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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.
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.
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.
Much like his culty product range (in Paris, it's available exclusively at Colette), 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.
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) has the power to make you look like a teenager. 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 kind of priceless. That said, booking with a member of her team is the next best thing and much easier on the wallet.
La Maison Dr. Hauschka
39 Rue de Charonne, 11th
This is one of those spots that doesn't feel like it could possibly be in a bustling city: Faced with a flowering courtyard, stone walls, and a glass ceiling, La Maison Dr. Hauschka is oh-so-quiet. Fitting really, because the facials and massages are relaxing enough to knock anyone out.
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.
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