Econo Lodge Old Town
2321 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 243-8475
Fax: (505) 243-4205
2321 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM, US, 87104
- Phone: (505) 243-8475
- Fax: (505) 243-4205
Beauty & Spas
This super trendy hair salon and beauty spa is named for its former location on Downtown's Gold Street, where it was an Albuquerque fixture for many years. Chez d'Or recently relocated to the rapidly modernizing East Downtown area, but kept the name and the popular reputation that accompanies it. Come in for a cut and color with top stylists; a facial, massage, wax, manicure or pedicure; or simply to browse the latest make up, skin and hair care products. Chez d'Or is less expensive than many similar outfits, and Thursday's "urban hours" (a 9p closing) permit even the busiest to squeeze a treatment into their schedule. – Pip Lustgarten
Gambei is a small, locally-owned Asian-styled spa, salon and movement studio, with a green and organic emphasis. Haircuts and coloring, massage, tubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, spray tanning and waxing comprise the spa treatment menu. Many treatments are offered for as little as thirty and as much as ninety minutes at length, so there should be an option to suit all budgets. The movement studio features classes in yoga, pilates, qigong and more, on most days of the week. Chinese medicine is also on offer, including dietary therapy, herbs, acupuncture and "Acu-ssage": a Gambei-originated treatment that combines the therapies of acupuncture and massage. - Pip Lustgarten
Laru Ni Hati serves a distinctly unusual dual function: hair salon meets Cuban cafe. Men and women can have their hair cut or colored in what has been voted "Best Salon" by all the prominent local publications. Within the same funky walls you can enjoy ales, ports and hand rolled cigars while utilizing the wireless internet, browsing the selection of postcards for sale or catching the live bands that occasionally play in the evening. The peckish can graze on Tostones and Platanos (plantains prepared in savory and sweet styles respectively), Planchas (toasted sandwiches) or Moros y Cristianos (black beans and rice). The Cafe offers the decidedly un-Cuban option of preparing any menu item as a vegan dish upon request.
If you can tolerate the stench of polish that permeates the place, a visit to Saigon Beauty is a cheap and cheerful way to get your nails done. Manicures run at a great low price, and pedicures are just a little bit more; French polish or nail art can also be done at an additional flat rate. This is a sizable place, with eleven pedi and nine mani stations, plus plenty of staff on hand, so no appointment is necessary. Comfy spa pedicure chairs line the walls, and it's fun to bring a friend and take two side by side. Cuts, coloring, highlights, perms, weaves, waxing and permanent make-up are also on the menu. -Pip Lustgarten
Want to get a stylish hair-cut? Then Sister Salon is the best place to be! This fabulous salon offers you hair-styling, waxing, nail art, and other services. You can also discuss your look and requirements with the stylists before going in for a cut. It also offers waxing, facials and similar beauty treatments. So go ahead and get yourself a splendid makeover at the Sister Salon.