Dallas Spas: A Recessionista's Guide

It's hard to imagine traipsing off to the spa in the midst of layoffs and the overall feeling of apocalypse. But it's precisely in these times that people need the pampering. Relax at these budget spas in Dallas. Because while it may be ugly out there, you don't have to be.

Updated: May 27, 2009

Stealing Beauty

Toni & Guy Usa

2311 Midway Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006

If you could drive a Mercedes for the price of a Honda, you wouldn't pass it up, would you? At any other outpost of this posh, UK-based salon, a haircut plus color could easily set you back a night at a fancy steakhouse, but not at this academy location. For a fraction of the cost, have an apprentice coif your locks, buff your nails and rub the tension out of those aching muscles--all at recession-friendly prices.

Whole Foods Market

11770 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

As if this market wasn't already paradise, what with its robust produce, global wine and cheese selection and healthy offerings, shoppers have one more reason to look forward to grocery shopping: There's a spa on site. Get a manicure and pedicure for 20 percent off on Mondays and Wednesdays and 20 percent off facials on Wednesdays. You're a multi-tasker and a recessionista.

Massage Envy

5500 Greenville Ave. #404, Dallas, TX 75206

For many of us, getting the pain released from your neck, head, shoulders, legs and back is more like a luxury than a regular practice. That mindset could be changed after trying the introductory hour-long massage at this Old Town Clinic for just under $40. No obligation required, so kick back and exhale--there won't be any strain on you or your wallet at the end of the session.

V Spa at Hilton Anatole

2201 Stemmons Frwy, Dallas, TX 75207

The word discount or deal is usually not associated with the Hilton Anatole but there's a way to experience luxury for near nothing. If the eyebrows are getting a bit burly, call for a $15 wax. Request the foot soak and ginger pillow before your treatment and you'll leave with a clean brow and a Zen state of mind.

Ogle School Of Hair Skin Nails

6333 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 201, Dallas, TX 75214

If you don't mind allowing a junior stylist to attend to hair, nails and body, then this beauty school on the second floor of Abrams and Mockingbird Shopping Center is the place for you. At the very worst, your gamble doesn't pay off in result but does in cost.