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Travel-weary? Overbooked and overstressed? Book a speedy spa pick-me-up between sightseeing or biz meetings.
When ragged cuticles and knotty shoulders are crying for attention—and there’s no time to luxuriate in a spa for the day—take advantage of the mini treatments popping up on many a Houston treatment menu.
For stress-relief in less than 30 minutes, book the 'Quickie' Massage at Hotel ZaZa's ZaSpa. It’s 25 minutes of intensive Swedish massage, catering to aching shoulders, neck and back.
If travel has taken its toll above the neck, brighten up in half an hour with a personalized medical express facial, $75, at Persona Medical Spa or a Pareti micro-mini restorative facial, $70, at Sanctuary Spa d’Sante.
Got even less time? Get in and out quicker with the Instant Radiance facial made “for those on the go” at Bliss Nail Spa. It’s 20 minutes of cleanse, buff and glow for $35. Or score a waterless Fresh ‘n Go Mani (even the name is shorter!), $20, which takes half the time of a traditional manicure with soaking.
Look tan-fast-ic without logging time in the sun’s harmful rays. All it takes is a few minutes of “hueing” at Throwing Copper, an intimate tree house-like salon devoted to organic spray-tanning that looks incredibly natural—and smells better than traditional sunless tanners. One full-body application is $55 and legs-only tanning is available, too.
Walk away with enviable eyebrows in minutes at Just Brows, where it’s $35 for shaping and $10 for tinting. Pull off an entire evening-out look within an hour at Solution for Hair + Makeup, which has an on-the-town special trio of blow dry, style and makeup for $100.
For hotel-room service, Andrea Schutter of Fabulous and Flawless Hair & Makeup and Blush and Glow will make house calls for airbrush makeup and hairstyling, price upon request and location.
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