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Famed Long Island City Esthetician Moves Into New Space On 51st Ave

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Tailormade For You founder Angelena Lucheux

March 22, 2016 Sponsored Content

Long Island City’s best kept secret in skin care has recently moved to 51st Avenue from its previous Vernon Boulevard location.

Tailormade For You founder Angelena Lucheux said the new space at 5-35 51st Ave. will be more accessible for both new and returning clients, as it only steps away from the Vernon-Jackson 7 train station.

TMFY 04Lucheux, who founded the business with her husband Benjamin four years ago, has been treating skin professionally for more than a decade.

She has served with the 9/11 Red Cross Relief Fund to treat police officers, firefighters and first responders, and also worked as a senior instructor at Atelier Esthétique, a Manhattan educational facility which Lucheux said is “internationally recognized as one of the industry’s most rigorous and respected schools.”

After teaching cosmetology there for three years, she was asked to work for Gerhard Klapp of Klapp Cosmetics, and traveled to Germany to serve as their international distributor for Canada, the United States, South America and the Caribbean Islands. Through her employment there she met her husband and the couple soon after moved to Long Island City. Following the birth of their first son, Maxime, the two decided to focus on their retail venture.

“When we moved to Vernon Boulevard, this area had such a huge influx of international residents because of its proximity to the United Nations, which is right across the East River. So we get a lot of clients that are German, French and Spanish,” Lucheux said. “Benjamin works with a lot of international clientele in Europe, so he knows what the newest skincare trends are overseas. We even go to trade shows together and find out what else we can get for our clients.”

TMFY 05This attention to detail earned Lucheux a 2015 Top Women in Business Award by Schneps Communications and a 2015 award for Best Day Spa in Long Island City.

As far as what new customers can expect, Tailormade For You offers a variety of treatments for the entire body.

“We specialize in high-end, luxury European facials, with products from France, Spain and Germany,” she said. “And we do many types of revitalization treatments because the skin always needs to be reinvented.”

One example is their caviar face mask, a relatively new and trendy practice at upscale spas in which they use eggs from sturgeons found in the Caspian Sea to mask the face with amino acids.

For the body, “we offer a non-invasive form of liposuction called cavitation, which uses an ultrasonic device to breakdown fat cells and provide a massage for your lymphatic system,” Lucheux explained. “We don’t promise astronomical weight loss, but you will lose inches instantly in the areas you wish to target over the course of the treatment.”

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Lucheux family with Courtney Leff (far right) at Gantry Plaza State Park

The newest member of their team, Courtney Leff, launched eye-lash extensions this month to expand the services Tailormade For You offers to their clients.

“We couldn’t be happier with Courtney,” Lucheux said. “She has a great energy, and was also a student at the school I taught in.”

Lucheux invites clients of all ages to visit Tailormade, stressing, “it’s important to start taking care of your skin as early as possible. Due to all the pressure and stress of school, social lives and other factors, I have teenagers and preteens as clients who have trouble with acne because of hormones that lead to breakouts.”

She said people who begin treating their skin earlier in life are less prone to do invasive types of treatments like botox in their later years.

“I’m proud to do something that I love to do,” Lucheux said. “I go in and never have a bad day because I make people feel good. In my 21 years of experience, I’ve had the privilege of learning from the best of the best, and as a resident of Long Island City for almost 10 years, I look forward to meeting more people in the area and to be a greater part of the community.”

Tailormade For You is located within Sacred Waters Spa at 5-35 51st Ave. Interested parties can make an appointment between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, by calling (646) 339-9726, or e-mailing [email protected].

Note: Tailormade For You is an advertiser of the LIC Post.

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Elizabeth

Lady’s and Gentleman’s , spring is coming and if you like to show your face with glowing complexion look no further . Stop in Angelina’s spa as I did and experience for yourself .Put away all fights its a waist of time , just make appointment and I promise you will return .

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Mary Beth McGill

The best!!!!! I highly recommend Angelina. She is a healer and full of knowledge. You come out glowing and totally rejuvenated.

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TM4U

Thanks Mary Beth I just hope that you are not as fake as all the anonymous comments for the article. We love you

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Paul

One of the most fake and phoniest comments I ever seen from a shameless business promotion…and yes I doubt any of these “comments” with real names are even real…the owner probably has set up multiple emails and “names”….I’ve seen lic post for a long time with many new businesses, never have I see such a pile of fakeness

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TM4U

dear Frank,
We totally understand that all is too good to be true. So thanks for the compliment because all the people that knows about will appreciate accordingly.

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Susan P

we’re so lucky to have a beautiful sparkly jewel in our community. thank you for sharing your love with all of us!

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TM4U

It is indeed what we are so proud of. Offering something special in the neighborhood even if it is a niche market makes all us proud to be a part of this community.

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Jen

Angelena is the amazing! The best facials I’ve ever had. She is a true professional! Angelena will take such good care of you and will customize any service to best suit your needs!

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TM4U

Thanks for your nice comment it is nice to be recognized and appreciated by real community members of LIC.

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Kris -

Great article. Remember you guys on Vernon and I’m glad to see your still in the neighborhood working your magic on 51st. Hope to get a chance to pass by soon and check it out again.

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Kris -

Umm.. I’m fine with people disagreeing and voicing their opinion online but im not sure how my comment would warrant a Bunch of dislikes. It wasn’t a rave or scalthing review or even any specific opinion other than that I liked the article and as a LIC resident I remember them on Vernon and I’m glad that a local biz is still around and doing their thing. Is the negativity and “dislikes” even about my irrelevant comment or is it just trolling and disliking every comment and every article licpost writes? Let’s lighten up people.

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Anonymous

I think people are reacting to the phoniness of the article and the over the top praise being heaped on the woman. When a post smells more like an infomercial rather than an objective piece, the dislikes are gonna fly. LIC Post readers don’t like the wool being pulled over their eyes.

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TM4U

Well with just a big difference all the comments have been made by real loyal clients for the past four years and they use their real name instead of anonymous. Sounds at least more credible

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Kris -

Sure.. I agree the piece is WAY positive and the writer may very well be a friend or a happy client to say the least – I would even have paid the likes or dislikes any mind and wouldn’t have mentioned a thing if a few readers were truly just reacting to the piece or some of the Extremely positive reviews.. The “caviar.. Let that settle in” comment was actually Funny as Hell.
But it def seemed like trolling once EVERY SINGLE comment is being hit with the same amount of dislikes. My comment was in no way overly positive or negative. I am just happy that a family owned biz is making it in our neighborhood and would love to see more of it.
As far as “LIC Post readers don’t like the wool being over their eyes” … BaHaHaHa! Come on now. Its not the New York Times – It’s the LIC Post for God sake. ?
It’s simple reports on some local issues & Fluff pieces and store openings and positive bio’s on local artists and business owners ALL THE TIME. I love it and am glad we have a local paper but to get upset that their Pulling The Wool over my eyes.. Um No.

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Frank

Easy – the services provided represent what the dinosaur trolls, errr, long-time residents hate about the direction the neighborhood is moving in. Think of it as salt in their fatal wounds.

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Anonymous

I don’t know if the fact that my family and I moved to LIC in1955 give me the right to answer the comment. however I have met this wonderful family since they moved in 8 years ago and I saw their commitment and passion to become a part of the wonderful community we used to be a long time ago. They were the one that gave me hope to believe that our old spirit was still alive so please
Have at least the decency to respect it.

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Anonymous

I was thinking of a similar word with another vowel instead of “i.”

TM4U

Dear frank in order to give you the last drop of salt Tailormade for you skincare has been awarded for best business in LIC 2 years in a row, I guess it will only help to valIdate your conspiracy theory.

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Meghan

It’s always nice to see coverage of a local parent and business owner! Angelena is an amazing esthetician so it’s pretty easy to write a positive comment.

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TM4U

Indeed especially when you know what you are talking about. Thanks for your support Meghan.

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TM4U

Thank you for mentioning that our Yelp reviews are as outstanding as the best business in LIC 2015 and top women in business for queens 2015 awards.
Angelena, Benjamin and Maxime

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Anonymous

“Angelena truly has a gift” “gifted hands,” “I believed in her,””recognition she has always deserved,””truly amazing,””unique human being,”

Jeezus.

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Astoria Resident

What would be amazing is a cure for cancer, by a ‘truly amazing’ and ‘unique human being’.

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TM4U

Well just for your info we are talking about beauty and not about supernatural power. In order to save your soul we strongly advise to recommend it to God.
Thanks for your comment.

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You don’t need to worry for the sturgeons they are locally farmed in France 100% safe.

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Danielle

I’ve been getting facials from Angelena for over the past 2 years. Her services are excellent and she always customizes the treatment for me based on how my skin is at the time. Her new location is beautiful and convenient!

Angelena – your award is well deserved! Very proud of you 🙂

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TM4U

Thanks for your kind comment. And believe it or not Tailormade for you skincare got another award as best business in Long Island City for 2016! With all this credentials except Jana I don’t know who made better 😉

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Rosetta

From the moment I enter the sanctuary of Angelena’s facial room, I am immediately transported to a world of peace and calm….and what a delightful aroma! All my stresses melt away. I am totally relaxed and pampered and it’s all for me for the entire session. And then, I get to have beautiful skin, as well. Angelena is a knowledgeable and expert aesthetician. She is a unique human being, dedicated to her clients and to making them feel and look good. It’s easily apparent to see that she truly loves her work. I recently had a three-session Reveal Facial treatment and my skin was just glowing. I had several people comment on how great I look! Thanks Angelena!

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Julianna

Angelena is truly amazing and offers probably the best facials in NYC. Real high quality services and her new location on 51st – next to 51st bakery – is very neat and cozy. LIC dads: great gift idea for Mother’s day….

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TM4U

Thanks for your kind comment. We really to support the building of a real community in LIC that we love and appreciate so much. We do understand that it does not talk to all people In the neighborhood, but we still believe that we are a living part of making LIC more than a dormitory community.

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Paola Rodi

Angelena has been the truly beauty queen of LIC from the very first day. i believed in her from her first day she opened on Vernon Boulevard. Her personality, her incredibly knowledge and love she put in everything she was doing for my skin. I am so happy that she got the regognition she has always deserved. Good luck with your new location but at the end it will always be all always your incredible skills.

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TM4U

Thanks you Pauline for your amazing support we would have never made it without you on Vernon Boulevard. you and your family welcomed us in the heart of LIC like no one else would have done.we are really proud to perpetuate the community feeling you have always talked about.

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Audrey

I have been getting facials from Angelena for 2 years, since I moved to LIC. Her facials are beyond compare– the best in NYC!!! She individualizes her treatments to the needs of each client and has excellent products and superior skills. She is also the nicest person I know and it feels like you are visiting a friend!! I highly recommend Tailormade for You for the best and most relaxing facial experience you will ever have!

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Maryann Capone-Raschilla

Angelena truly has a gift. I have experienced numerous facials from her. I say “experienced” because that what it is. The relaxing aromatherapy scents fill the air, spa music plays and for that moment, I experience real and true relaxation. Her voice and energy compliment the ambience of the tranquil environment. Her attention was solely on me during the facial massage. It was as if she knew exactly where the tensions of my life needed release. Angelena’s gifted hands allowed me to forget the noise and stress of being a mom and just be….me…relaxed…and undisturbed. I leave feeling rejuvenated, glowing and beautiful. Angelena is a gifted aesthetician, not only by her careful and detailed expertise in products and skin care, but by her focus on people first; where the beauty comes naturally after an experience with her. I highly recommend without any reservation!

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Christel Caputo

Angelena is by far the most thorough and knowledgeable aesthetician I have come across. She’s got a gift for giving a total luxury experience to clients in a neighborhood friendly way. I’ve been to all the major spas for services and I wouldn’t trade her back in for any of them.

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