Department stores and boutiques aren't the only places slicing prices this holiday season. Local day spas are full of specials:
Kate Somerville Ongoing until Wednesday: This celebrity haven is giving customers a "buy one get one free" gift card offer on facial services. The signature 75-minute treatment with fruit enzyme exfoliation and an acupressure massage enters the affordable range when the regular price, $135, buys two sessions. For dry winter skin, a "DermalQuench" ($260) uses hyperbaric pressurized oxygen to soften lines and diminish dark circles around eyes. The DermaLucent high-tech facial ($185) stimulates collagen and improves skin tone with red LED light.
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Spa location: A Dec. 28 report on specials at Dtox spa said the business is in Los Feliz. It is in Atwater Village. —
8428 Melrose Place, Suite C, Los Angeles. (323) 655-7546. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. www.skinhealthexperts.com.
The Gendarmerie Ongoing to Jan 15: The men's barber and spa, a favorite of celebrities, including Billy Dee Williams and Jason Alexander (as well as women such as Goldie Hawn), is offering a "manscaping" package -- half-off eyebrow and chest waxing, or beard and mustache trims with purchase of a haircut ($60 to $85 for long hair). The holiday mocha scrub, $90, comes with a 30-minute deep-tissue sports massage.
9069 Nemo St., West Hollywood. (310) 858-9009. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. thegendarmerie.com.
Allen Edwards Ongoing to Feb. 28: The celebrity haircutter, originator of Farrah Fawcett's famous layered 'do, offers an "economy buster" special on Sundays and Mondays, with 50% off all haircuts at the salon's Brentwood and Woodland Hills locations.
216 26th St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-2878. 20855 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 887-7330. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. www.allenedwards.com.
Recess Ongoing to Wednesday: Nail spa with an eco-chic vibe has a $50 mani-pedi for the holidays. Other seasonal specials: Buy three house products and get one free, and take 15% off the price of all gift cards.
8408-B Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 782-9919. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. recess-la.com.
The Shave Ongoing to Feb. 14: The luxury barbershop puts together a "pampered gent" package: a combo of a steam shave, "nap in the chair" face scrub with eye-calming treatment and a scalp massage plus shoeshine for $200 (regularly $240).
230 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 888-2898. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.theshavebeverlyhills.com.
Body Bar Spa Ongoing to Tuesday: This Silver Lake neighborhood spa has a roster of holiday specials: The "pre-party prep" glycol-c (glycolic or lactic acid) intense firming facial, $110 (regular price, $175), includes a pumpkin hand treatment. The "focused tension" treatment for neck and shoulder, $85 (regularly $110), comes with a foot massage. On Saturdays, an appointment for a bikini wax comes with a free eyebrow wax with shaping. On Mondays, the signature Swedish-based massage is $75 ($90); hot basalt stone massage is $80 ($120); and the signature facial is $75 ($90).
3037 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 663-1533. Noon to 7 p.m. Monday; noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.bodybarspa.com.
Skin Haven Spa Studio Ongoing to Jan. 31: This spa, hidden behind an art gallery, offers a holiday special for Times readers: a 30-minute reflexology session plus a 45-minute customized massage for $99 (regular price, $180). The facial "rejuvenation" acupuncture, Skin Haven's alternative to surgery and Botox, is $99 (usually $150).
300 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 658-SKIN. 1 to 8:30 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; (closed Wednesday); 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. www.skinhaven.com.
Dtox Ongoing to Wednesday: Los Feliz neighborhood oasis gets in the seasonal spirit with a winter spice aromatherapy massage ($90 for 50 minutes, regular price, $125) and gingerbread body scrub ($50, regularly $65), plus an antioxidant cranberry enzyme facial ($85).
3206 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 665-3869. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.dtoxdayspa.com.
Kinara Ongoing to Wednesday: The medi-spa/salon has a slew of holiday promotions. A "red carpet" 80-minute mega-moisture facial and 25-minute body scrub (Turkish salt or Hawaiian brown sugar) come with a free Kinara lactic acid serum product ($70 value). Book a hair treatment ($75 blow-out or updo) and get a customized hair moisture treatment ($60 value). Buy a $500 gift certificate and receive a complimentary eye cream ($60 value).
656 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 657-9188. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. kinaraspa.com.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times