September 17th, 2021

Tiny Travels: Reset in Oregon wine country with a spa day

Three tiny figurines are placed in front of a copper sink.
The Tiny Travelers get ready for some pampering in a cozy McMinnville spa.

You don’t need a news report to guess this news — just look at everyone’s hair this past year. Personal grooming was down from 41 minutes to 36 minutes per day, according to the new American Time Use Survey. By our calculations, if you’re going to catch up on all that lost time not spent caring for yourself, you’ve got some work to do! 

You’re in luck. McMinnville is a great place to get a fresh look and feel in a fresh place. Whether you want to escape to wine country for the day or the weekend, alone or in a group of your besties, the time is now for a wine country reset.

The Tiny Travelers have put together a self-care in wine country guide to give you lots of options for your return to grooming. 

Salons and Spas in McMinnville

Spa Bliss

This place is really the gold standard for self-care and grooming in McMinnville, with services attracting regulars, bridal parties and short-term visitors. Spa packages run the gamut from relaxing to detoxifying and the service menu includes far beyond all of the expected beauty and self-care treatments you’d expect at a full-scale salon. 

Spa Cha Cha

This downtown locale is a townie favorite, with professionals schooled in big-city hair styles and massage therapists at-the-ready for shaving some stress off this past year. Go now, or plan ahead to visit for its Fall Escape, full body treatment will include a warm cinnamon brown sugar body scrub, a pumpkin enzyme body masque, detoxifying foot wrap and a vanilla soufflé and ginger-infused hot oil scalp treatment. Um… yum!

Glitter and Glow Studio

Get your lash on at this newest addition to the salon scene, where facials, waxing, hair and nails are also on the menu. It’s right on historic 3rd Street, so you can hit the local scene looking your best. 

Urban Bliss Luxury Salon

If you’re one of the millions who decided to go grey during the pandemic and are looking to switch things up, the professionals here can show you a variety of options for working with the greys to achieve what you want. Balayage is a popular choice—cascading waves of undulating color that makes highlighting feel more natural and easier to grow out.

Wine Country Massages

A glass of Rose and a great massage certainly seem to be good bedfellows, so choices abound for bodywork in McMinnville. Try The Valley Oasis Massage Therapy, Body Balance Massage, Juniper Massage Therapy, A Balanced Touch, or Bluebird Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, among many other choices, including Chiropractic Massage.

Illustration of writer, Emily Grosvenor

Emily Grosvenor is the writer behind Tiny Travels, Editor of Oregon Home magazine and the media storyteller for #McMinnvilleDentist.