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Open Wide And Say Spaaaaa


Fashion week may be over, but Spa Week is just getting revved up. From April 11 to 18, there will be seven glorious days when spas around the country (including a great many in the New York area) drastically slash their prices—only $50 per service—so everyone can indulge in some pampering. Booking opened this week, and you know what they say: The early bird gets the worm—or in this case, the plant stem cell facial. Here, our top five picks for how to spend that $50 accordingly.

Euphoria Spa

Decide whether your pores or your muscles require more attention, then book either of Euphoria’s signature treatments: the deep and steamy facial (with what we swear are gentle extractions) or the 60 M’N'M, a much needed massage, Swedish style.

Euphoria Spa, 18 Harrison St., 2nd fl., NYC, (212) 925-5925,

Red Door Spa

The aptly named 50-minute-long Spa Week Stress Melter at this beauty behemoth includes a soothing scalp massage plus an invigorating dry exfoliation and therapeutic body wrap so you feel rejuvenated from head to toe.

Red Door Spa 691 Fifth Ave., NYC, (212) 546-0200,

Spa Merge

For those who have yet to discover the goodness that awaits at this recently opened midtown outpost, you now have an excellent excuse. Fifty minutes of its newly launched plant stem cell facial, an antiaging wonder that uses a combination of ultrasonic and microcurrent technology, is now discounted from its usual $175 listing price.

Spa Merge, 102-108 W. 57th St., NYC, (646) 484-4104,

Joanna Vargas Skin Sanctuary

Besides having some uncanny complexion-saving abilities, Vargas also happens to be quite good at toning the parts of the body that have become a little, er, jiggly thanks to lack of attention. Those in need should book a 60-minute Tone Up stat, which includes lymphatic drainage, muscle toning, and skin tightening.

Joanna Vargas Skin Sanctuary, 501 Fifth Ave., ste. 707, NYC, (212) 949-2350,

The Spa at Trump Soho

We are suckers for any kind of scalp treatment, and the ancient ayurvedic-style Shirodhara ritual at Trump’s sprawling new downtown spa is totally drool-worthy. A stream of herbal oil is poured onto your “third eye” and then promptly followed by a massage and an application of nourishing herbs.

The Spa at Trump Soho, 246 Spring St., NYC, (212) 842-5505,

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