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Our Top Spa Picks to Get Summer Ready

Get ready for warmer weather at these area spas and salons.

We’ve all experienced that moment of panic when we realize spring is here and we have done absolutely nothing to get our bodies ready. Whether blowing the dust off our cute sandals and realizing we need a pedicure or trying on that short dress and wishing we had gotten a spray tan, the time is now to take some action. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite salons, spas, and studios to take care of those warm weather needs.

About Faces Day Spa
We are all ready to shed the stress of the winter months and the anti-stress facial at About Faces is meant for just that. Intended to “restore the balance of mind and body,” this hour-long treatment also includes a massage of the back, face, and hands to aide in complete stress relief. Also debuting this spring is a new body contouring treatment that involves a waterless scrub and firming massage that leaves the skin toned and smooth. 1501 S. Clinton St. 410-675-0099

Elizabeth Jacob Spa & Salon
Treat yourself to a full day of Nirvana with a head-to-toe recharge for the summer. Enjoy an aromatherapy facial and massage along with a salt scrub, main/pedi, and shampoo and style. If that isn’t enough to get you feeling right, add on a wax service to complete a day of bliss. 18821 Frederick Rd., Parkton 410-357-0833

FX Studios
Men, we know you’ve been hitting the gym to get summer abs, but there’s more to getting beach ready than just ripped muscles. Relax in a private room watching ESPN while receiving a deluxe mani/pedi. Along with a basic shaping and cuticle cleansing, the service also includes an arm and hand massage, and exfoliation for added hydration. If nail care isn’t your thing, the spa is currently offering a “Spring Escape” package that includes a facial and massage. Multiple locations, including 11270 Pepper Rd., Hunt Valley. 410-771-1500

K.Co Design Salon & Day Spa
If spending hours baking on the beach or lying in a tanning bed isn’t your idea of getting that “fresh off the beach glow,” K.Co has a special for you. Receive $5 off a Norvell spray tan. This UV-free, vegan, paraben-free, and gluten-free tan allows you to have the perfect sun kissed glow without any damage to your skin. 6080 Falls Rd. 410-377-7727

Ojas Wellness Center
Sometimes we need a little more than a basic massage to recharge. At Ojas, all massages include aromatherapy, warm stones, and hot towels. If you want to step it up a notch, the spa offers a cupping massage designed to grab hold of your deepest muscles to release toxins and stimulate circulation. You may sport a few circular bruises afterwards like Michael Phelps, but it fades within a few days leaving you refreshed. Multiple locations, including 1501 Sulgrave Ave., Ste. 103. 410-664-6527

Red Door Spa
Treat yourself to luxury pampering with big plush robes, fruit-infused water, and soothing ambiance. Red Door Spa offers a multitude of massage, body, and facial treatments to choose from. In case you are interested in ridding your body of unwanted hair, the spa also offers face and body waxing including: bikini, legs, arms, back, and chest. The Village of Cross Keys, 42 Village Sq. 410-323-3636

Salon by Debbie
Treat yourself to a mock trip to the tropics with the spa package of the same name at any of the three locations under Salon by Debbie. Experience raindrop therapy, a form of aromatherapy treatment that involves dropping essential oils along your spine—like raindrops—followed by a back massage and warm towels. You’ll conclude your simulated tropical vacation with a mango butter pedicure that leaves your feet feeling baby soft. Multiple locations, including Spa on the Avenue, 8165 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh. 410-931-1130

Spa at Four Seasons Baltimore
Immerse yourself in total extravagance at this haven housed in the Four Seasons Baltimore hotel. The spa menu includes nine types of massages, body treatments, facials, waxing, and nail services. Complimentary perks with every spa treatment include access to relaxation rooms, steam room, sauna, and the illustrious infinity pool that overlooks the Inner Harbor.  200 International Dr. 410-576-5800

Studio 921
Freshen up your hair color with some new highlights or go for a bold new all over color to embrace the warmer weather. Deep conditioning treatments are also offered (and necessary) to liven up your dull hair. Once your hair is taken care of, indulge in a hydrating facial or 921 essential manicure to jump-start the summer season. 921 E. Fort Ave., Ste. 108. 410-783-7727