V. TO TREAT WITH EXCESSIVE KINDNESS OR CARE; TO INDULGE
They're the spas, services, and indulgence that saved your sanity this year.
Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark Dear Clark Hair Studio
After sharpening their shears at Toni & Guy, the hair stylists opened their own salon. The casual neighborhood chop shop offers a laid-back experience that's hard to find in Uptown. Read more
Dear Clark Hair Studio Opens
Dear Dear Clark:
How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.
1. Your much-anticipated hair/lifestyle studio opens tomorrow (Valentine’s Day) just in time to get us out of our hairy situations.
2. You’re owned and operated by the two best stylists in Dallas (Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark).
3. You’re open till midnight. Can we really book an appointment for 11 p.m.?
4. Each client gets a file with before and after pics.
5. The online booking option rocks.
6. Your lively tomato and white mod decor makes us want to hang out all day.
7. You carry two of our favorite haircare lines, KMS California and Kevin Murphy.
8. You’ve recruited four talented colorists and sixteen key stylists.
All of which brings us to our real point …
Will you be our Valentine?
Dear Clark Hair Studio, 3317 McKinney Avenue, suite 101 (214-397-0700).
Sandra Fowler-Sebag So René Spa & Boutique
After eight years of building a loyal client base around town, the aesthetician threw in the towel to open her own cozy space. Get in line: Her brow and bikini waxes are legendary. Read more
So René Spa & Boutique
Things have gotten a little hairy lately.
Time to suck it up and give Sandra Fowler-Sebag a shout.
The aesthetician, who has a cult following for her meticulous bikini and eyebrow waxes, is so in demand that she ditched an eight-year run at Avalon Salon and Spa and opened her own digs.
Dubbed So René Spa & Boutique, the one-room retreat has a laid-back vibe perfect for lightening the mood during those Brazilian moments. If waxing isn’t your forte, the spa’s menu also includes facials, microdermabrasion, lash tinting, and body wraps.
Don’t miss the tiny boutique on the way out. The stash of affordable indie fashion labels is almost as rare a find as Fowler-Sebag’s waxing skills.
So once you’ve bared it all, you can cover it up in style.
So René Spa & Boutique, 5917 Sherry Lane, suite 201 (214-356-2321 or sorenespa.com).
Greg and Amy Bohn Spa Habitat
The husband-and-wife team goes out on a limb for the environment at the new Uptown spa. The Bohns' green principles are deeply rooted, as evidenced by the use of pure lotions and potions, organic linens, and green cleaning products. Read more
Habitat for Humanity
Spa Habitat Opens
You don’t have to hit the gym for aerobics to leave you achy. What with power shopping in heels, rearranging your furniture, and peak bedroom performances.
Smooth out your kinks at Spa Habitat in West Village. Whether you need a day of relaxation or a quick lunch break, the super-friendly staff is at your service.
The two best treatments are Herbal Back Therapy (with a foot or scalp rub) and the Organic Foot Ritual that includes a soak, scrub, and hot stone massage. Everything is organic, from oils, waxes, and linens to reclaimed wood floors.
The boutique has a perfume bar, baby section, and loads of organic products. For every service purchased, the spa donates to Trees for the Future.
So not only will you relieve your pains but some of the planet’s, too.
Spa Habitat, 3699 McKinney Avenue, suite 304, West Village (214-522-9989 or spahabitat.com).