By Jordi Lippe | June 15, 2017 | Style & Beauty
You’ve spent relentless hours in the gym all winter long, and it’s about time to unveil your hard work. Before you do, make sure you're truly beach-ready with a few last-minute treatments—after all, your skin has been buried beneath sweaters, your nails have taken a beating in the cold, and perhaps you’ve slacked off a bit on your diet recently. Not to worry, these top spas in NYC have you covered from head to toe with treatments to slim, exfoliate, and pamper.
There’s nothing worse than sculpting those toned legs only to still have cellulite. Luckily, Guerlain Spa at The Plaza Hotel offers a treatment to combat that exact problem. Their 80 to 110-minute Slim and Trim Silhouette Body Treatment will smooth and tighten your skin while reducing the appearance of stubborn cellulite. Experts use three body products—silk indulgence, perfect curves, and ultimate restoring cream—in conjunction with their signature massage method, which promises to leave softer and brighter-looking skin. The Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., 212-872-7200
The new Chillhouse is quickly becoming one of the hottest spas in the city. Their sleek design, Lower East Side vibe, and onsite lattes have already attracted stars like Bella Hadid—and they also happen to have a killer manicure treatment. The Full Monty treatment includes your standard nail-shaping and cuticle cutting, plus a five-minute hand massage, a coffee and mint scrub, and a hot towel wipe. After your treatment, jazz up your paws with designs from one of their nail artists from Lady Fancy Nails. 149 Essex St., 646-678-3501
After months of having your skin face the harsh winter elements and cumbersome clothing, it needs a little boost before hitting the beach. This 30-minute treatment uses high concentrations of vitamin C, green tea, and rose hip oil, which are applied on your body to exfoliate dead skin cells. With a final application of restorative oils, there’s no question you’ll walk away with a glow without ever setting foot in the sun. Bonus: You also receive a complimentary mini facial or scalp massage during the treatment. Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Ave., 212-888-8988
Beauty starts from the inside out, right? While you might be going on a juice cleanse to drop a few pounds before donning that bikini, Exhale Spa can help you detox in a more pampered way. This 30- or 60-minute treatment uses a combo of acupuncture and abdominal massage methods to help you relax, improve your digestion and organ function, and release toxins. They promise you’ll leave feeling lighter, more energized, and ready to take on the summer. Multiple locations
Photography courtesy of Ashley Dillahunty (Chillhouse); Courtney Schuermann (Guerlain Spa); Kim Kiernan (Bliss Spa); via julienfarel.com