There’s more to Albany than just the Empire State Plaza, the picturesque skyline along the Hudson River, and the annual Tulip Festival. Wander down Swan or Lark streets to spend a few relaxing hours in a tranquil Albany day spa. Indulging in a spa treatment may be the best way to capitalize on the all-too-brief summer.

Visit Spa Virgo, located in the heart of Albany, and get buffed, polished, and rejuvenated in the comfort of this townhouse-turned-spa. After a fine Albany massage, get some serious hair treatment at the spa’s Svengali Studio. In addition to offering anti-aging facials, deep-tissue massages, and haircuts and highlights, this versatile salon boasts some of the most affordable and gentlest waxing services in town. The aestheticians at this Albany salon are so confident in their waxing skills, they offer a full-body wax for their stubbornly hirsute clients.

Tired after touring the historic Capitol Building? Luckily there are plenty of Albany hair salons to refresh a tired look. Visit Townsend Hair Salon and get pampered by the multi-talented staff in this multi-story townhouse. Suit up in a salon drape and experience the stylists’ transformative powers, with some assistance from Bumble and Bumble or Aveda products. Let the aestheticians work their magic with a detoxifying facial, then get ready to take on the city with refreshed look and attitude.

To cap off a weekend trip upstate, stop by Complexions Spa For Wellness and Beauty, an eco-friendly haven that offers some of the most relaxing massages in Albany. Try a The Kai Chin So Herbology Body Wrap and Facial, an energizing and balancing experience that involves a combination of plant extracts and being wrapped in a warm cocoon.

Living or working in the city can make anyone uptight from time to time, but it’s nothing that a day at the spa can’t fix. Visit any of the fabulous spas or salons in Albany for a truly transformative experience.

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