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Sadly, the reality of city living is that spa days are more special occasions than regular healing rituals. Where once steam baths and grooming galore used to be virtually free of charge, today an afternoon of pampering can rival the cost of rent — and a gal has got to have a roof over her head. So, in the name of relaxation for all, we've rounded up 10 places where you can refresh and renew while getting the most bang for your hard-earned buck.
Those looking for a mental-health day can take advantage of the luxe facilities at Balance Spa (Gym! Sauna!) in the Palmer House for just $20. If you've got maintenance on the brain, ZaZaZoo's BYOB nail services are both inexpensive and fun — even without your gal pals. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. That's right. We just stepped in to save the (spa) day.
If Zoolander taught us anything, it's that male models are people, too. While we've been known to ask some of our favorite supers — like Linda Evangelista or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — for pointers on flawless beauty, we thought it was time to let a few well-groomed men in on the fun. After all, many of the fellas read
Okay, we’ll admit it. We’re among the terrified few who shy away from the metal loops of lash curlers, certain we’ll rip out all our eyelashes or crimp our eyelids. Still, we know there has to be something to the appliance — why else would generations upon generations of beauty experts allow a tiny, metal read