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WellandGoodNYC.com, a Web site focused those seeking wellness experiences in New York City, has offered up a list of 10 of the hottest trends in the city for the coming year.
There’s virtually a yoga studio on every block, a spa for every Starbucks and an acupuncturist for every ailment. And the quickly changing well-being landscape means this year’s health innovation is next year’s New York magazine coverline.
1. No reservations needed: Beauty saddles up to the bar
Bloomingdales’s recent overhaul of its Dynasty-era cosmetics arena is a sign of the democratic times. It’s full of quickie, communal services like Shu Uemura’s Tokyo Lash Bar, and a walk-in Bumble and Bumble styling bar. At SoHo’s Dermalogica store, targeted 20-minute express services are done in the retail area next to a Skin Bar with face steamers and product sampling. That’s not unlike exhale spas, which added Wellbars featuring express services. In 2010, look for retailers and spas to incorporate more easy, breezy communal experiences.
2. Hello single-shingle proprietor; farewell outsize splashy spa