[Images via Asanda Aveda Spa Lounge]
Nestled on the third floor right on Broadway between Prince and Houston streets, the ultra-convenient, uber-zen spa establishment spotlights Aveda products and training combo’ed with Eastern holistics and aromatherapy. I understand the value of a good day (or an hour or two) of pampering, so courtesy of Asanda Aveda Spa Lounge, I was able to try the Asanda Spa Facial, along with the Caribbean manicure and pedicure to get a good feel for the signature services provided. The facial was incredibly soothing and exceeded all expectations; I had an aromatherapy selection of three oils to use (I went with Bergamot), and loved how efficiently, yet gently, I was lulled into a state of relaxation while my face got the full treatment that it desperately needed.
The built-out, booth-like pedicure station had a relaxing bench and artful, wide sink basins that I dipped my tootsies into. I choose a great burgundy shade by Essie for my fingers and toes, and sunk even deeper into a relaxed state as my skin was exfoliated, softened, hydrated, prepped, and toe and finger nails painted. To New Yorkers and visitors of the city: you’d be remiss to not stop in Asanda Aveda Spa Lounge for a service; in addition to what I experienced, also available are makeup applications, eyelash extensions, massages, hair care, a full wall of products, and more! Plus, Weds – Saturday, the spa lounge is open from 9am-9pm – convenient for those of us always on the go and with a packed schedule.