Rubyz Day Spa guides patrons deep into a land where body, mind, and spirit come face to face with relaxation. ?minence organic products bolster each facial and skin-centric service, tenderly cleansing the epidermis with fresh, natural ingredients guaranteed by Mother Earth's legal team to not disturb sensitive skin. Gentle hands knead away strain from muscles during massage sessions and swathe bodies in linens and herbs during detoxifying body wraps. For further toxin eviction, the infrared sauna uses high heat to convince chemicals, pesticides, and plasticizers to flee the body on the backs of rolling sweat beads. The spa mavens at Rubyz also dabble in the traditional art of henna tattooing, as well as other age-old practices such as ear candling and laser hair removal. The staff at the spa use state-of-the-art technology to treat bodies of every skin and tone type and remove unwanted hair ranging from very light to very dark with minimal discomfort.
Le Peep's focus on breakfast and lunch stems from a decision made more than 40 years ago, when Buddy and Rhoda Waldman opened The Village Pantry in Aspen, Colorado, and?not wanting to miss a half day of skiing?would close the kitchen each day before noon. The duo would continue to tinker with their concept, stare at it through a novelty-sized microscope, and change its name before it eventually migrated to Texas.
Nowadays, the kitchen staff perpetuates the breakfast-crafting tradition by offering omelets, eggs benedict, skillets, and build-your-own pancake options that use ingredients such as walnuts, bacon, pineapple, and chocolate chips. Traditional dishes are augmented with unique twists, such as the Gooey Buns, english muffins broiled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and almonds and served with a signature side of Mom's Sassy Apples. During midday hours, a variety of salads, burgers, and sandwiches parades out of the kitchen accompanied by smoothies, juices, or Mother Parkers coffee. Le Peep's catering service delivers breakfast and lunch fare to homes, events, or filibustered neighborhood-watch meetings.
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.
Jump Jive & Wail Salon owner Diane Bevan has carefully assembled a team of highly trained beauty experts, including a graduate of the Paul Mitchell Academy and certified specialists in Global Keratin's taming system and non-damaging Klix hair extensions. The salon focuses solely on hair and waxing services, excelling in custom color and always going the extra mile to make guests' visits pleasant ones. Its cheery, pink-topped styling chairs make the perfect resting place for customers to enjoy complimentary wine or beer, and stylists take great pride in getting to know each client by their first name and its Klingon equivalent. The positive, customer-service-oriented vibe earned the salon recognition in D Magazine, which named it a top salon in both 2008 and 2009.
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.
The skincare specialists at each independently owned and operated Facelogic follow the same mantra: to bring out the best in each client. To do this, the technicians work through a brief questionnaire and skin analysis to determine which of the menu?s 10-plus facials best suit each client's skin. Signature facials rely on Facelogic?s own Signature skincare line, which uses botanical-based formulas and advanced cosmetic and pharmaceutical combinations to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. The Elite facial covers skin with products from brands such as Peter Thomas Roth, ?minence, and Image Skincare. All facials include an arm-and-shoulder massage, and can be enhanced with a range of add-ons, including chemical peels and sonnets composed by the aesthetician.