Bella Pelle Skin Studio

Finally, BellaPelle Skin Studio on Union Square is the ultimate in supermodel treatment. Italian for "beautiful skin," BellaPelle is legendary for their Brazilian bikini wax, and also offers a variety of waxing, facials, peels, massage, and tinting. BellaPelle's founder, Shelley Costantini, insists that her team is obsessed with the poetry of perfect skin: "The right eyebrow arch, the smoothness of a Brazilian bikini wax and soft and silky legs can keep you feeling fabulous for weeks." Unlike spas that utilize time-honored beauty treatments, BellaPelle uses the DNA CryoStem Skin Therapy System, in which the application of frozen stem cells to your face results in free-radical damage protection. While new technologies, such as this one, to replenish aging skin cells might raise more than one well-manicured eyebrow, more traditional perks at BellaPelle include their "Boy-zillian" male bikini wax, offsite services, and their onsite wireless Internet connection.

- by Nirmala Nataraj