With more than a decade in the beauty business, Ms. Rae has settled into a trio of specialties, beautifying clients with lash extensions, brow maintenance, and hair services. In the salon, she’s often found undertaking complete hair transformations—in addition to simple cut-and-color services, she can also tame texture with relaxers or volumize manes with invisible-weave extensions. No matter the treatment, clients can often customize their experience, selecting conditioning treatments designed to strengthen dry or damaged locks or calm scalps itchy from wearing a crown of mosquitoes.
As an aesthetician, Ms. Rae shapes brows with the help of three distinct tools: precise tweezers, professional-grade wax, or arch-sculpting razors. When she’s not apprehending excess fuzz, she adds fringe to lids with lash extension services. Flare extensions in five intermixable lengths nestle between natural lashes to thicken overall lash lines, and single lashes with 2-3 extensions per clump add maximum volume.
Before earning her medical aesthetics certification from the Metroplex Health System in Killeen, De Lash Epiphany owner Sheneta S. Coleman worked as a registered nurse for years, developing her compassionate bedside manner as she cared for intensive-care patients as well as recipients of cosmetic surgery. Today, she takes that same compassion and patience chairside, putting clients at ease as she helps them to build full, healthy-looking lash lines. A certified Xtreme Lashes stylist, Sheneta delicately applies the synthetic strands one by one to the real lashes, a process that ensures they'll shed naturally over the course of two–four weeks.
Xtreme Lashes taper to a fine point and follow a natural curl that draws attention to the eyes, giving clients more opportunities to win staring contests. Unlike some extensions that are made from mink or other animal hairs, Xtreme Lashes are made from polyester, making them more durable and less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
Texas Tan's two locations each acquaint pallid complexions with a kaleidoscopic array of UV-tanning beds and spray-tanning booths. Like a mansion designed by a Jenga master, the tanning services have multiple levels. Starting at basic bronze beds equipped with external cooling systems, the tanning arsenal ranges all the way to top-of-the-line Platinum beds that tout 360-degree tanning, an MP3-player connection, and facial tanners.
Texas Tan also touts a sunless-spray-tan solution in its VersaSpa tanning booths, which envelop bodies in a golden mist over a mere 46 seconds. Guests step into the airy chambers of the tanning machine, where alternating gusts of pigmented tanning solutions evenly adhere a streak-free bronze to skin. Gilded glows last 5–10 days, allowing patrons ample time to show off their new, natural-looking tans during nights out with friends or while promoting Bikini Awareness Month.
Allen Yoga Center founder and certified instructor Brook Cheatham believes that "Yoga is more than an exercise. It gets into you at the very core of your being … your emotional baggage is stripped away along with your ego.” After years spent as an instructor at various studios, Brook decided to open her own space, where students can reflect on themselves while cultivating their physical and mental well being. The mocha-stained hardwood floors complement the yoga center's warm plum-and-gold walls, which are intentionally bare, hosting only a single portrait of a multilimbed deity, Gary the Octopus. Brook leads classes ranging in intensity from the cardiovascular-stimulating Vinyasa to the restorative and meditative Hatha. Regular workshops welcome guest instructors to educate students on a variety of wellness topics, and the teacher-training program grants knowledge to those who wish to someday lead their own classes.:m]]
The massage therapists at Shiatsu Pro have a combined 30 years of clinical experience?and have equally pursued their united mission of restoring balance in the body, mind, and soul through the healing power of Shiatsu / Massage Therapy. All of Shiatsu Pro's certified shiatsu and massage therapists deftly execute the finger-pressure-reliant style of shiatsu, a Japanese riff on the ancient Chinese healing art of acupuncture that aims to rebalance bodily energies. They also specialize in massage therapy and help clients to boost holistic wellness with each session, with benefits including increased range of motion and sharpened mental clarity. The massage therapists help clients with work or Powerball-related stress alongside those with sports injuries, orthopedic syndromes, and chronic pain.
In order to adapt to each client's specific physicality and preferences, licensed massage therapist Steven Boyer adopts an integrative approach to relieving aches and pains. He trained at the Parker University's school of massage therapy, where he explored modalities including myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, and shiatsu massage. Boyer, a certified member of the Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals, believes a multifaceted massage provides maximum therapeutic benefits, which can include stress relief, better posture, and the ability to stand straighter than rival debutantes.