Acqua Beauty Bar Spa Nirvana at Union Square, New York

11th Aug 2003

Asian-influenced full service day spa, Acqua Beauty Bar, has developed an award-winning formula for staying one step ahead of the competition. It has incorporated traditional Eastern techniques, holistic ingredients and modern technology to create a unique spa experience in the centre of Union Square, New York.

Acqua Beauty Bar is currently outpacing opponents by offering clients fresh, inspiring products and spa treatments. Owner and operator, Jamie Ahn, is constantly evolving the spa menu to strike the perfect balance between modern skincare and ancient timeless therapies. Spacious and sparkling, the spa boasts top-quality equipment including; super luxe-pedi chairs, The Slimtone Lifting & Toning device, The Medi-Lift Face Lift, and Organic Microdermabrasion.

A master when it comes to spotting talent, Jamie Ahn has hired specialists in skincare, nail care and massage therapy to perform the treatments at Acqua Beauty Bar. These therapists have been trained in France, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Korea, Russia and the USA. The ambitious and diverse combination of treatments from around the world reflects Ahn’s ability to relish in innovation and the art of experimentation. Acqua Beauty Bar features signature therapies such as: The Ultra Copper Firming Facial, which combats the signs of aging while regenerating and firming the skin; The Adlay Body Scrub, an Asian Wheat Exfoliating Scrub; The Herbal Revival, traditional aromatherapy and Thai massage techniques, combined with a synergy of peppermint and mandarin essential oils; The Mint Sugar Blast with Vanilla Rubdown, a sugar body scrub with complementing body wrap; and The Sonya Dakar Fitness Facial, a results-driven treatment that corrects all complexion concerns.

Trained in both Europe and Asia, Acqua’s spa team customises facials and body treatments with extras like cold jade stones, acupressure, oxygen, fruit acid and ear reflexology. In addition to sea salt and honey almond scrubs, Acqua offers exfoliation with less abrasive custom-blended (made fresh on premises) sugar scrubs. Clients can choose from eight to 10 delicious sugar blends including cinnamon, mango, green apple, tropical, chocolate mocha and mint.
The creative menu also includes 11 types of massage, among them Tui Na and Acupressure, body wraps, spa nail services and hair removal with Azulene Turquoise wax. Other nice touches include prestige polish lines for nails, essential oil application after waxing and light Asian fare for full and half day packages.

The 3,750 sq-ft urban haven from the city’s unending energy houses a cheerful manicure/pedicure area, an inspiring indie beauty retail scene, two waxing treatment areas and six private treatment rooms in which facials, body treatments and massage are performed. Design details include, tatami mats, bamboo accents, hand-embroidered treatment blankets from Indonesia, Antique Chinese furnishings and pressed flower wall coverings to capture and embrace the Asian-influence behind the innovative treatments.


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