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.
A special event is when you need beauty treatments most, so it shouldn't be surprising that Simply Serene Salon and Spa fills out its team of hair stylists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and skincare experts with professional event planners. Whether clients are planning to walk down the aisle or just need an image pick-me-up, they can revamp their look with cuts, color applications, and hair texture services, or with one of more than 10 facials. For the rest of the body, the spa also offers soothing manicures and pedicures, waxing treatments, and professional massages.
Signature Service: Sugar Salt Scrub, Hot Towel Stone Massage
Brands Used: Shellac, OPI, Gelish
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Please Turn off your cell phone for complete relaxation.
Erica Smith knows which haircut best complements a strong jawline, and what hue of highlights makes brown eyes pop. That's because she has been cutting, coloring, and styling hair for nearly two decades. At Salon by JC, she works with all tress types to create beautiful looks, ranging from elegant updos to stylish roller sets. In addition to haircare services, Erica also removes unwanted fuzz and milk mustaches from upper lips.
Although it's led by Dr. Tiffini Stratton, who holds a doctorate of dental surgery from The University of Texas Health Science Center, Dominion Dental Spa isn't confined to teeth cleanings and orthodontics. Though many clients do get their teeth whitened or their gums lifted, others receive SkinCeuticals facials from aesthetician Bre Jackson.
And the office isn't some sterile clinic, either. During appointments, clients recline in treatment chairs that face wood- and wrought-iron-framed windows overlooking lush trees and a rolling golf course. Fresh-cut flowers add color to the reception area, where guests may enjoy snacks and drinks from the office's mini bar. In the children’s area, tots entertain themselves by playing with toy trains or watching Fellini films via the TV and DVD player.
At UltraMedSpa, medical director Dr. Tomy Starck and his team of aestheticians beautify clients with innovative services and products from the United States and Israel. A leader in corneal and refractive eye surgery and an expert on the anatomy of the face, Dr. Starck meticulously administers cosmetic injectables to diminish signs of aging. His aestheticians target hyperpigmentation and visible damage in the upper layers of the skin with Fluoroxygen+C facials and diminish sun damage and fine lines with the exfoliation of a diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand. To melt away stress and tension, clients can also opt for massages complete with aromatic essential oils and hot stones that are as flat and smooth as an off-key jazz musician.