Top Black-Owned Spas
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Self-care is a gift that will never grow old. If you’ve thinking about treating your mom (or yourself) to a day at the spa, here are some of the best black-owed spas across the country specializing in health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit.
Essential Body Bar, Houston, TX
Ms. Letrice Mason created Essential Body Bar with every stage of women’s wellness in mind. The spa offers a variety of services as well as a wide selection of naturally derived plant-based and therapeutic products available for purchase. Using their medical background coupled with excellent customer service, they are able to address emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness as they strive to provide a life-changing experience.
Veola’s Day Spa and Wellness Center, Chicago, IL
This mother and daughter team have created a true sanctuary for relaxation and optimal wellness with state-of-the-art facial rooms, a hydrotherapy tub room, Vichy shower room, and steam room. Offering skin, nail, and body care services, as well as spa packages starting at $130, treating your mom to a day at Veola’s will make her feel like a queen.
Simple Wellness Day Spa, Baltimore, MD
A native of Baltimore, owner Angela Hardy is a pioneer and educator in the field of natural hair and holistic wellness. Simple Wellness Day Spa offers a full service spa, wellness clinic, and CBD products that address the holistic art and science of both external and internal beauty. Hair, nail, and massage services are by appointment only, so be sure to book in advance.
Violet J Spa and Wellness, San Jose, CA
Founded by Violet Johnson, PhD, Violet J Spa and Wellness is dedicated to nurturing your well-being. The spa provides an intimate haven of stress relief and a resource for improving health naturally through body treatments, massages, facials, and other treatments. Violet is also known as a woman of color esthetician extraordinaire, and a leading expert in the unique issues of multi-ethnic skins, including pigmentation problems, sensitivity, and acne.
Respire Massage & Spa, Atlanta, GA
According to their website, Respire Massage & Spa is a boutique style spa known for it’s extraordinary massages, facials, lashes, body treatments, infrared sauna therapy, wax services, ionic foot detox, reiki and energy healing, and reflexology. This spa offers a truly unique experience by catering every service to the needs of the client.