Merle Norman Day Spa and Boutique's beauty specialists are the three graces of the Merle Norman brand, whose American-made tonics have nourished skin since 1931. Owner Shannon Burroughs Mangrum leads the trio with more than a decade of experience and two diplomas folded into an imposing origami saber. Relying on her clinical aesthetics degree from Jon Nave University, she safely blends rejuvenating chemical compounds into five types of facial peels, and mans mechanical devices that gently exfoliate dead skin or cover it in bronzer. Her degree in permanent cosmetics from the Texas Institute of Permanent Cosmetics focused on the OSHA and CDC safety guidelines for an art that helps those with allergies, loss of motor abilities, or a lack of free time create enduring beauty. Associate Alyssa lends her nimble fingers to more conventional makeovers that will wash off after nights out under a waterfall, as well as treatments that create smooth skin all over the body and relaxed muscles underneath.
Inside this relaxing oasis, a team of beauty experts pampers clients from head to toe with invigorating treatments for the skin, body, and hair. Aestheticians tailor facials to counter skin-specific woes, keeping faces smooth with add-ons such as enzyme masks, glycolic peels, or waxing. During massage sessions, therapists soothe muscle aches with Swedish, sports, or four-handed massage therapy, which enlists the help of either two therapists or one well-trained dog. Split ends hit the floor in the salon, where talented stylists turn out freshly cut, colored, and styled coifs. Beyond these three pillars of beauty, Cottage Spa also tends to nails with a coat of vibrant polish or long-lasting gel.
A Touch of a Feather Day Spa owner Connie has loved helping people look and feel their best since she was a child. Today, guided by a focus on her clients' whole experience, she pours that passion into the diverse array of facials, massage, and nailcare services she performs. In an effort to continually expand her abilities, Connie recently added face-lifts and anticellulite treatments to her skill set.
Connie's team lavishes classic spa treatments and specialized services, such as oncology massage therapy, onto patrons in a dimly lit atmosphere. They even allow guests to customize their treatments by using an add-on menu, which includes aromatherapy and scalp massages.
Licensed massage therapist Jessica Dies applies her nine years of experience to each stroke as she soothes tense muscles inside Synergy Holistic Spa, which houses more than 20 holistic practitioners. Jessica blends deep-tissue techniques with trigger-point therapy in her massages, which she performs using her hands, forearms, and three-foot antennae. She also puts her own spin on relaxing Swedish techniques and skillfully performs prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as detoxifying lymphatic massage which can help reduce water weight.
O Baby 4D's ultrasound technicians introduce parents to their babies using 2D, 3D, and 4D ultrasound technology. At 15 weeks into the pregnancy, the machines can determine the baby's gender, and at 16–26 weeks, the machines can show images of the baby as a whole. At 28–32 weeks, babies' faces become more defined.
The 3D machines show parents crisp images of their babies, and the 4D ultrasound machines add motion to show parents what their babies look like moving around. Children are welcome at the ultrasound appointments and can stay entertained with O Baby 4D's stash of books and toys while parents decide if it's in good taste or great taste to name the baby Princess Aurora.
In addition to ultrasound scans, O Baby 4D has an onsite boutique full of maternity and baby apparel, as well as decor for nurseries and playrooms.
From within salon-cum-spa Studio 12, licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collins-Davis makes it her business to deliver rest and relaxation to all. However, her clients have a whole host of different obstacles standing in their way, so she capably employs seven massage modalities, tailoring each treatment to her clients' needs. She rounds out her soft tissue work with services focused on the body's largest organ, the skin. She scrubs, wraps, and rejuvenates dermises with everything from coffee to brown sugar, leaving her clients feeling better and smelling fresh baked.