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We're dedicating this week to the kind of fantastical shopping that most of us only get to experience in dreams. Taking a page from casino parlance, we'll be talking a lot about "whales," those big spenders who feel perfectly comfortable dropping tens of thousands of dollars every night on roulette, or, in our case, on Cartier, caviar facials, and Chanel. Welcome to Whale Week 2013.

Yesterday we explored the boutiques big spenders tend to frequent on shopping sprees, but where should they unwind after the stress of fittings and decision-making is through? We rounded up some of the snazziest beauty treatments around town to recharge and get pretty for those events that warranted multiple gown purchases.

Straightening treatments, pricey lash and hair extensions, and glittering facials make the list.

For even more luxury relaxation, consult our high-end spa guides to Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco.


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1. The Beauty Mark

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33 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-1555
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Eyeballs everywhere are raving about Amy Chien Bailey lash extensions. Glue and tweezers, begone! The Beauty Mark team knows how to apply long-lasting lashes with expert ease, subsequently carrying a price tag of $185 to $250 (depending on your technician) for a full set.

2. Salon Mario Russo

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60 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(857) 350-3139
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Big frizzy curls—meet Mario Russo. Certified salon stylists have doled out Keratin treatments for six years. $580 gets you the treatment itself, the first shampoo and dry three days after for optimal results (which should last 4 to 6 months), and take-home products to maintain newly glossed locks.

3. Bella Sante The SPA on Newbury

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38 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-9930
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This award winning spa is home to the "Precious Ceremony" facial, which employs the Carita Diamond Ritual in a 120 minute service for $450. Take home some everyday sparkle with Carita Diamond Cream, clocking in at $600.

4. Marc Harris

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115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2222
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While master stylist Marc Harris definitely commands a pretty sum for his cuts, today we're curious about the Bumble ConcenStraight pro treatment jumping off the menu at $350. This patent-pending keratin-free straightening process apparently lasts up to 30 shampoos.

5. Megan Graham Beauty

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115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-8100
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We can't talk lash extensions without mentioning hair ones, which directs us to Megan Graham. The Newbury Street beauty maven works with 7-star European hair. Add anywhere from 1 or 2 bundles up to 6, but keep in mind—each one costs between $599 to $999 depending on length.

6. Sephora, Prudential Center

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800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-4200
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There is a special place in our heart for Sephora. Even we are walking out with hundreds of dollars each season, so we can only imagine the damage done when a whale steps into the store. Except for them it's no biggie.

7. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

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4th Floor, 776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 535-8820
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This is it folks: the epitome of fantasy R&R day at the only Forbes five-star awarded spa in the entire state. Book one of the two six hour programs ($610-$690/$647-$745 weekends) for total bliss from head-to-toe. Both include lunch and fitness access to whip yourself into shape.

8. Barneys New York

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100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 385-3300
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Into obscure fancy beauty products? Barneys is your spot. Come here for prestige inventory including $220 Byredo parfums, crazy pricey candles from Ex Voto Paris, over a dozen creams above $500, and $75 refillable lipstick from Serge Lutens.

9. Equinox

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131 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 578-8918
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After counting those gold bars, head to Equinox for a 24k gold facial—it involves a mask containing gold powder and silk extract. The signature treatment especially targets hyper-pigmentation and aging. Sounds way more luxe than it is priced: $165.

1. The Beauty Mark

33 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Eyeballs everywhere are raving about Amy Chien Bailey lash extensions. Glue and tweezers, begone! The Beauty Mark team knows how to apply long-lasting lashes with expert ease, subsequently carrying a price tag of $185 to $250 (depending on your technician) for a full set.
33 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

2. Salon Mario Russo

60 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Big frizzy curls—meet Mario Russo. Certified salon stylists have doled out Keratin treatments for six years. $580 gets you the treatment itself, the first shampoo and dry three days after for optimal results (which should last 4 to 6 months), and take-home products to maintain newly glossed locks.
60 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

3. Bella Sante The SPA on Newbury

38 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
This award winning spa is home to the "Precious Ceremony" facial, which employs the Carita Diamond Ritual in a 120 minute service for $450. Take home some everyday sparkle with Carita Diamond Cream, clocking in at $600.
38 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Marc Harris

115 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
While master stylist Marc Harris definitely commands a pretty sum for his cuts, today we're curious about the Bumble ConcenStraight pro treatment jumping off the menu at $350. This patent-pending keratin-free straightening process apparently lasts up to 30 shampoos.
115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Megan Graham Beauty

115 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
We can't talk lash extensions without mentioning hair ones, which directs us to Megan Graham. The Newbury Street beauty maven works with 7-star European hair. Add anywhere from 1 or 2 bundles up to 6, but keep in mind—each one costs between $599 to $999 depending on length.
115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. Sephora, Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
There is a special place in our heart for Sephora. Even we are walking out with hundreds of dollars each season, so we can only imagine the damage done when a whale steps into the store. Except for them it's no biggie.
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

4th Floor, 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
This is it folks: the epitome of fantasy R&R day at the only Forbes five-star awarded spa in the entire state. Book one of the two six hour programs ($610-$690/$647-$745 weekends) for total bliss from head-to-toe. Both include lunch and fitness access to whip yourself into shape.
4th Floor, 776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

8. Barneys New York

100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Into obscure fancy beauty products? Barneys is your spot. Come here for prestige inventory including $220 Byredo parfums, crazy pricey candles from Ex Voto Paris, over a dozen creams above $500, and $75 refillable lipstick from Serge Lutens.
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

9. Equinox

131 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
After counting those gold bars, head to Equinox for a 24k gold facial—it involves a mask containing gold powder and silk extract. The signature treatment especially targets hyper-pigmentation and aging. Sounds way more luxe than it is priced: $165.
131 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116