Aug. 14, 2013 By Christian Murray
A health & beauty spa is opening at 46-04 Skillman Avenue this Friday.
The establishment, called Beauty & Balance Healing Spa, will be serving food and beverages all day on Friday while offering special deals on nail, massage and wax services.
The spa is comprised of a ground floor that includes three massage rooms, a facial/waxing room and a manicure/pedicure area set beside a working fireplace beneath a large skylight.
There is also a basement area that the owner plans to use for yoga, acupuncture and other treatments downstairs in the future.
“We want to create a haven,” said David Rosas, who is the manager. “This is a place for people to escape to.”
The Tibetan owner of the business, Kunsang Shyalpatsang, also happens to own the building. Shyalpatsang has owned it since 2002 and was the landlord when the Romanian Garden was the tenant.
Meanwhile, last month, the Center for Health and Happiness opened at 39-37 43rd Avenue in Sunnyside, offering acupuncture and yoga. This space was previously occupied by Hi-Star Realty Inc.
I had a great manicure done here. Sorry to hear about your bad experience. This was one of the only manicures I’ve gotten in my life where the polish didn’t even chip for 2 weeks! The service I received was efficient and very professional.
I notice that some of the nail salons are inconsistent in the neighborhood. I get my eye brows done on a regular basis, and I’ll go to a single place and sometimes it is great and sometimes it is a train wreck and I vow never to go back!
Wow..not good ^^
Went there today for a pedicure and it was HORRIBLE! The girl looked like she was 15 and clearly lacked expertise. She missed spots with the polish, didn’t file my nails well, nicked my skin, and didn’t clean up the polish on my skin at the sides of my nails. I could have done a way better job myself. Never going back.The women at Sunnyside Nail Spa on 43rd Ave are 10x better than the staff at this place!
I just went to this new place and I have also been to Pure. While it is a beautiful spa, Pure has nothing to worry about. The staff at Pure shows up on time. Enough said.
I too am anti-awning. But looking forward to the possibility of yoga classes on Skillman.
I wasn’t commenting on the awning, which I agree is unattractive, but only on the color red which has a very different meaning for Buddhists than for others.
Postcards for the business were left in my office yesterday and they are charging $75 for a one-hour massage. Whether or not this is an introductory special, I’m not sure.
For anyone interested in manicures rather than awnings, the manicure I had there today (Sat.) was excellent – highly skilled work. The interior of the place is quite lovely and relaxing.
I wish there was a website for the business included. While Pure is nice, Pure has Manhattan prices. It would nice to check out the services this place is offering, and at what prices.
Who cares about the awning! BEST of Luck to the owner and the store manager! Wishing them plenty of SUCCESS!!
There is a glimmer of hope on the awning situation. Pio Riko, that chicken joint on GP and 46 finally took down their old, flithy, shabby, sickly yellow awning and put up a brand new, clean, sickly yellow awning.
Suggestion for webmaster: a poll on the nicest and ugliest local awnings in Sunnyside.
Auspicious red with a wingdings font! Brilliant…
FYI Bulls are colorblind.
but thank god they didn’t use comic sans
come on, ms morehead…. you understand business, admit it, the facade looks like hell compared to pure and the place next to alpha donuts. of course, if a bull doesn’t charge it within a year and their prices are 1/3 the others in the area they have a shot at staying a year.
man, i hope for the owners sake sunnyside BID doesn’t start a running of the bulls!!
Message to all designers: Times Roman Italic and Helvetica Bold are not good choices. Overused and generic.
don’t worry, they will close in less than a year. Sunnyside has enough salon/spas what were they thinking??? do the research before you open up a business!! hoping a nice cafe will open when they close.
Does the healing process involve having customers stare at the awning?
Exactly! Who cares! Why is everyone so obsessed about the awning.
Red ink is an inauspicious color, in business generally. Even a Tibetan accountant would agree.
Red is an auspicious color in Tibet–in Buddhism in general.
The color red is associated with the word “stop” and “blood” and fire trucks and other alarming things. It’s not the least bit inviting. Why anyone would use it for a business that is supposed to sooth and relax people in a calming environment is a huge mystery. The people who opened the place on Queens Blvd with the pastel green facade have the right idea.
@sunnyside native I do not own Pure nor do I work for them.i am not getting commission from them. I simply stated my feelings about the spa. I also wished the people on Skillman avenue good luck. I have been going to Pure for 7 years and I enjoy every second that I am there. Just stating facts. Sorry if it upset you for some reason!!! Maybe YOU are the new owner of the new spa ( but I doubt it very much) check out yelp for more reviews on PURE. All those people probably own the spa also. Have a nice day.
Why so much negativity? The real amusement was the post from Anonymous. Clearly your either the owner of PURE or getting a commission for advertising on other people’s expense. Let’s be ladies and gentlemen. Happy Weekend!
Agree with Patti! Chipotle or Trader Joe’s would be great!!
just what we need another nail salon..we need a CHIPOLTE OR KFC-WHOLE FOOD..TRADER JOES
Good luck to the new owners on Skillman avenue but I have to warn you that you have a lot of competition . That competition being named PURE located on qns blvd between 40th and 41st street( beside ariba ariba) It has been opened since the fall of 2005 and it is heaven. The owners,management and staff are all amazing. I go there for waxings,facials,spray tans and massages and have never ever been disappointed by the service. It s MY heaven on earth.
Agree with above comment.
Another tacky, unattractive awning. Don’t these business owners realize that first impressions are important? The first impression that awning gives is not a very good one. Well, at least it’s not yellow.
what is it with people opening places in this neighborhood and putting up awnings that look like they belong in front of a places selling cigarettes and lotto. spend a little money and people will have a better impression of the place, esp for a “spa”
the sign is serously bad, that place next to Burger King, now that looks good.
I’m looking forward to trying this new salon/spa. They will certainly be more welcoming than Romanian Garden.
I notice when a lady has a nice manicure. I mean, chipped or bitten nails do not look good (on anyone,) but neat and clean mean something. I’m not sure why nail salons are necessary- can’t this be done at home? I guess pedicures are more difficult.
I’m very excited about this addition to the neighborhood. Now, we’ll see if it’s any good.
How do all these nail salons stay in business? Are Sunnyside women that obsessive about their nails? Straight men sure don’t notice a woman’s nails. Their eyes are focused elsewhere.
Sunnyside Native,only yesterday i was Smelling how many people smell,it is outrageous how many people do not use soap,water or deodorant nowadays.
The western world recognizes healing centers, reiki and most importantly, under arm deodorant. I wish the eastern world who ride the #7 train would recognize under arm deodorant…
Good luck the owners. I just wish they did not have to go with the cheesy cheap awning.
Skillman between 46th and 47th Streets is emerging as Sunnyside’s healing mecca, with this opening and other soul soothing establishments like Flynn’s beverage center.
That is a big place. I will be interested in seeing it.
what a nice addition to the neighborhood. so glad healing centers are starting to be appreciated in the western world. perhaps they can also offer chakra balancing meditations.
good luck guys.