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Bored at Newark Airport? Your Four Best Beauty Bets

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Welcome to Racked's first annual Travel Week. Over the next five days, roughly half of our content will be devoted to everything you need to know about traveling to and from New York City—whether you're entertaining out-of-towners, killing time at the airport, or planning the ultimate staycation.

D_parture Spa via Salon Interiors
Newark Airport offers all the usual pre-flight shopping options: Hudson News, Brookstone, a patriotic chain called America! where you can buy sparkly "First Lady" gear. (Mobama, are you listening?) But the travel hub's Terminal C is also home to some decent beauty chains. If you're waiting for a delayed flight and trying to kill a few hours, check out the following four options.

1. The Body Shop
Here, you can browse body butters and bath gels in flavors ranging from absinthe to vanilla. If you haven't been inside one of these since middle school, you should also check out the updates: they still carry a men's fragrance called "Activist," but they also stock BB creams. Terminal C, post-security, near the checkpoint to Gates C70-99.

2. L'Occitane
The Newark Airport location of the Provence-inspired brand offers free half-hour mini facials and 15-minute hand massages. You can also try a free fragrance layering session, but go easy on the scents—your future seatmates will thank you. Terminal C, post-security, near the checkpoint to gates C120-139

3. M.A.C.
This location is the best of both worlds: It's a M.A.C., so you can play with their not-kidding-around beauty products, but it's also in the duty free shop. Translation: lipstick party!
Terminal C, post-security, inside the duty-free shop near Gates C120-139

4. d_parture spa
This eco-friendly salon offers everything from a 15-minute polish change ($18) to a 60-minute altitude protection facial ($65.) You can even get a wax (face only, folks) or a haircut. One travel site calls their services "the fast-food version of a spa treatment," but if you're looking for a layover makeover, this is probably your best choice. Terminal C, post-security, Gate C70-99
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Newark International Airport

3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114