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January 12, 2011

How to Spa on the Cheap

To anyone on a budget, splurging on an $80 facial or massage on a monthly basis is out of the question (we buy lipstick instead!). That’s why I’m curious about the new spa concepts that offer monthly memberships in exchange for major savings—like a gym, only so much better. These two sound brilliant in theory, but I’m curious if anyone has sampled their services?

European Wax Center
Perfect for those committed (addicted?) to waxing, this national chain offer a one-year unlimited wax pass, which requires you to pre-pay for a year’s worth of services at a sizeable discount. There’s also a prepaid wax pass good for one free service for every six purchased, or two for every nine. Both passes are valid at all of their 167 nationwide locations, so you’ll never find yourself in a, er, hairy situation.

Facelogic Spa
Facials start at just $49 at when you sign up for one of this spa group’s month-to-month memberships. Facelogic’s loyalty program also extends to other services like waxing, and includes deals on high-end product lines like MD Skincare, Peter Thomas Roth and Sue Devitt. You’ll get additional rewards for pre-booking services, retail purchases and referrals. There is no cost to join, just sign up at one of these 23 locations and get spa-ing.

Meghan McAndrews is the founder of High Plains Thrifter and the editor-in-chief of all things cheap at Her Beauty Thrifter column appears every Wednesday.

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