With nail salons, spas and blowout bars on every corner, New York women have no shortage of options when it comes to their beauty regimes. But every now and then, one standout arrives, offering something for everyone. Such is the case with the Guerlain Spa, located on the 19th floor of the Waldorf Towers and offering a serene, French-inspired oasis complete with a rose-adorned lounge area and spacious treatment suites. The 14,000 square-foot space features 13 treatment suites, each fitted with a private bathing lounge, signature Guerlain amenities, and personalized music selections. Here, they break down their signature facial options for some of the most notorious personalities in New York.
The Frazzled Mom
Every mom deserves customized relaxation and luxurious pampering, and the Orchidée Impériale Prestige Treatment does the trick. The remarkable power of longevity in the orchid has inspired Guerlain's exceptional facial treatment. The Orchidée Impériale firming massage is repeated three times by alternating deep massage sequences with softer relaxing ones. Worry lines beware, under the action of precise movements, the muscles are stimulated and the facial contours redefined.
Nourished with three different masks, the skin is immediately smoothed thanks to the synergetic effect of the cream, the iconic product of the Orchidée Impériale range, and the high-technology of the new Longevity Concentrate. All the signs of aging are corrected more quickly and more intensely. Mothers who leave the spa after this treatment will find their skin has experienced a perfect finish: supple and velvety, with a natural glow – the envy of every parent at the next soccer game or band concert.
The Downtown Fashionista
Fashionistas have a knack for mixing timeless pieces with some of the most unique trends in apparel. Similarly, the Abeille Royale Expert Treatment is a signature service that combines the classic anti-aging, lifting and firming Guerlain Méthode with the on-trend beauty incorporation of honey and bee products. Featuring the Pure Royal Concentrate from Guerlain’s Abeille Royale skincare collection, the treatment harnesses the power of bees to produce immediately visible results. Just like a stylish fashion line, the Abeille Royale Expert Treatment combines cutting-edge research with luxurious tradition, and employs an ultra-concentrated exclusive royal jelly harvested directly from Guerlain French Royal Bee reserves.
The 90 minute, four-step facial is customized to fit each individual’s skin condition. The facial includes utilization of the reformulated Pure Royal Concentrate serum, a thorough exfoliation using natural rice powder “microdermabrasion,” relaxing massage with two warm herbal “stamps” filled with natural powders to heal, purify and soften the skin.
The Uptown Park Ave Debutante
Amid a sweeping backdrop of Park Avenue, the Guerlain Spa is the perfect spot for any uptown debutant to experience indulgent skincare services, and the Intensive Facial is the best place to start when preparing for an upcoming night on the town. Featuring a deep cleansing combined with the exclusive 25-minute Guerlain facial massage and specialty mask, the Intensive Facial offers one hour and fifty minutes of sheer bliss for a pure and radiant beauty. A luxurious choice before any public appearances, the Intensive Facial also includes an active skincare concentrate to strengthen the skin and reveal greater texture and tone.
The Power Broker
For the woman constantly working to close the next deal, the Guerlain Spa offers the specialty Waldorf Impériale Facial designed to refresh and de-stress. With the Waldorf Imperiale, even the busiest Manhattanite can experience the combined luxury of an indulgent massage and decadent facial delivered as one blissful therapy. Guests can momentarily forget about day-to-day responsibilities while being cocooned in delicate sounds and scents enveloped in the elegant refinement of Guerlain’s complete age-defying Orchidée Impériale expert skincare, providing serene and luxurious renewal. Additionally, the spa offers hydrating Aqua-Serum eye patches to completely rehydrate the eye area to relieve drainage and prevent dark circles. Guests can request these patches after any treatment, and they are also available in full-face pads, leaving the face feeling completely refreshed, especially after long days in the office.
Ideal for the bride-to-be, is the new Orchidée Impériale “Cure” Treatment. Featuring new technological enhancements including Guerlain’s cutting-edge breakthrough - the Gold Orchid, the Orchidee Imperiale “Cure” Treatment is a luxuriously refined anti-aging facial treatment. With the new Gold Orchid Technology, the service addresses the global signs of skin aging and accelerates the natural renewal cycle of skin. Facial muscles are expertly stimulated and toned with contours defined by precise Guerlain choreography of hands.
In preparation for the wedding day, future brides should receive the “Cure” facial about a month before the wedding day as results are further enhanced with the comprehensive, age-defying Orchidée Impériale skincare range post-treatment, complimenting the signature Guerlain method. Optimal results are received by continuing the process with the customized, four-week “Cure” treatment, an ultra-effective, in-depth skincare regimen providing a luxurious and modern approach for brides-to-be who want visibly striking results in time for their big day.