Amid crystal chandeliers and wicker furnishings,stylists at Asberry's A' Salon transform hair with custom Brazilian blowouts and hair extensions from brands such as Chi, Hairdreams, and So.Cap. The beauty haven's resident aesthetician brightens and smoothens complexions with ?minence Organic Skin Care products, and nail technicians enhance mani-pedis with acrylic tips or hand-painted portraits of other fingernails.
Amid the crystal chandeliers and fine furnishings of Asberry's A'Salon, Lynda, a 25-year nail veteran, strives to make hands and feet look their best. Drawing from a menu with more than 12 nail-related services, she adds prismatic pop to fingers and toes with OPI polish and durable gel and covers overly shy nails with acrylics. She can up the relaxation with a slew of indulgent add-ons, including a milk mask and a moisturizing vanilla-peach paraffin wax.
As a Texas native, her friendly demeanor comes naturally—in addition to providing premium nailcare, she works to help patrons feel at ease and comfortable throughout their appointments.
Throughout Marsha Power's 35-year journey through the world of aesthetics, she has tallied countless certifications, graduated from Vidal Sassoon Hairstyling Academy, worked with Jay Sebring and Paul Mitchell, and opened the doors to Garbo A Salon & Spa. There, surrounded by bottles of Aveda product, she and her talented staff pamper visitors by rendering many salon and spa services. They try to treat each guest like family, meaning they might text message you incessantly while you take your SATs.
Their menu includes massages, facials, nailcare treatments, and haircuts. Along with using naturally occurring ingredients from Aveda's products, the staff strives to make their stomping grounds a green salon by reusing hand towels and installing energy-efficient lights. They also built the floors out of recycled materials and tinted their walls with EVO-certified paint.
Hairstyling runs in Stephanie Carmouche's veins—literally. As a third-generation stylist, she's inherited a certain passion for the craft. She joins stylist Belinda in working with clients to uncover the most flattering look. This might include adding face-framing shape with a stunning new cut, or dramatically transforming hair's texture with keratin treatments.
At Naturally Nails, the creams and exfoliating sugar scrubs are edible. They're not exactly a popular snack, but the skin-smoothing concoctions are composed of natural, preservative-free ingredients mixed by hand. Salon owner and nail technician Donie Torrance uses natural and organic products for all her mani-pedis, including many polishes that are free of chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
After pampering hands and feet, she often relies on her nail-art skills to create custom looks. She also applies shellac and gel polish, attaches solar nails, and creates pointy stiletto nails, which are perfect for popping any unwanted thought bubbles floating by. For those who need something extra, Donie can add reflexology or cater her services to diabetic clients.
Iris Salon has several signature services, including a facial that blends customized skincare with a massage, and a manicure that incorporates sugar exfoliation, a paraffin treatment, and a moisturizing mask. However, the service menu doesn't list the salon's true signature: its welcoming atmosphere. While stylists remodel coiffures, clients can sip complimentary coffee or soda, flip through an array of magazines, or decode cryptic messages in a shampoo bottle's list of ingredients. With amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Iris Salon builds an accommodating setting where visitors can highlight their hair, soothe their skin, and polish their fingers and toes.