only is it a pharmacy, they carry everything from Mason Pearson brushes to the newest Essie nail polish to Clarins products usually only found at department stores. This shop actually reminds me of the pharmacies in Paris that I love so much.”

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RITA HAZAN
720 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10019 (11th floor)
1 (212) 586-4343
ritahazansalon.com
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This luxurious salon is a piece of heaven for any “beautista”. The decor is beautiful and the staff are excellent. Go there for anything: a haircut, a wax, a manicure…

WOODLEY & BUNNY
196 North 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
1 (718) 218 6588
woodleyandbunny.com
€-€€€
This store has everything you need when it comes to beauty products, with over 40 brands from the known to the unknown brands that work miracles, including their own range. And if you feel like a great cut or color, the laid-back atmosphere will relax you while you get pampered.

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nyc-beauty-addresses-002.jpgFOR A MANICURE / PEDICURE

JIN SOON
421 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021
1 (212) 249 9144
jinsoon.com
€-€€€
An excellent mani/pedi centre which works wonders for the beauty and health of your hands and feet.

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LUDMILLA AT JOHN BARRETT SALON
754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 (in Bergdorf Goodman on the 9th Floor)
1 (212) 872-2700
johnbarrett.com
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Barney’s is an iconic store in New York City where you’ll find everything you need to look stylish for day or night, with an impeccable selection of all the upscale designers’ current collections, accessories, gift ideas, beauty products and more. And to top it off, the store also houses a really great beauty salon.
JP: “Ludmilla knows how to pick the perfect neutral shade for your skin tone. And I love the way she shapes my nails. The shape is never as good when I go somewhere else.”

FOR SKINCARE

DR DENIS GROSS
105 East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016
1 (212) 725-4555
dennisgrossmd.com
€€
For over 20 years, Denis Gross has been the go-to man providing his clients with the newest and latest technologies available to make your skin more beautiful. Go there for a Botox injection or simply an acne treatment.

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SADICK DERMATOLOGY
911 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10075
1 (212) 772 7242
sadickdermatology.com
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A complete dermatology clinic where any dermatological problem can be treated. They will give you whatever you need for your skin.
ED: “For medical facialist Luzinete Ripardo.”

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nyc-beauty-addresses-002.jpgFOR A MASSAGE

CAUDALIE SPA AT THE PLAZA
One West 58th Street, New York, New York 10019 (4th floor)
1 (212) 265 3182
caudalie-usa.com/The-Plaza
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To launch its spa, French brand Caudalie needed the best place to settle down. And what better place than the Plaza? Go for a luxury treatment made with grapes, the principal element of the brand.
ED: “If you want to splurge.”

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COWSHED SPA at the SOHO HOUSE
29-35 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10014 (3rd floor of Soho House)
1 (646) 253 6111
sohohouseny.com/cowshed/cowshed-spa/

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A charming spa where you will immediately feel at home. No clinical decor, no all-white dressed beautician, everything is cosy here. Come to try a treatment (all natural) or to buy some natural Cowshed products.
JZ: “It’s true pampering.”

EXHALE SPA
980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075
1 (212) 561 6400
exhalespa.com
€€€
In this truly complete spa, you can choose between ten massages (they also take bookings for couples, if you want to invite that special someone). It will be hard to pick just one!
JP: “Exhale's "Fusion" massage is exactly what I need after Fashion Week.”

GRACEFUL SPA
205 West 14th Street, 2F (between 7 & 8th Avenue), NYC, NY 10011
1 (212) 675 5145
gracefulspa.com
€€€-€€€€
This spa blends many different massage techniques from around the world to propose everything from their Hot Stone massage, pre-natal massage, four-hand massage, etc…
The list goes on. A favorite among New Yorkers.
ED: “If you just want the best basic massage (warning: it’s not fancy.)”

THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL’S SPA
80 Columbus Circle, Manhattan, NY 10023
1 (212) 805 8800
mandarinoriental.com/newyork/
€€€€
A five-star spa tucked away in the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel where you can experience well-being in the heart of Manhattan. Take a moment to enjoy some me-time.

HERBALIST / WELL-BEING PLACES

DR WILLIAM CAI

141 East 55th Street, Suite 2H, (between Lexington Avenue & 3rd Avenue) New York, NY 10022
1 (212) 754 2775
drwilliamcai.com/DrWilliamCai/Index.aspx/
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Dr Cai is an acupuncture specialist who does wonders for back pain or any light addiction (like tobacco).
ED: “Dr William Cai for acupuncture. He will solve any back problem.”

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DR LIPMAN
32 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010
1 (212) 255 1800
www.drfranklipman.com
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Dr Frank Lipman tries to combine both traditional and alternative medicine. The result is more than interesting. Go for a mix of medicinal points of view, from surgery, yoga to acupuncture.

FOR VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS

LIFE THYME

410 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
1 (212) 420 9099
lifethymemarket.com
€€€
New York is packed with healthy organic supermarkets and Life Thyme is one of them. An excellent place for fresh fruits, vegetables and vitamin supplements.

WHOLEFOODS MARKET
4 Union Square South, New York, NY 10003
1 (212) 673 5388
wholefoodsmarket.com
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WholeFoods Market is heaven for organic-lovers. With numerous locations in Manhattan and around the U.S., you will always be able to find what you need.

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CLYDE CHEMIST
926 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
1 (212) 744 5050
€-€€€
This shop looks like your typical pharmacy at first sight but it is so much more than that! If you need anything related to beauty and well-being, this is the place to go.

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nyc-beauty-addresses-002.jpgHAIRDRESSERS

BUMBLE & BUMBLE
415 West 13th Street, 8th Floor (between 9th Avenue & Washington Street)
1 (212) 521 6500
bumbleandbumble.com
€€€
This hair salon is quite eclectic. Located in the Meatpacking district, it’s a big open space that resembles a warehouse. Go there for a cut or color.
ED: “Mai at Bumble and Bumble for amazing colour.”

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TOSHI AT JOHN BARRETT SALON
754 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 (in Bergdorf Goodman on the 9th Floor)
(212) 872-2700
johnbarrett.com
€€€€
Bergdorf Goodman is a highly frequented department store in New York for the fashion set, or anyone who loves designer clothes. You will find everything under one roof. And don’t forget to book with Toshi at their salon!
JP: “Toshi is the only hairdresser I have used since I moved to New York 13 years ago.”

ERIC at NEIGHBOURHOOD BARBERS

439 East 9th Street New York, NY 10009
1 (212) 777 0798
neighborhoodbarbers.com

An authentic old barbershop that resembles those from the 50’s-60’s. Even the prices seem to have remained from that era!
JZ: “He's been my barber for almost 20 years and he is the go-to barber for everyone in fashion from Narciso Rodriguez to Richard Chai and all for $20.”

RITA HAZAN
720 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10019 (11th floor)
1 (212) 586-4343
ritahazansalon.com
€€€€
This luxurious salon is a piece of heaven for any “beautista”. The decor is beautiful and the staff are excellent. Go there for anything: a haircut, a wax, a manicure…

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ROSSANO FERRETTI
595 Madison Avenue at 57th Street, 6th floor, Fuller Building, New York, 10022
1 (212) 759 9300
metodorossanoferretti.com
€€€
This Italian hairdresser clearly knows his work, a point confirmed by his numerous salons in Italy. If you visit one of them, you’re sure to walk out with an incredible new look.
ED: “Jan Spagnuolo at Rosano Ferretti for the perfect cut.”

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