This winter may have been mild, but the dry air and low temps probably did a number on your skin. That's why Spa Week is coming around at the perfect time. Get your fix of $50 treatments at some of the city's best spas and salons. Prepare to be pampered with deals on everything from massages to microdermabrasion, with plenty of manicures and pedicures in between. Mark your calendar for April 17–23 to cash in on these deals.
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As the name might suggest, Facial Boutique is a one-stop shop for all things related to your mug. The spa offers everything from microdermabrasion to waxing, and they specialize in targeting problem areas (dark spots, acne, aging) with prescriptive treatments. For Spa Week, you can try the spa's elaborate 60-minute "Le Grand Classique" facial, an "Optimizer" anti-aging treatment or an introductory set of lash extensions for $50 each.
Green is the color of choice at Salon Echo, where the emphasis is on environmentally friendly satisfaction. Eighty percent of the pastel-colored salon is made of recyclable materials, and all services (excluding hair color) use botanical products. Fresh flowers, a welcoming staff and a tempting menu of nail, massage and facial services make guilt-free indulgence as easy as dropping a can in the recycling bin. For Spa Week, the salon is offering two $50 specials: a Stress Fix Body Wrap treatment with organic lavender and sage (which includes dry brushing and a mini facial) and the Green Science anti-aging facial with rosemary, cactus, sunflower and argan oil.
There are places you go for posh, luxurious spa treatments in Chicago. Claudia's is not one of those places. However, it has earned its reputation for some of the best facials in town for good reason. This Spa Week, revamp that post-Chiberia skin with your choice of a signature facial, glycolic acid alpha hydroxy fruit acid peel or pumpkin vegetable peel—all for just $50 a piece. Bonus: The spa uses only all-natural, oil-free, fragrance-free and cruelty-free products.
This popular North Side salon has kept customers coming back for more than 15 years, but the top-notch services don't stop at cuts and colors. The salon also offers a variety of spa indulgences including facials, massages and nail treatments. This year's can't-miss Spa Week deals aren't too shabby either: Get any microdermabrasion treatment, Swedish massage or Reiki massage for just $50.
While this Water Tower Place day spa specializes in facials, it also boasts a full menu of services—manicures and pedicures, massages, body masks and wraps, hydrotherapy, waxing and beyond. Plus, on Tuesdays, you can bring a friend and enjoy two facials for the price of one. This Spa Week, pick one of three $50 services: the "High Heels Healer," an LED facial or a haircut and deep conditioning treatment.
This airy 3,300-square-foot studio offers ashtanga, anusara, Iyengar, and vinyasa classes, as well as weekly Mysore sessions. The fun extends beyond the mat—two massage rooms play host to Swedish, Thai, ayurvedic and hot-stone massages, while showers, steam and sauna rooms make for easy midday visits. For spa week, indulge in your choice of Swedish or detoxifying Abhyanga massage for $50 each.