Beauty and health take center stage at The Aria Nail Spa & Salon, a Paul Mitchell focus salon. Single-use tools and foot baths with disposable liners protect hands and feet during refreshing mani-pedis, before nail artists beautify fingers and toes with Swarovski crystals or high-quality polishes by OPI and CND. While stylists create a whirl of classic and modern do?s, aestheticians reach for Dermalogica products to help them clear out clogged pores and smooth fine lines during facials. Of course, smooth skin is also revered below the neck, and so the team can also wax away unwanted hair on legs, underarms, and bikini areas.
Sister duo Michelle and Marie draw on Swedish, deep tissue, and pressure point principles and techniques to tailor each treatment to your body's singular quirks and complaints. During the integrated massage, the mitten fillers of your licensed massage therapist will skate smooth circles and figure eights on the surface of your back, boosting circulation, oxygenating muscles, and promoting peacefulness. If your body is already nice and rubbery from hours of boiling in a spaghetti pot, you can de-stress just as completely with a mani/pedi as technicians clip, cut, and file untamed talons into clean and orderly perfection before coating them with your color of choice. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
June Shin of June's Day Spa has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, working her way along the East Coast before settling down in Corpus Christi to open her namesake spa. Her list of services includes relaxing manicure and pedicures enhanced by indulgent extras such as foot masks, hand massages, and scrubs. June can prettify nails with one of many vibrant OPI and Essie polishes or apply a special crackling formula for more artistic tips. She also administers waxing treatments to remove clients' unwanted hair, leaving smooth skin for days longer than traditional shaving.
For close to a decade, the stylists at Salon Divine have done much more than transform hair with services such as extensions and texturizing treatments—they've made a difference in their community. In September of 2011, the team paired with Driscoll Children’s Hospital during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help people donate their hair to make wigs for young cancer patients. They also recently hosted a benefit for a client with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Their care and compassion is reflected in the attentiveness they show to clients' hair, nails, and skin. They soothe tired feet with fragrant peppermint, citrus, or rose salt scrubs, and enhance the stress-reliever manicure with a hand and wrist massage, loosening joints that are stiff from rehearsing one-man sock-puppet shows. As a further tribute to client comfort, the salon boasts leather furniture and elegant, dark wood accents throughout. Bright pops of magenta from the backlit ceiling and strategically placed floral accents add a whimsical vibe that permeates the team's creative hairstyles.
Since 1931, Merle Norman has been dedicated to beautifying skincare. Renowned for its cosmetics, the company still manufactures most of its products at the LA headquarters. Offerings include everything from foundations and eyeliners to lip gloss and OPI nailcare products. Skincare is covered with moisturizers, toners, and blemish-control formulas. Merle Norman also crafts its own sassy fragrances, such as Hussy eau de parfum. Since caring for skin is the brand's mission, it also offers sunless airbrush tanning, giving skin golden hues without the risk of sun damage.
One of Mexico's most well-respected skincare centers, MAVYPALACIO "Skin care Center" has been a staple of self-care south of the border for more than 30 years. Now they're branching out. From new locations in Edinburg and McAllen, the beauty experts deliver treatments including microdermabrasion, acne-erasing sessions, Botox, and dermal fillers. The med-spa also provides weight-loss solutions such as nutritional counseling, mesotherapy, and ultrasound cavitation.