25 Aug Four Spa – Diplomatic Quarter
Go for: the soothing pastel fit out and high-end fixtures.
Try: the spa pedicure for 30 blissful minutes of pampering.
Tucked away between fast food stores and photography studios in the Al Kindi Plaza, Four Spa is a pastel-painted oasis offering a high-quality beauty experience.
The fit out is bright and clean, with sparse, simple furnishings that still feel luxurious. Blonde wood design features lend something of a Scandinavian touch to this desert spa, and complement the chic pink colour palette perfectly.
The services at Four Spa are numerous, offering everything from eyelash extensions to shoulder massages. The manicures (choose from gel, shellac or spa manicure) are gently but expertly done, the threading is precise and painless, and a blowdry from Four Spa would be enough to make even Kate Middleton envious.
It is the spa pedicure, however, that really stands out. It starts with a deliciously warm footbath and loofah to get your feet ready for sandal-weather, before moving onto a sea salt scrub and moisturising wrap. The wrap is left on for ten minutes, leaving you free to flick through the latest Vogue and enjoy a complimentary coffee.
Once the wrap comes off, the expert technicians at Four Spa get to work. Your nails will be buffed and polished to perfection in a matter of minutes, leaving you to walk away feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and more than a little fabulous.
Four Spa have three locations for the ladies of Riyadh to choose from. In addition to the DQ salon, there is a Four Spa on Takhassusi St and another near King Fahd Specialist Hospital and Research Centre. All three locations will let you book online, and while the prices tend to be on the high side, Four Spa is worth every riyal.