Confidence Beauty Salon & Spa in New York, NY
The Confidence Beauty Salon & Spa is Gramercy Parks newest full service hair salon and spa. With a wide range of treatment choices including, massages, manicures, pedicures, hair cuts and color, facials, waxing, and acupuncture, this salon is your ultimate destination for pampering in New York City. The Salon & Spa also specializes in Liquid Gold facials, Special Clinical Facial Treatments, Brazilian Bikini Wax, Hair Colorings, and wide range of massage treatments. Our spa caters to all clients needs and has a warm and welcoming environment.
This total spa experience is the perfect way to pamper yourself. Come see us for lunch break specials, purchase gift certificates, and make custom packages to fit your desires. With a fully trained and certified staff, all your treatments at Confidence Beauty Salon & Spa will be relaxing and divine!
In order to serve you better, we require a 24 hour cancellation notification if you have to cancel an appointment, otherwise we will charge your credit card full price for the appointment. Please note that we accept gratuities in cash only. Forms of payment Confidence Beauty Salon & Spa accepts: MasterCard,Visa, Amex, Discover, Cash, Personal Checks, Debit Through December 31 all services are 10% off through NewYorkSpaBlog
Confidence Signature Specials.
Aromatherapy massage and European Deep Cleansing Facial(50min & 60 min)- $100 reg. $170
Brazilian bikini wax plus Manicure & Pedicure - $50.
Full head color Blow Dry is Free
Wash / Cut / Blow dry plus protein treatment $50.
Brazilian Keratin straightening haircut free
Confidence Beauty Salon & Spa is open from Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm And Sunday from 11am to 8pm
Elemur Day Spa 56: Nowhere else like it but New York, NY
The Elemur Day Spa is located on the very distinct Third avenue, and the spa couldn’t be a better fit. On the outside, it is very hard to distinguish whether or not this is a real spa because there are no signs. It is a shame because the spa is definitely worth a peek. After finding the spa, I took the elevator up to the fifth floor, and my experience began.
The treatment I received was called the Detoxifying Seaweed Body Masque ($115). This involved the use of the radiant heat sauna (which I will get to soon), detox seaweed masque (or lipomarine seaweed masque, if you want to shed two pounds), a massage, and a facial. As I arrived in the lobby, I knew I was in good hands. Not only did I get the treatment that most people crave so often, I obtained one more important thing: knowledge. I felt I was back in science class.
The sauna that I was put in is not like any other in the city claims the owner, Natalia. She also claims that her spa was the “first middle class spa” in Manhattan, before spas like hers started popping up. In this revolutionary spa, the sauna is called Radiant Heat Sauna which does not use steam. The soft heat radiation is better than the steam because the moisture in the air can not allow for your body’s sweat to evaporate (since the air is saturated already), and will not allow detox to occur. Only one person can go in at a time and lay down in the cell like wooden box, and receive the treatment. I was approached by one of the workers with a binder full of information regarding the sauna treatment. As I read all the information, I sat in the 180 degree oven and baked until I was drenched with sweat. Infrared rays help open up the pores, dilate the blood vessels, and make the heart beat faster. The sauna provides a low level aerobic exercise perfect for disabled individuals. Do you have a cold? The heat inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria or viruses as well as speeds up your metabolism. The one advantage of the sauna over working out, is that the intense heat soothes muscles, while working out will leave a person with aching muscles for days. In addition to receiving a workout by sitting, it allows the body to rid of toxins, fluid retention, sodium, mercury, heavy metals, and assists in fat loss. The sauna also helps speed up the healing of sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain. When I was done opening my pores, I went to the next room.
Natalia spread a seaweed masque over my body and wrapped me in a thermal blanket. She explained to me that she has experimented with the types of wraps in her 15 year spa experience, but she says the thermal blanket shows the best results. It allows the body to retain the heat, so the pores can be open and detoxifying can continue. The seaweed wrap is rich in potassium which helps rid the body of impurities. She also used a special cream for my face to give me a shiny glow to make me 10 years younger. As I was wrapped into the world’s biggest seaweed burrito, she explained to me the science of the detoxifying process. I asked her if she does this with all her patients, but she said no. She only does it to people who want to know. Natalia has her degree in nursing, physiology and anatomy so she knows how the body is affected and how to make a person feel good. She says that her methods are scientifically based so she is scientifically proven to satisfy the individuals need. When I was ready, I showered and rinsed off the seaweed masque and was ready for my massage.
Natalia definitely had strong hands but nothing can compare to the instrument she has for special massages. The GX-99 is a machine that has a brush that moves horizontally and vertically to eliminate tension, cellulite, and stress. Your whole body shakes as you feel the tension melt away thanks to her special instrument. The machine is very expensive and guarantees you feeling fresh and satisfied.
The people were friendly and experienced and the ambience was beautiful. The standout feature was definitely the relaxation lounge which can not be found anywhere in any spas. After my treatment, I sat down with Natalia as we drank coffee and looked at some scientific pictures. She explained to me that she specializes in bachelorette parties which can come with preset packages or an a la carte style. Nothing will make you feel better and less fatigued then a couple hours at a spa, especially this one. There is so much to offer at this place, that I have only hit the tip of the iceberg. There treatments seem to be so bountiful, I would have a hard time writing about it all in one article. It’s winter time and the cold damages the skin beyond belief – it’s about time for a seaweed wrap, so hurry up and book an appointment today! Additionally, if you buy 10 sessions you get 2 for free, bring a friend and get 20% discount on your treatment.