As a busy mom, Amanda Abetz said she was always looking for ways to destress and practice self-care while juggling the care of her children, finding herself drawn to skin care and massage as a way to relax.
In October 2017, Abetz took over ownership of Faces 365, located in the Indian Springs Shopping Center, and now caters to a range of clients from teenagers looking to control acne to mothers and other women looking to keep their skin healthy.
“My entry in this business, it was just really about the care of other people,” Abetz said. “You deserve this; take care of yourself. It changes so much of your outlook on yourself and your family and everything.”
The spa offers skin care, waxing, massages, beauty treatments and a wide range of facials to help improve the appearance of skin, Abetz said.
Facials start at $60 for first-time members, and the spa’s facial menu is geared to help with a number of skin issues, such as acne, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.
“We do anywhere from firming, lifting, hydrating to acne,” she said. “We do every type of facial—whatever your need is, we can target it and help.”
The spa carries product lines from Image and Yonka—an all-natural skin care company based in Europe—as well as Farmhouse Fresh, a skin care company based in McKinney. Each month, the spa offers a seasonal signature massage and treatment using the Farmhouse Fresh line. Facial products are also available for at-home use.
Faces 365 also offers more advanced skin treatments, such as facial peels to help with acne and skin tone, microdermabrasion and microcurrent treatments—a noninvasive alternative to a facelift that uses an electric current to stimulate and tighten skin.
“It’s like a workout for your face,” Abetz said. “It’s completely noninvasive. There’s really no downside risk at all.”
Abetz said every staff member at Faces 365 goes through extensive training and is licensed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
“All of our aestheticians have gone to school, they are certified, they all have aesthetic licenses, and our massages therapists as well are licensed,” she said. “TDLR is the state board, and they are very strict on that, and so am I.”
First-time clients at the spa receive a brief consultation before treatment to determine what treatment will work best with their skin.
Faces 365 also offers a membership programs for clients who want to receive treatments on a monthly basis.
Abetz said over the next few months, Faces 365 will expand it’s menu of treatments to include new offerings.
“I think that this was just the business that I wanted to be in just to help women feel better, look better and provide an affordable luxury to them,” she said.
Winter skin care
With colder weather coming to the area, Faces 365 owner Amanda Abetz recommends following a few steps to ensure skin stays healthy.
• Seek a skin care professional
Aestheticians and dermatologists are trained in specific skin treatments, many of which should not be performed at home.
Cold weather during the winter months can cause drier skin.
• Continue sunscreen use
When used daily, sunscreen helps to block skin-damaging rays from the sun, even when it is covered by clouds.
Drinking water regularly helps to keep skin moisturized from the inside out.
• Always take off makeup before bed
When worn overnight, cosmetics can clog pores, causing oil build-up.
Faces 365 offers a number of treatments to help promote relaxation and healthy-looking skin. Prices vary with membership.
Relaxation facial: $80-$100
Microcurrent treatment: $60-$80 (one treatment)
Corrective peels: $60-$110
Collagen therapy: $30-$50
6777 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.