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BEST Day Spa, North

2011 BEST Day Spa, North

Pyara Spa and Salon


In a land of office parks, Pyara is quite the oasis: a serene sanctuary where the only to-do lists include hot stone massages, Ayurvedic shirodhara treatments, and invigorating Vichy showers. Within the confines of this corporate-seeming storefront, therapists soothe and… read more»

2009 BEST Day Spa, North



The full name is ‘Dayle’s European Skin Care and Day Spa,’ yet ‘Dayle’s’ captures the friendly essence of this little gem, founded in ’84 by Elizabeth Grady alum Dayle Ciampa. Like its namesake (lithe, blonde, very much hands-on), the spa… read more»

2008 BEST Day Spa, North



Paying someone just to hand you towels (Mariah) or perfume your path with gardenia (J.Lo) is a bit whoa!crazy. Still, Hollywood divas, with their creamy complexion and velvety skin, are testament to the very real benefits of an aesthetics entourage…. read more»

2007 BEST Day Spa, North

Alexander’s Spa and Salon


Near the entrance of this winsome little spa is a spotlighted chair emblazoned with “Maria Lekkakos” in bold script. Diva alert? Hardly. When the petite former Miss Massachusetts bustles into the waiting room, she lets you know her clients are… read more»

2006 BEST Day Spa, North

Andrew Michaels


A world apart from its strip mall brethren, the Andrew Michaels spa—situated among the white-brick columns of the old Salem public library—earns devotees with such enticing body treatments as the Mandarin mint facial and coffee body wrap. A hushed, whispery… read more»

2005 BEST Day Spa, North

Maison Esthetique Christiane Bourque Spa


Christiane Bourque, wife of former Bruin Ray, has created a European-style spa with lovely little touches (perfumed sachets in every locker) and heavenly big ones (heated massage tables). The private rooms have individual rock waterfalls and treatments such as Vichy… read more»

2004 BEST Day Spa, North

Andrew Michaels


Who needs the attitude and frenzy of Newbury Street when you can escape to this drop-dead-gorgeous sanctuary? The top two floors of the spectacularly renovated onetime public library form a sun-drenched rotunda salon. Downstairs, facial experts work their magic, using… read more»