At The Barefoot Lounge Foot Spa, guests can enjoy the therapeutic and restorative benefits of massage without ever having to remove their coat. During the lounge’s signature foot- and hand-focused services, guests relax in plush white leather recliners as specialists administer reflexology and acupressure techniques designed to activate the body’s natural healing process. All treatments start with a warm foot soak designed to quickly send guests into a state of relaxation or loosen ligaments strained from years of wearing chainmail socks.
As the owner of Pretty Hair Design since 2001, Yasmeen ensures that her salon offers familiar day spa indulgences as well as a handful of more intriguing cosmetic procedures. The staff of skincare professionals specializes in using hair threading techniques to fashion shapely and stylish eyebrows, and they beautify clients' skin by applying henna tattoos—intricate, eye-catching designs that are temporary, unlike a full sleeve of Margaret Thatcher's head on a snake body. At the same time, visitors also have the opportunity to pamper themselves by scheduling a skin-firming facial, getting a trendy haircut, or shedding pent-up stress with the help of an aromatherapy massage.
Although it's hard to tell by looking at Fabulous Esthetics owner Amanda Walthall's healthy complexion, she's had ample opportunities to put various skincare products to the test while treating her own epidermal concerns. This first-hand familiarity, paired with seven years spent working for medical spas throughout the Midwest, makes her a trustworthy skincare specialist—well versed in chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion practices. Fabulous Esthetics specializes in treating acne-prone or aging skin with the most effective products and services available, favoring ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid and vitamin C squeezed from oranges by supermodels. Microdermabrasion treatments whisk away weathered skin cells, waxing services uproot hairs to leave skin smooth, and paraben-free airbrush tanning gilds bodies for up to 14 days.
Recently nominated Best Spa in Addison by Addison magazine, A Feel Good Experience Spa employs a highly trained staff whose aim is to make every spa service soothing to both body and mind. They dole out a range of skincare treatments and specialized products to erase flaws and enhance beauty. Facials rely on Dermalogica products—an established brand free of common irritants—and sometimes incorporate light therapy to brighten skin and improve its health. Like the cover of a romance novel, the spa menu focuses primarily on skin, but the staff believes in a holistic approach to care. They infuse some body wraps with aromatherapy treatments, emphasize the all-over benefits of massages, and offer foot reflexology for balance and energy.
Massage therapist Maribel Rodriguez has dedicated more than 10 years in the industry to bolster her healing powers and curate a tranquil treatment facility. Spa services are performed by Maribel and her staff of aestheticians and massage therapists and include specialty treatments that incorporate mechanical exfoliation, organic creams, and chemical solutions. The 50-minute organic facial combines steam and an organic fruit cleanser to open pores and clear them with paprika exfoliation, and hot stones glide across backs during gentle-healing massages. The team also specializes in peels, microdermabrasion, ear candling, and waxing services that remove hair more humanely than industrial-strength flypaper.
Amanda Walthall recently upgraded her business, Fabulous Esthetics, to incorporate two new locations and a range of additional services. Accordingly, she also enhanced her studio's name, now calling it Absolutely Fabulous Spa. She delivers the increased fabulousness through scientifically-influenced treatments, such as facials, massages, and sunless tanning. She uses time-tested products such as Hydradermie to soothe skin after full glycolic acid peels. She relaxes tense muscles with deep-tissue massages. She also helps people show off as much newly tanned skin as possible with full-body waxing services.