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You schedule weekly manicures, monthly waxes and the occasional massage to keep yourself looking spry and well maintained. Give yourself a big pat on the back. But every once in a while, it’s fun to splurge. Big. So we rounded up some of the most epic beauty treatments in town for your ooh-ing and ahh-ing pleasure.

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1. INSTEAD OF A REGULAR FACIAL, TRY THE GOLDEN RADIANCE FACIAL AT NOB HILL SPA

Why go for just any old facial when you can have 24-karat gold slathered onto your face for visibly firmer, more youthful and even-toned skin? Rumor has it that this age-old treatment was even part of Cleopatra’s beauty regimen.
$220 for 80 minutes; 1075 California St.; 415-345-2888 or nobhillspa.com

2. INSTEAD OF A REGULAR PEDICURE, TRY THE DIAMOND PEDICURE AT THE SPA AT LOEWS REGENCY

This microdermabrasion treatment basically sandblasts your feet, but it does so in a very pretty way. A shimmering diamond dust exfoliating mud is applied to your feet and then it’s removed with a magnetic device that leaves your tootsies looking more luminous than ever.
$105 for 60 minutes; 222 Sansome St.; 415-276-9769 or loewshotels.com

3. INSTEAD OF A JUICE CLEANSE, TRY THIS SLIMMING ALGAE BODY TREATMENT AT SPA RADIANCE

If you’re looking to shed a few pounds before bikini season but don’t have the time for a fierce exercise regimen, this might be the service for you. This body treatment uses a rare algae from the coast of Brittany (it’s worth more per ounce than gold). The treatment starts with a draining and detoxifying lymphatic massage, followed by a fat-zapping algae wrap--all while you enjoy a relaxing head and foot massage.

$230 for 100 minutes; 3011 Fillmore St.; 415-346-6281 or sparadiance.com

4. INSTEAD OF A REGULAR MASSAGE, TRY AN AYURVEDIC BALANCING MASSAGE AT BURKE WILLIAMS SPA

If you’re in desperate need of a chill-out, try this “head-flow” treatment focused on calming the central nervous system. You’ll be massaged with warm herbal oil to match your dosha (the Ayurvedic way of saying mind-body constitution). Then a steady stream of oil will be poured over your third eye--to take you to a profound state of happiness and mental clarity, of course.

$225 for 80 minutes; 845 Market St.; 415-694-7984 or burkewilliamsspa.com

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