Smith & Brit is a beauty and wellness destination in New York’s vibrant neighborhood of Chelsea. With over 40 years of combined experience, founders Kristyn Smith and Claire Beevers use their collective knowledge and passion to provide a carefully edited selection of products for lifestyle and beauty. By blending both eastern and western philosophies in our in-house treatments, we provide an array of services to bespoke facials, lymphatic drainage, and aromatherapy massage for each of our client’s individual needs.
Here at Smith and Brit, we place an emphasis on brands that are ethical, innovative, and effective that contain the highest quality of ingredients and are unique in their vision and function. We love helping clients discover what’s most appropriate for their own skin care needs, but also to introduce them to some of our exciting and fresh health and wellness discoveries.
With iconic neighbors such as Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, the High Line, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, our cozy 19th Street location has both neighborhood quaintness and an urban buzz to truly feel like the quintessential New York experience. Pop in for a cup of tea, enjoy a browse, beauty advice, or simply a smile as we hope you will feel just as much at home as we do.
With over 27 years of experience in the luxury beauty industry in both London and New York, Claire Beevers has forged a very unique perspective from her experience on both continents. In the early stage of her career, Claire traveled the world working as a massage therapist and facialist on some of the finest spas on luxury cruise liners. It was here that she was introduced in how to offer personalized treatment to people from all corners of the globe with a variety of beauty requirements.
As Claire advanced in her career, she managed beauty counters and spas at some of the most prestigious stores in the world including Harrods, Selfridges, SpaceNK and Saks 5th Avenue in New York. A highly qualified beautician, Claire is also an accomplished makeup artist who has worked with numerous high profile clients in fields varying from high fashion to bridal and everyday make up application. It is this vast knowledge of the beauty industry and fundamental understanding of the client’s individual needs that Claire is excited to bring to her new venture at Smith & Brit.
Don’t be fooled by Kristyn Smith’s soft-spoken voice and Southern California mellowness as she has been a powerhouse in the wellness and beauty industry for over 15 years. Beginning her career as a makeup artist in London, Kristyn became frustrated that makeup was only being used to mask skin conditions or mimic the dewy look of healthy skin. Upon moving back to the West Coast, Kristyn’s education flourished as she worked with plastic surgeons as a medical esthetician and developed innovative techniques that approach skin care through a holistic lens.
From consulting and launching luxury spas to curating Japanese skin care lines, Kristyn’s passion for creating and maintaining healthy skin has only been amplified since opening Smith and Brit. Kristyn specializes in anti-aging, hyper pigmentation, and incorporates lymphatic drainage in every facial. She approaches the skin from the inside/out and will begin every facial with a consultation before customizing a specific treatment and follow-up for her client to continue the healing, detoxifying, and balancing long after leaving the chair.
In the world of health and beauty we are provided with a bouquet of methods in which to treat our physical and mental needs and or desires. Reflexology provides a powerful duality of physical and spiritual healing, returning us to a state of homeostasis. Reflexology is a specialized method of using pressure point techniques throughout the feet and hands to eliminate deposits that build up in the nervous system, in turn improving blood flow to the organs. It is an extraordinary tool for improving sleep, decreasing stress, pain management and improving digestive functions. While the benefits of Reflexology are expansive these tend to be the immediate results from your first treatment.
When I began my journey in the healing arts I was instantly passionate about the practice and technique of “The Ingham Method” taught at the International Institute of Reflexology where I received my education. They have set the stage globally for effective methods and provide a team of top practitioners. I am confident Reflexology will be a key factor in your beauty, health and wellness.