Though pursued throughout history, the Fountain of Youth lost its appeal when explorers who hopped into its waters were immediately kicked out for adult swim. Turn back just enough time with today’s Groupon.
$25 for a French mani-pedi package (a $50 value) that includes the following:
- One petite manicure (a $20 value)
- One petite pedicure (a $25 value)
- French polish add-on (a $5 value)<p>
$25 for a haircut and style with Bumble and bumble products (a $50 value)
$35 for a Dermalogica facial package (a $74 value) that includes the following:
- 50-minute, deep-cleansing classic facial (a $44 value)
- Dry body exfoliation (a $10 value)
- Hydrating facial mask (a $10 value)
- Aromatherapy scalp-massage enhancements (a $10 value)
The Secret Spa & Salon
Within the tranquil, century-old walls of the Belvedere house, the staff of The Secret Spa & Salon beautify bodies from the toes up. Hair stylists transform coifs with Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Schwarzkopf products, as owner Richelle enhances natural nails with OPI, CND, and Gelish polish or extensions made from acrylic, silk, or fiberglass. A massage therapist eases tension with hot stones, aromatic oils, and custom pressure, and Dermalogica skincare experts clear complexions with relaxing facials that combat fine lines, acne, and premature aging. The spa also uses Jane Iredale makeup products.
Built in 1905 by the same architect behind the historic Biltmore house, Belvedere—which is part of the historic society—now has a slightly more modern feel thanks to the spa's staff, who accented its wood floors and abundant natural light with green plants and paintings by local artists. The multigabled house also boasts a projecting bay window, which makes an ideal spot for drying nail polish or testing the reflective properties of freshly waxed skin.
73 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801