New Greenville Avenue spa cozies up neighborhood one treatment at a time
Making the neighborhood beautiful one mani/pedi at a time, Vivian’s Boutique Spa is now open off Ross and Greenville avenues, right behind Pints and Quarts. Think of it as a spa where everyone knows your name.
Owned by Kristin Barton, a former Goldman Sachs Wall Streeter, the spa offers a variety of treatments, from manicures and pedicures to facials and waxing. It features five treatment rooms, a lounge, private dressing areas, custom-made pedicure chairs, a manicure bar, and a retail area. Massages and a spa party room are also coming soon.
“I wanted Vivian’s Boutique Spa to be all about the true spa experience, where women and men can take time for themselves away from all the stress and noise from their daily lives," says Barton. "A place where girlfriends can gather, relax with a glass of wine while pampering themselves, and not feel rushed about or have to listen to blaring TVs or idle chatter."
Driving home the neighborhood-feel is the cozy aesthetic of the interior decor — note the aforementioned custom-made pedicure chairs, made by local woodcrafters Hejny Contracting out of wood and brass and reminiscent of shoe-shine chairs from decades past. There's also tin salvaged from a building in downtown Dallas that adorns a backdrop wall in the comfy pedicure area. And authentic vintage furniture and suitcases act as display shelving for products.
"I handpicked each decor and furniture item in the spa to create a vintage-chic homey atmosphere where you can prop your feet up on the sofa and relax before your treatment,” says Barton.
In keeping with the theme, the spa also focuses on natural and locally sourced products including brands such as Jurlique; Zoya; Farm House Fresh, which is out of McKinney; and the Carrollton-based Jack Black.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, noon to 6 pm. Walk-ins are also welcome. Because that’s the neighborly thing to do.