Zinaida Salon

Facials that feel like mini spa vacations

New York, NY
Face it . . . your face reveals an inescapable fact: You aren't getting any younger. But Tanya and Zina Hashimoto, sisters who have dedicated themselves to rejuvenating even the most damaged skin, offer facials that feel like mini spa vacations. An appointment at their New York City salon, Zinaïda, must be made well in advance; their schedule is booked by an international clientele who make regular pilgrimages to their unpretentious Manhattan office. A session starts with a consultation about diet and skin-care habits. You slip into a robe, then pause briefly in a waiting room decorated with delicate bouquets of silk flowers created by the Hashimotos' mother. Soon you are beckoned behind a screen to recline on a massage-type table, where you are swaddled in soft blankets. As Zina's hushed voice guides you through the process, a caress of warm mist sends you into a tranquil repose. The Hashimotos create specific treatments based on your personal needs, using their own line of lotions, creams, masks, and astringents made of unique combinations of botanicals gathered from their mother's garden. One hour later you come away looking—and feeling—renewed. 123 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022; 212-753-1306.