Who doesn’t love a day full of pampering yourself?? Well, it just so happens that Pittsburgh is full of places where you can do just that! From hair to nails, to skincare and more, we have rounded up some of the best spots to get your spa fix. Try each spot solo or pair up some spots for the perfect salon day!
Lumi Beauty Boutique
This beauty boutique located on Butler Street in Lawrenceville is your one-stop-shop for all things skincare. Stepping inside Lumi is immediately calming when you are greeted by their super-friendly staff and the relaxing vibe of their lobby. The services you will find here are along the lines of facials and body waxing for both men and women!
If you’re looking for their waxing services, they offer all the standards (brow, lip, arms, Brazilian, etc.) and also offer bundle waxes. An example is the full facial wax which includes brows, forehead, cheeks, sideburns, lip, chin, and right under the jawbone for only $55! More complete waxing is also available in the full legs, full arms, and full back. There’s even a full-body option if you’re up for it.
More interested in facial services?? Lumi’s list of facials covers all of the bases. Their dermaplane facial is the perfect way to give your skin a TRUE refresh. You will be cleansed of the oils and dirt on the surface of your skin with a small blade that will reveal a fresh new layer of skin. Want to kick it up a notch? Add the jelly mask to follow for the ultimate glow. Facials involving extractions and moisturizing are involved as options if dermaplane isn’t your thing. Lastly, Lumi offers brow and lash services. In addition to brow waxes, they also have brow tinting and lamination. Bundle all three together for a lower price. They also recently added lash lifts and tints to their menu of options with those staff skills being added to the team!
Paint Nail Bar
There are hundreds of nail salons in the Pittsburgh area, but none are quite like Paint Nail Bar. This luxury nail bar is all about a clean, fume-free environment. Instead of using equipment that can harbor germs such as whirlpool footbaths, they use ceramic pedicure basins for the safety and health of their customers. Their trendy salon located in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh offers gel, Gel-X, and sculpted gel manicures and gel pedicures. No harmful or contaminated acrylic or dip is used here!
The Gel-X is a soft gel nail extension system perfect for keeping your nails healthy while still achieving the length you desire. The sculpted gel is made of bioseaweed gel and acts as an alternative to acrylic without the toxins or chemicals in acrylic nails. Each of these options offers basic paint, simple nail art, or elaborate nail art, so feel free to go crazy with a design! Paint’s Instagram offers tons of nail art inspo. Other add-on options include a French mani/pedi, an extended massage, or paraffin wax.
Now for blowouts. DryBar is a well-known name in the beauty community and for good reason. Their blowouts and products are simply amazing. You can find their Pittsburgh salon location at Siena Square in the South Hills. Schedule your 45-60 minute session to have your hair washed, blown out, and styled with their products. Select one of their add-ons for an extra luxurious experience! Some of their add-ons are their liquid glass smoothing sealant, charcoal scalp scrub, and even a scalp massage. Each additional item is only a $10 charge, so it’s a no-brainer!
The clean, sleek vibes of DryBar make it a fun destination to get glammed up with your squad! Shop Manager, Mara, and her stylists will do everything to make you feel welcomed at the Pittsburgh shop. Start your appointment with a glass of champagne or a mimosa and you will be ready to take on the day with your new do! If you’re loving the blowout life, consider becoming a Barfly member and receive 2 blowouts a month, 10% off all products in the shop, $5 off additional blowouts, and a free birthday blowout.
The Body Bar
This Pittsburgh spa, tanning, and massage center is a must when planning a day of luxury goodness. The Body Bar has two locations in Cranberry Twp and on McKnight Road in the North Hills. Book yourself and your crew massages by choosing from their list of styles. Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy, sports, hot stones, pregnancy, couples, reflexology, and reiki are the different options available. Those trying new services for the first time receive special offers including $30 off a signature massage! Make it a monthly occurrence by purchasing a massage membership.
Tanning is also a service the Body Bar offers. Depending on your vibe, they have airbrush tanning and UV tanning. As a first-timer, you can receive $10 off your first airbrush tan or a free UV Silver Level tanning session.
If these local salons don’t make you want to schedule your next self-care day, then what will?! Get that calendar out and block off a day with your bestie, or even just for yourself, to get pampered. Oh, and don’t forget to always keep an eye out for discounts and specials!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.