Spa Week is Next Week! Have You Booked Your $50 Appointments Yet?

October 5, 2011 • Beauty, Fashion Blog

We never get tired of those two little words: Spa Week! The week where decadent pampering services are available citywide for a measly $50 a pop and the Fall 2011 Spa Week looks to be one of the best!  Presented by Carefree® and in partnership with Allure Magazine, Fall 2011 Spa Week is happening NEXT WEEK, October 10th-16th. Spa Week’s founding mission was to make the spa lifestyle accessible to all. So this season,  800 spas and wellness facilities across North America are participating, offering top spa services such as massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, peels, mani-pedis, highlights, hair cuts, blowouts, acupuncture, fitness class packages, eyelash extensions, Botox and more! And thought it seems too good to be true, appointments are booking fast so browse all the $50 treatments on and let the pampering begin!

For first timers or anyone slightly overwhelmed with the staggering array of options, Spa Week has even arranged a handy little guide that may lead you to the service you’ve been dreaming of:

FOR THE BUSY MOM:  No babysitter? No problem! Enjoy 2 hours of FREE Childcare while you get pampered during your $50 Spa Week appointment (choose massage, facial or mani/pedi/deep hydrating treatment) at LifeSpa. There are 78 Spa Week locations: Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, New York, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and New Jersey.

FOR THOSE WITH CHRONIC PAIN: Spa Week seeks pamper you into your most relaxed state, but there are specific treatments – both ancient and modern – that specifically target pain. Dating back thousands of years, Acupuncture, Cupping and Gua Sha will “poke,” “suck” and “scrape” away pain. (Try at Village Wellness Project in NYC, Cinnabar Acupuncture or Forat Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in LA, to name a few). At In Touch Wellness in Arizona, they’ll “zap” away pain with their tech-y new laser therapy for pain relief.

FOR THE FITNESS BUFF: Get fit during Spa Week with a 5-Pack of Mind Body Classes at the prestigious exhale mindbodyspa. Transform your body with your choice of 5 of exhale’s Award Winning Core Fusion and Yoga Classes. Spa Week locations throughout NYC, LA, Palm Beach, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas (Also: look out for private Pilates and personal training sessions at other participating facilities across the country)

FOR THE MANLY MAN: Men account for 31% of spa goers in America, and did you know men have 15% more oily skin than women? Man up and get that massage or facial – even if they’re not specified a “men’s” treatment, men are still more than welcome to enjoy! Clarins is one of the pioneering men’s skincare movements, and one of their 2 treatments is the CLARINS Mens Facial. Spa Week locations in California, Illinois, Florida, New York, Virginia and Massachusetts.

FOR ANYONE DEFYING GRAVITY: There are a ton of anti-aging facials and treatments being offered during Spa Week, but there is one in particular, simply called “Skin Tightening” worth checking out at American Laser Skincare, and it is normally $528. Stimulating healthy collagen, the skin tightening process firms sagging skin and fills in wrinkles at your jaw line, eye area, mouth and cheeks. Skin tightening actually jump starts organic cell growth, making your skin look and act more like the way it might… on the moon. American Laser Skincare has 26 Spa Week locations in New York, Chicago and California.

FOR THE SEASONED SPA-GOER: Spa Week partners with some of the nation’s most prestigious spa and wellness brands each season. To name a few on our Fall 2011 roster: The Standard Miami, Four Seasons Resorts in Houston and Scottsdale, Golden Door in Carefree, AZ, Kohler Waters Spa in Wisconsin, Chuan Body & Soul at the Langham in Boston, Pelican Hill Resort & Spa in Newport Beach, CA, and also completely bare and Red Door Spas locations nationwide.

FOR THE TREE-HUGGER: Did you know that all treatments listed on in green are green-friendly picks for eco-chic spa-goers? In addition to those, check out all the famously eco-friendly Aveda spas participating. Also, Natural Body with locations throughout Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, is a leader in the green spa movement, literally paving the way with floors made of recycled school bus tires.

Browse all the $50 spa treatments in 78 cities (!) on, and start making those appointments! Viva le Spa Week!


-Alia Rajput

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