Discover Day Spas and Beauty Stores in Santa Monica without a celebrity budget

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Along Santa Monica’s idyllic Montana Avenue lies the city’s upscale and open-air retail destination, a neighborhood flush with stylish boutiques, beauty stores and innovative wellness experiences. The city itself has long been known for being at the forefront of health and beauty trends, and a pleasant stroll down Montana Avenue allows visitors access to many the experiences behind this reputation, all within 10 tree-lined blocks. Day spa aficionados and wellness connoisseurs will quickly understand why celebrities flock to this charming Santa Monica neighborhood, yet will be pleasantly surprised to discover that it is possible to fully experience a Montana Avenue beauty crawl without a celebrity budget.

To get the most of your Montana Avenue beauty crawl, grab your girlfriends and check out the pre-vetted suggestions below that are sure to leave you relaxed and beautiful for a night out on the town.

Skin Laundry: Skin Laundry is a global game changer in the world of beauty, offering a one-stop shop for skincare that provides the ultimate 10-minute laser facial. The procedure is designed to tighten, tone and rejuvenate skin, without using any invasive or damaging procedures. First treatment for clients is free.

Blowout and Makeup at Benefit Cosmetics: Pamper your tresses at the brand-new Blowouts by Benefit, where hairstyling pros will artfully create your choice of loose curls, retro waves, full updo and a plethora of braids. Hairstyles start from $20, and can be immediately followed with a makeup application by one of Benefit’s makeup pros. Benefit’s talented team will have you looking your best in 30 minutes or less with their arsenal of world-renowned cosmetic products. Makeup applications are free with any purchase of $50 of Benefit Cosmetics.

Cha Spa: Relieve the soreness from your body and the stress from your mind at Montana Avenue’s new Cha Spa Santa Monica, where experienced massage therapists perform relaxing and invigorating head, foot, body and head reflexology massages at this day spa Santa Monica favorite. A group of friends can book a group room to receive their treatments in together, and a 30-minute foot reflexology massage starts at only $20.

Tracy’s Nail Salon: Primp your hands and feet with a manicure and pedicure at Tracy’s Nails, one of four nail salons to be recently recognized by the city’s new Healthy Nail Program. Enjoy a traditional manicure and pedicure for $35, or splash out on a French manicure, silk wrap, nail tips or any of the salon’s waxing services.

After a day of pure beautification and shopping beauty stores, hit the town at Hotel Shangri-La’s famous Suite 700 or The Huntley’s glamorous Penthouse restaurant to soak up the stunning views and admiring glances.

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