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The 38 Best Salons, Spas and Beauty Stores in DFW

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In this sprawling metroplex we call our home, it's easy to get overwhelmed when searching for a good salon, spa or place to purchase (excess quantities of) cosmetics.

That's why, after the jump, you'll find our first Beauty 38, a highly subjective rundown of the best beauty stores, spas, salons and more in Dallas/Fort Worth. The ones who made the cut are all on top of their game in the beauty biz—they've found a gap in the market and cornered it. We've done our best to include all elements of the terrain, so included you'll find the top places to get a bikini wax intermingled with cosmetic superstars like Sephora and Make Up Forever.

Without further ado, let's get to it. And oh, if you disagree, let us know in the comments or via email to dallas@racked.com.


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This blowout emporium has taken the area by storm, now with three locations. For $40, you can choose from eight different looks.

ULTA Beauty

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Ulta has more than a handful of area locations, all featuring drugstore and premium brand cosmetics, such as LORAC and CK One. Add miscellany in like toothpaste, hair dryers and toiletry bags, and it makes for truly a one-stop beauty shop.

Beauty Brands

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Started in 1995, Beauty Brands was the first retail concept to embrace the idea of featuring a full-service salon. Add generous promotions (spend $100, get 10 percent off your next purchase) to the mix, and it's one beauty store that's worth the stop.

BareMinerals

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The bareMinerals boutique in NorthPark Center carries the nation's best-selling 100 percent natural mineral foundation, Bare Minerals, as well as a complete line of mineral-based cosmetics and skin care products. Complimentary make-unders and color matches are also available.
This makeup and perfumery is built on an all-natural ethos that began in Boston in 1991. In 1998, the brand's Brown Sugar Body Polish became the first sugar exfoliant on the market.

MakeUpForEver Npark

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MAKE UP FOR EVER was founded by Dany Sanz in 1984, with a goal to respond to the needs of professional makeup artists by creating products adapted to all makeup styles, from the most traditional to the most extravagant. Today, its products include foundations, eye shadows, lipsticks, gloss, body makeup, eyeliner pencils, loose powders, makeup removers, brushes, false eyelashes, glitter and more.

Frederic Fekkai

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This elegant spot has a complete range of offerings, including makeup and manicure/pedicure services. The salon even brings catered lunch items in from nearby Celebrity Café.

Osgood-O'neil salon

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Founded in 1998 by Bruce Osgood and Allane O'Neil, Osgood O'Neil aims to create a relaxed environment where you can receive one of the best hair treatments in Dallas. From color and cuts to wedding consults, the salon has three area locations.

Dear Clark salon

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This much-loved Uptown salon launched a line of irresistible products last year. The made-in-Texas line (Resurrecting Wash, anyone?) features natural ingredients.

La Bichette

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This ultra-feminine blow-out spot features the ubiquitous $40 treatment, but the salon also offers makeup application and additional hair services.

Exhale Dallas

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Part fitness studio, part spa, Exhale Dallas is a destination for well-being. After a core fusion barre class, make sure to save some time to relax in the eucalyptus steam room.

The Pretty Kitty

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At The Pretty Kitty, soft wax is used instead of hard wax, which is a more common. The two locations (Uptown and Mockingbird) offer a variety of waxing services, and also welcome male clients.

Renee Rouleau Skin Care Spa

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Renée Rouleau practices in Dallas, New York and Los Angeles, and is a skin care expert and celebrity esthetician who has more than 25 years of experience. Rouleau has formulated her own high-performance products based on nine skin types to ensure her clients are achieving desired results.

L'acqua Nail Spa Lounge

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This multipurpose nail/wax/facial spa offers a full slate of services—in a very relaxing atmosphere—in the Shops at Park Lane.

Eyelashes By Stephanie

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Stephanie uses naturally tapered synthetic extensions, made of high quality blended cotton fibers. The result is realistic lashes that can last up to two months.

Cindy Dimaggio

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Cindy is an eyebrow expert, or so she brags. However, her local-celebrity client roster also backs the claim: The Park Cities-area waxer knows brows (and she also does lashes).

Beauty Bar

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Calling itself a "Beauty Saloon," the national chain biz is home of the Manicure and Martini happy hour. Enough said.

Songbird Society

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This small salon has drawn local kudos for its great cuts and coloring services, and even offers Kerastase treatments too.

Hair By Charlie

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This handsome Uptown salon caters to men and women in equal appeal with its urban-rustic motif. Services run the gamut, including an Ombre treatment.

Blaine's Dallas Uptown

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Blaine Schlaudt opened his gorgeous Uptown salon last year, aiming to cater to both longtime clients and new patrons. Check out his line of shampoos and conditioners, and don't miss the Argan oil.

Kiehl's

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This Kiehl's boutique in Highland Park Village offers the company's favorites as well as new products, all at a very fashionable address.
This NorthPark location offers the line's favorites (Rosemary Mint shampoo, anyone?) alongside new-release inventory as well.

Blushington

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A makeup salon in Uptown, Blushington debuted last year, and offers a full slate of services including lash extensions and consults.

Salon Lucien

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This Preston Center salon offers the typical cuts and color services—as well as makeup consults—in a comfortably chic atmoshere.

Halcyon Days Salon & Spa

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This salon and spa at Neiman Marcus NorthPark offers a relaxing respite from the shopping mall. Peels, facials and even microdermabrasion are offered at this med-spa.

LashMaxx Studio

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With locations in Uptown and Frisco, this popular lash studio offers full sets or tint services, with the former lasting up to four weeks.

Michael Flores Salon

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This downtown salon/barber shop inside Neiman's flagship draws lots of traffic—for good reason. With celebrity aesthetician Joanna Czech in residence, it's a can't miss proposition.

Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas Cosmetics Counter

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This is the go-to place in downtown for any and all of your beauty needs. All of the great brands are here, from Acqua di Parma to Sisley-Paris.

ESPA at Joule

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This new spa—the only ESPA in Texas—is a subterranean wonderland featuring indulgent facials and other services, not to mention one of the most gorgeous indoor soaking pools...anywhere.

Bliss Spa at W Dallas

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This trendy spa at the W hotel Victory Plaza features Bliss products and endorsed services, and a jaunty, fun atmosphere.

Chad Rookstool Salon

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Rookstool's contemporary-but-classic motto goes for the salon's services and its comfortably sophisticated atmosphere.

Hiatus Spa + Retreat

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This day spa offers an array of services, perfect for the Park Cities woman-on-the-go. Signature treatments include facials and body wraps.

Tru Salon

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This Uptown-area salon serves as a graceful backdrop for wide-ranging, polished hair services.

Daireds Salon & Spa Pangea

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This longtime Arlington salon and spa has transformed over the years, and now features a med-spa element too. Daireds offers daily specials on its services and treatments.

Elixir Salon And Spa

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Elixir Salon & Daymaker is a full-service salon in Colleyville. The trend-oriented Aveda concept spot offers a full spectrum of services, including hot-stone pedicures and botanical hair therapy treatments.

Sephora

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This cosmetics and beauty mecca is a fairly recent addition at Southlake Town Square, offering a more central-DFW location to the brand's reach. Look for a new line of Sephora cosmetics to debut this year.

Sally Beauty Supply

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This locally owned beauty emporium offers a broad scope of items, including some that are favored by those who work in the trade.

Moda Salon & Spa

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This longtime Fort Worth salon and spa offers Aveda products and treatments in a warm, relaxing environment. You'll be in more-than-capable hands with the talented stylists here.

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This blowout emporium has taken the area by storm, now with three locations. For $40, you can choose from eight different looks.

ULTA Beauty

Ulta has more than a handful of area locations, all featuring drugstore and premium brand cosmetics, such as LORAC and CK One. Add miscellany in like toothpaste, hair dryers and toiletry bags, and it makes for truly a one-stop beauty shop.

Beauty Brands

Started in 1995, Beauty Brands was the first retail concept to embrace the idea of featuring a full-service salon. Add generous promotions (spend $100, get 10 percent off your next purchase) to the mix, and it's one beauty store that's worth the stop.

BareMinerals

The bareMinerals boutique in NorthPark Center carries the nation's best-selling 100 percent natural mineral foundation, Bare Minerals, as well as a complete line of mineral-based cosmetics and skin care products. Complimentary make-unders and color matches are also available.

Fresh

This makeup and perfumery is built on an all-natural ethos that began in Boston in 1991. In 1998, the brand's Brown Sugar Body Polish became the first sugar exfoliant on the market.

MakeUpForEver Npark

MAKE UP FOR EVER was founded by Dany Sanz in 1984, with a goal to respond to the needs of professional makeup artists by creating products adapted to all makeup styles, from the most traditional to the most extravagant. Today, its products include foundations, eye shadows, lipsticks, gloss, body makeup, eyeliner pencils, loose powders, makeup removers, brushes, false eyelashes, glitter and more.

Frederic Fekkai