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Relax, suburbia! Popular Dallas spa expands to Plano

Relax, suburbia! Popular Dallas spa expands to Plano

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Hiatus Spa + Retreat will open at Willow Bend Wellness Center in Plano in late April. Photo courtesy of Hiatus Spa

Prepare for a new way to pamper yourself in Plano. Hiatus Spa + Retreat, with locations in Dallas and Austin, is opening a third location in the Willow Bend Wellness Center in April.

The new spa, dressed up with reclaimed wood and original works by Texas artist Jan Heaton, will be slightly smaller than the Dallas locale. However, Plano guests will still enjoy 14 treatment rooms and a nail therapy lounge with six zero-gravity chairs.

The new northern Hiatus will have a hydrotherapy room with multisensory Dermalife Hydrospa, inviting relaxation area, and separate men’s and women’s dressing rooms with saunas. There will also be natural sunless tanning along with a few other surprises.

 “This will make our Dallas guests happy, because they’ll have an easier time getting appointments,” say Hiatus co-founders Sheila Garrison and Kristin Heaton-Peabody.

Hiatus co-founders Sheila Garrison and Kristin Heaton-Peabody say high demand in Dallas sparked ideas of expansion. Appointments were being snatched up weeks in advance, and many of those appointment holders were in the suburbs. So the duo worked on a solution to pacify everyone.

“Plano made the most sense to us for expansion because it is centrally located to the north and can serve our guests in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Carrollton and beyond,” say Garrison and Heaton-Peabody. “Of course, this will make our Dallas guests happy, because they’ll have an easier time getting appointments.”

Hiatus’ success stems in part from its philosophy that spa services are more of a necessity than a luxury and ought to be affordable, which prompted its signature H-Circle membership. Although all locations offer similar services — like the underwater Glow Massage or Best Facial Ever — Plano will have its own flavor.

“We will expand our product offering in Plano to include a few other lines that will enable us to further customize our guest experience,” the owners say. “We cannot yet share the official lineup of products, because it is still in the works.”

The pair also hints there could be more Hiatus spas in our future.

“We have daily requests for a Fort Worth location but haven’t found the right development,” they say. “We have our eye on a very cool San Antonio project as well, but who knows? Anything is possible!”