After running her own spa in South Africa, Elize van Beljon ferried over to the States to open Spa By Di Vine?s stately stone-flanked doors in 2008. Trained throughout the globe in skincare, massage therapy, and makeup artistry, Elize boasts more than 28 years of professional experience and an extensive list of spa-centered certifications to help clients to refine skin and soothe tense bodies. Each visit begins with a personalized consultation to determine skin type, treatment options, and product preferences before delving into the tension-melting session. The spa?s selection of services consists solely of pharmaceutical-grade, clinically proven, and FDA?approved regimens that ensure a pampering experience as science-centered as sipping champagne from an Erlenmeyer flask.
Helmed by registered nurse Marie Reyes, SkinSpa Med's staff of licensed aestheticians and massage therapists pampers appearances with a wide variety of cosmetic treatments. The med spa's stable of six noninvasive lasers zaps away sagging skin and undesirable texture, rendering faces or cellulite-afflicted areas smooth and taut enough for quarter-bouncing contests. Alternatively, Dr. Kevin Light consults with guests interested in invasive procedures to dramatically alter features through cosmetic surgery. To accommodate frequent customers, SkinSpa Med offers memberships that allow guests to mix and match multiple treatments each month.
Straw-hued walls and weathered metal accents give an earthy feel to the treatment rooms that ensconce Southlake Skin Care Studio’s clients, who linger beneath a velvet throw during treatments. Nestled within the Suite Escapes Salon complex, Julie Williams deep cleanses skin with European-style facials fortified with vitamins and plant-derived serums. Peels ranging in potency and hard and soft wax arm aesthetes for procedures, and the scents of hibiscus, pumpkin, and berries drift from products, raising fond memories of growing up in a cornucopia.
The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
Aestheticians and laser technicians come together for the common good of skin at Skin Studio & Laser Boutique, combining their expertise to rid the body of unwanted hair, visible veins, and hyper-pigmented or dulled complexions. After a consultation and a skin analysis, aestheticians customize facials to each client’s needs, helping clear acne, treat rosacea, fight aging, and unfreeze funny faces. They also apply custom airbrush tans to camouflage cellulite and stretch marks and enhance eyes with lash tabbing—a process that adds length and volume to natural lashes and lasts about a week. When not targeting problem follicles or splotchy capillaries, laser technicians calibrate their equipment to hone in on sagging skin, using the painless, light-based technology to increase production of collagen and elastin and restore lost firmness.
From her station at Sean Lauren Salon, stylist Denea Bitner transforms appearances with a range of professional salon services. To accompany her custom haircuts, she treats clients to deep-conditioning treatments that keep hair healthy, and color treatments that complement skin tone and ensure a new role in a Spice Girls tribute band. For special events, she can add a dose of glamor by sweeping hair into dramatic updos.