Kiehl’s, the famous New York skincare company, has just opened their new Spa 1851 at 64th and Lexington Avenue. While the first floor offers the regular Kiehl’s retail line-up, the upstairs space is an intimate and ornate spa.
The salon boasts its use of “old-world techniques” to create ravishing young-looking skin. Treatments on the spa’s menu include a variety of pricey facials (ranging between $145 and $225) and more reasonably priced massages. The treatment rooms are styled in Kiehls’ signature nostalgic apothecary theme, with glass bottles of undisclosed lotions and potions lining the shelves.
The space also features “world-class men’s grooming services” including the Ultimate Close-Shavers Squadron Service, which will surely be a hub for Upper East Side men in need of a trim or just some good old barber shop banter.
A truly New York institution, Kiehl’s was founded 160 years ago as a small pharmacy on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 13th Street in the East Village. Spa 1851 is the latest enterprise by the highly successful brand which was purchased in 2000 by the cosmetic powerhouse L’Oreal Group.