1501 Gibson Blvd
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 245-7363
Fax: (505) 245-8316
Beauty & Spas
This super trendy hair salon and beauty spa is named for its former location on Downtown's Gold Street, where it was an Albuquerque fixture for many years. Chez d'Or recently relocated to the rapidly modernizing East Downtown area, but kept the name and the popular reputation that accompanies it. Come in for a cut and color with top stylists; a facial, massage, wax, manicure or pedicure; or simply to browse the latest make up, skin and hair care products. Chez d'Or is less expensive than many similar outfits, and Thursday's "urban hours" (a 9p closing) permit even the busiest to squeeze a treatment into their schedule. – Pip Lustgarten
Gambei is a small, locally-owned Asian-styled spa, salon and movement studio, with a green and organic emphasis. Haircuts and coloring, massage, tubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, spray tanning and waxing comprise the spa treatment menu. Many treatments are offered for as little as thirty and as much as ninety minutes at length, so there should be an option to suit all budgets. The movement studio features classes in yoga, pilates, qigong and more, on most days of the week. Chinese medicine is also on offer, including dietary therapy, herbs, acupuncture and "Acu-ssage": a Gambei-originated treatment that combines the therapies of acupuncture and massage. - Pip Lustgarten
Heart and Soul is a trendy hair salon that specializes in making you look great. The stylists can do practically anything with hair, from cuts to highlights to blow outs to hair stying. Even their salon is well styled, with black and white contemporary decor and glittery chandeliers. After you're hair is finished make sure you check out the hair products they sell.
Laru Ni Hati serves a distinctly unusual dual function: hair salon meets Cuban cafe. Men and women can have their hair cut or colored in what has been voted "Best Salon" by all the prominent local publications. Within the same funky walls you can enjoy ales, ports and hand rolled cigars while utilizing the wireless internet, browsing the selection of postcards for sale or catching the live bands that occasionally play in the evening. The peckish can graze on Tostones and Platanos (plantains prepared in savory and sweet styles respectively), Planchas (toasted sandwiches) or Moros y Cristianos (black beans and rice). The Cafe offers the decidedly un-Cuban option of preparing any menu item as a vegan dish upon request.
Whether you want to get a whole new look or just spruce up your current style, a visit to Square Root Salon is a must. Located inside a renovated warehouse, this trendy hair salon offers fantastic hair treatments, including cuts, coloring, styling and re-texturizing. Square Root Salon's staff is so experienced that they even offers classes for other stylists.
Relax and unwind at this bathhouse. Albuquerque Baths blends the experience of local hot springs, Japanese bathhouses, and hammams into a new Albuquerque experience. Start in the hot tub, then visit the sauna and finally cool yourself off in the pool or outdoor shower. You can also indulgence in a massage or body scrub. Make sure you bring your swimsuit!
If you can tolerate the stench of polish that permeates the place, a visit to Saigon Beauty is a cheap and cheerful way to get your nails done. Manicures run at a great low price, and pedicures are just a little bit more; French polish or nail art can also be done at an additional flat rate. This is a sizable place, with eleven pedi and nine mani stations, plus plenty of staff on hand, so no appointment is necessary. Comfy spa pedicure chairs line the walls, and it's fun to bring a friend and take two side by side. Cuts, coloring, highlights, perms, weaves, waxing and permanent make-up are also on the menu. -Pip Lustgarten
Want to get a stylish hair-cut? Then Sister Salon is the best place to be! This fabulous salon offers you hair-styling, waxing, nail art, and other services. You can also discuss your look and requirements with the stylists before going in for a cut. It also offers waxing, facials and similar beauty treatments. So go ahead and get yourself a splendid makeover at the Sister Salon.
Watch as your stress melts away under the skillful masseuse's hands at Athletic Touch Therapeutic Massage. The trained staff can give you exactly the type of massage you want, including relaxation massages, therapeutic massages and deep tissue massages. This spa is especially suited to athlete who need a massage to relax muscles or help an injury, but whether you're an athlete or not a massage here is the perfect way to unwind.
Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center specialize in anything and everything that creates a healthy lifestyle. You can find acupunture, weight loss classes, yoga, homeopathy and so much more. You can even unwind with a massage by one of their skilled massage therapists. If you truly need to clear your mind make an appointment in their REST Pod, a sensorary deprivation tank. This unique treatment will lets you feel as if your floating while you feel your stress disappear.