Goldwell, Renokin, and formaldehyde-free CHI products help Nicki—a hair-industry veteran with 30 years of experience—keep locks in tip-top shape. She uses the products when coloring hair, smoothing away frizz, or adding volume to limp strands. The multitalented stylist also cleans up countenances with facials and makeup applications. Bowls of warm wax, 100% cotton threads, and flypaper serve as means to remove unwanted hair on the face and body.
A soft glow of gold emanates from within Asha Salon and Spa, enticing guests to enter into its spacious haven covered in sunset-colored hues and irregular amber tiles. But the décor isn't Asha Salon's only distinctive feature. The beauty haven also attracts patrons with a menu of Indian-influenced treatments and bridal packages. Along with henna hair dying and facial threading, guests are beautified with mehandi art, which consists of intricate designs hand-drawn across the back of the hands and over the palms. Back in vibrantly colored treatment rooms, aestheticians ward off signs of aging with herb and fresh fruit-infused facials, while a Shahnaz Husain's diamond treatment exfoliates the outer layers of the skin with finely granulated diamonds. And out on the salon floor, stylists tailor haircuts to meet each clients' desired style, be it a father's buzz cut or a his kid's request for a three-foot pompadour.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
Good things come to those who wait. Just ask Tiffany Phan, who spent nine years building a base of clients at local nail salons before fulfilling her dream of opening her own. Now that she runs her own business, Tiffany draws on those years of experience to shape, buff, and decorate nails with vibrant polishes. The sound of files brushing against cuticles fills the salon, drowning out the wails of finger puppets as she and her team of technicians perform relaxing manicures and pedicures.
The massage therapists at Horizon Massage and Wellness have noticed something over their more than 18 years in business: an increase in stress among their patients. They do their best to counteract this rising tension with soothing handiwork in styles that range from gently relaxing Swedish massage to prenatal massage to the intense strokes of deep-tissue massage. Not only working out of their Dallas-area locations, staffers occasionally travel to local businesses to perform 15-minute massages on especially rigid office chairs.
Whether it's tanning without harmful UV, teeth whitening with less sensitivity, or weight loss without invasive procedures, Sunn Du enhances natural beauty comfortably and naturally. Their anti-aging Norvell spray tan solutions, for instance, brim with such nourishing ingredients as aloe vera, sea kelp, and vitamin C. Customers can even achieve tans faster than with sunshine when they add on the rapid-boost development formula known as ONE, which uses an amino-acid propulsion system and microscopic boot-camp instructors to turn invisible sprays into golden glows in as little as one hour. Sunn Du's infrared body wraps help burn calories, boost metabolism, and detoxify the body with the power of infrared waves. And the DaVinci laser teeth whitening system uses organic, mineral-rich whitening gels that cause less sensitivity than other formulas as they brighten smiles.