Tres Belle Spa: Review + Interview

 Posted by on December 3, 2013
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Tres Belle Spa Lobby

I was long overdue for a facial so I headed to Tres Belle Spa in Brooklyn NY to receive a deep pore cleansing treatment and a light peel. This was my first visit to this well-known medi-spa and I could not have been more thrilled with the experience. The energy from the staff is warm and inviting and you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door. I was immediately offered a warm cup of tea while I filled out my skincare questionnaire to assess my needs.

My esthetician Paula (who had the most radiant skin!) quickly ushered me into the treatment room where I changed into a spa robe. She  gave me the option to choose between two skincare lines, Tata Harper and Skinceuticals. I chose Skinceuticals since I’ve already tried Tata Harper and wanted to experience something new. She explained the steps along the way but still gave me enough quiet time to relax and really enjoy my facial. She made some product recommendations but was not trying to “sell” me anything, I appreciated that. At the end of the facial my skin felt like new and the dry patches on my face were now smooth and softer.

At Tres Belle Spa all facials include a scalp massage, custom blended soothing mask, a vitamin application and a custom exfoliation. It’s truly a luxurious experience!

Medi Spa in Brooklyn

During my time at the medi-spa I had a chance to catch up with the owner, Allison Tray. I was curious about her business so I asked her the following questions:

1. Please tell me about your journey as a medi-spa owner. What prompted you to enter this business?

I was working for many years in the high-end fashion industry
. My dad was a chiropractor at the time and had read about these lasers that remove body hair. I was laughing when he asked me if I wanted to go into this business and asked him “Does this mean my claim to fame will be removing peoples unwanted body hair?!” His reply was “Why not?” After being in business for about a year, a very loyal clientele quickly grew. They began requesting other services like facials and said they only trusted us {Oksana and I my employee of 10 years} and didn’t want to go to any other spa. So, I expanded services and staff to fit the demand. It was exciting to grow this spa together with my clients.

2. What makes Tres Belle different from other spas?

I come very a very philanthropic family and have used my spa as a vehicle to contribute to society in anyway I can. I have rallied my staff and my community to collect food during Hurricane Sandy, Clothes and gifts for domestic abuse survivors, Prom dresses for teenage girls living in Brownsville, curated goodie bags for a program to inspire inner city black teenage girls, Presented to transgender teens about skincare and hormones, sponsored the American Cancer Society gala 3 times, Help the local animal hospitals.  Our quality comes from the inside out. Every single appointment with clients is treated as the most important we’ve ever had. I’m proud to say our tiny piece of Brooklyn has been called “World Class.”

3. What are the most popular services that clients come in for?

We are the Laser Hair Removal go-to in NYC. Many of our clients actually live in Manhattan. We have over 10 years of hands-on experience with all skintones. We have special equipment to treat black/brown skin not only safely but effectively. We have received many accolades over the years for our laser and also for our facials. Our esthetics’s are the best of the best. I interview many staff no less than 3 times before they begin working at Tres Belle Spa. They are all medical estheticians and have completed many years of technique work and to this day, continue furthering their knowledge.

4. What spa trends do you see for 2014?

I see treatments that yield longterm results becoming much more popular. Clients seem to want the latest technology like never before. They are seeing the value in getting laser hair removal and having it gone. People are too busy to fuss. They want results driven treatments that last. Laser hair removal takes the worry of unwanted hair “down there and elsewhere” out of your life completely. No one has time to run around looking for waxing when that spur of the moment beach trip pops up.The same with skincare procedures aside from healthy, periodic cleanings, clients want treatments to deliver results that improve their skin over time. Photofacials for instance, your skin might look even a bit worse right after the procedure but give it 6 weeks and skintone is evening out, collagen and elastin and kicking in and the skins overall appearance gets better and better.

5. What services do you recommend that clients add to their regular beauty regime?

Definitely a Clarifying facial at the end of summer and end of winter. These seasons bring on weather extremes that can make even the best skin get cranky. Post summer facials are going to deep clean the pores which have been exposed to on=the-go sunscreen, sweat, heat,  and possibly a little extra cocktail-ing, all of these elements can lead to deeply congested pores, which lead to break-outs. Post winter skin will need lots of exfoliating to get the dead skin off and to kick-start cell rejuvenation. a professional peel and hydrating treatment will get you your glow back.

To find out more about Allison, click here.

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