Those who adore the affection of cuddly puppies, kittens, and iguanas know that taking care of your skin makes animals more likely to lick your face with their life-giving tongues. Let the cute creatures relish your countenance with today's Groupon: for $60, you get $120 worth of facials or hair services at Toscana European Day Spa on Newbury Street. CityVoters named Toscana one of the top five Best Day Spas in 2009.
Toscana's facials range from a classic European ($85 for 60 minutes) to a Romanian herbal mud treatment ($95 for 80 minutes). To draw toxins out of pores and give skin the oxygen it needs to breathe and catch fire, opt for the Tuscan organic fruit peel facial ($100 for 60 minutes). Or, let vitamin C revitalize your frontispiece during a Flash Beaute treatment ($110 for 60 minutes). If you'd rather renew your noodle nest, a wash, cut, and blow-dry (starting at $75) will transform any outdated coif into a wearable work of art. Color services start at $70 for a single process and range up to $170 for full foil. Toscana's hair services also include wedding or prom hairdos (starting at $75) or a special 'do for proms that turn into weddings.
As part of owner Doina Mandrila's commitment to quality, Toscana uses top-notch and organic products, including Eminence Organic Skin Care and L'Oréal Paris hair care, for its treatments. Mandrila, who has a background in biochemistry, has been in the skin-care business for more than 35 years and has worked at the famous Ana Aslan anti-aging research institute in Europe. She designed Toscana to be a soothing retreat—the two-story spa has comfortable cream-colored furniture, bare-brick walls, and high ceilings (click here for photos). Call ahead to schedule an entire day of beautifying, or book a single service and use your Groupon over the course of multiple visits.
The value of this Groupon can only be applied towards facials or hair services.
- I have very sensitive skin and her products are always top notch and I've never had a reaction. My skin glows and feels nourished. – Lucyv1, Citysearch
- Momma Toscana, it's true, you are a miracle maker! My face doesn't go through the all those monthly breakouts since visiting you. My stylists recommended I try a facial with you and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. – alex321123, CityVoter
Toscana European Day Spa
European-trained owner and biochemist Doina Mandrila and her team of aestheticians perform soothing spa services inspired by international beauty traditions. The Orient Essence Ceremony incorporates smooth Balinese pebbles and exotic oils into a relaxing massage, and the full-body hydration of the Velvet Skin Miracle mimics the thermal springs of the city of Spa in Belgium. The spa’s luxurious facials slather skin in natural ingredients, such as dandelion and moisturizing honey. Staff also specialize in gentlemen's facials and treatments formulated specifically for teenage skin issues, such as acne. Waxing services customize or banish body hair, while massage therapy leaves bodies in a state more relaxed than if Mr. Rogers governed Hawaii.
231 Newbury St.
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