Located in NYC’s prestigious Upper East Side neighborhood, Paul Labrecque is a standalone spa and salon, owned by the eponymous celebrity hairstylist and his partner (in life and business), Brian Cantor. The couple began their spa business over 30 years ago in a humble 200-square-foot space and have since created a beauty empire, with locations around NYC, Philadelphia, and Palm Beach, along with many high-end corporate partnerships.

The New York-based spa gurus are one of the few certified vendors of Biologique Recherche, the coveted skincare brand that prides itself on a stripped-down approach to beauty. Every facial here starts with a skin analysis by the esthetician to create a treatment based on the customer’s unique needs. Popular treatments include Biologique Recherche PIGM 400 Silk Facial, a dark spot-correcting treatment that uses a mask inspired by textile technology, and a slimming body algae wrap, detoxifying the epidermis through the release of excess water. The spa also offers massages, body treatments, makeup applications, and nail services for all genders. In New York, a city chock-full of spas and cutting-edge beauty treatments, we recommend Paul Labrecque for R&R.