They say, “everyone has a story in them somewhere”, but
        does every salon have a story in them? Salon D is a unique
        salon with a message. A message all too tragic and heartfelt
        for some, but also positive in how its owners are continuing
        to promote their specialized services in San Antonio and
        keep the memory alive of a beloved individual whom they
        lost recently. Salon D was conceived from tragedy.
        D nevertheless stands for Dustin. Dustin was a young man
        full of life and spirit who lived each day till its last. Sadly, this
        all came to be a reality his mother, father and sister never
        thought they would face so soon. Twenty-six year-old Dustin
        Knoblauch passed away in an unfortunate car accident last
        March. But this story is not about this tragedy. It is what
        blossomed from tragedy, and blossomed it did. Now, with a
        newly formed business, great plans and hopes for the future,
        his family does not want the memory and spirit of Dustin to
        ever fade. “It is fortunate for the salon’s conception and then
        again, unfortunate what happened to my son, but this salon
        is our way of honoring him in spirit and in life”, says Julie
        Knoblauch on her salons inception.
        Salon D is one of the unique beauty suites housed in the
        special concept of the Oasis Salon Suites and Spa located at
        Huebner Road at Loop 1604, behind the delectable Wildfish
        Restaurant. The Oasis Salon has over forty independent
        hair and beauty specialists offering an array of services in a
        relaxing environment. Salon D, run by mother and daughter
        team, Julie and Ashley Knoblauch, offer Endermologie body
        contouring treatments, VersaSpa and InfinitySun sunless
        tanning treatments and soon-to-be hair services. But what
        makes these particular treatments stand out from the rest
        are the experience, knowledge and training of this mother
        and daughter team AND not to mention the fact that their
        brand-spanking new, customized airbrush sunless tanning is
        one-of-a-kind and the only place for Infinity Sun, the
        “airbrush tan to the stars”.
        Salon D offers the Endermologie massaging system. It is
        a patented, FDA approved process to treat the dreaded
        word most women dislike to hear- cellulite. Using the LPG
        technique, this computer-driven handheld therapeutic mas-
        sage treatment helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite
        and helps with inch loss.
      	Julie, a certified Endermologie therapist since 1998 had a
        large clientele base in South Texas, namely Corpus before
        moving to San Antonio to be near her son Dustin before his
        passing. She has owned the specialized machines personally
        and operates them to the specific personal concerns of the
        client. By assessing health, lifestyle, goals and expectations
        of an individual, she develops a program best suited to the
        client’s needs. Most surprisingly, the treatment is a relaxing,
        full body massage of approximately forty-five minutes,
        delivered one to two times a week based on a specialized
        program as set out by the client and Julie.
        Fully clothed in a special bodysuit, the treatment is based
        on your body type and is neither uncomfortable nor invasive
        and most of all, not embarrassing as most women might
        fear. A recommended ten to fourteen sessions is suggested
        for noticeable results and a further once a month treatment

     	combined with a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise for optimum
        results. Julie maintains that she “takes time, takes
        pride and is 100% client-focused” and loves what she does
        which her clients appreciate by their repeat visits.