Everybody needs a day off: a day to relax and let professionals take care of you. Birthday girls deserve a day at the spa, and bachelorettes even more so. Even guys are getting in on the secret. A spa is a wonderful way to relax, get pampered and primped and leave feeling refreshed and restored. There doesn’t need to be a special occasion; sometimes you just want a reliable place to get a facial. Not every place does it right. If you want the best in spa treatment, no matter what kind of day it is, head to one of these local gems.

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526 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-3839

The lovely Cathedral Hill Neighborhood is where you’ll find this salon/spa, and the quaint charm surrounding the building is not lost when you step inside. Clean, organized and oh so chic, there’s even an art gallery in the back. This is the perfect place in St. Paul for a day at the spa. It is the kind of place where you might expect to see the “Sex and the City” girls chatting and laughing. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon with a couple friends of your own to enjoy it with.

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Nature of Beauty
750 Main St., Suite 109
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
(651) 222-3127

Just outside of St. Paul, behind a brick storefront, lies not only some of the best, toxin-free beauty products you could hope for, but plenty of people who know how to use them. Top-notch service from the knowledgeable staff means you’ll not only get the treatment of your life, but you’ll be able to take home the best in skin, body and hair care products when you leave.

Spot Spa
21 4th St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-4182

Two locations in Minneapolis provide great service and will have you feeling tranquil both inside and out. Luxury treatment will have you feeling like royalty, and you know you deserve it. Specializing in various forms of massage, from shiatsu to craniosacral therapy and acupuncture, it’s up to you whether you’re going for just a regular facial or wax or if you’ll get one of the best massages you’ve ever had from Spot’s able hands. Both locations are elegantly comfortable, so no matter which side of Minneapolis you live in, there is a Spot for you to enjoy.

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700 Washington Ave. N., Suite 215
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-5211

If you want to look your very best, sit back, relax and let the staff at Blink do their thing. Touted as one of best places for those with sensitive skin, Blink will take care of all of your facial needs and leave you with a glow that will last for days. The popularity of Blink’s eyebrow work (as it is called Blink, the work around the eyes is stellar) means that you typically have to make your appointment a week or two in advance. But it’s worth the wait. Follow the directions closely to find this hidden gem in Minneapolis’ trendy North Loop neighborhood.

937 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 288-4040

After a long day of shopping on Grand Avenue, or before going out to celebrate at one of the area’s bars and restaurants, Presh provides excellent treatment in a clean, comfortable setting. With beautiful views of Grand, you can stretch out and relax while the personable staff takes care of you. While there is also a location at the West End in St. Louis Park, the Grand Avenue location is the one you want for your hair care, skin care, nail care, massage, waxing or make-up needs.

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Adrian Schramm is a resident St. Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with St. Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at Examiner.com, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.