My Favorite Cheap Beauty Treatments in New York

Because you're worth it! (At least $15)
  1. Fishion Herb Center
    This Chinatown massage parlor is incredible! A 60-minute massage costs $41. It's definitely not a luxurious place, but you'll leave knot-free.
  2. Mian Tian Sing
    The $15 blowout includes lengthy shoulder, neck, and scalp massages. Just make sure to ask for a simple style -- like stick-straight.
  3. Tamago Skin Care
    The basic facial costs $55, and includes an extraction and a neck massage. It's clean and pleasant -- and made my wintertime dry skin look much better -- but don't expect any frills.
  4. ShunFa Relaxation Center
    The reflexology foot massage is the thing to get here. I love when the masseuse presses down and says, "This will clear your sinuses! This will make you sleep better! This will cure your tummy ache!"
  5. Le Chic Nail Spa
    Here's a solid $30 manicure-pedicure combo in the heart of the Lower East Side. Good magazine selection, too!
  6. KL Artistic Impression
    Another great place for a simple blowout: It costs $25, and the salon is centrally located in the Village.
  7. Mario Badescu
    Even though this spa is a little fancy, prices are still reasonable. A facial costs $65, and the bag of free samples you'll take home is priceless.
  8. Il Villaggio
    A manicure, pedicure, and 10-minute massage costs $42 total. But the best thing about this place is that there are big TV screens always playing E! or Bravo.
  9. Hibba
    The hair-removal treatments (waxing, threading) are pretty standard. What makes Hibba awesome is that there's a generous media discount. So say you work for a magazine or a TV show! Or that you're the EIC of this new, mysterious thing called List App!