Maribell offers hair services, including cuts, straightening and extensions; makeup and manicures, facials and massage. The Thalasso facial, including massage, (as part of a package, including makeup, hair wash, cut and blow dry 92€) was just what the doctor ordered. After the cleansing of the skin and pore cleaning, the beautician applied a caviar mask, then a piece of cloth and afterwards a foam spray, which had the consistency of whipped cream. While I waited to for the mask to set, the beautician massaged my arms and hands. She explained: “It’s very important that the client is never left alone. During a facial, they have the choice between a hand or foot massage.” A good pedicure is also recommended in the winter. This is the perfect time to give your feet a rest from nail polish and a good clean. Lasting about an hour, the spa pedicure (44€) soaks, cleanses and polishes your feet until they are very soft. Maribell is visited just as much by men. A satisfied client had just walked out of his massage (1 hour 32€) and said: “I’ve tried many masseuses in Tallinn, but at Maribell, they actually relieve my pain.”
Day Spa, is located on a quiet street in Tallinn’s Old Town. From the outside, you would not be able to tell that it actually has four floors, connected by a large spiral staircase. Day Spa offers everything from hair services to waxing to massage and manicures. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and specialised in various areas. For winter skin care, the Hydradermie Lift (48€) is a wonderful facial to really bring life back into tired skin. First, a firming gel is applied and then a micro current removes excess fluids and toxins improving your skin’s appearance. A gentle stimulation then energises the facial muscles. After leaving the spa, your skin is soft and evenly toned. The ultrasound facial (41€) has similar effects. It stimulates blood flow and brings oxygen back into the skin. This facial procedure is an excellent way to soften the appearance of scars.
Babor Spa, is where you come to truly relax and indulge. Babor has been servicing the spa industry for over 50 years and their experience certainly shows. As soon as the client steps off the street and into the serene setting of the Babor Spa, they are immediately cared for. Clients are shown to the coat room where you can take off your shoes and slip into cosy slippers, afterwards you are given dressing gown and taken to a lounge chair, where you wait for your beautician. While you are more than welcome to choose your own procedures, the staff at Babor help you choose a procedure that it right for your skin type. Älian, manager at Babor Spa says that, “no two people are alike. It’s not so much what’s best for your skin in winter, but what’s best for your skin type.” The New Skin treatment (49€) is a facial procedure just recently added to the Babor repertoire. First, an enzyme-peeling mask is applied which opens the pores and prepares the face for the procedure. Then, the New Skin Fluid is applied which moisturises the skin, and helps skin retain water. The Daily Protect Fluid is then applied to smooth, soften, and protect the skin. Then finally the Advanced Biogen Mask restores skin’s balance. A facial massage is also included in the procedure, and the beautician will choose an appropriate technique. The Khanya Wellness Body Treatment (65€) pairs well with a facial. This energising body treatment, with the use of African maracas promotes good health, and renewal. The combination of sea salt cleansing, marula oil and tea tree oil have you feeling truly revitalised. Use of the sauna and Jacuzzi are included with all procedures. Come in for a quick manicure, or splurge on a relaxing atmosphere in a truly tranquil setting.
Maribell Ilusalong (Viru), Viru väljak 4/6, Tallinn
Maribell Ilusalong (Solaris), Estonia pst. 9, Solaris 5th Floor Tallinn
Day Spa, Vana-Posti 4, Tallinn Old Town
Babor Spa, Narva mnt 5
TEXT: KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS: ANDREI CHERTKOV