For 19 years, the staff at Class Act Salon and Spa has been doling out dozens of salon and spa treatments designed to meet the needs of every face, body, and head of hair. Along the way, the salon's hairstylists have earned a reputation for repairing strands suffering from bad dye jobs or perms, carefully applying corrective color treatments and softening frizzy poufs with the CHI permanent-straightening system or custom-designed root perms. To help clients choose the best cut for their face shape, a computer-imaging system lets them see what they would look like capped in various styles or with George Clooney's chin and presents them with a take-home DVD or VHS as a reference. Heads boasting little hair to work with can find several options for filling out their follicle count, including laser hair therapy, hair integration, and wigs or permanent attachments. For those with too much hair, needleless electrolysis swiftly evicts up to 10 hairs at a time without lasers or a court-ordered removal, and microdermabrasion and herbal peels escort dry, dull skin cells from the skin's surface to let softer, smoother skin move in.
Under the direction of Dr. Sanjiv R. Kumar, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School, Sonterra Laser Med Spa's licensed aestheticians and laser technicians efface signs of aging with attention to detail that garners the spa regular attention on KENS 5's Great Day SA. Advanced skin-analysis machines scan faces before services to give technicians a closer look at bacteria, sun damage, and wrinkles not visible to the naked or clothed eye. The results determine what skincare services best suit each client, including glo minerals chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal-filler injections. The Lumenis LightSheer Duet laser treatment utilizes a larger spot size to reach greater depths of penetration and destroys hair strands at the root.
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.
At Twisted Tattoo, husband and wife team James and Denise decorate bodies with piercings and masterful tattoo artistry in a wide range of designs and styles. Tattoo expert James draws from 15 years of professional experience to create stunning, extensively detailed body art, and Denise deftly pierces dimples, ears, and belly buttons with surgical-grade stainless steel. While awaiting an inking or passing the time during a friend's appointment, guests can play pool and air hockey, watch satellite TV, or peruse the artists' extensive collection of colorful and detailed tattoo sketches and compositions.
Instead of using blocks of marble or wrapped canvases, the artists at Wicked Ways Tattoos prefer to create artwork on the human form The artists consult with each guest before inking to decide on a design that meets the client's needs in both appearance and budget. Certified through the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics, the staff also applies permanent cosmetics that help client's save time redoing their makeup every morning or every time they watch Old Yeller.
As its name suggests, the San Antonio Laser Clinic uses advanced laser technology to eliminate everything from toenail fungus to tattoos. The center’s staff of licensed technicians directs the appropriate beam toward the skin, erasing unwanted ink, fading the appearance of spider veins, and uprooting hair from the face and body. The Laser Clinic team can even diminish the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and fine lines during a laser skin-rejuvenating facial.