You can easily find beauty salons all over Malta. Whether they be specialist or general beauty salons, you will be spoiled for choice with the treatments on offer. Beauticians, spas, nail salons, massages… This article will present you with all the information you need to take care of yourself and your skin!
Beauticians in Malta
You won’t have a hard time finding a beautician in Malta. However, they are all different and some are not up to the job when it comes to the quality of the products used, or in terms of quality of service. Look carefully at customer reviews before making an appointment.
Beauty salons in Malta offer a whole variety of hair removal options for women and men, including legs, face, arms and back. Beauticians use different ranges of wax, and you will usually need to book an appointment.
Most of the beauty centres will be in Saint Julian’s and Valletta. There are, of course, dozens of other good aestheticians in Malta. We have selected some of them among the best-ranked by expatriates:
This cosmetic centre offers waxing as well as facial treatments, and has a real nail bar. Moreover, it offers a whole range of cosmetics for sale.
09:00 a.m. to 07:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday,
Until 07:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. on Sunday
To learn more about this centre you can visit: Roseberry, Valletta.
Cocoon Beauty, Spinola
A beauty salon offering not only waxing, but also pedicures and manicures.
Open from 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
To learn more about this centre you can visit: Cocoon Beauty, Spinola.
Home of beauty, Gzira
A small, high-quality beauty salon, run by one person. It offers waxing of all kinds, and also massages and facial treatments.
Open from 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. on Saturday.
To learn more about this centre you can visit: Home of beauty, Gzira.
Ayur Veda, Santa Venera and Naxxar
A wellness centre offering organic treatments, respecting nature and your skin. Waxing and threading are available, as well as manicures and semi-permanent makeup.
Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday until 2 p.m.
To learn more about this centre you can visit: Ayur Veda, Santa Venera and Naxxar.
Be beauty by Kristina, Sliema
This beauty salon offers a wide range of waxing, as well as facial treatments and manicures.
Open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m.
To learn more about this centre you can visit: Be beauty by Kristina, Sliema.
Rates are generally more affordable than in many countries in Europe when it comes to waxing. A standard hair removal costs between €10 and €20, between €15 and €25 for semi-leg or full-leg hair removal, and between €5 and €10 for eyebrows. For men, the average price is between €15 and €20 for back hair removal, and €15 for chest hair removal.
Spas and massage salons in Malta
You will find spas and massage salons in most of the major hotels, as well as in smaller independent salons, which also offer a variety of wellness treatments.
These establishments will offer you a wide range of relaxing treatments: Massages with essential oils, Thai massages, hammam, sauna… depending on what you’re after. You can usually opt for a single session or for a package if you wish to receive regular treatment.
A few good places
Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Golden Bay
This is the Myoka Sands Spa, which is part of the Myoka Spa chain. A wide range of treatments and massages are available, either individually or as a couple.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To learn more about this hotel you can go to: Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Golden Bay.
Hilton Hotel, Saint Julian’s
This is the Myoka 5 senses Spa, which offers a whole range of quality massages and treatments.
Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To learn more about this hotel you can go to: Hilton Hotels, Saint Julian’s.
Cave Spa, Mellieha
A spa located in a unique place, made of natural stone. An original experience to have, whether solo or as a couple! You can also enjoy their tearoom in which to relax.
Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
To learn more about this spa you can visit: Spa cellar, Mellieha.
Spa Royale, Saint Julian’s
This spa is located in the basement of the Juliani Hotel in Spinola Bay. A very intimate and soothing atmosphere. The staff take great care of you and listen to your needs.
Open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends until 7 p.m.
To learn more about this spa you can visit: Spa Royale, Saint Julia’s.
The Secret Day Spa, Xaghra, Gozo
This spa offers a range of massages and a hammam.
Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To learn more about this spa you can visit: The Secret Day Spa, Xaghra, Gozo.
L’Instant Précieux, Victoria, Gozo
A French wellness salon that has recently opened on the island of Gozo. It offers facial massages and skincare, as well as a selection of French products.
Open Monday to Saturday by appointment only.
To learn more about this salon you can visit: L’Instant Précieux, Victoria, Gozo.
Thai Sawadee Spa, Sliema
A salon specialized in Thai massage. You can also opt for a classic massage with essential oils, depending on your preference.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m.
To learn more about this salon you can visit: Thai Sawadee Spa, Sliema.
Sanya Eco Spa, Naxxar
A wellness centre offering a full range of services, including massages, a spa with swimming pool, yoga classes and a healthy dining option.
Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
To learn more about this centre you can visit: Sanya Eco Spa, Naxxar.
Rates for spas and massages in Malta vary depending on the place you visit.
Regardless of your budget, you’ll be able to treat yourself to a massage.
For top-of-the-range massages in hotel centres, the average cost is €150 for two hours of full-body massage, and €100 for one hour. If you want a shorter massage (30 minutes), you can expect to pay from €45 to €60, depending on what kind of massage.
For mid-range massages, the cost will be between €50 and €70 for an hour, and between €35 and €45 for half an hour, depending on the type of massage.
The Thai and Chinese massage rooms, which are very numerous in Malta, offer very affordable rates. A 60-minute massage can cost between €35 and €55, and approximately €25 for 30 minutes.
Have your fingernails done in Malta
Whether they are called manicure centres or nail salons, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to taking care of your nails and applying nail polish. As Maltese are fond of this kind of establishment, you will have no trouble finding them wherever you live on the island.
Salons can usually offer you a complete manicure, hand and nail care, or simply the application of gel or acrylic varnish.
La Chic Nails, Sliema
One of the most recommended places to get your nails done in Malta.
Open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Sunday.
To learn more about this place you can visit: Chic Nails, Sliema.
Neroli House of Beauty, Swieqi
This beauty salon specializes in applying nail polish, and also offers waxing, facial treatments, make-up, and cosmetic products.
Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To find out more about this salon you can visit: Neroli House of Beauty, Swieqi.
Adri Nails, Msida
A salon specializing in nail painting, nail extensions and manicures.
Open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
To find out more about this salon you can visit: Adri Nails, Msida.
Nails Garden, Swieqi
A salon specializing in manicures, pedicures, and nail care.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To find out more about this salon you can visit: Nails Garden, Swieqi.
This establishment is mainly dedicated to nail extensions and painting. You can also receive their services at home.
By appointment only.
To find out more about this salon you can visit: Aknails, Zebbug.
For a gel varnish application, the cost ranges from €45 to €55 on average, and around €25 for acrylic varnish. A manicure will cost you between €15 and €20, while a pedicure will cost between €20 and €25.