Busy at work? Running around picking up holiday essentials? Don’t panic! These 5 spa treatments in Seminyak will have you looking and feeling holiday ready in no time!
Sometimes the lead up to your holiday can be rushed, meaning you don’t have the time to get yourself looking and feeling holiday ready. But if you are coming to Bali, do not fear as the spa and beauty treatments on offer are amazing, and very reasonably priced. Our suggestion? From the airport, get a taxi twenty minutes down the round to the popular hotspot that is Seminyak, and spend a few hours beautifying yourself! Whether it’s eyelash extensions so you can forget the mascara, an organic fake tan, or a polished mani and pedi, here are our top 5 beauty treatments to have once you land in Bali.
COMBAT JET LAG: Chill Reflexology
So you might be looking your best, but do you feel it? Traveling can tire us and stress us out, so what better way to get into that relaxation holiday mode than an hour long treatment aimed to chill you out! Chill Reflexology has earnt itself the reputation of being the island’s leading Reflexology Spa, and we can vouch for that. Not only are their well-trained staff miracle workers, but the vibe of the spa is perfect – you can even choose your own tunes as you get your very own iPod!
The Classic Chill treatment at Chill Reflexology will only set you back IDR 225,000++ and includes a combination of reflexology and acupressure. The therapist will spend time on your feet and ankles [where the tension and fatigue are stored], and finish by working on your neck and shoulders. We can hear the ooo ahhhhhs now! Enter holiday mode.
Chill Reflexology, Jalan Kunti, Seminyak, p.+62 (0)361 734 701.
NAILING IT: Esthetic Day Spa
There is nothing quite like a gorgeous bright colour on your nails to remind you of the exotic paradise that you can call home for the next few weeks, which is why a mani and pedi is vital for any pre-holiday pampering!
Esthetic Day Spa in Seminyak is the perfect place to go for a quick spruce up of your hands and feet. Feel like a pampered princess as two therapists get to work on you, one transforming your feet, and the other, your hands. Sit back with a drink and peruse the many nail polish colours they have on offer, and then relax as your nails get cut, filed, shaped and painted, and enjoy the extras like leg, foot, arm and hand exfoliation, wash and massage.
Esthetic Day Spa, Jalan Kayu Jati, Seminyak, p.+62 (0)361 737 361.
LUSCIOUS LASHES: Glo Seminyak
Waterproof mascara is fine, until you have the hefty task of removing it that evening, and normal mascara is just a no-go if you don’t want to be constantly checking your face for black marks every time you take a dip in the sea… Not a good look. Our solution? Treat yourself to a pair of eyelash extensions for your holiday!
Glo Seminyak’s eyelash extension treatment is one of the best on the island. The treatment lasts just over an hour, and unlike many eyelash extension treatments the glue [which is newly imported from Japan] has no potent smell, meaning the treatment is actually relaxing. The therapist attaches individual eyelashes to your own eyelashes, following the shape of your eye. After applying 30 lashes to each eye initially, you can check the result and if you want a fuller or thicker affect, the therapist can attach up to 80. And if you want an extra special treat [it is your holiday after all] you can choose to have either red, blue or turquoise accents applied to the corner of your eyes. In no time at all, you are transformed!
The aftercare for extensions isn’t too strenuous either – just don’t wet your face for 48 hours! After that you can go about your normal day – swim, sunbathe, shower, you name it! They cost up to IDR 850,000 [depending on how many lashes you have] and last approx. 2-3 weeks, so they are perfect for that bit of holiday glam.
Glo Spa Bali, Pertokoan Kunti Plaza, Jalan Kunti 1 No. 119, p.+62 (0)361 738 689.
FACE OFF: Therapy Day Spa
Coming on holiday is all about relaxing your mind, body and soul, and whilst we want to look our best whilst on vacation, we should also give our skin a break too. Luckily for us, Bali is the kind of place where caking on the make-up is a no-no [it would all sweat off within 10 minutes anyway!], and going bare faced is the done-thing. So our final must-do treatment before your holiday starts is a facial.
For a facial that completely relaxes you, and makes you face glow we recommend the Natural Dreams facial at Therapy Day Spa in Seminyak. For 75 minutes you can lie back as the therapists treats your face to massage, steam, cold compression, apricot, rose, lavender, and more. Give your skin the pampering it needs, and feel confident to let your face go naked!
Therapy Day Spa, Jalan Kayu Aya 1 A (Oberoi), Next to Sambal Shrimp, Seminyak, p.+62 (0)819 3301 1325.
SUN KISS MY SKIN: Tan on Arrival
Feeling a bit pasty? We feel ya! It can be slightly nerve-racking to head out onto the beach in your bikini without a base tan, so our solution? Fake it! Tan on Arrival provide organic spray tans, which means they contain no synthetic colours, parabens, alcohol, oil, perfume, or odour exists in the solution – perfect for vegans! The spray tan binds moisture to the skin, hydrating it and leaving the tan to fade very naturally.