Any beauty lover, skincare devotee or avid enthusiast knows that New York is home to more than a whole host of in-demand estheticians treating celebrities, well-heeled and even budget-conscious, making a treatment their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. splurge for a while.
Many of these estheticians have such a large following that they are celebrities themselves, attracting clients from all over the world who plan trips to New York just to see them and get their skincare routine.
I’ve tried many of those names on the coveted list, but am loyal to the person I think is the best: Ally Konci at Marmur Medical, located on the Upper East Side and a dermatology practice run by Dr. Ellen Marmur is run and owned by her (I’m a big fan too!).
Ally’s facials are tailored to each individual’s skin conditions and age. She even sees teenagers and teaches them the importance of taking care of their skin. “Deep cleansing with proper cleansers, balanced serum and balanced masks are the first things to put into action,” she said.
Regardless of age, Ally relies on Hydrafacial, a device that gently exfoliates the face and removes dead cells.
Your Balance facial removes dirt and impurities. She also fights acne and balances oily skin, while her illuminating facial improves pigmentation and rejuvenates skin. I love her revitalizing facial that brightens up dull skin and smoothes texture, but no matter what you choose, it’s hard to go wrong.
Ally’s neck, shoulder, and face massages, complete with hot stones, are part of the facials. They are a dream and lull me into a state of deep relaxation and their positive energy lifts my spirits every time I see them.
Ally says she fell in love with the beauty industry when she moved to New York from Albania. She worked as a receptionist for a small spa while going to school to get her esthetician license. There at the spa, she learned about organic herbal products and Euro-French techniques that were both holistic and healing.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with various celebrities, and one of them was Martha Stewart, who became my biggest supporter at the time,” she says. “She invited me to appear on a segment of her live show and give her a facial. It was a great and fun experience and I will always cherish it.”
Ally has a few skincare mantras that I’ve adopted: First, skincare is a long-term commitment. Next, beauty means being comfortable in your own skin, and after all, anyone can get beautiful skin even if they weren’t born with it.
“Being a beautician has been an amazing journey and I wouldn’t change a thing,” says Ally. “I believe my love of caring for human skin is a gift and I do my best to nurture that gift by constantly expanding my knowledge and education. In addition, I always strive to create the best experience, something that people will always enjoy, relax and remember. “
Now can you see why I think it’s worth planning a trip to New York to get an ally fix?
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