Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 200 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.
The aestheticians at Esthetiques Skin Spa have all long held an interest in skincare, even dating back to childhood for one pro who gave herself mud-pie facials. While mud is conveniently left off the menu, the team does unfurl Intraceuticals products, glycolic-acid peels, and a Nuface microcurrent toning device to revitalize tired mugs and combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. They also adorn fresh canvases with spray tans that leave bodies looking bronzed and beautiful.
The team at Rockstar Tan and Spa helps clients to bronze their bodies with a full range of UV- and sunless-tanning machines, along with color-enhancing lotions, moisturizers, and intensifying balms. Modern standup and lie-down beds bake hides to a golden, buttery hue, and the VersaSpa booth spritzes on custom color in fewer than 15 minutes. Body wraps further prep frames for swimsuit or bubble-wrap season by helping to slim physiques and minimize the appearance of cellulite.
Professional aesthetician Santricia Brownlee increases the smoothing effect with an array of waxing services. Thirty-minute French or Brazilian waxes evict fuzz from bikini lines for up to three weeks, and treatments on small areas tend to conclude in a scant 10 minutes.
Memphis's premier body-art studio and its resident Piercinator, Eva Brewer, can equip any body with jewelry that's virtually impossible to steal on crowded trains. Make naval gazing far more rewarding with a bellylicious piercing ($45) or imply a punky Spockepticism with an eyebrow blingabator ($40 for one). If you've always wanted a beauty mark, solidify your appearance at Cindy Crawford–look-alike contests with a sparkling Monroe piercing ($50). Usurp the elasticity of corporate Silly Putty with an earlobe stretching ($10) or make all your public speeches silver-tongued with a tongue studding ($60). Once pierced, this Groupon treats you to aftercare, which includes written instructions on how to take care of your new bling, special mouthwash for oral piercings, and a bottle of gentle soap to cleanse new piercings regardless of corporeal location.
Sonek Saber opened Soneks Day Spa as part of The Women’s Medical Spa after studying cosmetology and medical aesthetics in Europe. To ready a beach body for any kind of swimsuit imaginable, eliminate unwanted hair with a Brazilian wax. Licensed and experienced aestheticians banish swimsuit-line stubble quickly and skillfully with warm wax and quick flicks of practiced wrists. All waxing services are performed in the comfort of private rooms made elegant with flowers, soothing cream walls, and tinfoil insulation to thwart the intrusions of aliens researching beachwear rituals.