The Pampering In Pittsburgh

Why do you need to rejuvenate yourself? Because pretty soon the temperature will drop and every class will suck the life out of you; walking will seem like a tedious effort and daily life will seem like an endless purgatory. When this situation arises, you need to visit the places listed here and be pampered.

So take a retreat, forget the mundane trivialities of daily existence, and bring back a fresh smile.

Daniel & Co. 209 S. Craig St. 412.621.6200.

This small parlor on Craig Street is just what you are looking for if you want a quick manicure, pedicure, wax, or hair treatment. With friendly employees and affordable prices, it’s like an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of college students in the area. This place wins our vote for being so close to campus.

Golden Spoon Spa. Inside Doubletree Hotel, 1 Bigelow Square. 412.201.1784.

One of Citysearch.com’s best Pittsburgh spas in 2006, the Golden Spoon Spa provides a wide range of services. It has a unique blend of Eastern and European styles, which truly take you to another place and time. Try pairing a massage with a facial, or sample their detoxifying treatment and health counseling services.

Sybil Salon and Spa. 5815 Ellsworth Ave. 412.363.2113.

This Victorian-looking salon in Shadyside definitely makes you feel like royalty. The elegant ambiance and tranquil atmosphere instantly transform you from stressed to relaxed.

ESSpa Kozmetika Skincare. 17 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. 412.782.3888.

With a long list of awards for best facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, and a host of other services, ESSpa specializes in organic treatments to make you feel close to nature. Although far from campus, its unique menu of services ranging from Hungarian skincare to the Paprika Power Facial make this a worthwhile stop for any occasion.

Capristo Hair Salon & Day Spa. 5850 Ellsworth Ave. 412.361.8722.

Does neuromuscular therapy sound like something straight out of a biology textbook? Maybe, but it’s also on the menu at Capristo, where special massage and nail treatments are close to magical. Check it out if you want to feel special.