Voted by the Nickolodeon Parents' Picks Awards as San Antonio's Best Kids' Hair Salon in 2009 and 2010, Sharkey's combines skilled scissoring with interactive games, lighted dressing rooms, and whimsical barber chairs within a vibrant, engaging atmosphere. Similar to vintage drive-thru salons, kids awaiting treatment can watch DVDs or play video games on personal flat screens while resting in miniature motorcycles, purple Barbie Jeeps, and sparkling Mercedes Benzes. A Sharkey's kids' cut ($18.95) gussies girls with a shampoo, haircut, wet style, hair clip, glitter star, balloon, and lollipop. Meanwhile, dapper lads get washed, chopped, gel styled, candied, ballooned, and tattooed with a temporary decal. Call ahead for an appointment, and to reserve your child's chosen chair.
Facelogic's spa services dispel the specious, sophomoric ad hominems of stress, homeliness, and other facial fallacies that can dull one's glow. The Facelogic Signature Facial will lovingly wake up your slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, and mask therapy ($49 at discounted price). For something more revitalizing, oxygenating, or de-wrinklifying, try an Elite Facial such as the Radiance Oxygen Facial, which brings a glow to even the most Gollumy skin with exfoliating buffing beads and a mask rich with encapsulated oxygen. Facelogic's series of naturally derived skin peels (discounted $20–$30), on the other hand, will undo years of playing the MMORPG known as Real Life. Finally, achieve optimum smoothness with facial waxings for the very hairy caterpillars on your face ($15 for brows, $12 for lips or chins at member prices) or the very hairy sea cucumbers on other shaggy parts of the body, such as the palms and the undersides of feet.
At Babzis Hair Salon, the eponymous Barbara “Babzi” Adams, infuses her repertoire of nail, hair, and skin treatments with three decades of experience in the beauty business and over 22 years with TONI&GUY. In addition, Barbara keeps a full team of beauty specialists, and focuses on making clients look and feel their best while maintaining the highest levels of safety and sanitation. Stylists treat strands to a slew of organic products, whether coloring or deep-conditioning hair. Meanwhile, braiding specialist Keisha specializes in wigs an extensions, while free-handing intricate designs out of natural hair or sewn-in weaves, another of her specialties. Germa specializes in eyelash extensions and brow and lash tinting, while Marie, a nail technician, is on staff to enhance finger and toe tips with shellac and acrylic mani-pedis.
At Beautiful Solutions, beauty seekers acquire lustrous and toxin-free skin without transplanting their brains into metallic exoskeletons that attract refrigerator magnets. Each body wrap utilizes a blend of 27 select minerals and herbs mixed with aloe vera to heal and nurture absorbent skin. During the treatment, the body is covered in special towels soaked in a mineral and herb solution, and the senses are soothed by aromatic scents. Skin emerges toned and firm, but not likely to bully hair follicles and take their lunch money. Drinking eight glasses of water per day for the next five days facilitates the detoxification process and helps maintain a sleek and revitalized muscle holster. Male patients must bring swimming apparel for the treatment.
At Your Look Salon & Spa, a talented team of stylists—led by mother and daughter Donna LiAne and Ashley LiAne—flaunts their talents with services that range from haircuts and highlights to skincare treatments and nail services. Along with nourishing the scalp for long-lasting hair health, they can craft flattering cuts, pump up radiance with a clear or color gloss treatment, or even grant victims of at-home dye jobs with thorough color-correction procedures. An array of facials and body wraps leave both male and female forms purified and hydrated, while deluxe manicures and pedicures refine digits with elegant layers of polish. They can also remove unwanted hair with applications of warm wax or organic sugar and add drama to eyes with individual lash extensions.
At Mesmer Eyez Me Lashes, Kimberly uses her Xtreme Lashes certification to beautify clients’ eyes with Xtreme Lashes products exclusively. After individual consultations and styling sessions, she adheres synthetic and mink extensions to the existing lashes, upping the wow factor of eyes with increased volume and length.