For the past 20 years, Darisa Davis has been accumulating a wealth of knowledge and certifications to provide her clients with a well-rounded approach to wellness. As a licensed massage therapist, she quells aches and pains caused by daily strains, sports injuries, and seasonal disorders with a variety of modalities. She also uses her experience as a certified personal trainer to instruct clients’ movements, leading to more graceful interactions and less unintentional hip checking of coworkers.
As a trained aesthetician, she keeps complexions clear using only paraben- and toxin-free products from 100% Pure. Sessions take place in Rejuvin8's private treatment room—outfitted with a plush treatment bed and a gold cutout pendant lamp—where Darisa supplements services with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, music, and crystals.
Nails Plus Day Spa's body beautifiers revitalize weary customers with a host of relaxing and rejuvenating massage and facial services. During a 45-minute full-body massage, licensed massage therapist Vontyna Winfrey kneads away distress from head to toe, employing gentle pressure to melt away the tension caused by work and failed world-domination plots. With a half-body massage, Winfrey will coax out upper-body tensions, leaving physiques relaxed and ready for the 30-minute basic express facial. Utilizing a gentle steam vapor, the facial refreshes fatigued façades, cleansing away pore-clogging dirt, oil, and face-hugging aliens.
Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 200 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.
Under the direction of Dr. Jeff Lowery, the staff of Pelli' Medical Aesthetics rejuvenates appearances with a catalog of noninvasive services. Technicians wield laser light to achieve various ends, employing its concentrated rays to eliminate body hair, plump wrinkles, reduce acne, and entertain cats for hours and hours. To help aging patrons reclaim their youthful allure, medical personnel supply weight-loss supplements, inject dermal fillers, and thicken lashes with prescription solutions. Obagi medical products infuse skin with curative ingredients that resolve common skin conditions, and a suite of professional beauty products helps patients sustain their results long after their visit.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Josee Knecht promotes well-being through holistic and medical massage therapies, body-contouring treatments, and lifestyle advice gleamed during her days as a certified paramedic and nurse's assistant. With advanced training in lypossage and Medilift body contouring, Knecht assists clients as they pursue reductions in waistlines, cellulite visibility, and visits from door-to-door encyclopedia salesmen. Knecht also beautifies bodies with spray-tan applications and laser hair-removal treatments backed by her certification from the Laser Institute of America.
When not fashioning disheveled noodles into elegant coifs, experienced stylist Susan Murray gently removes unwanted facial fuzz using soft and exfoliating honey wax for all skin types. A triad of brow-waxing sessions transforms bushy above-the-eye fringe into perfectly arched ocular adornments, ensuring unobstructed vision during javelin-throwing contests. Susan can also tenderly evict scruff from chins and upper lips to stunt the growth of unwanted goatees. Each depilatory session takes up to 15 minutes, after which, clients can expect skin to remain prickle-free for up three weeks and hair to grow softer over time––like the palms of retired mountain climber.
Soft candlelight illuminates Massage Bug's array of private treatment rooms, where licensed massage therapists use structured touch to ease muscle tension and pain. Some treatment spaces include a miniature fireplace filling the room with warmth, while others allow clients to relax as tiny fountains grant catches to tiny fishermen. Staff members welcome clients into the lobby with complimentary bottled water and tea, although the therapists can also travel beyond the spa's walls to give chair massages at parties and health fairs.
Since opening its doors to the public and closing its portals to other, more dangerous dimensions in 1998, Rochelle Health & Wellness' staff has helped over 10,000 individuals lose weight and feel better about their skin and body. Multiple types of body wraps, including chocolate mint, tummy, and half-body wraps, help shrink waists when paired with detoxifying teas and cardio DVDs. In addition to fat-fighting treatments, aestheticians administer peppermint facials and nonsurgical face-lifts that work to rejuvenate sagging skin.
Chandra Wilson frames eyes and enhances winks with NovaLash semipermanent extensions. Using medical-grade adhesive, she applies synthetic lashes to instantly amplify your appearance and the frequency of come-ons from companion-seeking butterflies. Semipermanent lashes can last for up to four weeks without a touchup; Chandra can also give eyes a different kind of confidence boost with cluster lashes that last two to three weeks. She works with hair, too, spreading beauty with cuts and color treatments.
Wine is known to pair well with certain foods or moods. But at The Polish Bottle, a glass of wine is meant to enhance a soothing pedicure, and a margarita to complement a manicure. And while the drinks might obliterate the daily doldrums of each client, the staff focuses on the details of each service—from natural nail care and facials to waxing and eyebrow threading. The chic spot can even host parties and private events, such as bachelorette parties and newly minted jazz-hand shows.
The aestheticians at Natural Nails by Nicki reinforce natural strength and shine with a variety of beautifying products and artificial enhancements. In addition to coating tips in high-end OPI polishes, the nail techs use a vibrant array of all-natural products to bring smiles to the faces of clients as well as the falcons that so often rest upon their wrists. The aestheticians also keep their studio sparkling clean by sanitizing equipment with hospital-grade disinfectants.
The aestheticians at Esthetiques Skin Spa have all long held an interest in skincare, even dating back to childhood for one pro who gave herself mud-pie facials. While mud is conveniently left off the menu, the team does unfurl Intraceuticals products, glycolic-acid peels, and a Nuface microcurrent toning device to revitalize tired mugs and combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. They also adorn fresh canvases with spray tans that leave bodies looking bronzed and beautiful.
The licensed nail technicians at Karina's Nails primp fingers and toes with name-brand beauty products from OPI, Orly, and Essie. Inside the salon, posters and a flat-screen TV splash black and white walls with subtle color as nail technicians cradle hands on comfy black cushions. During pedicures, bodies melt into plush upholstered chairs, each furnished with a whirlpool tub and a miniature lifeguard to prevent hazardous toe splash fights.
Tia Williams of Star Massage uses her nimble fingers to extract accumulated tension from her clients' muscles. The slow strokers of swedish massage engender feelings of relaxation without the cost of a plane ticket to Hawaii or the trouble of trying to sleep on a floatie in the bathtub every night. Meanwhile, she focuses her work on the digits that do all the typing, writing, and dancing in the car with a hand massage.