Wreathed in swirls of aromatic steam, a Buddha statue surveys Pure Spa and Salon’s water house during complimentary trips to the place of rest for recipients of spa services. Lotus candle holders dot the house, which features a rainwater shower, foot-soaking station, and steam cave with petroglyphs in the shape of loofahs. To earn entry into the misty haven, male and female clients can receive their choice of spa services, including traditional and med-spa procedures supervised by a doctor. Guests flit from spa services to the salon, where lime-green chairs face modish square mirrors suspended from the ceiling by industrial pipes.
At a dermatological oasis nestled inside Park Cities Plastic Surgery, Urban Skin Care Dallas‘ technicians swaddle skin in soothing custom treatments that address each client’s personal concerns. Their European-style deep-cleansing facials unearth subsurface smudges with steaming ozone, and chemical peels powered by retin-a resurface skin affected by fine lines, rough patches, or jobs as a living statue.
Specializing in skincare, aestheticians at Perfection Skin & Body Studio perform a number of rejuvenating services in addition to makeup and lash treatments. They know that in order to achieve the beautifying effects of facials—improved tone and diminished impurities—treatments must first improve the skin's overall health. To do so, aestheticians select products from a range of elite lines, including custom-blended Bioelements skin care treatments, medical-grade Intaglio Cosmeceuticals, and the spa's exclusive line of NutraSkinRX products. The staff also boasts a savvy understanding of already youthful skin, offering manicures and facials for teens and children who consistently finish their dinnertime vegetables.
Each flower in the bouquet of services is tailored to fit individual needs and skin types. The comprehensive revivification begins with a half-hour basic facial (a $60 value) to clear pores of Silly Putty, sparking a warm glow. Next, digit caps receive some TLC with a one-hour spa manicure (a $35 value), with "No Scrubs" playing in the background. Once fingertips are in check, hair tips will be cut, shampooed, and styled to meet personal preferences (a $50 value). Laser hair removal is available for curious cats and scheming supervillains—you get one session in one area such as the underarms, brow, upper lip, chin, cheek, or sideburns ($150–$200 value). If lasers aren't your bag of Fritos, opt for the hydrafacial microdermabrasion instead, which hydrates as it exfoliates to deeply clean the skin of dead skin cells and impurities.
Once a licensed athletic trainer at the University of North Texas, Laura DePiazza calls on her corporeal expertise to assuage muscular tension with a spectrum of massage modalities. Before each treatment, she takes time to discuss issues with clients, whether they have questions about technique or mysterious pockets of tension. While she specializes in Swedish and sports massage, she also culls from several modalities during more targeted pro massage, which includes deep-tissue, myofascial, and trigger-point techniques, focusing on specific body parts if necessary. To customize each massage, Laura is also willing to collaborate with the client’s chiropractor and physician.