Beauty girls know that half the fun — if not more — of having a big event on the calendar is getting ready for it. If we can find an excuse for a blowout, facial, or manicure, we will — and even if the night itself ends up being a total dud, well, at least we felt and looked damn good.
Not that you need a gala invite to pamper yourself. A long day at work, a breakup, a Thursday — all valid excuses to book a treatment. But ahh, yes, there's one problem with that mentality: The cost adds up, fast.
But luxury beauty bars, nail salons, and spas that cater to those who want frequent, quick pick-me-ups at affordable prices — without sacrificing quality — are popping up all over. Ahead, a look at some of the best bang-for-your-buck treatments across the country, so you can spoil yourself without going broke.