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Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it “one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,” and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

19903 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio,
TX
US

The word yaax literally means ceiba tree in Mayan, but it represents the Tree of Life. At Yaax Salon & Spa, owner Claudeth Garcia and her staff embody its name through wellness treatments aimed at achieving inner balance and outer balance with nature. The staff is so committed to nurturing healthy tresses that they custom hand mix many of their hair products chairside using a carefully selected mélange of organic ingredients. The now-worldwide salon got its start in trendy Seoul, where a progressive approach to Yaax's hair, skin, and nail treatments keeps the inviting salon free of harmful, unpleasant odors produced by artificial fragrances and formaldehyde.

Men and women both get the royal treatment in the salon chair at Yaax Salon & Spa. With training from acclaimed salons ranging from Vidal Sassoon to Toni&Guy, Yaxx's staff is well-equipped to revamp locks with chic cuts and gentle color serums by Organic Color Systems. Stylists also zap frizz with zero-formaldehyde keratin and japanese straightening treatments, which can last up to 12 months.

7959 Broadway St
San Antonio,
TX
US

A.R.T. Massage Body Spa takes its name from the three adjectives that describe each one of its services: advanced, relaxing, and therapeutic. The staff promises their clients will enjoy the latest techniques designed to both soothe the mind and relieve specific needs. Massage therapies thwart tension and improve range of motion, and custom spray tans give skin a sun-kissed glow without having to find a sun-size box of chocolates first. Using Éminence Organic products, the staff cleanses skin and fights signs of aging during signature, cleansing, or organic express facials with blends of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables rich with nutrients.

Set inside a 1920s bungalow, the spa decorates each private room in modern decor with subtle touches, such as finger bells and aromatics, that appeal to all senses. Before or after treatments, patrons can peruse a selection of clothing, candles, handbags, and jewelry inside the spa’s retail area, which also sells the Éminence Organic skincare line.

215 W Sunset Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

A Touch of Heaven Salon Massage & Day Spa stocks a large inventory of well-respected pampering products. Nail technicians employ OPI and Gelish polish, and hairstylists primp tresses with smart Solutions, Redken, Sexy Hair, and KMS products. An assemblage of massage therapists and aestheticians performs indulgent work at the spa too, allying to relax and beautify their clients. They execute 10 varieties of massage, from the gentle, simple Swedish to the choreographed complexity of the four-handed massage—performed by two therapists or one octopus also juggling four tennis balls. They combine treatments of the body's inner tissues with herbal or peppermint-scented wraps to rejuvenate the outer layer.

Outside of the private rooms lies the salon proper, where stylists carefully ply their craft on the hair and nails of their patrons. They imbue locks with new color, wax away unwanted hair, and even provide spray tans to maintain a summery glow throughout winter's tenure.

2537 Jackson Keller Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

Built on the styling philosophies of Paul Mitchell Academy, Intrigue by Colour Salon & Spa uses classic and modern techniques to transform hairdos into enviable fashion accessories. The salon's team, which includes a national Paul Mitchell educator and graduates of the aforementioned school, renovates strands with custom haircuts, Brazilian Blowout straightening treatments, and natural hair extensions from Hairdreams. In keeping with the salon's name, though, their signature service is color. They bathe hair in vibrant hues and apply an array of coloring effects, such as dimensional color or 19th century pointillism.

Every treatment at Intrigue is automatically a soothing one, thanks to a color scheme of deep, soothing blues and earth tones. Cushioned reclining chairs set the stage for relaxing foot massages and shellac mani-pedis. In the spa area, custom facials and rejuvenating peels with GloTherapuetics products help soothe skin and clear up severe topical issues.

11398 Bandera Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US

The high ceilings and white walls at Smooth Lines Salon and Spa set clients at ease as owner Michelle Taylor and her staff of trained stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists give bodies a beauty boost. As a Bumble and bumble network salon, stylists undergo advanced training in cutting and styling in New York City to keep their skills as sharp as their hair-cutting implements. The salon's collaborative environment encourages stylists to work with colorists to perfect texture and overall presentation, creating a coiffure masterwork that rivals Duchamp's iconic This is not a wig. Tea, coffee, and wine keep clients comfortable as they await beautification.

11255 Huebner Rd
San Antonio,
TX
US