Skip to main content Skip to header navigation

The Top Spa & Wellness Destinations Celebrities Swear By

While most of us view the spa or wellness retreat as a luxury, these add-ons are basically built into the routines of the rich and famous. Come awards season  — or just another day to be honest — the upside of influence and popularity is access to some of the swankiest digs the health and skin care industries have to offer.

More: 5 Celebrity Skin Care Experts You Should Be Following on Instagram

And though we’re all too familiar with a handful of A-list-approved aestheticians and dermatologists, such as Harold Lancer and Joanna Vargas, what really leaves us all starry-eyed and pining for a head-to-toe rubdown are the spas with luxurious facials and next-level skin treatments. Ahead are the most popular options.

Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center

Location: Beverly Hills, California

In an interview with StyleCaster, former Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale revealed one of her beauty splurges includes frequent visits to this spa, where she gets treated to everything “from lasers to peels and LED light to muscle tightening” with facialist Molly Lucio.

Glam Boutique Spa

Location: Woodland Hills, California

In an interview with StyleCaster, 13 Reasons Why actor Ajiona Alexus credited Gabrielle Union for introducing her to the facials at this new West Coast beauty destination.


Location: New York, New York

In an interview with StyleCaster, blogger and Summer Fridays cofounder Marianna Hewitt said, “I am a big fan of infrared saunas, especially after a red-eye flight. When I’m in New York, one of the first things I do when I land is head to HigherDose at 11 Howard to unwind from a flight.”

Shani Darden

Location: Los Angeles, California

A who’s who of Hollywood — including Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — flock to this Tinseltown hideaway for custom facials.

Arcona Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles, California

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Regina King and Mandy Moore are just a few celebs who treat themselves to the Red Carpet Radiance facial just before the start of awards season.

Blackberry Farm

Location: Walland, Tennessee

In an interview with W magazine, model Lily Aldridge called this destination a must-visit because of its “beautiful spa and fabulous food.”

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Location: Ojai, California

In an interview with W magazine, fashion designer and actor Nicole Richie said her favorite treatment at this luxury spa is the stretch therapy session.

Mii Amo

Location: Sedona, Arizona

In an interview with W magazine, actor-turned-wellness guru Gwyneth Paltrow raved that this is the perfect getaway for a girls’ trip.

“It’s incredible, I love it there so much. You can choose a spa menu for food, but we always end up with nachos and a giant glass of wine,” she said.

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

Location: San Diego, California

According to Elle Decor, this luxury resort and retreat is a favorite of Natalie Portman and Julia Roberts, who typically enjoy a day of exercising, “nutrition breaks,” massages and facials.

Tomoko Japanese Spa

Location: Beverly Hills, California

According to InStyle, this “best-kept secret” is a favorite of Lea Michele and of Jessica Alba, who loves indulging in the Iro Iro massage.

Vanessa Hernandez Skincare

Location: Beverly Hills, California

According to Well + Good, A-list clients Jenna Dewan and Amber Valletta hit up the posh spa for customized skin assessments and next-level treatments, such as microneedling and radio frequency.

Joanna Vargas

Location: New York, New York

According to NYC Go, Jessica Alba and Julianne Moore are just a few famous clients who flock to this Bryant Park locale for Vargas’s signature Triple Crown facial and LED light therapy treatments.

Tracie Martyn

Location: New York, New York

According to Racked, stars Kate Winslet, Emma Stone and Zoe Saldana stop by the famed facialist’s spa and salon for pampering before and after major events.

Georgia Louise’s Atelier

Location: New York, New York

According to Refinery29, Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock credit this East Coast destination and the British aesthetician with keeping their skin glowy thanks to the famous “penis facial.”

Ildi Pekar

Location: New York, New York

According to Allure, Pekar is one of the city’s most sought-after skin care experts. Her organic body-firming treatments are also a favorite of models Miranda Kerr and Irina Shayk.

Christine Chin Spa

Location: New York, New York

According to Allure, Drew Barrymore, Gisele Bündchen and Rachel Weisz flock to this skin guru’s spa when their pores need some major extracting and cleansing.

Kate Somerville

Location: Los Angeles, California

According to Variety, Anna Kendrick and Sam Smith are fans of the Ultimate Kale facial at this high-end skin clinic.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

Leave a Comment