Flying isn’t always so fabulous for your relaxation level. Long security lines, crowded spots and the person on the plane sitting next to you who thinks both of the armrests are their property can get you pretty frazzled before you even prep for takeoff. Luckily, a quick stop at one of these airport spots can make the journey a little more bearable—and blissful.
Warren-Tricomi at XpresSpa, LaGuardia
Even though the Big Apple boasts a salon (or 10) on every block, you may want to hit up this new beauty bar before you take on the city. All of the stylists are trained by master colorist and stylist duo, Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi; travelers can not only get a really great blowout, but also trims, deep-conditioning treatments and glazes as well.
Esenza by SHA, Madrid Airport
With healthy food options like fresh juices, detoxing drinks and just about every time-conscious treatment you’d find on standard spa menus (manicures, pedicures, waxing, blowouts, facials and massages), this all-around wellness hangout will leave you hoping for a delayed flight so you can experience everything it has to offer.
Be Relax Spa, JFK
This 1,000-square-foot space has a very serious bragging right: It’s the first blow-dry bar at JFK. Besides that, there’s massages (even hot stone), a full-service salon and exclusive brands like Dermalogica, Moroccanoil, Jack Black, Clarisonic and OPI.
Butter London, Seattle-Tacoma International
No appointments, no toxins and no spending your vacation wishing you had made time to get a much-needed mani. This one-stop shop offers a really fun ambiance, manis, pedis and hand and foot massages that will make any trip a lot more enjoyable.
Via Spa, Helsinki Airport
Heading to the sauna might not be the first thing that comes to mind before a big trip, but that’s exactly what this must-visit airport stop specializes in. All treatments clock in at 30 minutes or less, and there’s even a mineral water pool (with underground relaxing music to boot), which anyone who isn’t so strapped for time can experience.