Texas Health & Beauty
The Spa at The Joule
1530 Main St., Downtown
The sleek subterranean spa beneath the Joule hotel is amazing for both traditional and experimental facials. Go early for the steam room—which has a giant amethyst, thought to encourage tranquility, shining in the corner—plus the sauna, showers, and a body-temperature pool with jets that gently massage the skin, encouraging circulation and lymphatic drainage. Facials here combine Tata Harper’s ultradeluxe, super effective products with microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and face massage.
Cherry is an on-demand platform that offers classic and gel manicures and pedicures throughout Dallas. It’s the brainchild of three Texans, Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe Herd and rewardStyle’s Amber Venz Box and Baxter Box. Services are waterless, and technicians come armed with ten popular Essie shades, though you’re welcome to provide your own. (Basic treatments start at $15.) Everything, from the choice of service to the location and tip, is handled through Cherry’s user-friendly app.
1701 S Shepherd Dr., Montrose
This spa's holistic energy combines traditional Japanese and Egyptian treatments with a little bit of Southern hospitality.
2005 West Gray St., River Oaks
This cycling studio is, in a word, remarkable. The highly trained instructors give you the benefit of intense, focused attention for forty minutes of heart-rate-pumping pedaling.
2303 Dunlavy St., Montrose
Instructor and studio owner Robert Boustany combines his forty years of experience teaching and practicing yoga into a specially crafted practice he calls Pralaya.
Phoenix Rising Acupuncture
2202 W. Alabama St., Greenway/Upper Kirby
Licensed acupuncturist Lori J. Earley thinks of the human body as "just the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to balancing her patients' discomfort and pain.
714 Yale St., Uptown
Maryam Naderi introduced Houston to the nontoxic manicure in 2016 with Paloma, the very first salon in the city to ditch the chemicals for five-free nail polish (formulas that contain no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, resin, or camphor).
milk + honey
2800 Kirby Dr., Greenway/Upper Kirby
If you're in need of a wax, a fast facial, a mani-pedi, or just about any self-care moment you can imagine, Milk + Honey is the spot.
Renée Rouleau Skin Care Spa
4025 Preston Rd., Plano
An appointment at this cozy spa starts with a diagnosis: Renée Rouleau believes there are nine distinct skin types and has created regimens to care for all of them. The aestheticians (all trained by Rouleau) walk you through each step of the facial and—more importantly—how you can maintain the results after leaving the spa. We love the super thick and cool Phyto-Bubble Mask, which combines marigold, rosemary, and lime tree extracts to soothe and increase circulation and feels particularly amazing. Rouleau herself, with pastel-pink hair and gorgeous skin, is also available for one-on-one video consultations.
DEFINE body & mind
714 Yale St., The Heights
Instructors at DEFINE are trained to listen to clients' needs and pay particularly close attention to joint and muscle protection—all while toning the body to peak performance.
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