The Best of Manhattan's Beauty & Wellness Scene

The Editors | May 22, 2019 | Style & Beauty

We tracked down NYC’s leading experts in beauty and wellness to make you look and feel your very best.


Dr. Michael Apa
Dr. Michael Apa of the Rosenthal Apa Group is behind some of the brightest smiles in New York. His Facial Aesthetic Design method of cosmetic dentistry placed him in the forefront of the field, and the Apa Beauty line utilizes the best technologies in oral health. Patients can find Dr. Apa at his ultrachic new clinic, which features the first in-house veneer ceramics lab in the U.S. 30 E. 76th St., Ste. 5,

Adel Atelier
With newly joined stylist Kathy Galotti, Adel Atelier is one of the go-to colorists for celebrities. Under four main categories—color, style, treatment and hair extensions—Adel offers each client a more detailed hair-design menu, including color highlights, dry cuts, oil treatments and quick volume. Special products include the Milbon and vegan lines with no sulphates or parabens. 231 E. 58th St.,

Dr. Paul J. Frank
Specializing in the latest technology for face and body rejuvenation as well as fat removal, Dr. Frank’s minimally invasive techniques are globally renowned. Big event coming up? Pop by for his PFRANKMD Signature Paparazzi Facial, which blends laser, cryo and MDNA skincare all in one glow-getting treatment. 1049 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2B,

GLOW Custom Airbrush Tanning
Tans from GLOW are tailor-made for each customer with options such as the GLOW&GO for a fast bronze, and the tanning can come to you via a mobile tanning service. 1432 Second Ave.,

Dr. Dennis Gross
Dr. Gross’ new 30-minute customizable Infusion Facial cleanses, exfoliates and microcirculates the skin for a fresh, brightened complexion with zero downtime. 900 Fifth Ave., dennisgrossmd.‌com

Dr. Andrew Jacono
A Patients’ Choice Award winner, Dr. Jacono has a full suite of surgical and minimally invasive procedures and is a frequent contributor to a number of philanthropic pursuits through free consultations and reconstructions for underprivileged children around the world. 630 Park Ave.,

Joanna Vargas Skin
Vargas’ new salon—complete with an upgraded RevitaLight bed—is the best place to get her Supernova facial that includes liquid exfoliation, microcurrent contours, collagen mask and cryotherapy. 501 Fifth Ave., Floor 3,


Julien Farel Restore Salon, Spa & Fitness
Julien Farel has earned a cult following for his hair rejuvenation and succinct spa offerings. Opt for the energizing Power Massage or the Power Hour service, which combines three treatments (think mani, pedi, blow-dry) in only one hour—making it ideal for Manhattan women on the go. 540 Park Ave., floor 2, julienfarel.‌com

Rob Peetoom Salon
The recipient of World Master and Global Salon Business awards, Peetoom masters custom hair treatments and trains apprentices all over the world. 101 N. 10th St., Brooklyn,

Rossano Ferretti Hairspa
At the age of 14, Rossano Ferretti followed in his family’s footsteps as a barber to later found an empire of luxury, haute couture hair services. In between styling the most notable heads of hair in town with his “invisible haircut,” Ferretti also serves as global ambassador for Wella Professionals and offers an uber-luxe eponymous haircare line. 595 Madison Ave., Floor 19,

Park Avenue Skin Solutions
Park Avenue Skin Solutions offers a wide range of injectables and dermal fillers, and services ranging from lasers to chemical peels. Founder Lauren Abramowitz’s less-is-more micro­droplet Botox technique and vitamin injections make this skin spa an essential member of your beauty squad. 116 Chambers St., floor 4,

Only available at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in the U.S., Valmont facial products use water from Swiss glaciers collected at an altitude of more than 1.2 miles, creating skincare and services enriched by nature. 37 E. 64th St.,

Vu Hair
The penthouse floor of the Peninsula New York Hotel has quite the “vu.” Vu Hair is a luxurious salon that sits 21 floors above the streets of Manhattan. Its wraparound windows are stellar for taking it all in while you’re having 20-year-career master colorist Amy Mrkulic rejuvenate your tired balayage. Let her work her magic and then stock up on Shu Uemura’s best, snag a preluncheon blow-out or just gaze out on the city in a peaceful meditative state. 700 Fifth Ave.,

Dr. Matthew White
A Harvard Medical School-trained surgeon and international authority on facial aging, Dr. White specializes in ensuring that the neck up looks as youthful as patients feel. 800A Fifth Ave., Ste. 502A,


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