Once shrugged off as a slightly musty grande dame, this famed salon's recent makeover has her looking younger--and hipper--than ever, while leaving the core of luxury intact. The spa is as much about pampering as end results--see the quiet, candle-lit spaces, wonderfully fluffy robes and hushed voices. The clients range from Upper East Side dowagers to NYU students, with a fair amount toting gift certificates.
Treatments run the gamut from skincare, waxing and body treatments to hair styling, makeup application and popular mani/pedis. Unique offerings include the "Pomegranate Warm Stone," "Ardena Four Layer" and "Double Oxygen" facials; customized hydrotherapy tub sessions coupled with massage; and luxurious "Desert Stone," "Olive Oil" and "CitraSpa" pedicures. The hair salon employs talented stylists and colorists whose work is often seen in fashion magazines.
I consistenly visit the Red Door spa for fantatic eyebrow waxing. The waiting areas are often crowded and their systems are often down. I have recognized that this venue tends to be a "tourist" find.....takes something away for the locals!