Breathe, indulge, chill: Holiday spa escapes

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As the holidays approach, life gets more hectic and becomes a pressure cooker of gifts to buy, dinners to host, family and friends to entertain, holiday work parties to attend and impending deadlines. Take a deep breath, unwind and call on spa specialists. They can help you find your holiday bliss.

Scruples Salon & Spa in Glenview offers everything you’ll need in one convenient location: hair care, hair extensions and keratin treatments, nails, facials, massages, waxing, threading, laser hair removal and more. For the holidays, indulge in a pumpkin spa pedicure, a chocolate-mint massage or a pumpkin facial. All are available at a discount.

“Scruples Salon & Spa will help you relax, rejuvenate, look great and get ready for the holidays,” said John Solomos, director of operations at Scruples Salon & Spa. “Come in for an incomparable array of services that enhance beauty and reduce tension or, better yet, purchase a gift for a loved one. With a soothing atmosphere, we pamper you with luxury and offer you peace of mind.”

Sigh the stress away in Deerfield or Northbrook with one of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa’s holiday packages: Night on the Town, Glamourous Life or An Afternoon Affair.

“These services are relaxing, rejuvenating and sensorial, aligned with the holiday season,” said Marjorie Wolfe Gellert, vice president at BOLD PR. “These newly designed packages feature pumpkin or cranberry-infused spa services that are indulgent in every respect. The holidays are definitely a time of high stress, and any of these three packages will restore your mind, body and spirit.”

Pascal Pour Elle, located in Glencoe and Glenview, offers a plethora of spa services from anti-aging to weight loss. For the holidays, guests can enjoy a pumpkin-spice pedicure. Treat yourself to a pumpkin soak infused with aromatherapy, followed by a pumpkin-spice, warm-towel wrap that will soothe your soles and soul.

If you’re looking to purchase a holiday gift instead of partaking in a service, one salon has boosted the seasonal spa present to the next level. Customers can come into Teddie Kossof Salon Spa in Northfield to pick out a prepackaged gift set or they can create a custom gift online, which makes gift buying efficient and easy.

“During the holiday season, gift cards are a huge hit, but sometimes they can be impersonal when they are given for a dollar amount,” said Alan Kossof, co-owner at Teddie Kossof Salon Spa. “We like to personalize gift cards by promoting the services on the gift, not the dollar amount. Typically, this is the time of year when the men come out to shop for their loved ones, so we have gift-sets that feature hair and skin care products along with a gift card for a service, which never expires.”

Treat yourself or treat someone else to a spa escape this December.