Urban moms rejoice, SpaFinder Wellness has a new online and mobile service called Last Minute, which allows you to instantly book same-day and next day discounted appointments at the very best spas, salons, and fitness studios in major cities, up to 80% off. Imagine you’ve got an hour to kill before you have to pick the kids up from school or your lunch appointment cancels and you want to squeeze in a quick workout? Last minute is a game changer. And just in time for Mother’s Day too!
Last Minute officially launched yesterday in New York City, Miami, and Chicago with a broad range of services from salon and spa treatments like blowouts, manicures, facials, waxing, and tanning to fitness classes like yoga, boot camp, and cycling. The site will be expanding to Los Angeles and Dallas by June 1st and additional cities including Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto will be launching in the summer and early fall.
Both the site and app are really simple to use. You can search by service or neighborhood to see what’s available and at what time, up to 3 days in advance. Last Minute only partners with SpaFinder Wellness Certified businesses, which are mostly upscale locations and neighborhood gems vetted by the editors. If you’re not familiar with SpaFinder Wellness, it’s a worldwide network of 20,000 day and medical spas, hotel/resort/destination spas, yoga, fitness, and Pilates studios, and wellness providers.
After Monday’s awful news it was a real treat to catch up with SpaFinder Wellness at the Andaz Hotel in Midtown Manhattan to review a sampling of treatments from Last Minute’s partners here in New York City. I had a neck and back massage by a masseuse from The Spa at Trump Soho, a hand treatment from VMH Hypoallergenics (the only brand to validate its hypoallergenicity), and a mini facial from Clarins Skin Spa. They were all heavenly and left me wanting more. I will definitely be using the app when free time presents itself and a SpaFinder gift card is great gift option for just about any occasion.