Where to Try the TikTok-Trending Head Spa Treatment in the Philly Area

Originating in Japan, head spas are becoming super popular closer to home. Here's where you can experience the relaxing service in and around Philadelphia.

Our guide to Philly-area head spas / Photograph courtesy of Heavenly Head Spa

If you’ve been scrolling social media lately, chances are you’ve stumbled upon the latest beauty trend: Head spas.

The service, popularized and super common in Japan, has now gone viral in the U.S. — and for good reason. Typically featuring a scalp analysis, deep cleanse, waterfall rinse, and massage, a head spa session is meant to detox and rejuvenate your head — much like a facial would your skin. And bonus: All that pampering can have amazing benefits, like stronger hair follicles, improved blood flow and reduced tension. (Headaches, be gone!)

Want to try the luxe treatment for yourself? Here are Philly-area salons that offer a head spa experience.

The C Room Nails & Spa

712 North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties

In addition to nail, lash, skincare, and waxing services, this No Libs salon offers a Thai shampoo treatment — it combines a Thai head and neck massage using calming products — and two durations of “head therapy,” which incorporate a mask, steam, soak and massage.

Chrissy Nails Woodhaven

4040 Woodhaven Road, Northeast Philly

Head to this woman-owned biz in the Northeast for a head spa with the works: a circulation frame for constant hair watering, scalp comb/gua sha tool, steam, shampoo, and massage.

Crown & Cranium

27 Maple Avenue, suite 4, Marlton

This new Marlton-based boutique is dedicated to the head spa experience. You can choose from two hair baths: the 30-minute Soul Refresh, which includes a luxe wash and face/scalp/neck massage; and the 60-minute Soul Soothe with additions like heated oils and a steam cap.

Gezellig Salon

343 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford

As primarily a hair salon, Gezellig knows a thing or two about your noggin. All their head spa offerings — they have 15-, 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute durations — include a scalp scrub and massage complemented with aromatherapy as you rest comfortably in a heated bed.

Hair Haven Studio

116 North Bellevue Avenue, suite 100, Langhorne

Book Hair Haven’s Relax & Rejuvenate treatment for a scalp massage that utilizes a gua-sha comb and rosemary or lavender oil, followed by a shampoo, hair mask, hydrating serum, and blowout. You can add on a cut, or bring a friend for a duo service.

Heavenly Head Spa

827 West Sproul Road, Springfield

As the name indicates, this Delco biz is totally dedicated to head spa. There are two different treatments, both of which can be upgraded with a blowout. The signature includes a scalp analysis and detox service, mini facial, double hair bath, upper body massage, and conditioning treatment, while the platinum option boasts all of that plus scalp-stimulating tools, a hair mask and waterfall treatment.

Lotus Hair and Skin Studio

9 South Morton Avenue, Morton

The custom head spa service at Lotus Hair and Skin Studio includes a scalp massage, 3D camera scalp analysis, exfoliation, deep conditioning, aromatherapy, and steam, followed by a blowout. It all goes down in 90 minutes in Lotus’s tranquil treatment room.

The head spa treatment at Lotus Hair and Skin Studio in Morton / Photograph by Eslina Rossetti Photography

Maximum Head Spa and Salon

680 West Dekalb Pike, #1066, King of Prussia (Sola Suite #14B)

Just opened on May 28th, Maximum Head Spa and Salon has three scalp-centric treatments on offer, including two that boast the works. (For those pressed for time or new to head spa, opt for the 30-minute hair care and scalp consult.) Bonus: It’s also a full-service hair salon, with cuts, color, blowouts and styling offerings.

Mellow Head Spa and Wellness

2939 Swede Road, East Norriton

Choose from three head spa services at Mellow: one targeting more oily hair, another for upping moisture, and the third meant to thicken and retain length. All can be enjoyed in 60 or 90 minutes and feature techniques like massage, gua sha combing, a steam mist, and a hair bath.

Note to Self Wellness

1401 Germantown Avenue, Kensington

Note to Self, one of our favorite holistic wellness spas, has a restorative scalp massage on offer. The service, which can be booked as a 30-minute or 60-minute, incorporates aromatic oils and gua sha, and can be enhanced with LED therapy.

Pure Joy Head Spa

755 York Road, #105, Warminster

In Warminster, Pure Joy Head Spa offers four different treatments — from the 45-minute Hair Conservation Spa with a shampooing and massage to the 90-minute Herbal Mist Fumigation Spa, meant to detox and deep-clean your scalp with tools like mixed herbs, a scalp comb, and a waterfall.

Sanavita Wellness

3174 Richmond Street, Port Richmond

In addition to bodywork offerings, an infrared sauna, and cold shower, find a soothing scalp service at Port Richmond’s Sanavita Wellness. The 30-minute massage utilizes gua sha and a tonic meant for optimizing scalp health.

Sorella Spa

219 Haddonfield-Berlin Road, suite U, Cherry Hill

This sister-owned beauty and wellness boutique provides a variety of massages, facials, and waxing and lash services. Even better: They have a head spa treatment, which you can book for 50 or 80 minutes and features a scalp massage, wash, and waterfall cleanse.

Stephanie Algayer

401 South 2nd Street, suite #5, Headhouse Square

See this hair and makeup pro for 60- or 105-minute head/scalp therapy, which aims to relax your scalp (and you!), hydrate your hair and eliminate build-up. A face mask is included in both durations, but the longer one is supplemented with a blow dry.

Wild Honey

261 North 3rd Street, Old City

Our 2023 Best Hair Salon, Wild Honey specializes in lived-in color. But natural hues and great styling isn’t all the Old City salon is good at — it also boasts a scalp facial, which can be booked on its own or as an add-on to any cut or color service. Expect scalp exfoliation, cleansing, conditioning and massage.

Zen Head Spa

3501 NJ-42, suite 125, Turnersville

From Center City, drive 30 minutes across the bridge and into South Jersey to Zen Head Spa. Focusing only on head spa, the Turnersville-based suite has a signature service combining scalp massage, cleansing, exfoliation, and deep conditioning — it can be supplemented with a light blow dry — and an option incorporating a scalp analysis via microscope and Malibu C Head Lab products.