Authentic decor brings a classic aesthetic to this quaint little downtown shop, reminiscent of a 19th century French beauty parlor. A rare and extensive collection of elixirs by French-based skin connoisseurs Biologique Recherche is also available here, for those already in the know and for others who have yet to discover this level of skin luxury. The biology of your skin is Kariné Kazarian’s passion. With over 25 years of experience, Kariné can diagnose your current Skin Instant during your consultation. With treatments like the Biologique Face Remodeling and Le Soin et Lissant (recommended for traumatic after-sun exposures), it’s no wonder that models and skin enthusiasts alike are following Kariné to her new downtown location.
As a young girl in Yerevan, Armenia, Kariné was enamored by the beauty secrets that the women of her family would share during their afternoon gatherings at the local beauty parlor. When the opportunity arose for her to study at the renowned Institute de Beaute (Moscow Beauty Institute) in Riga, Latvia, she began her training under highly celebrated experts in European dermatology, often revered as the absolute best world-wide. It was here that Kariné mastered the scientific skill and gentle grace that only few can truly provide in luxury skincare.
During the early stages of her career, Kariné searched for the best products available for her clients. In the late 80s, her research led to Biologique Recherche – a French company known for combining organic botanicals with marine bio-extracts. The secret to Kariné’s success stems from her early partnership and deep understanding of this collection.
Kariné moved to New York in the early 90s and strategically positioned herself alongside top beauty consultants at uptown Manhattan’s most exclusive spas. Since then, she has developed a cult following of celebrities and skin enthusiasts alike. Kariné is thrilled to offer the uptown exclusivity of luxury skincare at her new downtown location in Greenwich Village.