RI Beauty Expert: Pampering Day Spas For Winter Weariness
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Providence’s Butter Day Spa’s edifice will surprise and delight you – instead of new-age environs, you will visit an elegant early 19th century estate. No stuffiness here though – only beauty and serenity. Their Symphony Spa Package will put winter on pause. It includes a Swedish massage, Europa Facial, and a bespoke manicure. You will float back to your real life. Do check out their charming website for revolving “Inspired Thoughts”. Butter Day Spa, 255 Hope St., Providence
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Owner Grace Labbe states her Shimmer Spa incorporates a special dimension into her treatments – the healing power of crystals. Labbe believes inner beauty is released with gemstone therapy and organic beauty products. By the laying of stones on the face’s pressure points, anxiety and stress melt away and the skin becomes more receptive to remedies with luscious unguents and oils. Their Diamond Package ends with a deliciously hot gemstone pedicure. Shimmer Salon and Day Spa, 500 Main St., East Greenwich
Elizabeth Denbow of Tranquility Day Spa caters to only one client at a time. That means complete dedication to your singular needs. And you’ll have the place to yourself! Lucky for you, Denbow is a licensed esthetician and a master of Reiki, the ancient healing art. Her soothing voice and personal attention will cocoon you in tranquility and her nonjudgmental dedication to your needs will make you forget all about that wind chill factor. If you’re short on time, go for the Chocolate Bliss Facial, an hour of heavenly chocolate antioxidant treatment. Do read Denbow’s mission statement on her lovely website and you’ll be convinced – she is at your beck and call this winter for beauty, health, and wellness. Tranquility Day Spa, 982 Willett Ave., Riverside
Beauty and relaxation from Asia
The elegant steadfast Hotel Viking is one of Newport’s crown jewels but its SpaTerre is all new with hints of warm fragrant Asia. Not just another hotel spa, its exotic Balinese treatments and Thai body rituals are custom-designed to replace the weight of the snowed-out world with a feeling of utter relaxation. The soothing tub soaks with aromatic oils will have you dreaming of more tropical climes even while the ice is churning outside. Historical building, comforting treatments and ceremonials...all that and more. SpaTerre, 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport
Not just for hair
Tiffany’s Salon and Spa is THE place for a cut and color on the East Bay. But it’s also the perfect place for an indulgent spa experience. Don’t be afraid to try their facial peel in winter – by removing the dead outer layer, your skin becomes optimally receptive to being treated and soothed with lush full-bodied essential oils you select yourself. You’ll celebrate your new-found beauty in front of a cozy fire and won’t have to wait for the spring to feel good. Tiffany’s Salon and Spa, 21 West St., Barrington
So that trip to Bali is not the offing and the sun may not be coming out tomorrow after all. That doesn’t mean you can’t get away from it all by frequenting a local beauty spa for some pampering winter care.
Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.
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Retail Therapy Beauty Bar
1276 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI
This salon offers manicure and pedicure deals paired with chardonnay, champagne and cocktails!
Beauty Lounge at Magnolia
1375 Park Ave., Cranston, RI
Get a luxurious facial before you go out on the town at Magnolia's Beauty Lounge. They offer a variety of treatments including an anti-aging lactic acid peel followed by a multivitamin recovery masque that will help you put your best face forward.
Photo: Beauty Lounge at Magnolia
48 Hillside Rd., Cranston, RI
Located in Garden City, Studio B houses it's very own beauty boutique! After you get your makeup applied you can actually purchase the products.
Photo: Studio B
KY Michaels Salon
442 Wickenden St., Providence, RI
KY Michaels is known for providing the "Best Haircuts" around for men and women.
Photo: KY Michaels Salon
La La Luxe
139 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI
La La Luxe Salon offers special conditioning treatments to tame any difficult hair type: brittle/dry/fragile hair, rebellious to curly hair, and lifeless or dull hair can all be remedied in time for the weekend.
Tiffany's Salon and Spa
21 West St., Barrington, RI
Feeling tense after a long work week? Relax with a hot stone massage or Reiki at Tiffany's. They also offer massage packages so you can feel refreshed every weekend!
The W Salon
713 Westminster St., Providence, RI
The W Salon has a Brazilian Blowout treatment that will smooth and tame your rogue hair. Their staff is also Deva certified to properly cut your curly locks.
114 North Main St., Providence, RI, 02903
Moss Salon is one of the only salons around that offers neo-extensions: a hair technique that uses no glue or clips to seamlessly give you longer locks and change your look.
Photo: Moss Salon
Flipp Salon Apothecary
38 Transit St., Providence, RI
Flipp provides services using natural, plant-based products, and offer custom-brewed teas you can sip as you relax and enjoy their beauty treatments.
Photo: Flipp Salon Apothecary
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