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Been Thinking of a Little Pampering?

Put the blush back on the rose at your favorite day spa!
Put the blush back on the rose at your favorite day spa!


If you’re thinking about your spring wardrobe, you should remember your clothes aren’t the only things needing a little freshening. How about your face, hair, nails and body?

Get thee to the salon!

It’s been a long, hard winter and one of the best ways to shake off its effects is to make a trip to your local salon or spa.  Begin by brightening your hair color and trying a new cut.  Open-toed shoes and sandals demand you cute-up your toenails and of course, your fingernails should match.  But let’s face it, that’s just the beginning if you want to get ready for summer.

Be good to yourself.

Day spas offer many treatments for everything from your scalp to the soles of your feet, but a massage just might be the best thing you ever give to yourself.  Life deals us a lot of blows and we all need the kinks rubbed out.  Then you have to think of waxing your brows and other areas.  Look over the menu at any spa and you’ll find treatments you that will address your area of greatest concern.

Take yourself seriously.

One of the best investments I made when I was younger was to spend money on regular trips to Georgette Klinger for facials.  Good skin doesn’t just happen.  Good old Georgette isn’t at the Galleria anymore, but I’ve found some other great places to go.

Whether you just need a little pampering or want to spend a fun day with your besties, go get spa-ed!  Here’s four Dallas Day Spas that deliver relaxation and enhance your beauty.

  • Halcyon Days Salon & Spa at Neiman Marcus – (NorthPark Center, 8767 N. Central Expressway #400, Dallas, 75225; 214-346-0731; Hours: M-F 10-9, Sat 10-8, Sun 12-6)  Neiman Marcus is Dallas born and bred.  NorthPark is my favorite mall in the world.  So it’s no wonder that Halcynon is my very favorite.  Since spa days are all about overindulgence, valet-park outside Neiman’s, enjoy a stroll through the store, and enter heaven.  The feel is posh and they provide services from head to toe.  The price tag is a little challenging to my pocketbook, but by the time they’re through with me, I don’t care what it costs.
  • Elizabeth Arden Red Door – (The Shops at Willow Bend 6121 W. Park Boulevard, Plano 75093; (469) 366-0132; Hours M-T 9-7, W-Th 9-9, F-Sat 8-7, Sun 9-6) Just a few weeks back, my best friend and I shared a half-day splurge here; the emphasis being on splurge – it cost the moon. Massages, pedicures, hair and make-up were what we had, but they offer a full slate of services.  The day spa is tucked away in a corner of the mall with direct access from the parking lot, so no need to traipse through the mall.
  • Serenity Spa and Salon – (3305 North Dallas Parkway #389, Plano, 75093; 972-378-5551; Hours: M-F 10AM – 7PM, Sat 9AM – 6PM, Sun – Closed) The name “Serenity” is a little deceiving. The day spa is in a busy strip center right next to a major thoroughfare.  I never feel serene when I get there, but Jong Kim fixes that.  Though I may splurge on some services at more well-known spas, when I want a good facial, I go see Kim.  Serenity offers a full range of services and prices are more approachable than the luxury options above.
  • Mapleshade Spa – (6432 Mapleshade Lane, Dallas, 75252; 972-312-0670; Hours: TWF 10-7, Th 9-7, Sat 9-6, Sun – Closed) This day spa is a complete departure from the others. Set among huge trees in what used to be a two-story house and removed from any major thoroughfare or mall, this spa is more like something you’d expect to experience in a small town.  Their prices are reasonable and the services I’ve had are just as effective, if not as indulgent, as the other day spas I’ve mentioned.

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