My Facial Experience At Heyday, New York

My Facial Experience At Heyday, New York

Last year me and Luke were browsing the internet when we came across an article on somewhere like Insider about a beard facial and instantly we were intrigued. It turns out it was in a salon called Heyday located in my favourite city, New York so it didn’t take long before I had convinced Luke that we should go to New York for his birthday and had the prices and plans already in place, any excuse for a trip eh?! Thankfully with his birthday being out of season in March we managed to get return flights and a hotel for 4 nights for about £500 each which I thought was great.

Once we had the trip booked I knew I needed to look into the beard facial as a special treat for his birthday so I booked us both in for 50-minute facials at the Heyday salon which was about a fifteen-minute walk from our hotel down Broadway, although there are about five different salons in Manhattan. We were booked in for 8.30am on a Monday morning to coincide with Luke’s actual birthday and I was expecting the salon to be empty but no there were plenty of other people in there enjoying their Monday morning facials, although it wasn’t crowded.

heyday salon

You can choose from a 30, 50 or 75-minute facial. The shorter one is just a quick maintenance or refresher facial so doesn’t include any extractions which is why I opted for the middle length facial for us as it was a deep cleansing facial to reset and refresh and designed to be taken around once a month. After we arrived and filled in our forms about our routines and skin concerns we were each taken into an area ready for our facial. Each area feels cosy and private with wooden shutters separating you from other customers, a really comfortable chair to lay into and space to house your bags/ coats etc. Once I got comfortable complete with a blanket my beautician Andrew got to work.

50 minutes melted away as I had so many products sinking into my skin from a double cleanse to a hydrating mask and moisturizing SPF cream which was all so relaxing, and Andrew explained absolutely everything he was doing, why he was doing it and how it would help me with my skin concerns which are primarily the redness on my cheeks and my dry skin. Backheads were removed and various tools were used on my skin which to be honest I was almost zoned out during as I was so relaxed. Unlike other facials I’ve had there was no hard selling of the products used and instead, I was given a handful of samples for some of the products which were used on me that Andrew felt would be of benefit to my skin.

heyday treatments

Luke absolutely loved his facial and it was great that the skin under the beard was targetted rather than just ignored in favour for the skin on show and I have to say that his skin looked so plumped and felt so soft we were so impressed.

My skin felt so good after we got out that I felt confident and happy enough walking around all day without putting any makeup on which is impressive for me and having the facial has really made me think about my skincare routine and I’m really working on improving what I do on a daily and weekly basis. Once we’d left the salon we each got an e-mail outlining some of the focus’ we should have over the next month alongside a rundown of the products which had been used which was so useful to have.

Have you ever had a facial that changed your outlook on skincare?

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My Facial Experience At Heyday, New York

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22 Comments

  1. Ann Snook-Moreau
    April 17, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    I love getting facials! I know nothing about skincare but I’m trying to learn so it’s nice to have a professional help out. That’s awesome that they email you about the products and stuff to work on . . . I am usually too relaxed to pay attention when the person tells me that at the end of my appointment haha.

  2. April 17, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Oh wow what a fab sounding facial. I love that they do different times depending on the sort of facial you need and of course the time you can give up to have it! Oh for a facial in New York!

  3. April 18, 2018 / 1:34 am

    I am originally from NY and I did not know about this!! The next time my hubs has a full beard, I’m using it as an excuse to go back to NY and get him one of these!!

  4. April 18, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Wow! This is so awesome and I think this is exactly what I need to do to have a fresh look face, Glad that you share this

  5. April 18, 2018 / 11:51 am

    The 50 minute facial sounds ideal for me – I’d probably fall asleep if it was longer, haha!

  6. Jem
    April 18, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    What a lovely place to get a facial. I bet it was really relaxing too.

  7. April 18, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Yes, I have had a facial that was awesome. Wow £500 per person is a great price to pay for a trip to New York x

  8. April 20, 2018 / 7:44 am

    I love that you can choose the length of the facial. I’ve obly had a facial once and loved it x

  9. April 20, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I’ve never had a facial but I’ve always liked the idea of getting one done. After hearing your experience with it I think I’ll definitely have to get myself book in for one. I love that a beard facial exists as I’d never heard of that before

  10. April 20, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    oh i could really benefit form having a nice little pamper , i think we all could to wash and cleanse the winter skin away

  11. April 21, 2018 / 10:19 am

    Sounds like they got great service . Facials are so relaxing. It was so helpful that they sent email about the products that were used.

  12. Dannii
    April 23, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I have never had a facial. I have really sensitive skin and that does make me a little wary.

  13. hannah wood
    April 23, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Just reminds me I need to book one as not been in ages and need a good pamper treatments.

  14. April 23, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    This sounds like an amazing facial! I have never had a facial before but have recently been reading up on them. My skin is really suffering at the moment and I have been thinking about how a monthly facial and a good skincare routine might really help!

  15. April 24, 2018 / 9:09 am

    I love having facials! It’s so relaxing, and it always seems to make me take better care of my skin afterwards. I should book myself in for one soon actually!

  16. April 24, 2018 / 9:29 am

    This sounds like it was a gorgeous experience and in NYC, too! Amazing!

  17. April 24, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    I definitely appreciate a good facial. My local spa gives amazing treatments and I always vow to treat my skin better when I’ve had one

  18. April 24, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    I absolutely LOVE going for facials. I really believe in the importance and effect of good skincare! xxx

  19. April 25, 2018 / 9:36 am

    I LOVE having facials, they’re my go-to experience at spas when I want to relax and feel a bit pampered. I really hate it when they hard sell the products though so love the sound of this one and how brilliant that they have a follow up email too!

  20. April 26, 2018 / 5:02 am

    I have never had a facial before so I am super jealous but also how nice that you were able to arrange this for Luke as well, so cool

  21. April 26, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    This is my first time hearing of a beard facial but it sounds incredible and I bet Luke was pleased. I am glad you had a good experience as well!

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