The Spa Week staff shares insider spa tips so you get the most out of your next treatment – without worry!
In our pursuit to bring wellness to the masses, we’re always looking out for ways to make the spa more accessible. We know you love getting your $50 treatments during Spa Week, but we bet there are some first or second-timers out there who are a little apprehensive to try a new treatment.
We believe your spa visit should be nothing short of relaxing, which is why we’re taking all the stress out of your next spa experience. We rounded up the best insider advice from the Spa Week staff themselves, so you can rest-assured that your next trip to the spa will be completely worry-free!
Spray Tan Tip – Nails First!
If you’re getting a spray tan for a special occasion make sure you get a manicure and pedicure BEFORE you get sprayed! Also, wait at least 24 hours before you shower because the color can wash off instead of setting into your skin. – Valarie, Marketing Coordinator
Facial Tip – Bring a Hat
If you have sensitive skin like me, than you’ll likely be a little red and irritated after you get a facial with extractions. I always bring my baseball cap with me just in case. That way, I can camouflage any irritation and protect my face from the sun, which can intensify reactions. – Kaitlin, Senior Account Manager
Massage Tip – Drink Water After
You may not know this, but when you get a massage, toxins are released from the knots in your body. For this reason, it’s important to drink lots of water after, especially if you had a deep-tissue treatment, to flush your system out. – Anne, Loyalty Program Director
Laser Hair Removal Tip – Take Advil
This goes true for waxing as well – DEFINITELY take Advil an hour before a laser hair removal or electrolysis treatment. If you are especially sensitive to pain, there’s a gel called Lidocaine (available on Amazon) which you apply 45 minutes before the treatment. Cover the gelled area with saran wrap so the numbing properties can fully set in. – Liora, Lead Graphic Designer
Gel Manicure Tip – DIY Removal
If you want to remove your gel manicure without going to the salon there’s an easy DIY trick you can do at home. Buy a bottle of acetone from your local beauty store and soak cotton balls with it. Place the cotton balls on each finger, wrap with tin foil, let sit for 3-5 minutes and the manicure will slip right off! – Melissa, Director of Brand Operations
Hairstyle Tip – Clean Hair is Best
Since high school prom I’ve been told not to wash your hair before getting it curled or styled. On a recent trip to Red Door, my hairstylist informed me that this was actually a myth, and clean hair holds style better. Go to your appointment with damp hair so your stylist can properly blowdry your mane to decrease frizz. – Arielle, Associate Editor
Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.