Like armies of fierce yet plush teddy bears fighting off hoards of invaders, the certified technicians at Intrinsic Wellness Center decimate stress and bodily toxins with a soft touch. The service menu brims with colon hydrotherapy, massages, and other therapies designed to boost energy and extract the venomous microorganisms that run roughshod through the body.
Powered by far-infrared heat, saunas and body wraps help bodies sweat away unwanted pounds while melting pent-up stress like a microwave dinner melts the romance of a first date. Seasoned massage therapists dissolve muscle knots with four types of kneading modalities, and nutrition counselors help clients build custom regimens of vitamins and supplements using high-tech analytical tools such as Nutri-Physical. In addition to pampering bodies and spirits with detox programs and other spa treatments, staffers edify minds during onsite personal training and prepare people for emergencies during CPR classes.
At Shelly's Advanced Skin Care, owner Shelly Pagnota and her team of trained and licensed aestheticians take a clinical approach to pampering their clients. This is most evident in their slate of rejuvenating facials. Aestheticians conduct nearly 15 types of facials, such as the age defense facial and the vitamin C peel and firm facial, which uses a combination of vitamins and glycolic acid to give the face a younger, firmer look. The staff adds on a chemical peel to every facial if needed, and also offers microdermabrasions and massage services.
Salon co-owners and husband-and-wife duo Tony and Trini Cao keep their team current with rigorous training on the latest hair-, nail-, and skincare techniques. Says Tony, “Our mission is to be the best hair care salon by having well-educated and well-trained stylists, and to grow as a team. After all, you're wearing my name on your head.” Tony began his career about 30 years ago in New Orleans. During a fateful trip to Dallas for his best friend's wedding in 1997, the stylist felt inspired by the city and decided to stay. Both Tony and Trini specialize in precision haircutting and supplement their crew's artistry with high-quality products, including Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Bumble and bumble. The salon is also certified in the use of the Ouidad line, whose proteins and amino acids provide long-term nourishment for curls, textured strands, or enamored turtledoves posing as feather extensions.
A quick glance at Alexandra Bradley's curriculum vitae reveals an unstoppable passion for skincare: she has a master's degree in physical therapy with a specialty in medical aesthetics; she graduated with honors from the Ogle School; and she is certified by the state of Texas. In addition, as a native Brazilian, she transformed appearances by running a beauty center in her hometown of Belo Horizonte. Backed by her education and a cumulative 18 years of working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Brazil and the United States, Bradley clarifies and rejuvenates skin through a collection of skin therapies using pharmaceutical-grade and environmentally friendly products. With an advanced hyfrecator cauterization device, she successfully dispels veins and skin growths including skin tags, sun spots, moles, and ghost tails. She also uses advanced technologies during a collection of peels, which can deploy lasers to resurface the skin.
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.
Stylists at the full-service Creative Fringe Salon design coifs for both male and female clients using products from Morrocanoil, Aquage, and Enjoy. Face-framing highlights add dimension to dull strands, and single-process color services wash away any grays and add rich color. Stylists combat frizz with smoothing keratin treatments and add moisturizing deep conditioners until manes shine like stars covered in new pennies. Massage therapists in the adjoining A Royal Touch cut through muscle tension with relaxing kneads and hot-stone treatments. Also attached is Brandy’s Spa& Lash Retreat, where they complete new looks with eyelash extensions, pore-purifying facials, and spray tans. Before and after appointments, clients may peruse a selection of boutique-style clothing and accessories or recline in one of a herd of zebra-print chairs.