New Orleans native, teacher, & contributing blogger, Kimberly DuCarpe, aspires…
All of us have felt stressed in some way or another in response to the spread of Covid-19 over the past few months, and unfortunately, there is still no end in sight. Staying healthy is top of mind and many precautions are being taken to do so, but it’s also important to take moments to simply breathe, relax, and enjoy life a bit. Soothing your stress, even if it’s just for a few moments is just as important for your health as wearing a mask and social distancing. Fortunately, spa and beauty business owners recognize this need and offer a variety of professional services to help you feel your best! Check out the Best Spas in New Orleans!
Root Salon and Studio
Root Salon and Studio is a full-service salon that provides high quality service, cruelty-free products, and a relaxing and welcoming environment. Their stylists offer a variety of haircut styles for both men and women, highlights, lowlights, and ombre’ color options, conditioning treatments, blowouts, brow shaping, and waxing services. In addition to owners, Adrian and Hans Billot and Amal Hamdan, their craft stylists are experts in the industry, always on top of new trends, and attend professional development opportunities to perfect, grow, and update their expertise. You honestly can’t go wrong with any of them! For appointments call (504) 603-2770- or check out their website: Rootsalonandstudio.com to learn more.
Melissa Vaccaro, Llc. Makeup Artist
New Orleans based makeup artist and licensed esthetician, Melissa Vaccaro, dedicated years of hard work to create and run her own business. She offers a variety of makeup application, brow, and waxing services. Highly sought after by brides, models, photographers, and your everyday southern girl, she is renowned in the beauty industry. To say she loves and appreciates each and every one of her clients, would be an understatement. To see photos of her artistic ability, check out her website: melissavaccaro.com. There you will find links to her Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as a link to book an appointment!
NOLA Bliss Massage Therapy
Located in the heart of downtown, NOLA Bliss Massage Therapy provides professional massage services performed by skilled licensed massage therapists at affordable rates. This particular business stands out by offering Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy- a barefoot massage technique using deep strokes from the therapists’ feet. This treatment is highly effective for those who suffer from chronic neck and back pain or spinal issues. Other options include prenatal, deep tissue, Swedish, and couples massages. At NOLA Bliss, they strive to customize each client’s massage to relieve stress and pain, and to promote overall health. Who doesn’t need that right now?! To learn more about their services and book an appointment, visit: nolablissmassage.com.
Spa 2 Geaux
If you’re not ready to leave your home for a spa massage, let them come to you! Spa 2 Geaux is a mobile spa, providing their services, professional products and equipment on location. Assuming social distance requirements are followed, this could be a fun addition to a birthday party, bridal shower, or bachelorette celebration! Always working? They will also come to your office. A Corporate Chair Massage is a seated 10-15 minute massage focusing on the back, shoulders, neck, and arms. This would be a fun surprise to thank your hard working employees- hint, hint… To see the long list of owner, Isabella Montufar’s, certifications and book an appointment, visit: spa2geaux.com.
Dat Glow Mobile + Spa
With social distance requirements, many nail salons have a limited amount space and aren’t able to book as many clients. It’s hard to get an appointment in a pinch so owner, Xaniera Batres, offers a mobile nail service. Public safety is of the utmost importance to her, and she takes all precautionary measures to keep her clients feeling protected. Speaking of health and safety, Dat Glow also offers a mobile tanning service, using an organic tanning formulation, which does not contain toxic chemicals, additives, dyes, perfumes, alcohol, artificial colors, or harmful ingredients. To learn more about the products and services available, visit: datglowmobiletanning.com
Amanda Ducorbier via Style House
New Orleans based singer/songwriter, Amanda Ducorbier, recently joined Style House (Metairie) offering custom airbrush and mobile custom airbrush spray tans, using Fantasy Tan Solution. Choose from a one time service priced at $45 ($75 mobile), or one of her package deals: 3 for $125–3 month expiration; 5 for $190- 6 month expiration; or 10 for $350-12 month expiration. To support Amanda’s small business, call (504) 267-5247 to book an appointment. In the meantime, check out her newly released single, Family, on Spotify, and keep up with her local shows (when live music returns) through her website: amandaducorbier.com or follow her on Instagram @amandaducorbier.
Located in Old Metairie, About Face of New Orleans, offers makeup and skincare services, as well as a variety of cosmetic and skin care products for all skin types. Customers boast about the welcoming and friendly atmosphere created by the professional makeup artists and estheticians. Specialty facial treatments such as dermaplaning, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion are just a few of their highly rated services. For women always on the go, lash tinting and lifting is the perfect solution for looking put together without the extra time and effort! Lashes will stay curled for up to 8 weeks with a lift; add a tint to light colored lashes to make them stand out even without mascara. For a lash lift, Jaime Shultz is my personal recommendation. To make an appointment, visit: aboutfacenola.com.
Another great option for saving time and effort, when it comes to makeup, is a brow maintenance wax and tint. Well groomed brows act to frame your eyes and bring attention to your best features. HiBrow offers a multitude of brow artistry, including a consultation to ensure that each customer receives the shape most desired and suitable. Most recently they were able to bring back facials. One in particular, the Oxygeneo Facial, simultaneously delivers exfoliation, infusion and oxygenation, improving skin tone, evening texture, and giving you a healthy glow. Currently, they are offering a 20% off discount to all educators. Sign me up! To book an appointment, call: (504) 325-2222 or visit: hibrownola.com.
Even if you can’t indulge in any of these services right now, I hope you can find small ways to relieve your stress and feel your best. Hoping for a safe, healthy, and happy New Orleans sooner than later. Thanks so much for reading, y’all!
New Orleans native, teacher, & contributing blogger, Kimberly DuCarpe, aspires to live a charming, yet fun-loving lifestyle. Her love of curating and sharing affordable, quality finds, has led her to VIP New Orleans, where she hopes to inspire others to live their best, southern life.