By Haiting Tan.

In the spirit of mother’s day, treat your beloved mom to a well deserved day of tranquility, pampering and beauty.  From therapeutic massages to effective facial treatments, or a day of beauty at the salon, your mom will look her best and feel even more beautiful on her day of honor.

Orchid Aesthetics Medi Spa

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At Orchid Aesthetics Medi Spa, Dr. Roxana Kerns, integrates natural skin care with innovative, non-surgical, face and body treatments to get skin looking its best from the inside out. By practicing anti-aging medicine in conjunction with aesthetics, Dr. Kerns addresses not only the vitality of the skin but also delves into the functioning of body cells as well as their regeneration in order to better understand and treat your skin concerns and these imbalances. She is most recognized for her expertise in laser rejuvenation and also elected as an expert injector by the National Laser Institute, making her uniquely qualified to administer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections which target fine lines and help keep that youthful appearance. Orchid Aesthetics also features an arsenal of laser technology to treat everything from wrinkles, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation, to unwanted hair and spider veins.  Dr. Kearns takes pride in offering unique and effective anti aging treatments like the Platelet Rich Plasma Facelift, and the Acupuncture Facelift. The Exceptional Eye Treatment (regular price $145 first time $85) targets puffy eyes and dark circles, while Radiesse Hands (regular price $1600, first time $1250), restores volume and shape to hands, which are often an overlooked part of the body.

Soothe Massage App

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Imagine an app for massages on demand that can be booked in as little as 60 minutes notice, where a vetted, licensed, certified and insured masseuse comes directly to your house or company.  This was the idea conceived by founder and CEO, Merlin Kauffman while studying at Harvard Business School, as he found it difficult to schedule a massage appointment in the midst of his travels, and thus he created the Soothe app. Available from 8am until midnight in 19 cities across the country, including NYC, members can choose from a pool of over 2000 therapists who are skilled at Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Couples massage, in treatment lengths of 60-90-120 minutes for a fixed fee that includes gratuity and taxes.  Soothe’s five-star masseuses earn triple the standard rate and still have a flexible and rather relaxing work schedule.

Sisley Spa at the Carlyle

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The French are famous for their celebrated beauty products, and for the first time, Sisley-Paris has opened a Sisley Spa in North America at The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel. A calming oasis in the heart of bustling New York City, the 4,000-square-foot Sisley Spa features a tranquil environment of low lights and warm décor, inspired by the hotel’s historic glamour. Designed to evoke a more residential sense, guests are welcomed into the relaxation room featuring plush velvet sofas and ottomans.  Every treatment from customized facials to aromatherapy infused massages will incorporate Sisley’s renowned beauty products that integrate the world’s premier plant extracts with advanced French skincare techniques.  Specific plant-based oils and extracts refresh and purify skin, rather than focusing solely on extractions or steam treatments.  For an opulent facial try the special “red-carpet” Intraceutical Oxygen experiences, that reveals immediate results of hydrating, brightening, and age-defying effects on the face in a luxurious setting.

Nunzio Saviano

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Tucked away in a luxurious Upper East Side brownstone is top celebrity stylist Nunzio Saviano’s namesake boutique salon.  Dedicated to placing his customers as first priority, Saviano’s salon holds just six chairs instead of the assembly lines found at big-name salons. Saviano believes that “no two heads of hair are the same,” therefore is insistent to create a chop that is appropriate for his customer’s bone structure. One of the most game changing treatments he brought to the US from Europe is the exclusive Digital Waves Treatment, which is the latest and non damaging way to get that glamorous and voluminous Victoria’s Secret waved hair without styling tools.  This treatment takes around 3 hours and uses a similar solution as the Japanese hair straightening process, but instead uses a specialized digital curling iron to create customized curls and waves.  This dramatic treatment lasts for about 3 to 6 months where every morning you can wake up to soft perfectly waved beachy hair without the frizz and all the glamour of a salon blow out with very little effort.

Licari Cutler salon

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Initially an aspiring painter at Syracuse University, Louis Licari started to create hair colors at top salon companies prior to opening his own salon in the Big Apple and Beverly Hills. Licari believes that if the hair color suits the woman’s skin tone, facial features and lifestyle, she will look decades younger. Rodney Cutler on the other hand, is a leader of the fashion industry, having a hand in shaping the current trends. His talents have assisted Redken 5th Avenue in becoming a world-wide brand. The pairing of Rodney Cutler’s downtown sensibility and trendsetting style with Louis Licari’s uptown sophistication allows Licari Cutler to strike a balance of the two. With experienced stylists and hair colorists, Licari Cutler is every girls’ dream salon.

Drawing room

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Awarded the “Best Hair Salon for Color in New York,” by Timeout, The Drawing Room treats hair as their canvas and has collaborated with the cutting edge hair care company Tigi.  The salon is dedicated to creating a masterpiece suited for each of their clients.  Pushing the boundaries for hair styling and color by using innovative hair care products, this critically acclaimed salon now offers the modern wave perm, where women can now have beautiful waves and curls without ammonia and the ruining their hair. For those attempting to combat the humid weather of New York, the salon suggests the Keratin treatment to ensure silky smooth hair.

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