Tucked inside the Loews Regency Hotel in New York’s Upper East side, is a place that will make you basically believe in magic. Julien and Suelyn Farel have set the bar high with this location of The Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa. Taking up most of the entire second floor is their 10,000 square foot flagship beauty destination, filled with a luxury modern atmosphere that offers everything from hairdressing and massage therapy, to various skin and facial treatments of the highest quality. I am a sucker for skin therapy, and seeing that I have a buzzed head, a facial seemed to be exactly what I would need to get the Julien Farel experience.
Entering through the massive glass double doors, you are swept off your feet and drowned in the luxury atmosphere that they promise. Bags and coat of your shoulders, and sparkling or still water in your hand. You are greeted by bright smiles and amazing attitudes to check you in as well as give you tour of the facility showing everything that they offer. I fell in love with the aesthetic and decor of the facility, big windows lined the wall filling the place with natural light.
Arriving at my room, I was greeted by an amazing aesthetician named, Bree Neumann. She was by far one of the sweetest people I have met. I instantly new I was going to love her, and that she was going to take great care of me. She made me feel extremely comfortable and she really wanted to understand me as person before getting to work.
At the beginning I was planning on getting the JF Signature facial, but Bree talked me through what I was having issues with and she recommended me to the oxygen facial instead, and it was the best decision I could have made. Have you ever had a oxygen machine blowing pure oxygen on your face for 60 minutes? If you have not, you are missing a feeling better than euphoria. Bree began to massage my face to evaluate my skin. With the soothing sounds coming from the surround sound in the room, and the oxygen filling my face, I instantly fell into a deep relaxation. Bree used various oxygen cleansing products and toners from Natura Bisse to fill my face with moisture due to the freezing New York weather. Any blemishes were taken care of, and were given products to help recover. After the relaxing cleaning part of my facial, Bree began the gel and moisturizing portion. I can not began to stress how much a difference my skin felt after finding the correct products to use. All skincare products at Julien Farel are Natura Bisse and they pick out specific product to tailor to your skin. Bree finished with an oxygen complex cream, an eye contour cream, and a shear moisturizer cream to even out any form of redness. As we finished up, I came out of my fantasy world and back to reality, I could notice the difference in my skin just by the feeling, and I could not wait to get a glimpse in the mirror. If you have ever seen Cinderella, which I hope you all have, the moment when she looks into the mirror after her make over for the ball, that was how I felt after looking in the mirror after this facial. I honestly could not believe it! Still in awe, Bree began to explain to me everything she used and what I should target in terms of taking care of my skin. She wrote down all of the products she used, and told me they are also available for purchase if I wish. She sent me home with samples of everything as well, so that I could really try the products on my own.
My experience at Julien Farel was unbelievably great! I felt at home, and felt as if everyone enjoyed the customers presence, which is a hard thing to come by at places nowadays. From the space, to the staff, to the service, Julien Farel is one of a kind experience, and I can not wait to return for more!
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