Since its grand opening in 2022, NY Beauty Suites has grown to include over 14 beauty, health, and wellness businesses. This hub for creativity in Downtown Brooklyn allows small business owners to operate in spaces they curate as their own alongside other professionals. With services spanning massage, hair care and styling, makeup, skincare, retail and more, these flexible studios in Downtown Brooklyn have attracted a group of talented small business owners and their clients.
We had the chance to tour some of the awesome workspaces at NY Beauty Suites with Genesis Arias, Community Manager. Check out the businesses we visited and people we met!
Hair by Karyne
Karyne Tinord a licensed cosmetologist and founder of Hair by Karyne. Genesis showed us around her suite where she specializes in painless hair braiding and hair styling education. Karyne teaches small classes with multi-media lesson plans and simulated hair salon experiences to build students’ knowledge, skills, and confidence. In addition to offering certifications in hair braiding, Hair by Karyne hosts events and workshops that connect students and professionals with partnerships and referral opportunities.
The Brooklyn Sugarist
We had the pleasure of meeting Erin the Brooklyn Sugarist. Erin specializes in hair removal using a paste consisting of lemon, water, and sugar. She explained that sugaring provides many benefits, such as preventing the cuts or burns that often result from shaving or even waxing. The studio offers a non-gendered menu of services, which Erin provides with the goal of creating an inclusive and empowering space.
Vee on Glam
Vee showed us around her space, which she opened after graduating from Aveda Institute with a master’s in cosmetology and after training with a variety of talented celebrity hairstylists. Vee’s services include makeup, hair, and body waxing.
Amethyst Magnolia Skin and Body
Amethyst Magnolia is a spa that offers massage, facial, and body contouring services. Founder Ashley Taylor aims to help customers relax their body and skin by alleviating tension and targeting common skin conditions. She also offers a range of skin and body care products, including cleansers, exfoliators, toners, and moisturizers.
NY Beauty Suites also offers the use of production spaces for use as photography video studios, and even have a recording studio for podcasts! These spaces are a useful amenity for the resident businesses who often use them to stage their products and services for marketing. These spaces are also available for rent to anyone, allowing the business support offered by NY Beauty Suites to reach a broad range of small businesses owners and creative individuals.