Between graduating from beauty school and earning certifications in Lanza, Schwarzkopf, and the Coppola Keratin-Smoothing system, stylist Adrianne Lowes somehow managed to get two businesses off the ground. Her superhuman work ethic eventually led her to start a third business, The Ritz Salon and Spa, which has grown from her passion project into Burleson’s go-to spot for professional styling and relaxation.
For evidence of Adrianne’s dedication to the interrelated arts of beauty and health, one need not look further than The Ritz’s lengthy list of services, which range from the salon’s hair and waxing treatments to the spa’s facials and massages. The spa even boasts a therapy center, where resident chiropractor Dr. Don Haygood heals aching muscles with chiropractic, med-spa, and acupuncture treatments. Along with its beauty and health services, The Ritz houses a chic fashion boutique, where visitors can search for a cute outfit to complement their newly cropped hair or freshly scrubbed face tattoos.
Like many Texan women, Lacy Studdard and Jessica Woerner love big hair. Regular clients at The Bungalow, however, will attest that their styling interests extend beyond voluminous ‘dos. By complementing their cuts with dashes of ruby-red lipstick and quirky hair ornaments, the salon's co-owners create styles that they describe as “fun, funky, and relaxed.” Though the salon's vintage turquoise walls and hood dryers evoke a bygone era, Keratin Complex smoothing treatments and Cinderella hair extensions prove that the menu of services resides on the cutting edge of fashion.
In The Bungalow's spa, aesthetician Leigh Moody draws on Bioelements products to perform facials that can be customized with microdermabrasion treatments and collagen lip masks. She can also expertly apply Xtreme lash extensions, which replicate real lashes in their thickness and ability to protect eyes from the government's brainwashing radio waves.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
With more than 20 years of dermatological experience, Dr. Basem Chaker of Dermatology Southwest remedies a variety of ailments related to the skin, hair, and nails. Armed with products by SkinCeuticals and Rhonda Allison, he and his team of aestheticians administer chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and dermaplaning to correct skin’s texture and tone. The doctor also can smooth forehead lines and crow's-feet with FDA-approved Botox injections or correct deep-set lines around the nose and mouth with Juvéderm fillers. Beyond skincare, Dermatology Southwest provides services for hair loss, whether it’s caused by male-pattern baldness or falling asleep in a vengeful roommate’s chair.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
Owner Sara Pryor and her skilled staff offer refuge from daily stressors with luxuriant treatments at Serendipity Escape Salon and Spa. During the Swedish-massage series, a licensed therapist kneads unruly knots with firm, but gentle hands, and soothes aching sinews with smooth strokes. Deluxe facials enlist natural products to rescue pores from built-up grime and invading red coats, leaving mugs feeling refreshed. Alternatively, aesthetic savants lengthen lashes with a full set of extensions, adding glamor to everyday glances and Arbor Day eye bats. Clients can relax between the treatment rooms’ crimson walls, as dim lighting lulls them into peaceful reveries.