Beauty and the Budget

1208457394It’s been a rough week, but now that our taxes are finally filed, it’s time to spend that refund on a little relaxing, renewing, and rejuvenating! Take advantage of Spa Week from now until Sunday. For only $50, beauties on a budget can experience one of many ultra-luxurious treatments that normally cost more than a Ben Franklin.

Participating spas in town include Bella Sante, Daryl Christopher, Emerge, G Spa, G2O, MELT, Spa Bella, Spa Newbury, and many more. Even suburban spots get in on the deal, including 1 on 1 Self Indulgence in Concord, Ardan MedSpa + Salon in Wellesley, Pamper Me Skin Care in Wakefield, and others. Check out the full list here.

While most places are offering massages, facials, and body polishes, there are also some more unique treatments available.

90 Min Suddenly Slim Body Wrap

If diet and exercise seem like pure torture, consider this weight loss treatment (normally $155 for 75 minutes). Spa specialists will wrap your entire body in warm bandages that are soaked in an exfoliating solution. Then you’ll don a plastic jumpsuit and head to “the capsule,” a giant sauna/heat chamber. After 45 minutes, you’ll unwrap a body that’s inches slimmer (and undoubtedly very thirsty).

Spa Bella
60 Min S’More Pedicure

Only babies are allowed to suck on their toes, but after the S’more Pedicure ($68 value), we wouldn’t blame you if you did. For this treatment, enjoy a chocolate foot soak, a chocolate scrub, and a marshmallow foot mask, followed by a chocolate foot and leg massage. Plus, complete nail grooming and polish.

Daryl Christopher Wellness Salon and Day Spa
50 Min Vegan Manicure and Pedicure

This hand and foot makeover (a $115 value) includes a palm and arm massage, as well as a foot soak using aromatherapy oils to sooth your aching soles. You’ll get a full polish for both your digits and toes, and all of the Sparitual products used are completely vegan-friendly (DBP-free and never tested on animals). This special is available through April 26.

Pamper Me Skin Care
60 Min Green Azulene Brazilian Wax and Brow Wax

Because if you’re going to get your brows waxed, you may as well go for the whole shebang. The Brazilian wax alone normally costs $64 and the brow wax is usually $12, but you get both for $50. Who knew going hairless could be so thrifty?