NovaLash-certified eyelash artist Lyndsay Armstrong began her career by enhancing the eyes of friends and family in the upstairs loft of her home. As her reputation as a beauty expert grew over the next few years, Armstrong was eventually able to open Southern Charm Lash Co., a private studio where she outfits natural lashes with NovaLash extensions. She individually applies the synthetic strands with a medical-grade adhesive—a two-hour process that requires the meticulousness of an art restorer polishing grains of sand. Armstrong also offers clients a long-lasting mascara alternative via the waterproof LashDip formula.
Donna and Ashley, a mother-and-daughter team, coif hair and beautify nails at Your Look Salon & Spa. Along with the rest of their team, Donna's and Ashley's hair and nail services go far beyond color-correction, ranging from haircuts and highlights to human hair extensions and mani-pedis.
Voted by the Nickolodeon Parents' Picks Awards as San Antonio's Best Kids' Hair Salon in 2009 and 2010, Sharkey's combines skilled scissoring with interactive games, lighted dressing rooms, and whimsical barber chairs within a vibrant, engaging atmosphere. Similar to vintage drive-thru salons, kids awaiting treatment can watch DVDs or play video games on personal flat screens while resting in miniature motorcycles, purple Barbie Jeeps, and sparkling Mercedes Benzes. A Sharkey's kids' cut ($18.95) gussies girls with a shampoo, haircut, wet style, hair clip, glitter star, balloon, and lollipop. Meanwhile, dapper lads get washed, chopped, gel styled, candied, ballooned, and tattooed with a temporary decal. Call ahead for an appointment, and to reserve your child's chosen chair.
Visitors to BodyBrite are encouraged to adopt one simple motto: "Let your beauty shine." To help them achieve this glowing goal, a staff of aesthetic professionals offers an array of noninvasive med-spa services. Permanent hair removal whisks unwanted hair from the body thanks to intense pulses of light, while skin-rejuvenation treatments employ the same technology to target the fine lines and sun spots that come with age. For additional complexion care, oxygen treatments bathe pores in herbal ingredients and oxygen sourced from free-range clouds. And, ensuring no part goes unpolished, the clinic also performs teeth-whitening sessions to lift stains from smiles.
Ashley Preusz wants skin to look amazing. That's why the enthusiastic aesthetician at Beauty by Ashley wields Hylunia products during her appointments. The vegan skincare line swaps out harsh chemicals and your mother's well-meaning but hurtful words for botanicals that reduce inflammation and cleanse skin naturally. Its creams, lotions, and mists nourish skin during services including firming facials, hydrating facials, and microdermabrasion treatments.
For stylist Nanci Griffin, color is a passion. At Maison de Beaute, she combines her enthusiasm with training and years of experience to transform ‘dos with color, styling, and texturizing treatments, which can be preceded by a complimentary consultation. Her cuts for men and women can be finished in an hour or less, and 15-minute bang trims are performed free of charge.