the skinney story
Founders and identical twins, Marisa + Adriana Martino ventured on their own after several years of experience at one of NYC’s leading Medspas at the time. They opened in a doctor’s office brownstone at 112 E 61st Street with one treatment room.
They started with technologies such as the Alma Harmony XL SR, HR, Pixel, Thermage, Lipotron 3000 and Chemical Peels. They shared duties such as treatments, receptionist, marketing and business development.
They chose the name SKINNY as a play on words, skin New York, SKINNY. After several attempts, they were unable to trademark SKINNY and that’s when SKINNEY was born.
SKINNEY Medspa quickly became a popular go-to for anti-aging treatments and body contouring. The founders credit their technology, customer service and quality of results. Within one year they grew to 4 employees. The SKINNEY schedule was booked 3-4 weeks out and they decided they needed to expand.
SKINNEY Medspa opened their second location temporarily at 50 Bond Street as they were building their first stand-alone location 125 5th Ave, Flatiron
SKINNEY Medspa opened their flagship location SKINNEY Flatiron in October 2014. The business continued to grow in popularity. The founders expanded their technologies adding Coolscupting, Fraxel, Ultherapy and VenusFreeze.
SKINNEY Medspa moved their first location a few blocks west inside the legendary Plaza Hotel 2015-2019.
SKINNEY Medspa collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue in April 2017 with their brand new concept, Saks Wellery, where shoppers can experience spa-like services.
With continued growth and success, founders Marisa + Adriana built out their “dream location” at 37 West 57th Street in Dec 2019, moving out of the Plaza location and into Skinney’s first free standing location.
in 2021 Skinney opened two more locations inside Saks Fifth Avenue at Bal Harbour, Miami, Florida, and Houston Gallaria, Texas.
Skinney would not be where it is today without our core values and exceptional team.
Welcome to SKINNEY!