In-Spa-ration in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland

Seeking a bit of sunshine in the dreary march towards spring can be a difficult task in the northernmost state of the contiguous United States. But across the Willmar Lakes Area, there are a few ways that are certain to keep your spirits up as we pull through the last few weeks of winter. Can you say, “spa day”?

These wonderful women are the backbone of Salon J Spa and Boutique, providing fresh looks to customers so that they can be “their own kind of beautiful.”

Beginning at Salon J Spa and Boutique in Spicer, you can treat yourself to a variety of services, ranging from a classic haircut to waxing options. Stylists Jean, Jodi, Brea, and Brittany will take care of your cracked skin, courtesy of the unforgiving prairie winds, and dry hair, thanks to the cold climate, leaving you refreshed and ready for the coming season. Rejuvenate Salon & Spa is another local favorite and their slogan says it all: “It is not just a Spa Treatment. It is an Experience.” With that in mind, you won’t be surprised to learn that they offer everything from specialty styles for local dancers and gymnasts to keratin complex smoothing treatments, designed to reduce frizz at the cuticle level to promote sleek, healthy hair. Schedule an appointment to release your most “beautiful, intelligent, and strong” self, just like they promise on their website.

Rejuvenate Salon & Spa, a modern and fun spot on the main drag of New London, is a lovely place to spend the day, evidenced by their 5-star rating on Google.

Bringing a homey atmosphere to the local spa scene, Fairwinds Salon and Day Spa on the shores of Point Lake gives you quality spa time with a gorgeous lake view. They offer options for spa parties and longer hours at your request, so you can make a day of your spa trip and get the full luxury treatment. With body wraps, massages, haircuts, and coloring options, Fairwinds provides all the pampering you need to revive your body from the cold winter. And over on Green Lake, Bellezza Salon and Spa employs a team of relaxation specialists to attend to your every spa need. Looking to detox your skin and rehydrate it after the dry season? The Detox/Hydrate/Heal Body Wrap focuses on the mind and body by healing the skin, massaging one of three specialty formulas (Sodona & French Red Clay-Antioxidant, Dead Sea & Chamomile, and Seaweed & French Green Clay) into your body for optimal results. Or perhaps you’d like to try a stress-relieving massage with hot stones to draw out the tension you’ve been holding in your shoulders from shoveling snow. Whatever treatment you choose, Bellezza is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated when you leave the spa.

At Fairwinds Salon and Day Spa they blend rustic with relaxation, creating the perfect environment to take a deep breath and cleanse your mind and body.

Over in Willmar, Lake Region Massage & Bodyworks focuses solely on massage therapy and ear candling, a form of alternative therapy to remove any buildup in your ear. They offer couple’s massages, pre-natal massages, and even Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Say goodbye to lower back soreness and hello to reenergized muscles after a day at Lake Region Massage & Bodyworks. Also in Willmar, Inspa Studio is a locally owned private skincare and nail spa. Owner Carol Fader has 20 years of experience in the beauty field, channeling her expertise into an “escape oasis” where you can get away from your daily stressors. Inspa offers acne treatments, anti-aging facials, peels, scalp massages, and natural manicures and pedicures to cover all your relaxation needs in one place.

If you’re seeking newer trends in the beauty world, like airbrush makeup and dermaplaning, make an appointment with SkinLuxe Medspa LLC in Willmar. Right on First Street, this physician-directed medical spa boasts of the latest skincare treatments, including chemical peels, full facials, facial and body waxing, eyelash extensions, and lash/brow tinting. With a 4.9 star rating on Facebook and a full medical arsenal to rejuvenate your skin and have you looking your best, SkinLuxe Medspa is a great choice for your upcoming spa day.

The Willmar Lakes Area offers so many opportunities to give your body some well-deserved relaxation and rejuvenation after yet another Minnesota winter, and we all need a little bit of sunshine for the rainy (and maybe even icy) days ahead. So pull up your calendar and schedule a spa day in the Willmar Lakes Area. A European facial and a full-body massage are calling your name.

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