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Andrea Ford Hair Therapist
It takes the touch of someone special to get to the root of your problems. Andrea Ford, hair guru/therapist extraordinaire, finds the look most suitable for your lifestyle. Read More
Originally published on November 7, 2007
Hair Stylist Andrea Ford
There was Dr. “How Does That Make You Feel?” Gates. Dr. “Droopy Eyes” Mandel. And Dr. “Way Too Interested in Your Sexual Fantasies” Geary.
Therapy is enough to make you pull your hair out.
Don’t. Instead call stylist Andrea Ford, whom we like to call the hair therapist.
Like all good analysts, she starts with an in-depth consultation (let your hair down — she won’t judge you for cutting your own bangs) about how your hair fits into your lifestyle — whether you’re a two-hour-blow-dry type or a wash-and-goer.
Then the true healing begins. She’ll come to your place and create a cut and color that integrate perfectly with your life. She’ll even do her thing while you’re checking your e-mail or feeding Freddy mashed carrots.
If only Dr. “Enough About You” Jenkins had been so accommodating.
Andrea Ford (214-493-3262).
Sheila Garrison and Kristin Heaton Hiatus Spa + Retreat
Long-time buds and spa junkies Sheila Garrison and Kristin Heaton opened the doors to Hiatus this year, making the luxury of monthly massages accessible to the masses through their affordable membership program. Read More
Originally published on December 10, 2007
Take a Hiatus
Hiatus Spa + Retreat
You’re not into clubs. Watching TV beats untzing on a cheesy dance floor. And airplane lavatories are disgusting, not to mention minuscule.
But take a glimpse of Hiatus Spa + Retreat, Inwood Village’s new membership-based sanctuary, and you may change your mind.
Commit to an annual, six-month, or month-to-month membership and you’ll get the core service of your choice (50-minute facial, massage, or body wrap — including hand, foot, and scalp massage) and one add-on (fusion stone therapy) per month at a slamming price ($49, $59, and $69).
The serene, earth-tone space houses fourteen treatment rooms and 4,700 available appointments a week — they’re open till 9 p.m. on school nights.
Nonmembers are welcome but have to pay the price (core treatments start at $75).
Making it pretty appealing to become a club kid.
Hiatus Spa + Retreat, 5560 West Lovers Lane, Inwood Village (214-352-4111 or hiatusspa.com).
Marilee St. Louis Facialist
A facialist worth her weight in gold is hard to come by. Which is why we swoon over Marilee St. Louis at Luxury on Lovers and the Umo 24-Karat Gold Facial. Read More
Originally published on July 17, 2007
The Umo 24-Karat Gold Facial
Sure, money talks. But you seldom listen.
And everyone’s tired of explaining to you why the real value of a dollar cannot be determined by how well you can fold it into a football.
Time to finally set your sights on something with real value: the Umo 24-Karat Gold Facial. It begins with a generous slathering of Gamma PGA (a super-potent hydrating compound that allows the skin to better absorb the gold).
Next comes a thin layer of the precious metal (applied all over your face in small strips) to help prevent the signs of aging by fighting off those nasty free radicals.
Then a gentle nano mist (combined with an ionic charge) ensures that everything penetrates the skin. Sound complicated? We thought so.
All you need to know is that the results are golden: Fine lines are eliminated and the skin glows.
Bet your bottom dollar.
Available at Luxury on Lovers, 4703 West Lovers Lane, University Park (214-352-8800 or luxuryonlovers.com).