Scott Sachnoff's passion for hair color began 20 years ago in Santa Barbara, California, where he began his career by assisting a head colorist for Schwarzkopf. It took a move to New York City to fully catapult him into the high-fashion world of hairstyling, however, and a stint spent training with Redken soon found him ascending to assume the title of Master Hair Colorist. While his time in the Big Apple earned him a loyal customer base, Scott soon caught the traveling bug again, relocating this time to Texas to establish his own salon and a reputation among the state's politicians, professionals, and celebrity line dancers. Today, he credits Austin's vibrant streets and nightlife with inspiring his signature cut and color treatments, which he creates using low-ammonia formulas by Italian color line Framesi.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
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.
A recent addition to the Austin community, X-Treme Tan pairs its bronzing services with a mission to educate locals on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. An array of tanning beds ranging from levels 1–5 are available to guests and geared toward various skin types and goals. The Level 5 Matrix basks bodies in the maximum 33,00 watts of of sun-imitating power and is the only machine of its kind in the area. Each bed and stand-up pod graces torsos and limbs with color in sessions that last 20 minutes or less. For those who prefer to stay vertical, a Level 4 Quantum standup booth shades skin in 10 minutes with a fleet of 51 refractor bulbs. Light-shy folk and Greta Garbo impersonators will favor custom spray tans. The formulas by Norvell Skin Solutions offer clients a choice of different shades to match their skin's undertone and are applied by Cedar Park's only Norvell-certified airbrush technicians. X-Treme Tan has won a number of accolades, being described as "best of the best" by HillCountryNews.com, and "Best of ATX" by K.V.U.E. News..
Deborah DeFazio’s grandmother was a family legend for her bouffant hairdos. In a subtle way, this quirk was the catalyst for her decision to pursue a career in hair. Today, Deborah has more than 25 years of styling to her credit. In the comfort of her cozy salon, guests can solicit her expertise for sleek layers or ramp up bland strands with bold color highlights. The salon also offers waxing services to nix unwanted fuzz from upper lips and brow outskirts.