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The Dallas Spa and Salon News You Need to Know This June

The NOW Massage debuts a bright and airy location in North Dallas, Dear Clark rebrands its McKinney Avenue salon, and celeb-approved Skin Pharm arrives from Nashville.

The NOW Massage

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Los Angeles-based The NOW Massage is opening four hotly-anticipated outposts in Dallas. The first, in Preston Forest Village, opened in May. The second, on Lower Greenville, will open its doors later this summer. Two other locations are in the works in Frisco and Southlake.

“The NOW was founded on the principle that in today’s fast-paced society self-care is a necessity, not a luxury,” says Co-Founder + Chief Creative Officer Gara Post.

The spa’s vibe is open and airy, with an emphasis on minimalism and natural materials like sheepskins, crystals, and raw wood beams. “We designed the boutiques to feel like an oasis for recovery and relaxation,” says Post. Unlike traditional spas where treatments are completed in private rooms, The NOW uses canvas draping to separate spa-goers. The result feels something like a chic glamping resort, with the spa’s signature jasmine coconut scent wafting from room to room.

The NOW’s menu includes three massages and myriad add-ons for a custom experience that meets specific needs. Massages start at $110 for 80 minutes. The signature massage is Swedish-inspired and was designed to rejuvenate and release stress and anxiety. The Healer massage is intended to balance energy and deepen self-awareness, while The Stretch is targeted to athletes and promotes muscle recovery and lymphatic stimulation. Add-ons include herbal heat therapy, Gua Sha treatments, stimulating scalp treatments, and soothing eye masks.

Customers can also enroll in a monthly membership, which starts at $70 for one 50-minute massage.

Learn more about The NOW and book a treatment here or stop by to see the new space at 11661 Preston Road, Suite 119.

Skin Pharm

Skin Pharm, a modern cosmetic dermatology practice that offers clinical treatments and an in-house skincare line, is one of Nashville’s most popular spas and the go-to skincare destination for country artists like Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris. In addition to its Tennessee flagship, the company recently opened a location in Atlanta. Now, Skin Pharm is launching its third location on Turtle Creek Boulevard.

Skin Pharm Atlanta.

Nurse practitioner Maegan Griffin founded her company in 2017. She couldn’t find a chic, soothing clinic environment that offered a high-quality product line, so she set out to create one herself. Griffin was an early adopter of injectables and cutting-edge skin laser technologies, which is why Skin Pharm’s menu offers standard treatments like Botox, microneedling, and chemical peels in addition to buzzy newer treatments like PRP. (Yep, that’s the infamous skin rejuvenating process that uses your own blood).

Not sure where to start? Skin Pharm encourages new customers to book a consultation, where a provider will examine your skin, learn about your concerns and your current skincare regimen, then recommend treatments to achieve your desired results. The consultation fee is $125, which will be applied as a credit to any future products or procedures.

Check out Skin Pharm’s full menu here or visit in person at 3131 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 600.

House of Dear

Dear Clark, a mainstay on McKinney Avenue and three-time Best of Big D honoree, just got a facelift. The salon, which was founded by haircare maven Holly Dear, has been rebranded to House of Dear. The 5,000-square-foot salon space was recently renovated and now sports a soothing palette of black, white, and wood tones.

House of Dear will keep many of its beloved beauty services on the menu, like the Blow Dry Lounge and expert cuts and colors. The salon is also adding new offerings like Deva Cuts for curly and textured hair, scalp analysis for improved hair health, and collaborations with nutritionists and trainers.

House of Dear has also developed a line of in-house haircare. The products are gender-neutral and clean, and the star ingredient is Rose of Jericho, also called ‘the resurrection plant.’ In the wild, Rose of Jericho is able to survive extremely dry conditions, going dormant until it’s exposed to water. This hardy plant is said to be able to rejuvenate and add moisture to the hair. The House of Dear product lineup includes a thickening cream, volumizing tonic, and finishing salve, among others.

“We are so excited to rebrand and upgrade the salon,” says Holly Dear. “This rebranding has been a passion project for some time now and we are just so happy to bring this experience forward to our clients and beyond.”

Learn more about House of Dear here or visit the revamped space at 3317 McKinney Avenue, Suite 101.


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Emily Heft was born and raised in San Diego. In 2012, she enrolled in Southern Methodist University to pursue a…