Thai massage in Yerevan / Photo: Courtesy of Thai Home
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In the 21st century, when Armenian women are juggling to combine the roles of successful professionals in their work environment and the caring nurturers in their families, there is one thing that they do for themselves as often as they can and that is pampering themselves by getting a manicure, a blow-dry or shop for self-care essentials. And I want to give you some ideas on how to experience it for yourself in Yerevan. Because, why not?
THE SPA EXPERIENCE
Cebu Relaxation Centre / Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan
Spa day packages, as well as individual services such as Thai and relaxing massages and aromatherapy are available in Yerevan spa centers across the city. The prices are quite affordable, and some of the places have massage professionals invited from abroad. Here are some of the best spa centers in Yerevan:
Operating for over 4 years now in Yerevan, Thai Home embraces you in a calming atmosphere and offers traditional Thai massage, massage with teabags and scrubs performed by qualified professionals from Thailand. Thai Home also offers foot massage, oil massage and head massage. The prices start from 5000 AMD.
Address: 2 Paronyan St. | Phone: +37410 532 760; +37491 532 760 | Website
CEBU Relaxation Centre
A small place in downtown Yerevan with professionals from the Philippines. 1,5-2-hour packages with aromatherapy, scrub and massage services cost around 20,000 AMD.
Address: 28 Yeznik Koghbatsi St. | Phone: +37410 502 959 | Facebook page
Aya Maria Wellness Spa Resort
One of the higher price range spots away from the city noise, but totally worth it. Packages range from 29,000 AMD to 97,000 AMD and include various spa procedures, such as scrubs, pealing, facials, hair masks, 30- or 60-minute massage, tea and dessert in the beautiful Salt Room, as well as food and overnight stay for Premium and Exclusive packages.
Address: 77 Azatutyan Street, Dzoraghbyur | Phone: +37460 289 256 | Facebook page
YOGA OR THE ART OF MEDITATION
Shoonch Yoga Studio / Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan
Yoga and meditation practices have become quite popular among Armenian women in the past decade. There are several professional yoga studios in Yerevan, and a one-time pass will usually cost you around 2,000-3,000 AMD. The studios offer various schools of yoga and meditation practices to choose from: restorative, vajrasattva, hatha, vinyasa yoga, pilates.
Shoonch Yoga Studio
The Shoonch Yoga Studio is the most popular and arguably the oldest yoga studio in Yerevan. The place often invites instructors from abroad. Adjacent to the studio, massage services are also offered. One-time pass is 3,200 AMD and the first yoga is free of charge.
Address: 28 Amiryan St. | Phone: +37410 539 964 | Facebook page
Luys Yoga Studio
A popular spot for the health conscious, the Luys Yoga Studio has become one of the yoga lovers’ favorite place in a short period of time. One-time pass is 2,000 AMD. Be sure to check the classes for the day and availability.
Address: 1/3 Byuzand St. | Phone: +37496 261 126 | Facebook page
Prana Yoga House
Despite being a relatively new studio, Prana Yoga has already gained a number of devoted students. The studio offers a wide variety of yoga classes and a relaxing atmosphere. One-time pass is 2,000 AMD.
Address: 7/2 Aghayan St. | Phone: +37455 889 439 | Facebook page
"GOT MY NAILS DONE IN EVN"
CMYK Nail Studio / Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan
As simple as it may sound, spending an hour at a salon getting mani-pedi can be one of the most relaxing things ladies can do for themselves on a “Me Day”. Armenian specialists are real pros in any type of manicure service you might imagine. In most of the beauty parlors you can also combine this with a haircut, blowout, eyebrow shaping and professional makeup. Prices vary based on the place, but you can count on spending around 10,000-20,000 AMD for the mani-pedi, around 5,000-10,000 AMD for a haircut and blow-dry, 3,000-5,000 AMD for eyebrow shaping and around 10,000 AMD for professional makeup. Be sure to give them a call for appointment.
Image Code is one of the busiest and most popular hair salons in Yerevan. Created as a studio for a local TV show, the venue was later turned into a real operating full-service image studio. Make sure to call for an appointment before going there.
Address: 4 Parpetsi St. | Phone: +37410 539 363 | Facebook page
OD Blow Dry Bar
A newer boutique style salon, mainly specializing in blow-dry, styling and makeup. Prices range from 2,000-10,000 AMD.
Address: 3 Nalbandian St. | Phone: +37412 301 302 | Website
This studio exclusively specializes in manicure and pedicure, but can offer a widest variety of products and service to choose from. The atmosphere is also relaxing and pampering.
Address: 38 Tumanyan St. | Phone: +37491 007 278 | Facebook page
CMYK Nail Studio
CMYK Nail studio is a small but popular boutique salon with a full range of hair, makeup and nail services. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the service is fast.
Address: 2 Saryan St. | Phone: +37491 751 131 | Facebook page
SHOPPING FOR THE SOUL
Yerevan Mall / Photo: Viktorya Mirzoyan
It is well known that shopping soothes the soul, especially when it comes to buying new clothes, cosmetics, perfume, jewelry, a new bag or a nice pair of shoes. Almost all central streets in Yerevan feature clothing, makeup, perfume or other specialty stores, but if you’re looking to find everything in one place, check out the following:
Dalma Garden Mall
Dalma is the biggest mall in Yerevan, where you can find local and international brands, such as Stradivarius, Zara, Bershka, Massimo Tutti, Desigual, Gap and many others.
Address: 3 Tsitsernakaberd Highway | Phone: +37460 461 111 | Website
Find brands, such as Mac, Pandora, Levi’s, Baldi and others in this western style mall.
Address: 34 Arshakunyats St. | Phone: +37411 888 888 | Website
Tashir Street Shopping Gallery
The Tashir Street Shopping Gallery is located right under the Northern Avenue in the center of Yerevan. Tashir offers design, jewelry, lingerie and other specialized stores to visit. You can combine your visit here with your evening walk along the Northern Avenue.
Address: 6/2 North Ave. | Phone: +37412 202 202 | Facebook page
And now that you are ready for your night out, we hope you’ll fully enjoy Yerevan’s night life and share all that beauty with the people around you.