The holidays are over and so is 2016. You made it! Show yourself some love from head to toe with a little help from Rock Center spas and shops, and have a feel-good start to the year.
Equinox: With its own spa, this state-of-the-art health club helps you wind down when you're not cycling, boxing, running, rowing or taking classes. (And you don't need a membership for spa services.) Massages and facials help soothe muscles, calm the mind and rejuvenate skin. Meanwhile, steam rooms, saunas, chilled eucalyptus towels and Kiehl's products in the locker rooms ensure you're rewarded after a tough workout.
The Art of Shaving: Men can treat themselves to an old-fashioned shave right at Rockefeller Center (with or without a haircut). Tucked into this shop for the ultimate in razors, shaving creams and other grooming products is the Barber Spa, tending to one client at the time. While you recline back in the chair, the expert barber will get your beard prepped, steamed and lathered before providing a precision shave that leaves your face soft and smooth. Read more about the experience here, and find out what it's like to have the best shave of your life.
Rain: Get sloughing with the Kalahari Melon and Honeybush Salt Body Polish or the sugar-based Honey Body Scrub at this South African import devoted to organic and wild-sourced bath and skin care products. Fizzy bath balls, handmade soaps and scented oils and candles can help you create a spa atmosphere at home, while additions such as exfoliating pumice stones, jute washcloths and body butters are a boon for winter skin.
L'Occitane en Provence: You're in good hands at this French beauty boutique—especially when it comes to the line of bestselling hand creams in an array of scents, such as cherry blossom, lavender and almond, and pretty packages. Get fully pampered with shower gels, scrubs and oils, and complete the picture with men's and women's fragrances, plus diffusers for the home.
The Body Shop: With a winter sale in effect, this is the time to stock up on pleasing items from this environmentally conscious shop. Delve into warming clay masks, moisture masks and sleeping masks, plus facial serums and buffers, and a whole line of vegan skin care. Finish with lusciously scented lip butters and a touch of color, and you're golden.