Seven of the Most Expensive Spa Treatments in the World
Vihula Manor Eco-SPA
Unique Hotels Group
Summertime means two things: more boozing, less clothing. And less clothing means you've got to be keeping that hot bod of yours in tip-top shape. From $30 for genuine dyed chicken feather hair extensions (guilty!) to $75 for the perfectly painted toes, we've been known to throw down a pretty penny at the spa. But right now, we're not talking about just any old day at the salon. Oh, no. We're looking at how the disgustingly rich and famous spend their dough at the day spa.
We present seven of the most crazy, opulent spa treatments your money can buy.
Hotel Healdsburg exterior
$110 for 50 minutes at Hotel Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California
Because even your skin can use a little summertime indulgence. This intensely hydrating body wrap combines Quivira honey and a "splash of biodynamic and organically farmed fig tree sauvignon blanc" to moisturize and purify your epidermis. If treating your skin to a glass or two of the good stuff doesn't relax you enough, the treatment also includes a warm blanket "cocoon" as well as face, neck, and foot massages.
$195 for 80 minutes at Langhan Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
We know people who swear by spirulina supplements. And we know the stinky blue-green algae are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, so, hell, why not a body wrap? In under an hour and a half covered in green goo, you'll get a strong dose of nutrients and proteins meant to soothe away all your worries.
The secret to youth: gold
$300 for 75 minutes
Rumor has it Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night, and good for us in modern times, this ancient secret to more youthful skin is available to more than just royalty. Created by Japanese company UMO, this 24-karat gold face mask claims to be a major breakthrough in science. Sounds like a major breakdown of personal budgets to us. The treatment combines nano mist technology with the natural "youth enhancing properties" of gold to hydrate and cleanse even the deepest layers of the skin.
$300 for real snakeskin at Euphoria Lounge Salon & Spa in Monterey, California
Sure, you could have your favorite nail artist paint a snakeskin pattern on your nails but then that would be too easy wouldn't it? And besides, snakeskin is a completely sustainable and renewable resource since the animals usually shed three or more times a year. In fact if you think about it that way, this is really a new frontier in recycling. To achieve this fierce look, manicurists sandwich custom-cut pieces of snakeskin between to coasts of Bio Sculpture Gel, which looks and feels just like regular nail polish. The job can last for weeks -- not bad at $30 a toe.
$750 at Spa Radiance in San Francisco
When even gold and wine aren't strong enough, this place brings out the big guns: diamonds and caviar, baby. During this three-hour treatment, an aesthetician uses a combination of the technology has to offer and some wickedly expensive ingredients to cleanse and rejuvenate the deep layers of your skin. First on the list, a decadent diamond peel followed by micro currents meant to remove blackheads and spots while also stimulating collagen production. The second course, a rich caviar mask, and omega-6 eye treatment to moisturize before finishing off with a little LED light therapy. Oh, and don't forget the hand and foot massages followed by warm mitts and booties.
Serena Williams was the first to take a dive into the hotel's Evian bath
2. Evian Bath
$5,000 at Spa V at Hotel Victor in South Beach, Florida
We don't deny that a day at the beach can do quite a number on the skin, but an Evian bath? Really? Available exclusively to guests staying at the hotel's $6,000-a-night penthouse, this bath means taking 1,000 bottles of Evian water, dumping them into a tub with some rose petals for good measure and hopping in. Of course for your money (if you do the math, the water alone only accounts for about $2,000), you also get a bottle of champagne, a dessert, and two spa treatments.
Mila Kunis and aesthetician Scott-Vincent Borba, creator of this $7,000 facial
$7,000 for Mila Kunis
Created by aesthetician to the stars Scott-Vincent Borba, this treatment is rumored to be a favorite of Mila Kunis, who's gotten it at least twice, most recently before the premiere of her movie Friends With Benefits. After scrubbing your face with crushed diamonds and rubies, Borba applies a lactic acid peel intended to stimulate cell turnover. Finally, to help with lymphatic drainage and circulation he blasts the skin with ultra-sonic hot and cold wands and a red LED light. To reduce puffiness, Borgas reportedly gave Kunis an ice cube to suck on. As far as we can tell, that part was free.
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