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Best of Orange County 2020: Best day spa


Sept. 25, 2020

1. La Vita Salon & Spa
2721 East Coast Hwy #110, Corona Del Mar; 949-723-0406; lavitasalonspa.com
La Vita Salon & Spa is the perfect sanctuary for those who love a little privacy with their pampering. The founder of La Vita Salon & Spa is Mariella Hoss, who is a hair stylist to the stars with more than 30 years of experience who was trained at the London College of Fashion. Her mission is to “provide guests with a customized, exclusive, and luxurious experience that caters to the mind, body, and soul.” She also prides herself on hiring a small, yet friendly team of experts to make every guest’s experience at La Vita Salon & Spa the perfect escape.
Hoss says she was born with curly and frizzy hair and taming her own mane helped her become the hair stylist she is today. Guests will happily find that her hair straightening services are second to none and one of the most relaxing options to choose at her spa. There are also skincare and healing options as well as organic nail care as well.
Guests are also encouraged to get a massage on their arms, shoulders, scalp, lower legs, and feet. Get some seasonal masques, foot soaks, and indulge in some luxurious body butters. There are also workshops available for those who love holistic living, Ayurveda therapies, and yoga.
La Vita Salon & Spa is also available for event bookings for bachelorette and wedding parties girls nights, prom prep, or small corporate events.
2. Burke Williams Day Spa
Mission Viejo, Orange; burkewilliams.com
Said to be the original day spa, Burke Williams is a European-inspired spa that has a little something for everyone. Guests are encouraged to unwind and find their chi while they take part in one of Burke Williams many treatments. Theresa and Bill Armour opened the spa chain in 1984 with the vision of bringing the luxury experience of a world-class spa to a more urban setting.
The list of options at Burke Williams is seemingly endless, including everything from blissful massages to med spa treatments. Get a deep tissue and sports massage, a shiatsu massage, or a pure relaxation massage to name a few. There is also nail care available as guests are invited to get a five-star manicure or pedicure.
Facials and skin care are also on the menu as guests can get a nourishing, radiant, or regenerative facial to name only a couple of options. The spa also offers memberships so guests can take part of the relaxation and rejuvenation every month.
3. Spa Gregorie’s
Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita; spagregories.com
Voted best day spa by numerous publications, Spa Gregorie’s is no newcomer to creating one of the best spa experiences in Orange County. Whether guests are looking to release some stress from the rigors of daily life, replenish their mind, body, and soul, or are just looking for a small escape, Spa Gregorie’s has something special to offer everyone.
Indulge in a relaxing massage including the S-T-R-E-T-C-H massage, which is a full body massage that can aid in deeper sleep while improving range of motion and mental clarity. Swedish and sports massages are also available for those who really like a masseuse to work deep into their tissue.
There are packages to try if a guest is bringing along a partner, friend or family member such as the Spa Date for Two package. If guests really want to unwind, they can get the Gregorie’s Petit Escape, which boasts five fabulous treatments including 30-minute hydrotherapy, a signature custom facial, manicure, pedicure, and a healthy lunch, making for one amazingly relaxing day.
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