Holiday Express: Spa in 30 Minutes or Less

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Stop, drop and spa in 30 minutes or less with these express spa services!

It’s no secret that the holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. Between holiday shopping and parties, it’s easy to lose track of taking care of yourself. We have rounded up six express spa services that squeeze the ultimate amount of relaxation in half the time. Slip into your local resort spa or salon for 30 minutes of “me” time between errands and we promise, you’ll thank yourself later.

Timesaver Pedicure

A little pampering for your feet when you don’t have time for a full pedicure. Invigorating peppermint cools your feet before your toes are shaped and polished. $40-$45/30 minutes at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, The Wigwam in Litchfield Park and Westin La Paloma in Tucson.

Essential Manicure

Snagged nails are no fun when you’ve got serious shopping to do. Book this quick spa time out and get nails shaped and groomed, cuticles tended, hands massaged and moisturized, and nails polished with a color of your choice. $40/30 minutes at Spa Nordstrom at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Avania Swedish Massage

This classic Swedish Massage employes firm, but gentle pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. Choose from one of their custom-blended aromatherapy oils to complete your journey to balance and relaxation. $80/30 minutes at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort.

Refresher Facial

Revive your complexion for holiday parties with this cleansing and toning facial treatment perfect for any skin type. Starting at $79/25 minutes at Joya Spa at the Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley.


Leave the holiday primping to the professionals. Drop by one of the two Drybar location between shopping trips and treat your tresses to a premier blowout for an extra pretty oomph for your holiday parties. Add a Floater (10-minute scalp massage, $10) for an extra bit of relaxation or a Hair Shot ($20) to rejuvenate extra stressed out strands. Bonus: If you still have last-minute shopping to do, check out their new Drybar tools and product line available now for pre-order. $35 at Drybar in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Makeup Application

Let the VH Spa makeup artists help prepare you for your holiday parties. This is a great opportunity to come up with a fresh new look! $65/30 minutes at VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

And if all else fails, you can always whip up a home spa treatment. Check our DIY beauty recipes for an at-home express spa interlude.

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