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8th Arrondissement Health & Beauty

Establishment neighborhood
Les Bains de Léa
62 Rue Pierre Charron, 8th
This is Paris’s largest day spa—and the ultimate place to spend an entire day resting and relaxing. Booking two treatments gets you all-day access to the indoor pool, sauna, hammam, juice bar, and the especially deluxe sushi bar, along with the coziest robe and slippers ever. The treatments focus on traditional Balinese beauty rituals, and the Five Flowers Ritual, which combines the essences of five tropical flowers to nurture skin, is especially delightful.  
Christophe Robin Salon
16 Rue Bachaumont, 8th
World-famous hair-color guru Christophe Robin’s salon in the up-and-coming 2nd arrondissement has got to be one of the most quintessentially Parisian places on earth. Not only will you walk out with your best hair ever, you’ll have spent a few hours swanning around in a brightly colored silk kimono, cosseted in the Tony Duquette-inspired interiors that feel more like a home than a salon, watching fabulous Parisians in their natural habitat. Even if you don’t color your hair, go for a cut, blowout, or even a manicure. And, if you don’t have the time, stop in to have your hair shampooed for free in an amazing, Venus-on-the-half-shell basin.
Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie
112 Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré, 8th
Surprisingly, Le Bristol is the only Parisian hotel allowed to perform facial treatments using La Prairie products. Much like the product line itself, the driving force behind the treatment menu is rejuvenation—as evidenced by treatments like the Caviar Lift Facial and the ultrasoothing Platinum Rare Haute Rejuvenation facial. The best part? You can drop off the littles at the Kids Club for the duration of your treatment.
La Maison Guerlain Spa
68 Champs–Élysées, 8th
Maison Guerlain's perfumes—in all their original, vintage-cut-glass glory—orbit around a giant chandelier on the ground floor here, which is probably the first clue that opulence awaits. Next, you'll notice the gold mosaic tiled walls as you ascend the sweeping staircase to the spa: Established in 1939, it's one of the first of its kind (the perfume house dates back to 1828, though it really hit its stride in 1853 when Pierre-Francis Guerlain created Eau de Cologne Impériale for Napoleon III). Washed in white marble, the spa is luxurious and precise—the facials, in particular, are straightforward and effective.
Joëlle Ciocco
8 Place de la Madeleine, 8th
Clients swear that Joëlle Ciocco’s blend of buccal massage (to stretch and tone facial muscles) and product (her eponymous line of cleansers and serums is insanely hardworking) will absolutely change your skin. What's truly remarkable is that she's actually a biochemist by trade, so there's real science behind her technique. An appointment with Joëlle is not cheap, but the results are priceless. That said, booking with a member of her team is the next best thing and much easier on the wallet.