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As our bountiful beauty scene proves, there are plenty of year-round deals to be found beyond Spa Week, which kicks off today. Whether you're seeking under-$20 manicures or under-$50 fast facials, we've rounded up LA's most stylish R&R sanctuaries offering pampering treatments for less than a Benjamin.

From budget-friendly (and non-seedy) massages to affordable visage revitalization seshes, check out just a few fashion-faved options for penny-pinching pampering on the reg in A to Z order below. If you're looking to spend that extra cash on supreme relaxation, we've got a luxe list for that, too.

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1. El León Spa

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8217 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(323) 782-9582
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This serene sanctuary on Beverly Boulevard offers quickie reflexology ($55 for 30 min.) and a range of massages from standard (Thai and Swedish) to more unique (Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage) from $85 to $105—pretty reasonable considering the area. Other options include rejuvenation rituals ($140 to $320), infrared sauna (starting at $20), Turkish soaks and scrubs ($35 to $180), facials (starting at $130), and waxing. [Photo]

2. Face Haus

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12332 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(855) 550-4287
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On top of catering to time-pressed beauty buffs, quickie facial bar Face Haus offers $55 treatments on the reg in a relaxing Scandinavian modern setting. For just $10, you can upgrade your R&R with extra extractions, eye brightening boosts, Vitamin C blasts, and more add-ons. It's also got a West Third Street R&R outpost, too.

3. Meridian Day Spa

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808 Hilldale Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 866-7203
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Tucked away off Santa Monica Boulevard is this small but serene day spa. Frequent R&R seekers rave about Meridian's team of attentive massage therapists, who'll smooth out your knots at non-painful prices. On the menu, expect your choice of Swedish, deep tissue, or combination massages for $40 (30 min.), $64 (60 min.), and $84 (90 min.) alongside a host of under-$50 upgrades and skincare services. [Photo]

4. Dry Bar 3rd Street

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8379 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 734-5990
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Some of LA's best budget-friendly beautification treatments come in in-and-out options, like buttercup yellow salon DryBar. Their "no cuts, no color" mantra means a blowout from their cocktail-inspired menu will set you back only $40. [Photo

5. Enamel Diction

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5405 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
This sleek and minimalist Mid-City lacquer lounge serves up manis starting at $14 and pedis for $18 and up. The fashion-faved nail studio also scores a gold star for having its own in-house color astrologist, Rose Theodora, who'll chart out your power colors for under $100. [Photo]

6. Kure Spa

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2378 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Treat your hard-working hands to Kure Spa's refresher hand treatment, which delivers supreme pampering with an oil soak, nail and cuticle care, a house made sugar scrub, a massage and an Instagram-worthy coat of polish for only $20. [Photo]

7. Skin Laundry

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8789 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 360-0791
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For just $40 a sesh, newbies can get their faces zapped to flawless status in under 10 minutes (intro treatments are 3 for $120); otherwise, it's just a cool $50 a pop at this luxe laser and light therapy facial studio chain, which has six LA locations. [Photo]

8. Thread Eyebrows

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7374 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
For budget-friendly brows and more, hit up this popular threading spot, which will cost you only $40 for full facial hair removal, $15 for brows, and $10 for upper lip. [Photo]

9. Wax Candy

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756 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 228-2639
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Wallet-friendly waxing shouldn't come at a painful expense—something that eco-friendly DTLA salon understands. Offering a "clean, comfortable, and fun" experience and bio-degradable materials, this mint green hair removal studio caters to girls and guys; bikini waxes are $25 and Brazilians are $39. [Photo]

10. The Barai Day Spa

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2316 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
This people-pleasing East-meets-West relaxation haven's menu offers top-notch facials, massages, reflexology, and body exfoliation treatments, most of which are priced in the $60 to $95 range. Some frequent R&R seekers have gone so far to declare Barai's budget-friendly services as superior to the spendier Burke Williams. [Photo]

1. El León Spa

8217 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
This serene sanctuary on Beverly Boulevard offers quickie reflexology ($55 for 30 min.) and a range of massages from standard (Thai and Swedish) to more unique (Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage) from $85 to $105—pretty reasonable considering the area. Other options include rejuvenation rituals ($140 to $320), infrared sauna (starting at $20), Turkish soaks and scrubs ($35 to $180), facials (starting at $130), and waxing. [Photo]
8217 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

2. Face Haus

12332 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
On top of catering to time-pressed beauty buffs, quickie facial bar Face Haus offers $55 treatments on the reg in a relaxing Scandinavian modern setting. For just $10, you can upgrade your R&R with extra extractions, eye brightening boosts, Vitamin C blasts, and more add-ons. It's also got a West Third Street R&R outpost, too.
12332 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

3. Meridian Day Spa

808 Hilldale Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tucked away off Santa Monica Boulevard is this small but serene day spa. Frequent R&R seekers rave about Meridian's team of attentive massage therapists, who'll smooth out your knots at non-painful prices. On the menu, expect your choice of Swedish, deep tissue, or combination massages for $40 (30 min.), $64 (60 min.), and $84 (90 min.) alongside a host of under-$50 upgrades and skincare services. [Photo]
808 Hilldale Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

4. Dry Bar 3rd Street

8379 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Some of LA's best budget-friendly beautification treatments come in in-and-out options, like buttercup yellow salon DryBar. Their "no cuts, no color" mantra means a blowout from their cocktail-inspired menu will set you back only $40. [Photo
8379 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. Enamel Diction

5405 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
This sleek and minimalist Mid-City lacquer lounge serves up manis starting at $14 and pedis for $18 and up. The fashion-faved nail studio also scores a gold star for having its own in-house color astrologist, Rose Theodora, who'll chart out your power colors for under $100. [Photo]
5405 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

6. Kure Spa

2378 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Treat your hard-working hands to Kure Spa's refresher hand treatment, which delivers supreme pampering with an oil soak, nail and cuticle care, a house made sugar scrub, a massage and an Instagram-worthy coat of polish for only $20. [Photo]
2378 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

7. Skin Laundry

8789 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
For just $40 a sesh, newbies can get their faces zapped to flawless status in under 10 minutes (intro treatments are 3 for $120); otherwise, it's just a cool $50 a pop at this luxe laser and light therapy facial studio chain, which has six LA locations. [Photo]
8789 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

8. Thread Eyebrows

7374 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
For budget-friendly brows and more, hit up this popular threading spot, which will cost you only $40 for full facial hair removal, $15 for brows, and $10 for upper lip. [Photo]
7374 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

9. Wax Candy

756 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Wallet-friendly waxing shouldn't come at a painful expense—something that eco-friendly DTLA salon understands. Offering a "clean, comfortable, and fun" experience and bio-degradable materials, this mint green hair removal studio caters to girls and guys; bikini waxes are $25 and Brazilians are $39. [Photo]
756 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

10. The Barai Day Spa

2316 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
This people-pleasing East-meets-West relaxation haven's menu offers top-notch facials, massages, reflexology, and body exfoliation treatments, most of which are priced in the $60 to $95 range. Some frequent R&R seekers have gone so far to declare Barai's budget-friendly services as superior to the spendier Burke Williams. [Photo]
2316 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027