Not Your Mama's Day Spa: Red Door Gets A Revamp

Iconic 5th Avenue fixture Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa has moved its NYC Flagship location down the block to 663 Fifth Avenue, and believe us, it’s pretty fab. The new destination has gotten a serious upgrade from the former – as soon as you walk in, you’ll forget the old “ladies-who-lunch” vibe and gladly give in to the zen chic atmosphere. There’s a huge menu of spa and salon services to choose from, including eyelash extensions and microdermabrasion. You can hang out in the swanky “Relaxation Library” post-beautification if you’re not ready to return to the madness of Manhattan right after your treatment, or rehydrate at the café – essential after a massage!
With Fashion Week on everyone’s brain here in the city, we were excited to hear that Red Door will be creating looks seen on the runway – in addition to the triple threat of hair, makeup and nails at Brandon Sun, they’ll be creating hair trends at Emerson and The Red Dress. Leading the hair team will be Zahir Ziani, national creative director and master stylist, and we were pumped to get chance to chat with him to hear his plans to bring in clients. “It was hard,” he admitted, “because we were not known for hair, but the first step was to change the location.” Ziani now has 22 hair stations (and they’re adding more!) at his disposal, and hopes to draw a younger following to the spa. “If you see pictures of my work, you will say, ‘oh, who did that?’ When you find out it was Red Door, you will come.” We can't help but be charmed by a Frenchman — can you blame us? If you still need another reason to give in to the mane master, we hear Ziani, whose styles are "trendy, but always wearable," also gives a killer blowout – Gisele is a fan.
What do you think? Ready to check out Red Door or is it still a stuffy scene?
Red Door Spa, 663 Fifth Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd streets); 212-546-0200.
Photo: Via BOLD PR

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