Escape Skin Care Salon & Day Spa
Nearby Subway Stops
F at 57th St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.
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Cognoscenti know one thing separates a $75 facial from its $175 counterpart, and at Escape, the clientele is more concerned with skin benefits than plush surroundings. Experienced Romanian- and Russian- trained aestheticians, many of whom have worked together for twenty years, devote their intense professional attention to facials, massages, body treatments, and manicures, with products by Dermalogica, the San-Mar cosmeceutical line, or Dinur from Israel (made with Dead Sea extracts). Expectant moms can indulge in prenatal massage or aromatherapy, with deep-tissue massage and spine-relaxing hot-stone applications also available. Clearly, owner Emilia Borcans regulars-heavy clientele is willing to skip the eucalyptus steam rooms, juice bars, and reading lounges of the fancier spas for an extra hundred bucks in their pockets. — Karen Tina Harrison