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The Most Beloved Salons and Best Spas in America

BY: Editors | Aug 29, 2018

As beauty editors, we could go on for hours about the most beloved salons and best spas in America, but we're not sure we'd be able to convince you that they were truly great. So don't just take our word for it. Instead, listen to your fellow man.

Here's are some of America's favorite hair salons, nail salons, lash spots, day spas, and K-spas, according to the reviews on our site.

Northeast | Southeast | Midwest | Northwest | Southwest

 

Northeast

spa castle NYC

New York: Spa Castle NYC

College Point: 131–10 11th Ave.
12,561 Reviews

Most Loved: Coed outdoor waterpark, hot and cold saunas, cleanliness, Korean food

It was my 1st time at Spa Castle. This place is amazing!!! The variety of spa pools that they have makes Spa Castle the "place to be". They have a massage therapist a juice/smoothie bar, restaurant, bar & also a secluded nude pool. The 6 different saunas are state of the art! I loved everything about it!!!! – Lisa M.

Click here to find a deal for Spa Castle NYC.

 

Maryland: Tea Spa, Silver Spring

Wheaton-Glenmont: 2424 University Blvd W, Suite 202
1,993 Reviews

Most Loved: Massages, oxygenated facials with three types of acids, G.M. Collin products, infrared sauna

The best massage I have ever had. Karen created the most relaxed environment and I will be going back to visit when in town again. – Bridget P.

Click here to find a deal for Tea Spa.

 

Massachusetts: Happy Feet Spa, Boston

Downtown Boston: 150 Lincoln St., Apt 1A
Danvers: 151 Endicott St.
1,827 Reviews

Most Loved: Foot massages that include work on the entire body, orange slices, comfy chairs, hot tea

I thought it was just feet but they work quickly and thoroughly and got all sorts of spots worked out that I didn't realize were aching. I left feeling like a new person, a stronger, more flexible and relaxed person. Incredible! – Jay F.

Click here to find a deal for Happy Feet Spa.

 

Pennsylvania: The Naked Peach, Philadelphia

Lower Northwest: 6226 Ridge Ave.
2,583 Reviews

Most Loved: Waxing with blue hard wax and lemon soft wax, glasses of wine, quick and clean service

The Naked Peach is such a Dope spot!! I love everything about the place. The customer service is great, my wax was awesome, and they even offer wine. I will definitely be returning. – Bria S.

Click here to find a deal for The Naked Peach.

 

SPOTLIGHT

New York: Russian & Turkish Baths, New York City

East Village: 268 E. 10th St.
1,803 Reviews

Since 1892, guests have been frequenting this traditional, no-frills bathhouse, where they indulge in sauna, steam, and massage treatments. Here's what you should know about the famed institution:

  • Plenty of famous people have visited: including Frank Sinatra and John Belushi
  • You can get a traditional platza treatment: Bodies are rapped with an oak-leaf broom drenched in olive-oil soap
  • The vibe is both trendy and old-fashioned: hipsters and retirees co-mingle here
  • There is a quirky schedule: It's owned by two people, David and Boris, who split the bathhouse down the middle, running it on alternate weeks. Our deals are only valid on David weeks.

Love this place! No frills—I just go to detox and relax. FYI, Victor gives an amazing platza treatment, Sasha's massages are great, and the food is really good too! – Jennifer L.

Click here to find a deal for Russian & Turkish Baths.

 

Southeast

Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte

North Carolina: Paul Mitchell the School, Charlotte

Elizabeth: 1516 Elizabeth Ave.
4,157 Reviews

Most Loved: Haircuts and color overseen by an instructor, great prices, Awapuhi wild ginger keratin treatment

I've always had a good color and cut. I've been going here for several years to get my hair done. I don't live in Charlotte any longer but always plan a hair appointment when I'm town! – Christina P.

Click here to find a deal for Paul Mitchell the School.

 

Florida: Spa 66 at Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Marina, Fort Lauderdale

Harbor Beach: 2301 SE 17th St.
1,544 Reviews

Most Loved: Pool area, key-lime pedicure, ocean facial

I love it here. My favorite spa in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area, mostly because of the decor, steam room/sauna and the vast pool area. I prefer laying on the steps of the pool and catching some sun before I get my 2nd service. This spa hasn't disappointed me yet and I'd be shocked if it ever did. Worth every penny! – Brie B.

Click here to find a deal for Spa 66 at Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Marina Fort Lauderdale.

 

Florida: The Nail Bar, Miami

West Miami: 6264 Southwest 8th St.
1,118 Reviews

Most Loved: Long-lasting gels, cute nail bar setup, nail art

I love this place. If you are looking for a lesson relaxing environment with the best 90s/'00 playlist in Miami this is the place for you. The ladies of The Nail Bar are also time efficient and they truly pamper their clients. I am so grateful to have found my self care spot. – Carmen A.

Click here to find a deal for The Nail Bar.

 

Georgia: Skin Matters, Atlanta

Buckhead: 4279 Roswell Road NE, Suite 601A
1,750 Reviews

Most Loved: Informative aestheticians, laser hair removal for darker skin tones, dermaplaning

Anne gave me such a great, loving, nurturing, microderm/anti-aging facial! Loved every bit of this most wonderful experience! – Esther J.

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SPOTLIGHT

South Carolina: Hibiscus Spa, Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes: 8400 Costa Verde Drive
244 Reviews

Inside the 4-star oceanfront Marriott in Myrtle Beach lies Hibiscus Spa—an 8,000-square-foot space devoted to European-style pampering and southern hospitality. This is what guests rave about when they go:

  • Hibiscus massage: This multifaceted massage combines Swedish strokes, acupressure, and energy work—plus herbal oils and hot packs
  • Amenities: Guests love the cushy robes and slippers, as well as the steam room, sauna, and whirlpool.
  • Tween spa: Unlike a lot of spas, Hibiscus caters to tweens with age-appropriate massages, facials, and makeup lessons.

The resort is exceptional—a lovely view of the beach, nestled off the beaten path, but convenient. Truly exceptional from check-in to the use of the steam room and sauna, the ambiance of the waiting area, and superb service. Both deep relaxation and worked out that tense neck and back areas—highly recommend. Best birthday gift I could have given myself to start the new year off right. – Sara J.

Click here to find a deal for Hibiscus Spa.

 

Midwest

Bliss spa Chicago

Illinois: Bliss Spa at the W Chicago

River East/Near North Side: 644 N. Lake Shore Drive
456 Reviews

Most Loved: Oxygen facial, eucalyptus steam room, brownie bar, lake views

The oxygen facial was amazing! Bliss has sauna facilities and I recommend coming earlier to use them before your facial. I loved the tea and snacks provided afterwards, plan yourself extra time after your facial to enjoy them and the view! – Agnes P.

Click here to find a deal for Bliss Spa at the W Chicago.

 

Minnesota: Anew MedSpa Clinic, Rochester and Minnetonka

Rochester: 3135 Superior Drive NW, Suite C
Minnetonka: 13570 Wayzata Blvd.
1,175 Reviews

Most Loved: Injectables, microneedling, professionalism, customer service

I'd give more than 5 stars if I could. Been to many clinics and this was by far my best experience. Leslie did our work at the Minnetonka office. All product opened right in front of you. She even spent an extra half-hour (after hours) with us giving us information and suggestions. Office is beautiful, all staff was AMAZING. I've been searching for a place like this and now I have found it. – Tony S.

Click here to find a deal for Anew MedSpa Clinic Rochester.
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Missouri: The Face & The Body Spa & Salon, St. Louis Area

Brentwood: 2515 Brentwood Blvd.
O'Fallon: 2917 Highway K
4,524 Reviews

Most Loved: Massages, facials, spa packages that include a free bottle of avocado body lotion

I have been going to Face and Body in Brentwood for years and have never had a bad experience ... I've had facials, massages, mani-pedis, laser hair removal, etc! The employees are friendly and knowledgeable! – Margaret D.

Click here to find a deal for The Face & The Body Spa & Salon.

 

Ohio: Artistic Lashes, Cincinnati

Towers of Kenwood: 8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700
174 Reviews

Most Loved: Classic Look lash extensions (30–70 lashes per eye), natural-looking lashes, relaxing service

Loved my lashes!!! I asked for very natural lashes slightly longer and more dramatic than my natural and she gave me exactly that. I got so many compliments on how great they looked! Very happy with my experience and am so glad I purchased this Groupon! – Madison A.

Click here to find a deal for Artistic Lashes.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Wisconsin: Firewalker Arts, Milwaukee Area

Wauwatosa: 8500 West North Avenue
137 Reviews

Just outside of Milwaukee lies a Thai oasis of sorts: Firewalker Arts. Here, Ananda Walker physically stretches out clients lying on a Thai massage mat during her Thai massages. Ananda, who is known to twirl and dance with fire in her free time as a fire entertainer, performs a few different variations of her classic massage:

  • Thai foot massage: This combines Thai-specific acupressure, oil, and Thai balm. It relaxes the whole body, especially the feet.
  • Thai abdominal massage: Ananda focuses on the abdominal muscles, massaging the area with oil to help aid digestion and cut down on gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Thai harmonic massage: If you need a mood boost, this massage is for you. It relies on a harmonic technique to "shake" or "sing" the body, which tends to make clients feel giddy.

Thai foot massage... pure heaven. Ananda was absolutely awesome. My feet were aching so bad for quite some time. I walked out of the office on a cloud. Can't wait to do it again. Well worth it. – Karen W.

Click here to find a deal for Firewalker Arts.

 

Northwest

Little Red Day Spa Seattle

Washington: The Little Red Day Spa, Seattle

Industrial District: 3200 Airport Way, South Bldg. 12
507 Reviews

Most Loved: Themed spa suite with in-suite showers, privacy for couples, BYOB and picnics

Hands down, one of the best experiences we've ever shared together. 10/10 would recommend. – Madeline

Click here to find a deal for The Little Red Day Spa.

 

Oregon: Hair M, Portland

Downtown: 101 SW Main St.
184 Reviews

Most Loved: Men's haircuts and shaves, draft microbrews, wine, personal satellite TVs

Very upscale and they definitely know what they're doing. Gerts, my stylist, was a delight and has an eye for detail and style. – Miles H.

Click here to find a deal for Hair M.

 

Northern California: Cocoon Urban Day Spa, San Francisco

SOMA: 330 1st St., 2nd Fl.
1,539 Reviews

Most Loved: Massages, topical anesthetic for bikini waxes, deep peel with oxygen, serene ambiance

I live in Australia and this is a must stop for me anytime I'm in San Fran. The service is amazing and staff super friendly. I truly feel pampered! – Holly J.

Click here to find a deal for Cocoon Urban Day Spa.

 

Northern California: Archimedes Banya SF, San Francisco

Bayview: 748 Innes Ave.
1,326 Reviews

Most Loved: Rooftop deck overlooking the water, the mix of Russian banya, Turkish hammam, German thermen, and Greek laconica services

We were in SF for vacation and my wife and I were invited by some friends. The experience was by far our favorite part of the trip. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The place was clean and had a lot of great things to do. Relaxing on the roof top looking at the city lights after my very first venik was surreal. When we got back to Florida we were so upset there isn't anything remotely like it in the Orlando area. – Trevor A.

Click here to find a deal for Archimedes Banya SF.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Washington: Habitude Day Spa and Salon, Seattle

Ballard: 2801 NW Market St.
3,465 Reviews

In the bustling neighborhood of Ballard lies this calm retreat with a chic Northwest vibe and luxe spa treatments, including some that embrace cannabis-friendly laws. Here's how those work:

  • Cannabis-infused treatments: These use CBD, a cannabinoid extract from the hemp plant that is nonpsychoactive. CBD offers pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, making it especially good for massages.
  • CBD services: Range from a Moon Spirit balancing massage for monthly period pains to a full-body scrub with body brushes and a sauna tent

All services were great and very relaxing. My daughter purchased this spa day for me and I am not a regular to spa services. Even so, the providers all made me feel comfortable and welcomed. I especially love the atmosphere at Habitude and the little boutique shop downstairs. – Carolyne L.

Click here to find a deal for Habitude Day Spa.

 

Southwest

R Salon Phoenix

Arizona: R Salon, Phoenix

Camelback East: 1940 E. Camelback Road, Suite 104
1,490 Reviews

Most Loved: Highlights, pedicures, crazy hair colors, snack bar

Stylist Cassidy Lager excellent cut and partial highlights. I am a brunette and always seem to end up with brassy highlights, but Cassidy gave me great subtle beigey/light brown highlights. Love it. I also have a great cut (have had a number of compliments since). I had a Groupon but will definitely be going back. – Gwen C.

Click here to find a deal for R Salon.

 

Southern California: New Look Skin Center, LA Area

Multiple locations in Gendale, LA/Encino, and Irvine
2,969 Reviews

Most Loved: Laser hair removal, posttreatment aloe, quick treatments, easy access from the freeway

I had done 5 laser treatments at another place and I saw minimal hair loss. In just two treatments at New Look Skin Center I have seen so much hair loss, I knew it was 10x better after the first treatment. I'm super pumped that I bought this, and just in time for summer!– Ashley R.

Click here to find a deal for New Look Skin Center.

 

Texas: Glo Sun Spa Houston

Multiple locations in Houston, Spring, Katy, and Cypress
2,521 Reviews

Most Loved: Clean beds, friendly staff, spray tans, red-light facials

This is the MOST AMAZING place for tanning. I never did spray tanning before coming here and they made my experience great. Very informational and ensured I had the best color for my skin tone. Will definitely keep coming here! – Stacie C.

Click here to find a deal for Glo Sun Spa.

 

Texas: MassageLuXe, Addison and Southlake

Addison: 5000 Belt Line Road, Suite 765
Southlake, Shady Oaks Condominiums: 500 West Southlake Blvd.
17,051 Reviews

Most Loved: Massages, dry water-massage machines, facials that use Repêchage seaweed products

My massage therapist, Christian, was awesome! Not only did the entire massage feel excellent, but he actually cured my plantar fasciitis! Let's just say the tip I left was about the same as the price of the massage. I would recommend to everyone! – Royce R.

Click here to find a deal for MasageLuXe.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Nevada: Rio Spa and Salon, Las Vegas

Off The Strip: 3700 W. Flamingo Road
280 Reviews

Las Vegas is a town known for its decadence, so naturally its spas are some of the most luxurious in the country. Take a quick peek at what guests love to indulge in at this spa inside the sleek Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino:

  • Redwood saunas and eucalyptus steam rooms: Rio supplies sauna guests with cold towels, buckets of ice chips, orange slices, and water.
  • 13 types of massage: The most popular is the signature massage with medium pressure. The most hedonistic is the Wine Down anti-oxidant massage and wrap.
  • Treatments with food-based ingredients: These range from oatmeal-and-honey deep-conditioning treatments to peach-ginger-margarita body wraps.

Dexter was my massage therapist. Oh my goodness! Probably one of the best massages I've ever had. Wendy was my aesthetician and gave great advice on my skin and what kind of facial to get. She was phenomenal! We came for my friend's 40th birthday and we were NOT disappointed. Excellent time! Highly recommend. – Jennifer L.

Click here to find a deal for Rio Spa and Salon.

 

 

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