After years of interviewing Joanna Vargas and hearing about her celebrity-coveted skincare studio, I finally had the chance to check it out for myself. When asked what type of facial I wanted to try, the first one that came to my mind was her famous Triple Crown Facial, which uses microcurrent to help depuff and firm the skin. It's known by celebs and the beauty industry as a workout for your face and most A-Listers like Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, and Zac Posen to name a few, frequent the her services before big events.
For this piece, I was inspired by this piece by my esthetician, Erica Cerpa, at EC Beauty Studio in Hoboken. We were talking about the best time to get a facial in order to prevent pre-period breakouts and just like that, a new story was born. I never thought about revolving my beauty treatments like facials, waxing, lasering, masking etc. around my hormone cycle, but trust me – it makes sense. Here's a timeline of the best time to treat yourself according to your cycle on Refinery29.
Recently, I had the chance to visit the Sisley Spa in the Carlyle Hotel in midtown Manhattan to try out their Brightening Facial. Little did I know, that it was going to be the most relaxing hour and a half that I've had all year.
When we met at facial shop Heyday in NYC’s Flatiron District, co-founder and CEO Adam Ross proclaimed that “the spa industry is stuck in the ‘80s,”—and he knows how to fix it. Ross was inspired by how eyewear company Warby Parker shook up its own industry by offering high-quality glasses at affordable prices in an accessible, easy-to-navigate format. Now, Ross wants to do the same for facials with Heyday. After hearing that, you know we had to investigate how it works! Here’s everything you need to know about Ross’ vision for Heyday, plus what music he’ll never let play during a facial treatment.