Float Luxury Spa in Santa Barbara

The Central Coast is magical, breathtakingly gorgeous, it just feels like home, and Float Luxury Spa fits the vibe. Santa Barbara is easily the most beautiful place I’ve visited in the States, around every hillside is another jaw-dropping view of the ocean or mountains.

In Ojai, you can experience a relaxing, zen escape in hippie country (and hippie country is legit the best hideaway when you need to decompress, definitely not a dirty word here). Both are a treat to vacation in, each with a unique experience, and close enough you can visit for the day.

Float Luxury Spa is quintessential Santa Barbara lifestyle: casual, relaxed, and luxe. The outdoor garden is perfect to relax in after your session, taking in the sounds of the water fountain. Even being in the heart of downtown, the outdoor space is tranquil.

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Clearly, I’m going to be biased towards Santa Barbara style, but I’m really digging Float Luxury Spa’s color palette of ocean blue and seafoam green. The styling in the spa is on point, relaxing but uplifting at the same time.

Of all the spa’s I’ve visited, the decor here was the most comforting, where you feel like you’re hanging out in a zen space in your own home. I love that feeling. Let me tell you though, the linens were NEXT level.

I’ve been obsessing over this Sferra Celine Herringbone throw ever since touching it, mentioning it nearly daily to the BF. If you’re into luxury linens, splurging on throws is your thing, purchase this right now and thank me later. They were scattered throughout the spa, they’re just perfect. Vibrant color, heavy woven cotton, warm and cozy. Also, I may have just received my shipping notification… #treatyoself

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Float Luxury Spa is a boutique experience, I think I counted 8 or 10 treatment rooms? Quaint and cozy, with a genuine at-home feel as it appears it could have been someone’s home at one point.

Because of its size, I could see how any large groups could be disruptive to solo spa-goers. It was a complaint I read on Yelp and I think it’s a legitimate concern. I didn’t experience any issues of my quiet time being sabotaged! In addition to the relaxation room, you can hang out in the garden before or after your service. Seriously though, how adorable is this spa?

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When I first booked I was planning on having a body treatment, they’re so underrated. My chocolate body wrap last winter was insane, FYI.  After being in the car 20+ hours and already overdue for a massage, I switched it last minute to a Float Signature, combining medium and deep pressure. It was perfect, my massage therapist was fantastic.

A variety of facials are offered using Skinceuticals, iS Clinical, and Epicuren. After discussing my skin with my esthetician Hiedi, we decided to go with Epicuren’s Clarifying Facial. I usually stay away from facials designed for acne prone skin, I’m nervous they’ll be too stimulating or drying for me. However, Epicuren’s products are super gentle, a great option for sensitive acne prone skin. I didn’t feel any excess warmth or irritation from any products used!

Thanks to Hiedi’s suggestion and knowledge my skin had the best deep cleanse it’s been needing for a while, as problematic as my skin is I really should getting facials monthly.  Much of my congestion either went away or came to a head that evening. Giving myself a facial just isn’t the same!

I was legit jello by the end, exactly what I was looking for. Another epic spa day for the books. 10/10, y’all, I’d go back in a heartbeat.

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About Sarah Nicole

Sarah is a Denver based expert esthetician, known for returning abused sensitive skin back to a glowing state without harsh products while boosting her client's skin confidence and self-worth. Sarah has been featured in Allure, New Beauty, Greatist, NBC News, and D Magazine among others. You can follow her on Instagram @sarahnpayne.

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