Summer is here and Pittsburgh ladies are jumpstarting their summer pampering with spa days featuring luxurious treatments and the most decadent products. While these indulgences are a top treat for women looking to relax and spoil themselves, the costly expenses that accompany massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and spray tanning have left many searching for alternatives to an afternoon a their favorite day spa. Women are quickly finding that it’s more economical and practical and just as much fun to host a do-it-yourself spa day in the comfort of their own homes. If a low-cost spa day appeals to your beauty budget, stock up on the hottest spa supplies at these five local saloons and boutiques that sell everything you need to indulge in your own in-home relaxation day.
Bloom Organic Skincare Parlor
5220 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
No spa day is compete without a rejuvenating facial, and now you can bring all the extravagance of this spa must-have direct to your home with Bloom Organic Skincare Parlor’s selection of moisturizers, cleansers and more. If you crave high-quality skincare products made from all natural ingredients, you’ll love numerous treatments for sale in this adorable Victorian-inspired parlor, which includes heavenly scented masks and exfoliants. You’ll be glowing not only from the unique variety of products but from the affordability of the lines as well. Don’t hesitate to ask for personalized recommendations on the best skincare products for your skin type from Erinn Thompson, owner of Bloom Organic Skincare Parlor.
4603 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Affordability and extravagance are two words that don’t typically go hand-in-hand when talking about spa supplies, but at Lawrenceville’s Jay Design boutique, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Many of the shop’s bath bars, hand soaps and bath scrub bags are priced around $10 so you can fill your bath without draining your wallet. Each handmade soap is made of all natural ingredients rich in glycerin and free from preservatives, artificial colors and filler additives. For the ultimate bath experience, scrub up with Jay Design’s Savon d’Amour lavender-scented soap or apricot mint bath bar.
301 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
There’s no need to spend an entire afternoon at the salon when you can achieve salon-worthy results by bringing home some of Izzazu Salon’s hair and dermalogica products sold in the salon’s downtown Pittsburgh location. Rinse away the stresses of the day with Izzazu Salon’s invigorating Peppermint and Tea Tree Shampoo and follow up with styling tools recommended just for you by salon Consultstlists. Consider starting your sexy new hairstyle with a cut by a professional stylist who can then send you home with the best products to suit your styling ability, needs and desires. Izzazu Salon is located on Fifth Avenue in Piatt Place in downtown Pittsburgh.
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17 Brilliant Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
If you’re unsure where to begin with purchasing new supplies for your do-it-yourself spa day, let Eva at EsSpa Kozmetika be your bath, body and cosmetic guide. A personalized free skincare evaluation with Eva will help lead you to the most effective products for your skin type, which you can then take home to kick off your in-home beauty routine using tips from Eva on how to use each product correctly. Combat the effects of winter weather or dry skin with restorative night creams, relaxation sensitive masks and prep for a barefaced summer with four-berry anti-acne fruit acid peels and Poly-Bright brightening serums. With consistent, in-home use of EsSpa Kozmetika spa products, your skin will be fresh and glowing just in time for summer.
244A S. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Once you have all your beauty and pampering products for your in-home spa day, you’ll need to create the comforting, tranquil atmosphere found throughout the city’s day spas. The candles, room diffusers, room sprays and beautifully packed toiletries sold at Penhollows, Shadyside’s answer to quality, chic home design that oozes opulence and relaxation. Dim the lights, draw a hot bath, light one of Penhollows’ calming Nature Nuture tea lights and wash the worries of your day away with the boutique’s collection of conditioning shampoos, soaps and body moisturizers.
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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.