More than 30 Long Island spas are bringing their high-end, full-service treatments down to a price that's more affordable to the masses.
During Spa Week, a biannual event happening nationally from April 13 to 18, selected treatments - ranging from laser hair removal to manicures, massages to facials - will cost $50 each.
"It makes these fabulous treatments more available and more affordable," says Lisa Magun, office manager of VITA Ageless Medical Aesthetics in Roslyn. "Especially now, after a long winter, you can start fresh."
The full list of participating spas is available at spaweek.com. Appointments are required and must be booked by contacting the spa directly.
Among the best deals:
50-minute makeup lesson
An expert will create a "new you" by applying the latest makeup trends, and then teaching you how to replicate the look.
$85-$150, depending on oil choice
Choose between three and five favorite essential oils - including lavender and sandalwood. Oils will be blended and massaged into the body, eliminating toxins while carrying nutrients to target organs.
Epiphany Day Spa, 285 Fulton Ave., Hempstead
55-minute summer ready package: a "backcial" or "chestcial"
Think facial for the chest or back. The treatment begins with deep-cleansing and exfoliation, followed by steaming, extracting and masking. "It's especially good if you have acne or breakouts," says owner Josephine Noto. "It's for those hard to reach areas - the backcial is more popular than the chest. It's great for preparing to wear a bathing suit or tank top."
Red Hots Spa, 1512 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn
Semi-permanent eyelash curling and tinting
Eyelash curling adds volume for those with straight or limp eyelashes, while tinting adds color. "Tinting is dying the lashes a darker shade, so you don't have to use mascara," says aesthetician Lisa Pizzolo. "It's popular with people who have lighter shades of eyelashes."
Eternal, The Spa, 11 W. Main St., Babylon
60-minute slimming cellulite reduction wrap
During hourlong dry-brushing treatment, detoxifying sea algae creams will be applied to areas of concern, says aesthetics manager Jade Schey. "That's followed up with a gentle wrapping of the body, reducing the appearance of fat deposits and excess water retention in cellulite-prone areas of the body," she says.
MANICURE / PEDICURE
100-minute package: manicure & "deluxe" pedicure
This manicure kicks off with a therapeutic soak and hand peeling, turns into a destressing massage with Marina Vital cream and ends with nail polish application. The pedicure begins with a foot soak and exfoliation. A moisturizer-laden masque is applied to the legs and feet, restoring your skin's pH balance. Following a light massage, foot powder, polish and leg perfume will be applied.
Spa85, E. Main St., Bay Shore
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal for upper lip, chin or underarms
$125 per session
Choose between laser hair removal for your upper lip, chin or underarms - all 30-minute processes. "It's not painful," says office manager Lisa Magun. You should have two to three weeks of hair growth before undergoing the procedure. VITA recommends a series of six treatments.
VITA Ageless Medical Aesthetics, 1500 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn