The 6 Best Places For A Makeover In New York

Harsh winter weather can do damage to our skin – and our moods. What better time for a feel good makeover that regenerates body and mind? Here are some good local venues that can turn winter drab into winter fab.

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Fix Beauty Bar

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Fix Beauty Bar

847 Lexington Ave
Between Garfield and 1st St.
New York, NY 10065
(718) 788-7500

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Ready to feel pampered? This newly-opened Midtown East salon will blow your hair out while simultaneously performing a manicure-pedicure. The space is tiny, but you’ll leave feeling fabulous.  Similar to the city’s popular DryBar, Fix won’t cut your hair, but specializes in blowouts. A quick glance through their lookbook offers styles named and fashioned after your favorite celebs (‘The Taylor’ features big, bouncy curls a la Swift and ‘The Kim’ will give you loose waves like the most famous Kardashian). Better yet: You’ll sip on white wine while the relaxing treatment takes place. Prices are affordable ($40 for a blowout, $15 for a manicure, $35 for a pedicure, or all three services for $85).

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272 5th Ave.
Between Garfield and 1st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788-7500

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Featuring merchandise that is simultaneously feminine and trendy, Lucia offers the latest in designer and private label clothing as well as an extensive selection of hats, accessories and footwear that skirt the edge, but don’t go over it. The knowledgeable and friendly staff have a knack for guiding customers to just the right thing and also display infinite patience. With two Brooklyn locations, Lucia is fashionable Brooklyn’s best kept secret, and the perfect place to find just that outfit.

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Verve Medical Cosmetics

216 East 50th St.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 888-3003
Related: NYC 6 Best SpasDr. Stephen Bracci and the crisply professional staff at Verve Medical Cosmetics offer semi-permanent makeover solutions ranging from laser hair removal to Botox and Thermage. Verve is midtown Manhattan’s first stop for improving or eliminating eye bags, dark circles, and thinning lips, as well as cellulite and spider veins.
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Phyto Universe

715 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 308-0270

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For hair and skin dulled by winter’s harsh, dry air, Phyto Universe is more than just a salon. Offering hair analysis and therapy as well as facials and body treatments, this botanically based spa boasts a 3,000-square foot vertical garden composed of over 9,000 tropical plants. Patrons rave about the hand revival massage and rescue remedy hair renewal.

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Dina's Kiss & Makeup

57 Newark Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 706-8611

It’s too easy to walk by this quaint, cute shop, located in bustling downtown Hoboken. Trust us on this one though – you won’t want to miss it. Enter through the purple side door into a brightly-lit store which offers a friendly feel. You’ll likely find Dina herself behind the desk at the cozy boutique, offering tips and suggestions on everything from make-up to perfume to jewelry. No need to feel intimidated while browsing the selection. But here’s our favorite part: $25 spray tans. Need we say more?

Elizabeth Anne Bonanno Consulting

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(646) 528-8299

For those with a more open-ended budget, New York based jewelry consultant Beth Anne Bonanno can escort you through the world of rare, high-end collectable gemstones and signature pieces. Says Bonanno, “I love adornment so much; it’s not about a price point, it’s about a feeling.” Culling inspiration from the world around her, Bonanno displays a knack for matching her clients with magnificent pieces seemingly created just for them, and has cultivated an impeccable reputation for integrity and style in the process.

Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at


One Comment

  1. Gina Garofalo says:

    Dina’s Kiss and Makeup is the only place I get my make up and spray tans from! Keep up the amazing job Dina!

  2. Suzi says:

    Good info. I have been looking for a recommendation for laser hair removal.

  3. Brit Monsey says:

    I LOVE Lucia! So glad to see this store getting recognition. I do half my wardrobe shopping there every season because they are spot on trend but affordable.

  4. Debbie Cohan says:

    Great very helpful. Thanks : ) !

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