As a curly-haired woman, Pure Hair Lab owner and stylist Suzanna Simpson knows the frustration that comes with trying to tame unruly tresses. But with nearly 20 years of experience, Suzanna has the hairstyling skills to transform all types of manes with Wella dye, precision cuts, and smoothing Keratin Complex by Coppola and Brazilian Blowout treatments. At her Southlake Town Square salon, Suzanna specializes in straightening naturally curly hair—using Sebastian and Moroccanoil products—and gently adhering hair extensions to immediately add length and make Rapunzel jealous.
Valerie Brown prides herself on being a multicultural stylist who can craft a flattering look regardless of hair texture, color, or astrological sign. Her passions include preserving healthy hair and customizing a look to fit each patron's personality and lifestyle. Clients can ask Valerie for voluminous layers or a bold color treatment using high-end L'Oreal and Aquage products.
Online, people create avatars as graphic representations of how they perceive themselves. But at the real-life Avatar Salon, stylists and aestheticians actually help people realize the looks of their dreams. They do this with an extensive menu of hair, nail, and skincare treatments. In the salon, stylists perform everything from basic cuts to hair-relaxing treatments. Not to be outdone, the spa team specializes in four types of massage and facials, as well as pedicures that carefully remove any calluses or piranhas.
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.
Co-owners Shelley O’Neal—a former model—and Gina Ginsburg—a jet pilot and entrepreneur—pioneered the in-home blowout with a select roster of clients. Their clientele mushroomed, so they opened The Hair Bar that, much like the Michelin man’s dream board, is dedicated to blowouts and glo makeup applications. Armed with paraben-free Kevin Murphy and MoroccanOil products, Shelley, Gina, and their stylists fan hair into one of six styles, from straight and sleek 'dos to loose beach waves and soft curls. The service menu also includes whimsical extensions, which upgrade locks with everything from human hair to tinsel, and blowout add-ons, such as scalp massages or MoroccanOil hydrating masks with aromatherapy.
The duo stays true to the shop’s roots by occasionally dispatching stylists to perform blowouts at homes, but the bright, spacious space offers a welcoming alternative. Accents in the form of fresh flowers and end tables pop against a backdrop of dazzling white walls and marble counters where guests can while away appointments watching romantic comedies on flat screens, playing Angry Birds on the salon’s iPads, and drinking complimentary wine, champagne, or mimosas. The simple yet chic space sets the stage for parties complete with drinks, brunch blowouts, and The Hair Bar’s signature service.
Juliana Adames has spent 27 years wrangling hair. The master stylist and color specialist cuts off overgrown locks, creates blunt bangs, or fashions wispy layers for a new look. She also has advanced training in hair extensions and can add length and volume to manes or, if one so chooses, eyebrows, with luxurious extensions.