In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
An unsung contributor to seasonal allergies, body hair is two-thirds responsible for the prevalence of sneezy pollens, which get trapped in the body's natural webbing. Today's Groupon makes bristly whiskers a thing of the past. For $99, you get to choose between three laser hair-removal treatments for one region of the body or a corrective IPL facial treatment at Skin Rejuvenation Clinique on Broadway in Alamo Heights, up to a $450 value. Much more pleasant than laser hair addition, laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that lays bare befuddling follicles that can interfere with spring fashion. Happily not attached to sharks, monkeys, or other nefarious creatures, the same friendly lasers that can rid you of hair can smooth and brighten your visage after a facial rejuvenation treatment.
Skin Rejuvenation Clinique is staffed by certified skincare therapists and benevolent laser technicians who specialize in accentuating the youthful smoothness that lies within everyone. Upon welcoming customers to their relaxing treatment space, SRC's professional aestheticians customize a beauty regimen to each client's desires. With laser hair removal, patients get to choose between the chin, lip, underarms, or bikini line (not including Brazilian bikinis) for three quick and gentle laser sprinklings. Hairs politely wilt under the influence of a broad light spectrum whose good nature doesn't harm the skin while thinning and reducing the presence of hair over each session.
Today's deal also gives patients the option for a Clareon IPL facial rejuvenation treatment. Skin's accrued battle scars from age, sun exposure, and woe-begotten icicle wars are softened through light technology designed to tone skin and reduce discolorations. Skin is a faithful organ blanket through thick, thin, and ultra-thick, making it a worthy canvas for pampering attention. You'll emanate endorphins of beauteous skin-confidence after this clarifying, balancing treatment. Groupon customers can get two Groupons to get one of each treatment, avoiding minutes of decision-making. Call ahead to select and schedule your treatment.
Skin Rejuvenation Clinique gets a perfect five stars from six Citysearchers and three Yahoo! Locals.
- I've been to all the 'top names' in San Antonio, but honestly you cannot beat the prices or the quality of the treatments at SRC! – gospursgo, Citysearch
- Best facialists in town. I will not go anywhere else, even when the price is lower! They are extremely gentle and knowledgeable about proper skin care. – TexasRN, Yahoo! Local
Dr. Kim Ross likes to help people look and feel their best. By graduating college first in her class and garnering the single dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, she equipped herself with the skills to do just that. Over a more than 10-year career, Dr. Ross has enhanced the appearances and well-being of countless patients with a meticulous manner that has earned her invitations to present at conferences throughout the country. She and her team perform FDA-approved treatments that bolster images inside and out, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels to freshen skin, cosmetic injections to regain youthful appearances, and laser hair and spider-vein removal to prepare for dates with marble statues.
Licensed esthetician Belinda Fallon of Advanced Cosmetics frosts hides in UV- and paraben-free Fake Bake bronzer. During five-minute meetings with the airbrush, Fallon's steady hands mist glow-getters from toes to crown in an even coat of caramel shade selected to match each client's natural habitat in order to thwart hungry barn owls. Powered by botanical pigments, the gentle tanning solution hydrates and protects dermal layers without clogging pores or irritating sensitive skin. The formula dries into supple, glowing skin in 20 minutes without leaving behind telltale chemical smells, streaks, or artists’ signatures. With thorough exfoliation beforehand and proper care following each session, the new healthy hue can last five–seven days.
Since Benjamin Hair & Co. has 10 hair stylists, three nail techs, and an aesthetician on staff, you'd expect the salon to cover a lot of different services, and you wouldn't be disappointed. There are the usual suspects—keratin treatments, Brazilian waxing, specialty facials—and then there are also hard-to-find treatments: staffers slather on acne-busting Meditouch clinical skincare products, apply Hair Dreams or Brijon Hair extensions, and shave eyebrows into miniature mohawks. They also collect hair donations for Locks of Love, a charitable organization that makes wigs for children who have medical conditions that cause hair loss.
Nati Torrez has been styling hair of all kinds—from military crew cuts to runway-worthy blowouts—for more than five years. Employing a sharp attention to detail and dedication to each customer’s wishes, she administers haircuts, color, and styling services. To keep hair feeling as soft and smooth as a teddy bear dipped in olive oil, she uses Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger keratin treatments. When not correcting scalp malfunctions such as highlights that change color in the sun, Nati keeps brows and sideburns tidy with waxing services. Styles by Nati is located inside Salons by JC, which houses a number of independently owned and operated salons.