Comfort Inn Lower East Side
136 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 260-4141
Fax: (212) 260-9436
Beauty & Spas
The expansive studio in the Lower East Side is one of many in the city offering sessions of the wildly popular Bikram Yoga. This type of yoga features a series of postures (26 to be precise) and exercises practiced in a heated room lasting for exactly 90 minutes. Pioneered by Bikram Choudhury, this system of yoga has a huge following and counts major celebrities and athletes among its practitioners. Classes are conducted by the effervescent Tricia Donegan, a well-known instructor herself since she opened the studio. The superbly designed studio has excellent facilities for practitioners and welcomes everyone from beginners to experts.
Since it was founded over 125 years ago, University Settlement has provided immigrants and low income families with various services, including literacy education, services for the elderly and open space for exercise and recreation. Its facilities are also available to rent, and many local organizations rent out the gymnasium for their events. From its location on the sixth floor, the gym also affords some great views of Manhattan's skyline. Child care and after school programs are also available for those who live in the neighborhood.
Established in 2008 by Mel Russo and Liz Buehler Walker, Yoga High arrived in the city's bustling yoga scene pretty late. But in only a few years, it received recognition as one of the city's friendliest studios. The talented and helpful instructors are good at making students feel right at home and offer personalized attention throughout the the session. The center's focus primarily on Vinyasa yoga and caters to all levels from beginner to advanced. There are also regular workshops and events, as well as teacher training programs for those interested in furthering their knowledge.
This hip salon located in the East Village distinguishes itself by offering salsa and mambo lessons in addition to beauty treatments. They specialize in hair coloring and highlighting, but other services include unisex hair cutting and styling, makeup, manicures and pedicures, waxing and scalp treatments. Students get special discounts at the Ene Hair Salon. Call for information on prices.
Valley is a nail salon that has received accolades from the likes of Vogue and Allure, and with good reason. Whether your reason for the visit is simply nail care or whether you want nails that stand out, this salon will have something for you. You can have your nails shaped and your cuticles treated, and then maybe go for a peacock design! The salon also offers waxing services for men and women. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are highly recommended.
Do not be fooled by the lace curtains and old fashioned décor, this is definitely not your grandmother's beauty parlor. This East Village salon offers hip cuts and styling. The prices may be expensive for this neighborhood, but they have most Midtown salons beat. The vintage space has character to spare, as does the resident dog. The salon keeps regular hours, but appointments are usually necessary.
A small salon known for its great hair services and friendly staff, Salon Shizen has made quite a name for itself in the East Village. Although all the services are good, what this salon is perhaps best known for is the digital perm, which costs USD130. Additional charges may apply for people with long hair, but students can always get ten percent off.
Adjudged one of New York's best by both Time Out and PopSugar, primp & polish can be relied on to meet all your nail-care needs. Using products by Chanel, Dior and OPI, among others, this salon offers services like spa manicures and pedicures, as well as nail enhancements. In addition, massage and waxing services can also be availed. You can enhance your manicure further with some creative nail art. If you can manage to make it to the salon before 4p between Mondays and Wednesdays, you are entitled to certain discounts as well.
Mario Diab is a blessing for people with curly hair. If you have curly hair and have always had your hair appointments end in disappointment, then this salon is just right for you. The 'Curl Guru' and his team will give your hair the kind of attention it requires, leaving you with a style you will be sure to love. Patrons also love the general, welcoming atmosphere of the salon, where everyone's needs are taken into consideration. You can work while you get styled, courtesy of the iPad given to you for the duration of your appointment; you can also have food delivered to the salon. All in all, a delightful salon.
This wonderfully luxurious yet hip Soho day spa pampers with rejuvenating facials and relaxing massages and also includes indulgences such as nail care, skin care and body care treatments. Some of the most popular among the creative body treatments offered are salt rubdowns, carrot and sesame body buffs and lemon butter rubdowns. Every major fashion magazine in the world has written-up Bliss, which is why it has become the spa of choice for New York's women with a whole lot money and time on their hands.
Devachan Salon is a godsend for people with curly hair, who have undoubtedly suffered a string of bad haircuts throughout their lives. This is truly a unique salon, the best example of which is the method of cutting hair; the stylists do not wet your hair before cutting it, each curl is handled in its natural form. Pintura, a technique of hair painting, is another innovative offering from this salon. For a haircut that you will never regret, book your appointment at this salon.
The thought that yoga cannot be practiced in a busy and bustling city like New York is a myth! Yoga Vida is a perfect destination for anyone looking to take a step into the healthy world. Providing pioneering classes, retreats, workshops and training programs for anyone and everyone interested in yoga, New York Magazine applauded Yoga Vida with the “Best Yoga 2012″ crown. The calm, welcoming environment and the fun, involving classes here, make Yoga Vida a perfect choice for most fitness lovers. The fees are pretty affordable and flexing your body here won't make a hole in your pocket.