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 Salon Flor, owner and veteran stylist Marisol Vasquez indoctrinates clients in her belief that personalized haircare should be performed in an amiable atmosphere. Along with her 15 years of styling experience, Marisol heads up a small stable of upbeat and detail-obsessed stylists who excel at sizing up customers and executing styles perfectly suited to individual styles and desires. The styling team cultivates a cheerful salon experience in which no appointment is rushed. Pro-grade haircare products including Kevin Murphy and Glo further imbue hair strands with the confidence needed to stand up to strong winds or nesting bats.
The Perfect Touch aims to magnify beauty and boost guests' confidence with a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Teeth-whitening sessions, for example, use an organic hydrogen peroxide gel and LED laser light to undo the effects of years of smoking, wine drinking, or gargling with soy sauce. Gleaming, long-lasting Shellac manicures pamper and beautify hands, and epsom-salt pedicures smooth calluses with a peppermint foot scrub and lavender or cucumber lotion. Paraffin-therapy treatments are available as an add-on to help soothe dry skin and promote better circulation in the fingers and toes.
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 co-owner of Studio J The Salon and an educator for Kuene Haircosmetics, Jade Nicole Sanchez has an in-depth knowledge of haircare and expertise that she has used to style the hairdos of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, The B-52s, and the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers. Jade and her team of talented stylists and aestheticians master a complete menu of hair and aesthetic treatments, ranging from nailcare to massage therapy. Every third Thursday of the month, the salon hosts Martinis, Manicures, and Men's Cuts in alliance with Vbar. During these events, the color bar is converted into a martini bar and stylists perform nail services, manly grooming, and chair massages in a social environment that encourages attendees to network and sign each other's yearbooks.
When she’s not adding the glitz to models for runway couture shows, owner Johanna Woodfin beautifies clients with makeup and teeth-whitening services. As a certified BriteWhite technician, she coats teeth with carbamide-peroxide gel and shines an LED light over the chompers to brighten smiles in less than 60 minutes. Johanna and her team’s makeover expertise extends to doing portrait and costume makeup, as well as adding the finishing touches to beaming brides and reviving faces with postsurgical makeovers. Further demonstrating their artistic attention to detail, they plump up lashes with lash extensions and decorate bodies with temporary tattoos, helping aspiring yet noncommittal bikers shop around for the right crew.