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12 Rue de Lesdiguières, 4th
Offered in a traditional hammam setting that will lull you to sleep, the Thai-style massages here are the best in the city. The private rooms come complete with showers, and a candle-lit Jacuzzi. There's an additional location in the 16th.
14 Rue Piccini, 16th
Offered in a traditional hammam setting that will lull you to sleep, the Thai-style massages here are the best in the city. The private rooms come complete with showers, and a candle-lit Jacuzzi. There's an additional location in the 4th.
32 Av. des Champs-Élysées, Paris
The company’s three-story flagship spa is set in a quiet courtyard off the Champs-Élysées, and no two treatments are alike. Instead, skin is meticulously examined with the Skin Instant Lab, which measures moisture, elasticity, pigmentation, and oil production. Next you’re ushered into a gorgeous, all-white treatment room, where a custom regimen of products for the facial is selected.
Brazilian Wax (Closed)
Resanne will come to you—whether it's your home or hotel room—which is actually quite rare in Paris; beyond her (nearly) painless waxes, she also does mani/pedis.
Chanel au Ritz Paris
17 Place Vendôme, 1st Arrondissement, Paris
After four years of renovations—the first closure in the hotel’s history—the Ritz Paris’s charming, traditional style is firmly intact but decidedly spruced up. The spa is as stunning as ever, aglow with gilded flourishes and newly embellished with art from the room Coco Chanel inhabited for over thirty years. The treatments are at least as luxurious: Aestheticians use sound and light to ease you into total relaxation, then they go to work. The fascia massage, in which the membranes coating the muscles of the face are manipulated to ease tension, is amazing, and getting slathered in a collagen-infused formula leaves you smoothed and soothed. When it’s all over, delay the crushing return to reality by retreating to the neoclassical swimming pool with one of the spa’s fantastic beauty-elixir cocktails.
Christophe Robin Salon
16 Rue Bachaumont, 8th Arrondissement
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.
14 Rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, 2nd
Australian-born hair stylist David Mallet's impeccable reputation is understandable: His rolodex of devoted editors, celebrities, and designers is deep, plus his army of pros do hair in a gorgeous, sun-washed space that's far from prying eyes. Herringbone floors, gold gilded molding, Eero Saarinen tulip chairs, and an aviary of rare taxidermied birds (white peacocks, ostriches, et al) are nice touches, but they all play second fiddle to David Mallet's truly transformative cuts and color.
34 Rue du Mont Thabor, 1st
It may be a cliché that Parisians have perfect, perfectly imperfect hair, but it's probably a cliché for good reason. That tousled sensibility is partly because of Delphine and her team, who stand in the shadows behind some of the city's best heads. While the services here are top-notch, there's nothing intimidating about the girlishly glamorous salon, and the menu is well-priced considering the quality.
Eric Sedbon, M.D.
17 Rue Petrarque, 16th
Admittedly, nobody really wants to go to the gynecologist while on vacation, but should you be taking up residence in Paris (or find yourself in a bind), Dr. Sedbon is our go-to.
Home appointments in Paris
Much like his culty product range, Herve Herau's dermatology practice is not widely publicized—in fact it's almost exclusively a word-of-mouth operation. We first heard about his restorative treatments (each one is 100% personalized, which explains why there's no treatment menu on his site) from a friend who swears that a session with him is like hitting the beauty jackpot.
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