AK Lounge tends to aesthetic needs with hair-salon styling, permanent cosmetics, and tattoo design, correction, and removal. Main stylist and blowout specialist, Ashley Johnson, has tamed tresses for the runway elite while working on an A-team of backstage beautifiers during fashion week. In her nine years of styling experience, Ashley has trotted across numerous cities, enriching her skills through classes involving cuttery, coloring, and straightening strategies, including Brazilian Blowouts. Continually training tattoo artist, Kenneth Plaster, lends cosmetic support to the shop through his ink and permanent make-up services.
Professional technicians at The Skin & Permanent Makeup Institute inspire transformation with an extensive menu of head-to-toe services. Waxing keeps unwanted fur from faces, and the application of mink eyelash extensions lend a light, airy look that appears more natural than man- or robot-made lashes. Above-the-neck pampering options also include facials, chemical peels, acne treatments, and permanent makeup?from eyebrows and eyeliner to lips and blush. Additionally, the beauty magicians can use specialized equipment to fade spider veins and tattoos.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Texas, Arkansas, California, Pennsylvania and Florida, Dr. Thomas Jeneby helps patients seeking drastic as well as subtle cosmetic changes. In addition to performing established surgical procedures, Dr. Jeneby embraces new technologies and even trains healthcare professionals nationwide in the use of SmartLipo body-contouring systems and DOT Therapy laser skin-resurfacing treatments.
He?s joined in San Antonio by Spa Black?s dedicated staff, which includes medical aestheticians, an anesthesiologist, and medical assistants. Together, this team performs a wide array of cosmetic surgical procedures as well as noninvasive treatments. The center uses cosmetic laser systems that can generate dramatic change by helping erase unwanted hairs and spider veins. Microdermabrasion sessions, chemical peels, and cellulite therapy round out the menu of contouring and resurfacing skincare treatments.
To Imago Plastic Surgery's Dr. Aaron Mason, it doesn't matter if your last birthday cake had fewer candles than you have fingers or enough to light up a small auditorium; either way, you deserve to feel confident in your appearance. That's why the 18-year medical veteran specializes in both adult cosmetic and pediatric craniofacial surgeries. Not that surgery is always the answer; clients also visit the center to undergo less-invasive treatments, ranging from skin-rejuvenating facials to wrinkle-smoothing Botox cosmetic injections. Along with being a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mason is also an author, lecturer, researcher, and human being.
Though high-tech hair removal relies on relatively new technologies, owner Nedra Lockhart has been zapping follicles for more than 40 years—she began in 1970, working at the side of her mother, for whom the clinic is named. Though electrolysis is still on the menu, the entire staff boasts national board certification in laser hair removal through The Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Inc. This range of treatment options is essential, as specialists must select the right tool for the job: though considered less painful, lasers target melanin and may not be ideal for those with lighter-colored strands, who may be better served by electrolysis or Photoshop. Besides permanent hair removal, the clinic is home to Scandinavian skincare services by stateside transplant Catharina and mani-pedis by aesthetician Lisa Schuenemann.
Vera Auvil's passion in life has always been cultivating knick-knacks and odds-and-ends—her "sweet nothings," as her husband used to say—so when the opportunity to purchase her own store came her way, she knew she wanted to fill its shelves and aisles with her favorite little things: clothes, jewelry, home décor, and makeup. She christened the shop Auvil's Sweet Nothings and set to work cultivating local artisans and national vendors who proffer goods such as De Novo, Waterford crystal, and Yellow Box Shoes. The skilled staffers at her vendor-based store can even help clients brighten smiles with Beaming White teeth-whitening services, make-over mugs with Jane Iredale cosmetics, and learn to cheat during shopping-cart races.