OPENINGS: GLOWBAR (6.17.19)
With summer in full swing, many of us make extra time to lather on the SPF…but what about after the sun goes down? Most people don’t make the time to properly care for their skin, and, if they do, tend to cut corners. This is where GLOWBAR, the new skincare concept & shop in Tribeca, can help. We spoke with Rachel Liverman, Co-Founder, to learn more about what you can expect at this newly opened go-to spot…
Tell us about GLOWBAR...
GLOWBAR is a newly launched skincare concept rooted in effective results and customized experiences. GLOWBAR’s 30-minute treatments are at the intersection of a dermatologist and a spa to help consumers reach their skincare goals without the pain points of time, expense and lack of confidence. A no-fluff approach with trusted estheticians provides a results-driven alternative in the fragmented facial industry. Glowbar is a trusted partner for all skincare journeys from maintenance to combating serious issues.
What inspired you to open in Tribeca?
A few years ago we realized that everyone we know (including ourselves) were not seeing estheticians as often as they should. It really boiled down the two main things: time (facials are lengthy!) and money (they’re also expensive). We knew that there could and should be a more efficient and effective option for consumers to take better care of their skin, consistently so we created it! We saw an opportunity to create a skincare concept that challenges the notion that to have great skin, you have to spend hours at a dermatologist or salon by removing the elements of the facial (massages, steam, washing the face) that aren’t focused on the real issues.
What makes GLOWBAR so unique?
The facial industry is so fragmented – you either spend $500 for something great that takes hours or $50 for something you could do at home. We wanted to bridge that gap – giving the consumer the quality, price and speed they desired. Consumers today lead incredibly fast-paced lifestyles, especially in New York so these three factors are key. We are providing a solution that fits into our consumer’s monthly routines challenging the common misconception that to have great skin, you have to spend hours at a dermatologist or salon. Ultimately, we have removed all the typical pain points: time, expense and lack of confidence.
What can locals expect when you visit glowbar?
Simply put - results! We’re the first skin treatment bar that meets our consumer’s needs; efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility. Our no-fluff approach to our treatments ensures everything we do is simple and rooted in efficacy. We marry expert evidence-based knowledge with customized 30-minute treatments on a monthly basis to target unique skincare concerns. GLOWBAR is your trusted partner in your skincare journey – whatever that may be.
What are your go-to GLOWBAR treatments?
Every client that comes to GLOWBAR will undertake a 2 minute esthetician-led survey to generate our proprietary algorithm. Whilst our estheticians are highly trained and skilled, the algorithm adds another layer of trust, detail and care when determining the best treatment path. Treatments like dermaplaning, chemical peels, extractions, LED, microcurrent and high-frequency are implemented based on the client’s data and needs at the time of the appointment. All of our treatments use professional, clinically tested skincare brands only like Environ, IS Clinical and Elta MD.
What are your hours?
Monday-Friday 8am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-8pm