After rubbing elbows with talented experts, Krista Curry became the creative director of Textures Salon. Now she pours 20 years of experience into her team of stylists, who sculpt tresses with products by Redken and American Crew. Before beginning any of their services––which range from cuts and color to keratin treatments and bridal up-dos––they welcome men, women, and children into their orange, box-shaped styling chairs and warn them not to touch the shiny red eject button.
Koko FitClub’s innovative technology imparts the benefits of a personal trainer without any of the drawbacks, such as scheduling conflicts, steep prices, and handshake obligations. Digital keys help patrons to unlock their custom training plans, which are displayed on a fleet of cardio and strength-training machinery. First, clients elect one of Koko’s exercise tracks—including weight loss, pain relief, and muscle building—so computers can design personalized routines based on individual goals, measurements, and starting fitness levels.
Plans transfer from the computer to a Koko Key. The key fits into each of Koko FitClub’s cardio and strength-training machines, which display the number of reps or intensity of intervals needed and how to tweak any off-kilter techniques. Each 30-minute workout presents a fresh routine to keep minds engaged while clients blast through traditional exercise plateaus.
Drawing on more than seven years of experience, Ashley Liane puts her styling skills to work infusing her clients with beauty and confidence. Her roster of services caters to clients looking for a basic haircut, a fancy up-do, or a full set of eyelash extensions. As an expert in keratin treatments, Liane spends her time away from the chair as a local educator in the hair-restoring method, teaching other stylists how to turn wily locks into silky tresses.
As a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician, Tammy Alexander feels right at home in every corner of her beauty spa. Her six facials include anti-aging glycolic peels and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and she can even exfoliate skin on the back with steam and masks of french clay. Alexander expertly removes fuzz during her bikini and Brazilian waxes. She also offers cosmetic treatments that include eyelash extensions, organic airbrush tanning, and jane iredale–makeup applications.
True to their practice’s name, Synergy Plastic Surgery's board-certified surgeons mesh their medical expertise with innovative methods to achieve their clients’ aesthetic goals. Dr. Mahlon Kerr takes pride in his approachable manner and experience in a range of procedures, and Dr. Amy Bekanich specializes in women’s reconstructive and cosmetic treatments. Whether performing face-lifts, tummy tucks, or Shakespeare, the pair places an emphasis on patient comfort and satisfaction. At the clinic’s med spa, Botox injections and noninvasive lasers work to smooth and rejuvenate skin.
The sun beats down on Austin throughout the year, but savvy locals know that they don't need to bask in its rays to achieve a rich tan. Bronzed Glo Airbrush Tanning's technicians bronze skin with a Sol Potion tanning system that they can apply in-house or on location. They use a handheld device to spray a fine mist of UV-free solution across the skin, creating a natural glow without the sun's skin-damaging side effects. To extend the lifespan of their tans, the technicians offer a range of add-ons. One of these is a pretan exfoliation spray that balances the skin's pH levels; another is a double dip that adds a second coat of tanning spray or chocolate.