Pho-Siam Thai Spa

Best Cheap Facial, May 2007
Utter the words “bargain facial,” and even mildly skin-conscious people will shudder at the thought of blotches and disastrous breakouts. But the Pho-Siam Thai Spa offers a mini facial that transcends expectations. The formerly no-frills joint hidden among the noodle shops of Hollywood’s Thai Town is now an upscale sanctuary in Echo Park where aestheticians use Dermatologica products. For $35, the mini features cleansing, exfoliation, a mask application, and moisturizing, along with a ten-minute face, neck, and shoulder massage that rivals a treatment at the priciest spa.