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.
Veteran stylist William Edge wields 20 years of experience as a platform artist and world traveler to lead the staff at his eponymous family of salons, spread across Texas and Tennessee. At each location, teams brandish an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products forged from plants and environmentally friendly ingredients found across the globe. Equipped with such powerful conditioning and coloring supplies, they curtail unruly locks with shaping, shading, and retexturing services, and enhance radiant tresses with spa services, such as massages, facials, and makeup applications. Additionally, the salons' seasoned crew helps hone future stylists' skills at Prodedgy, its own training salon for emerging talent.
Licensed aestheticians appease rowdy epidermises with custom facials surrounded by the antique and rustic décor of an intimate spa. Customers uncoil during a 50-minute classic European facial, as a visage diviner mixes up a tailor-made cocktail—calibrated to each skin type—that cleanses, exfoliates, and soothes with gentle wisps of steam. Next, a nourishing mask and moisturizer leave faces as smooth as a seal dressed in a silk bathrobe before firm hands massage necks, shoulders, and scalps, purging facial lymph nodes of harmful toxins. Alternatively, customers can opt for a hydrating/age-defying facial, which lasts up to 75 minutes, to restore dry or dull faces to a youthful sheen. Clinicians coat faces, collagen eye pads, and busts of Abraham Lincoln with a hydrating mask, focusing their smoothing acumen on ironing out fine lines and wrinkles.
Since graduating from the Milan Institute as her class’s salutatorian, Andrea Fouts, owner of Skin Essentials, has never stopped learning new, noninvasive ways to care for the body's largest organ. Adding to the aesthetician's repertoire of standard facials and waxing are technologically advanced answers to fine lines and acne scarring, such as microcurrent face-lifts, LED light therapy, and oxygen-infusion treatments. She and the technicians on her staff also spritz bodies with 100% natural tanning solutions to create bronzed looks for weddings, proms, and spelling bees.
With a stay at Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio, you'll be centrally located in San Antonio, steps from River Walk and Aztec on the River. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of San Antonio Majestic Theater and San Antonio Children's Museum. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 99 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Relax and take in city and river views from the privacy of your room. Satellite programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands. n Dining
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Planning an event in San Antonio? This hotel has 3726 square feet (346 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.