Allure Salon's body-bronzing specialists paint skin canvases with a sun-smooched hue. Tanners receive an effulgent epidermis in 15 minutes as the Fake Bake airbrush tanning sweeps across the skin, splattering it with a UV-free, no-streak tan. The skin-brightening serum infuses bone cages with naturally derived tanning agents DHA and erythrulose without clogging pores or irritating skin. Bronzers leave with a natural-looking tan that dries in 2–3 minutes and lasts up to one week, or about the time it takes to cartwheel the length of a marathon. The skin-savvy professionals recommend showering and exfoliating before the visit and moisturizing with a recommended product twice a day afterwards.
Wherever Wenny Blackman goes, Aveda's organic products are sure to follow, and vice versa, as the stylist, aesthetician, and owner of Wen Chic Salon and Spa—an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa—has been attending Aveda classes since 1996. Needless to say, she and her skilled staff employ Aveda products exclusively to augment their repertoire of salon and spa services, including colorings that use HeadMapping, instead of traditional wizards, to predict the amount of time, product, and cost for each session.
Before the Texas board-certified stylists can cut, color, or treat hair, Blackman requires them to attend classes at the Aveda Institute. The stylists' mastery of Aveda's curriculum, coupled with their overall experience, determines their status as a stylist, senior stylist, master stylist, or director. Similarly, the licensed aestheticians and registered massage therapists reach for Aveda products during facials, massages, waxing treatments, and airbrush-tanning sessions, which are staged in the spa area's quiet summer and winter rooms, free of cell-phone ringtones and piles of burning leaves.
Charlotte Williams, doesn't just want to create exquisite hairstyles for her clients—she wants to give them a better look than anyone else could, including the Genie from Disney's Aladdin and Ice Cube's character from Disney's Barbershop. She has successfully honed this competitive nature in haircutting battles in the United States and abroad, where she scored accolades for her cuts, colors, and styles.
Today, Charlotte inspires her stylists to satisfy each client as they twist hair into updos, relax stressed hair, and touch up color, in addition to a host of other salon services. Charlotte and her staff members are also color educators who specialize in Enjoy professional haircare products, which are organic, vegan, and designed to be gentle on sensitive skin, unlike the business end of a pro wrestler's hand.
Eyelash extensions. Keratin conditioning hair treatments. Microdermabrasion seaweed facials. These are just a few of the many options from Changing Styles Salon & Spa’s slate of services. Inside the welcoming, family-owned beauty emporium, an amiable staff of mane masters, aestheticians, and massage therapists greets customers. Then, these experts add pizzazz to coiffures with highlights, diminish stress with a specialty massage, and remove unwanted hair with waxing services or magnets for those with metal strands. Alternatively, they spruce up fingers and toes with acrylic polish, Shellac, solar, and nail arts that incorporate rhinestones.
At Queen Hair Salon, stylists with at least eight years of experience discuss client preferences before appointments to ensure only pleasant styling surprises. During one-hour haircuts, staffers shampoo and condition locks before trimming them into custom configurations. Clients who opt for an additional full color or partial highlight will spend another one to two hours in the cozy salon as staffers transform their tresses using high-quality dyes.
De Vero's savvy stylists mold unruly locks into chic hair sculptures in an elegant set of facilities befitting the royal treatment afforded to guests. The signature spa pedicure rewards feet for their tireless support of do-nothing ankles with a paraffin-wax dip. Meanwhile, massage artists manipulate gullible muscles into signing over their stress holdings, and hair caretakers apply deep-conditioning Kérastase treatments that leave manes shiny, healthy, and smooth.