New cosmetic services, MMA gym: 5 recent business updates in The Woodlands and northern Spring

Gracie Barra The Woodlands relocated to a new training center on Richards Road earlier this year. (Courtesy Gracie Barra The Woodlands)
Gracie Barra The Woodlands relocated to a new training center on Richards Road earlier this year. (Courtesy Gracie Barra The Woodlands)

Gracie Barra The Woodlands relocated to a new training center on Richards Road earlier this year. (Courtesy Gracie Barra The Woodlands)

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Bellacio Nails & Spa opened in the Harper’s Preserve plaza in Conroe on Dec. 19. (Courtesy Bellacio Nails & Spa)

Now Open


1. Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center opened in northern Spring on Jan. 4. The office, located at 25501 Richards Road, Ste. 102, Spring, offers non-surgical, laser-based cosmetic treatments, including hair, vein and tattoo removal; skin tightening; chemical peels and microneedling, all offered individually and through monthly membership packages. Skin care products are also available for purchase. 281-214-7777. www.myeliteskin.com


2. Beauty salon Bellacio Nails & Spa opened in the Harper’s Preserve plaza Dec. 19. The salon provides manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, waxing, eyelash and eyebrow services, and a wide selection of polishes. The new concept from the owner of Spring and Humble’s Bellagio Nails & Spa is located at 10160 Hwy. 242, Ste. 1100, Conroe. 832-334-6464. www.bellacionailsspa.com

Coming Soon


3. Montgomery County natives and The Woodlands High School graduates Alex and Alyssum Genthon plan to launch a local franchise location of 360º Painting this spring. The new business is expected to open April 1 at 5202 Shadowbend Place, The Woodlands, and will offer residential and commercial painting services for county customers. 281-478-9032. www.360painting.com/montgomery-county

Relocations


4. Gracie Barra The Woodlands completed its relocation from Rayford Road to a new 7,000-square-foot facility on Richards Road in early January. Now located at 25501 Richards Road, Ste. 101, Spring, the mixed martial arts school offers instruction in Brazilian jiujitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, judo and wrestling under owners Janice and Alex Morono. 832-888-4810. www.mmathewoodlands.com

Anniversaries


5. The South Creek Animal Clinic finished its first year of business south of Creekside Park in December. The veterinarian's office, which launched in late 2019 at 24527 Gosling Road, Ste. D160, Spring, provides preventive, general wellness and emergency care under Dr. Thad Gloriod. Dental and surgery services are also available. 281-206-4150. www.southcreekanimalclinic.com
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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