Co-owners Michelle and Celeste, whose friendship began when their sons played basketball together, decided to open Blinq Lash & Brow Boutique after discovering a shared interest in cosmetology. The boutique specializes in eyelash and eyebrow enhancements, including threading, tinting, and three levels of eyelash extensions meticulously applied one synthetic lash at a time. Each of Blinq’s licensed aestheticians and cosmetologists undergoes extensive training in lash- and brow-sculpting techniques to create eyes that can hail a cab with a single wink. The contemporary salon exudes feminine grace with its soft beige walls, scintillating chandelier, and small alcove of boutique clothing and accessories.
The staff at Why Knot Massage strive to create a tranquil environment conducive to total relaxation. They use training in a number of modalities—including deep-tissue massage, sports massage, and reflexology—to ease clients' muscle tension and help reduce conditions such as high blood pressure or anxiety. They also employ hot stones and hot-towel foot scrubs to deepen a session's therapeutic benefits. They also travel to local offices for chair massages, which can improve employee morale and reduce the number of stress-ball-related finger strain.
After years of working in salons for someone else, a duo of experienced hair stylists, decided to combine forces and start their own venture, Settore' Hair Lounge. Stylists specialize in cuts and styling, drawing on training with Toni&Guy to tailor looks that suit clients' shoulder parrots. The salon also specializes in color techniques, from subtle highlights and single-process color to complex balayage and ombre color-blending techniques. In addition to cuts and color, the stylists also combat frizz with keratin-infused Brazilian Blowouts to leave hair as smooth as a silkworm's pickup lines, for up to three months.
Each of Pro-Cuts' more than 150 locations embodies the company's casual, no-frills ethos in its own way. The salon owners cultivate an atmosphere approachable to families and menfolk while sustaining an undercurrent of elegance. The quick-snipping Pro-Cuts stylists specialize in the Pro-Cuts 15-minute haircut, followed by a 10-hour eulogy for sideburns past. While services vary by location, typical offerings include kids cuts, beard trimming, and shampoo service powered by big-name salon brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
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.
The beds at all seven Cancun Tan locations boast a variety of amenities to evoke a relaxing day at the beach, with headrests cushioning necks, body fans creating cool breezes, and stereos constantly playing the theme to Baywatch. Clients who prefer UV-free shades can step into the VersaSpa booth, which evenly mists a sunless-tanning formula all over the body and dries quickly to avoid any discomfort.