Groupon Asks: What inspired you to start this business?
"I've been in the beauty industry for 20+ years, and have worked with major cosmetics lines as well as worked in upscale day spas. I knew the moment I stepped foot into my first day spa that this would be something that I would delight . . . in. Making guests feel beautiful, comfortable, and deserving."
-Detra Dixon, Owner of In2You Day Spa
Searching for a reliable salon in Lakewood? Look no further than the cleverly-named Blow Salon, where the talented lineup of stylists stay abreast of all the latest trends like ombre and balayage, but are also more than happy to give you a more timeless look as well. Concrete floors, bright accent walls and retro-mod furniture make for a warm and welcoming atmosphere inside Blow, while shelves of take-home care products can help to keep your look for longer. Besides the fashion-forward cut, color, blowouts and styling services on offer, this well-maintained space also supplies manicures and pedicures from skilled nail techs and employs an esthetician who performs facials and waxing. There’s even a licensed massage therapist on staff!
At Skin + Nature, licensed aesthetician Alison Marie Welsh brings out clients’ radiance using products derived from natural, organic, and dermatological ingredients. Aiming to find a balance between effective treatments and earth- and skin-conscious contents, Alison's services are free of parabens, phthalates, and petrochemicals, and products are never tested on animals, real or cartoon. European facials are tailored to individual skin types, cleansing skin of oils and smoothing it with exfoliation. Peels remove dull, dead cells with fruit enzymes and acids from simple sources, such as pineapple, willow bark, or sugar.
A duo of aestheticians invites visitors to sidle up to their Downtown Beauty Bar, where they beautify bodies with an array of services. "My focus is healthy skin [and] how to improve your skin," the owner says. The pair pursues this end through facials, peels, and body wraps enhanced by massage and fueled by Dermalogica products. When not attending to the dermis, they turn their attention to body hair, waxing away unwanted tufts or accenting eyelashes with crystal-tipped extensions, an excellent way to confuse people into believing it’s snowing out.
Julianna Pabst and Granville Dane](http://gr.pn/v3nXG3)—the creative masterminds behind Julianna & Dane Salon and Spa—have decades of collective experience in the beauty industry. While Granville specializes in hair services, Julianna—a licensed clinical aesthetician with years of experience as a film and television makeup artist—handles the skincare and bodycare aspects of their cozy duplex spa. Her commitment to high-quality skincare hasn’t gone unnoticed: D Magazine says of Julianna, “One of her best traits is her character…she really wants to help people look their absolute best.”
A menu of body treatments relies on natural extracts culled from seaweed, papaya, and very realistic still lifes to nourish and repair skin while eliminating toxins. Skincare services treat acne-prone, aging, or sensitive skin with professional products from Pevonia and Vivant Skin Care.
In 1991, Aqua Medical Spa began as a modest, four-employee salon specializing in simple hair and nail treatments. The business rapidly grew to lavish clients with cutting-edge services that nourished the face and body, and by 2000, it had transformed into one of Dallas's first medical spas. Today, the spa continues to treat men and women with a unique combination of rejuvenating spa services and results-driven medical treatments. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Tittle leads a team of doctors and nurses in enhancing outer appearances with noninvasive Zerona laser treatments, Botox cosmetic injections, and plastic surgery. Spa specialists focus on inner well-being with both classic and high-tech services—including laser- and radio-frequency-based facials and massages that begin with a consultation and end with a careful analysis of the client's dream journal.