Brazilian Beauty at J. Sisters
January 09, 2013 | by Valeria Boucas | Style & Beauty
It’s been more than two decades since the seven sisters behind J. Sisters salon and spa (all of whose names begin with a “J”) made the trip from Vitòria, Brazil to Manhattan, bringing with them some of South America’s best-kept beauty secrets. Today, the sisters’ glitzy midtown space is bustling with faithful clientele and celebrity guests alike. (Even Oprah is a fan.) Though the impeccable manicure and hair services, skincare treatments, and real deal Brazilian bikini waxes have gained the sisters much acclaim, the secret to the salon’s success is its relaxed beauty parlor setting—one where you can spend a whole afternoon gabbing with girlfriends and getting pampered. “[It’s] a friendly, family-style atmosphere that welcomes anyone who walks through our door,” says J. Sister owner Jonice Padilha. 41 West 57th St. #2F, 212-750-2485
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