Pedestrians navigating the historical charm of McKinney's downtown square step into Pavitra Organic Day Spa and find themselves in another type of nostalgic haven—one that honors a time when skincare was all-natural. The eco-friendly spa's name originates from the Sanskrit word meaning "pure" and is honored in the spa's use of botanically based and organic products from brands such as Juice Beauty and Farmaesthetics. Services such as the signature organic facial employ only eco-friendly supplies, and staffers enhance massages with sea salt from WoodSprite's Muscle Mender line. Experts also remove hair from face and body using an all-natural blend of beeswax and essential oils.
The spa's waiting area amplifies its relaxing ambiance with a soft, ecru-colored sofa and decorations inspired by nature, including sand, stones, tree branches, and a cross-section of rainbow preserved in a glass jar. The crew further demonstrates its commitment to caring for the world by sponsoring community events.
Status Body Studio's aestheticians turn back body clocks in a relaxing beauty haven firmly lodged in the Croatian village?inspired Adriatica. Custom facials and Actifirm's enzyme-based Z-Peels reenergize lackluster complexions, and ultrasonic microdermabrasion treatments soothingly cleanse visages of dead skin cells and any remnants of last year's Halloween mask. Powered by advanced laser systems such as the Soprano XLi and the Laser360, med-spa procedures gently contour bodies and relieve them of unwanted hair, spider veins, and tattoos. Organic body sugaring provides a more natural strand-banishing method than luring out hair with seductive Vidal Sassoon commercials. To deal with tension and deep-burrowing stress, patrons can grab catnaps under the kneading hands of Status Body Studio's therapists, who deliver custom massages fortified with hot packs, compression strokes, towels, and heated stones.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
In order to adapt to each client's specific physicality and preferences, licensed massage therapist Steven Boyer adopts an integrative approach to relieving aches and pains. He trained at the Parker University's school of massage therapy, where he explored modalities including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, and shiatsu massage. Boyer, a certified member of the Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals, believes a multifaceted massage provides maximum therapeutic benefits, which can include stress relief, better posture, and the ability to stand straighter than rival debutantes.
For more than 20 years, Contour & Couture's massage therapists and med-spa technicians have jump-started weight-loss efforts, soothed muscles, and pampered digits using products from OPI. Licensed muscle manipulators untangle knots during full-body foot massages. They also conduct weight-loss massages, helping clients shed extra pounds by stimulating their lymphatic systems and sweeping anvils off their bodies. During Zerona laser treatments, technicians use heat to noninvasively melt inches from the body.
Good things come to those who wait. Just ask Tiffany Phan, who spent nine years building a base of clients at local nail salons before fulfilling her dream of opening her own. Now that she runs her own business, Tiffany draws on those years of experience to shape, buff, and decorate nails with vibrant polishes. The sound of files brushing against cuticles fills the salon, drowning out the wails of finger puppets as she and her team of technicians perform relaxing manicures and pedicures.