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Cherry
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.
Dr. Martin Kassir
8335 Walnut Hill Ln., Vickery Meadow
This is a real-deal dermatologist office that just happens to offer cosmetic procedures. This means that Dr. Kassir and his staff are pros at pinpointing and treating skin-related ailments while also offering patients some pretty intense anti-aging treatments: traditional, extraction-focused facials, microdermabrasion, and DermaFrac (sounds scary, but it’s actually a supper effective). You can expect some downtime after most treatments, but it's kind of worth it considering the results are no joke.
Hotel Crescent Court Spa
400 Crescent Ct., Uptown, Dallas, TX
This sprawling spa complex operates out of the Hotel Crescent Court, so tasteful luxury is a given. With that in mind, a full day is well spent here: They offer private yoga and Pilates classes, a health-centric café, and treatments that range from the basic (manis and pedis) to the intense (hardcore lymphatic-draining treatments). We love that the spa is open to kids, too, with a full menu of kid-friendly treatments (and snacks in the café).
Joanna Czech
2410 Victory Park Lane, Design District, Dallas, TX
Dallas friends swear they’ve experienced the best facials of their lives at the hands of Joanna Czech, who incorporates LED therapy into her treatments. After studying biology in Poland, she made a name for herself in NYC before setting up shop in Dallas in 2012. Instead of selecting a treatment from a menu, your aesthetician analyzes your skin, discusses goals with you (which could be anything from treating sun damage to glowier skin for an event that evening), and then gets to work. Every facial focuses on treating and supporting the lipid (top) layer of skin, and you can add on microcurrent, hyaluronic acid patches, oxygen infusion, microneedling, and more as you need. Some of our favorite clean lines are used in many of the facials, including Dr. Barbara Sturm, Grown Alchemist, and Vintner’s Daughter.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd., Lake Austin
Just thirty minutes from downtown on a particularly spectacular bend in the river, Lake Austin is as amazing a day spa as it is an overnight retreat. Either way, you can use all spa facilities, the restaurant (many ingredients come from an on-site organic garden) and participate in daily fitness activities from water yoga in the stunning, barn-enclosed warm pool, paddle boarding, and hikes to river-based workouts). There are more than 100 services on the extensive mind- and body-nourishing spa menu—everything from standard Swedish to Chinese-medical cupping treatments—with specific options for mothers-to-be, couples, and groups. The facials are particularly incredible: herbal enzyme peels, fractionated laser treatments, and luminizing vitamin C therapies, plus specific options for mothers-to-be, couples, and groups. Post-treatment, you can lounge by the series of swimming pools in the large hillside garden.
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