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Jul 26, 2011
Kiehl’s has opened its long-awaited, first full-service spa on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The spa has five full-time aestheticians, a master barber and a massage therapist to cover all beauty and grooming needs. All treatments are done with Kiehl’s products and masks are custom-blended on the spot, depending on your skin’s needs.
“I didn’t want the place to feel cold or too zen-like, like other spas where it’s all white, it’s not comfortable,” says Chris Salgardo, President of Kiehl’s USA. To capture its East Village roots, the spa features reclaimed tin ceilings, antique fixtures and subway tile accents. Themed treatment rooms – the Rainforest Room and the Adventure Room – showcase giant photo murals (like David LaChapelle’s Maui photo), while the Apothecary Room has a mural by Curtis Jinkins. The men’s grooming station has a tough, vintage vibe with custom skull barber chairs by motorcycle builder Paul Cox.
Each treatment room has an iPod dock so customers can listen to their own music and a rack of herbs so facialists came make custom combinations.
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