Ara Celi and Robert Godines founded Matador Men's Grooming after gaining years of experience as Rooster's franchisees. They wanted to bring the same quality of service to a venue that felt a little more local, like a classic barber shop. They and their barbers still partner dashing, close-cropped haircuts with shaves, head and face massages, and hot towel wraps. They also offer waxing services particularly focused on grooming the eyebrows, and hair tinting to banish the flecks of grey that show up as people age or slowly become statues.
A certified Redken colorist, DeeDee Olk radiates self-assurance whenever she has scissors in her hand, clipping and dyeing hair with the expertise that earned her the runner-up award for Best Stylist in the Bay Area Citizen’s 2010 Best of the Bay Area listings. At True Vanity Salon, she oversees services that range from color correction and foiling to permanent hair extensions, a more sustainable alternative to balancing a mop on your head. She is also certified to exterminate frizz with Brazilian Blowout treatments, and she transports her sure-handed approach outside the salon for onsite event styling.
Style Me Trendy Hair Studio’s Demetria Collazo has spent 16 years in the beauty industry. In that time she’s kept pace with the latest hairstyling trends, sculpting fashionable and modern cuts for her clients. As a color specialist, she also infuses hairstyles with vibrant highlights, and she also offers manicures and pedicures.
Jasmine Brock wears many hats, but it doesn't stop her from having a great head of hair. Over the last 14 years, her makeup-and-styling work has been showcased all over––in film, television, print, and New York Fashion Week. Today Jasmine continues to hone the craft and also educates a new generation of stylists out of her own Pure Glam Hair & Makeup Studio. Guests can solicit Jasmine or one of the salon's other master stylists for a bold cut-and-color treatment, or request a private makeup consultation to transform an old scarecrow into a hot dinner date.
Intrigue’s hosts a staff of trained aestheticians who feed famished facades hydrating facials to prevent them from crumbling under the weight of their coiffures. The facial first cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes so that faces can share the youthful exuberance of a bibbed hatchling, followed by a knot-zapping neck and shoulder massage and a gentle mask. The ultimate facial offers mugs the same mollycoddling as its younger sibling, but extends the massage to the lower legs, feet, arms, and mitten fillers. Body kneading is also combined with lavender aromatherapy to create a sweet-smelling, soothing experience akin to swimming with Swedish Fish. Lavish skin services are bolstered by Intrigue's chic cocoon of relaxation, where dusty wine-colored walls complement modish leather seating as handsomely as a top hat complements a runaway rabbit. Groupon holders looking to extend their sit in the lap of luxury can receive 25% off any hair service scheduled on the same day as their facial.
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.