Top 12 Black American-Owned Spas to Fix Your Broken Heart on Valentine’s Day
Visit one of the best black-owned spas for Valentine’s Day and mend your broken heart by pampering yourself. Spas offer a wide range of amenities, but there’s something special about visiting a black-owned spa. The services and amenities on this list are just as diverse as the women who run these spas.
With backgrounds ranging from the military to school in Paris, the story behind each spa is inspiring and uplifting in its own way. The passion they each have for their craft, whether it’s massage, holistic healing, working as a beautician, or caring for black skin, there’s one thing each of these owners has in common. .
The one thing all of these women have in common is their insistence and focus on the importance of self-care. Taking care of yourself, even if you’re not heartbroken, can be something people often forget to do. Hot tubs make it easy. Something as simple as running a bath to soak your bones. Or, a good deep tissue foot massage would do the trick.
Day passes and monthly memberships are growing in popularity with black-owned spas for Valentine’s Day. You can pay to use spa amenities daily or monthly. This usually includes the sauna and baths, as well as the use of bathrobes and slippers. But, some of the black-owned spas listed below will go above and beyond to take care of your broken heart this Valentine’s Day. Think salt rooms and chromotherapy! (If we missed your state, check out the list of 50 spas in 50 states.)
1. Zamariya Spa of Africa – Charlotte, North Carolina
Black Owned Spa, Zamariya Spa of Africa, can help you take care of things as important as your broken heart. Yoni vapors are offered, as are vagicals. Yes, you guessed it, a facial for your lady parts! This African-inspired spa definitely evokes feelings of curiosity!
2. Noble Lane Mansion – Bethany, Pennsylvania
3. Violet J Spa and Wellness – San Jose, CA
4. Veola’s Day Spa and Wellness Center – Chicago, IL
Mother and daughter, Veola and Jasmine James, own Veola’s Day Spa in Chicago. This black-owned spa is for those looking to mend their hearts and “release tension and stress while honoring themselves.” Get the usual facial and massage and stay in the hydrotherapy bath, Vichy shower room and steam room.
5. Simple Wellness Day Spa – Baltimore, MD
6. Grace and Grit Spa – Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Renewed Beauty and Spa – Warner Robins, Georgia
8. Bettye O Day Spa – Chicago, IL
The Bettye O Day Spa belongs to the Oprah of black skincare. Upon her return from school in Paris, France Bettye Odem, “introduced the concept of total skincare to the African-American community in Chicago.” Take care of your broken heart and your skin with its full line of skin care products.
9. DESUAR Spa DTLA – Los Angeles, CA
10. Poppi’s Spa+Lounge – OKC, Oklahoma
Owner TJ Woodberry knows what a spa day should look like at Poppi’s Spa + Lounge. Massages, wraps and facials are ready for your pleasure. If you’re short on time or money, buy a $30 day pass and enjoy the sauna, salt therapy, and chromotherapy (color light therapy).
11. Replenish: The Spa Co-op – Columbus, Ohio
12. ANOZ Spa Boutique – Long Island, New York
Sharon E. Webb-Richards, co-founder of ANOZ Spa Boutique, is a holistic health coach. Her spa specializes in Caribbean self-care and her “goal is to help you on your journey to achieving your self-care goals.” Reserve the exfoliating treatment and scrub your broken heart.