At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each client's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A luxurious robe drapes around their shoulders, reflexology sandals lightly massage their feet, and cups of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: employees fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage. The award-winning spa was voted best spa by the readers of the San Antonio Express-News and best spa and best massage by readers of San Antonio Magazine.
Rewby melds professional salon services and fashion-forward boutique apparel into one uber-stylish image-enhancing store. The boutique carries an eclectic collection of chic raiments, accessories, jewelry, and gifts that range in style from edgy and contemporary to vintage, feminine, and clothing-like. With vogue accoutrement by designers both local and national, shoppers can stalk a selection of rustic leather cuffs, as well as brilliant baubles by Tarina Tarantino to vivify necks, wrists, ears, and other bling-bereaved body parts.
At her eponymous medical laser spa—which has attracted media attention from Great Day SA and KABB Fox 29’s Daytime @ 9—Dr. Elizabeth McRae draws on 20 years of experience to enhance exteriors with noninvasive procedures. Starting with the face, she and her team of nurses rejuvenate complexions with treatments ranging in intensity from a classic European facial to intense-pulsed-light therapy. Visages that have begun to sag or accrue wrinkles from years of staring at a Rubik’s cube are smoothed with Botox or dermal fillers such as Juvéderm. Clients maintain their looks at home with beauty products from brands such as Obagi and SkinCeuticals.
In addition to pampering faces, Dr. McRae caters to entire bodies with Zerona laser body-slimming treatments and laser hair removal. She also uses minimally invasive ultrasonic liposuction to suction out liquefied fat and stockpiled cotton candy.
The stylists at Ritz Spa and Hair Studios specialize in slicing and texturizing techniques, prepping and finishing follicle makeovers with Chi Royal Treatment and organic Alterna products. Sure-handed staff members spend between one and two hours crafting aerodynamic new looks for customers, tailoring snips so that they flatter facial features as well as match the client's degree of determination to out-sprint an ostrich. Post-shaped strands shed residual moisture with the help of a blow-dryer, whose confident purrs can also help humans waiting in the turquoise-tinged salon to escape from awkward cellphone conversations. With a serene interior and luxurious third-floor vantage point, Ritz Spa and Hair Studios caters to inner calm as adeptly as it does to outer beauty, ensuring that even appendices leave feeling loved.
Dietz-McLean Optical stocks an ogle-worthy array of popular designer brands, including styles from Michael Kors, Nike, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Coach, Fendi, Oakley, Giorgio Armani, Disney, and Flexon. So you can see how cool you look, pair your fancy new pair of frames with top-of-the-line lenses. Dietz-McLean carries lightweight, impact-resistant lens technology from Phoenix, a variety of progressive lenses for smaller fashion frames, and super-high-vision lenses to help you see better over tall people sitting in front of you in the movie theater. All glasses from Dietz-McLean Optical come with a two-year unconditional warranty.
Salon Infusion offers a rejuvenating environment stuffed to the aquaducts with trained professionals. Pale sea-hued walls dotted with eastern-influenced artwork calm the mind and cool the senses, paving the way for a marvelous spasperience. With today's Groupon clenched in stressed-out fist, choose four of six spa treatments. An exclusive manicure ($44) and express pedicure ($44) tidy the finger and toe gardens for spring, while a 30-minute massage ($42) combines massage techniques, reducing aching muscles to so much spreading ectoplasm. A focus facial ($45) lasts 30 minutes, a much-needed refreshment for cached pores, and a full face wax ($44, eyebrows not included) takes care of stiff upper-lip fuzz, itinerant sideburns, and cheek-warmers. For the hair that you'd like to keep, partake in a men's or women's haircut and style (up to $65) for tamed tresses and carefully knitted head-yarn.