By the age of 5, Leigh Schroer had already developed an interest in hair that later grew into a passion for styling. After attending beauty school, Leigh gained invaluable industry knowledge and learned every possible synonym for "hair" while working as a stylist in area salons. Leigh built Oasis Salon and Spa of Bossier from the ground up in June of 2010 and now oversees the 3,000-square-foot facility and a team of skilled staffers, who she credits for her success. Inside the salon and spa's earth-toned interior, stylists and aestheticians perform haircuts, pedicures, waxing, and other services. As stylists straighten out tresses or soothe skin, they wield brand-name products from lines such as Redken, Image Skincare, and Kenra Professional. Leigh specifically chose to build Oasis Salon and Spa of Bossier somewhere off the beaten path so guests could enjoy a peaceful retreat without hearing cars constantly rushing by or people shouting at each other about stock-car-racing results. Inside the salon and spa's earth-toned interior, stylists and aestheticians perform haircuts, pedicures, waxing, and other services. As stylists straighten out tresses or soothe skin, they wield brand-name products from lines such as L'Oréal Professionnel, Image Skincare, and Kenra Professional. Leigh specifically chose to build Oasis Salon and Spa of Bossier somewhere off the beaten path so guests could enjoy a peaceful retreat without hearing cars constantly rushing by or people shouting at each other about stock-car-racing results.
As a certified cosmetologist with decades of experience and a doctor of naturopathic medicine, Diana Adair makes a strong connection between health and beauty. After graduating from the Vidal Sassoon Academy, becoming a color specialist for Wella International, and serving as the chairman and president of the Louisiana Cosmetology Association, Adair became more and more interested in the physical mechanisms that affect a person's appearance. She authored the book Dare to be Young, The Internal and External Age Reversing Program and developed her own skincare line, D. Adair Cosmetics. The line includes all-natural cleansers, night creams, and her flagship product?the vitamin-rich Dare to be Young lotion with herbal extracts and essential oils. The formula helps tighten pores and enhance the production of collagen and elastin, which can firm skin that has become lax due to aging or repeated skydiving.
Clients may experience the skincare line's anti-aging benefits in person at Griffis & A'Dairs Salon. The salon performs custom haircuts, styling, and color services, as well as waxing, facials, and chemical peels.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The beauty technicians at Hello Gorgeous Day Spa groom guests with a comprehensive roster of spa and salon services. Stylists renovate manes with haircuts and coloring, and aestheticians tackle epidermal ailments with tanning, body wraps, and facials that enlist aloe-based formulas that exfoliate and pack in more moisture than a hoarding rain cloud. A resident massage therapist kneads away stress alongside aestheticians who can diminish cellulite and wrinkles. To fully pamper clients, Hello Gorgeous bundles its plentiful services into thoughtful makeover packages that outline fashion and makeup advice and prep patrons for special events, such as proms, weddings, or bouts of competitive wedding-cake demolishing.
For 30 years, Saturday's Family Hair Care has tended to the manes of men ($15), women ($16–$20), and children ($11–$15), crafting classic cuts and modern styles in a kid-friendly, appointment-free atmosphere. Moms can steer hopelessly tussled bedheads toward Saturday's salon, where experienced hair herders soothe anxious kiddies and corral misbehaving locks into tidy style stalls. Moms and tots alike can opt for stylistic inspiration, such as the soft and simple classic bob or the rugged cool kid on the block look, which enables tykes to judge which junior-high alt-rock bands are rad and who sold out to play this fall's Battle of the Bands. Name-brand products including Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Moroccanoil treat locks to an opulence matched only by down-bristled toothbrushes. Saturday's welcomes walk-ins anytime and boasts convenient evening and Saturday hours.
Celebrity Nails & Spa's expert beauticians primp nails and spruce unruly head nests with pampering salon services. Opt for the first option for a complete finger renovation that gussies up backup toes via an acrylic-nail application. During the 40-minute procedure, a skilled technician applies acrylic material to nail surfaces before affixing shiny new finger helmets firmly in place, capable of resisting breakage and shielding fingertips from nail-nibbling fathers-in-law.