A maven is defined as a person who has special knowledge or experience, and the stylists at Maven proudly embody this definition. The multicultural hair experts can work with hair of any length, texture, and color. Their services include restorative conditioning treatments, bold color or highlights, basic and creative hairstyles, and relaxers.
Little girls swaddled in hot-pink bathrobes, their heads cradled by matching neck pillows, lay in repose, their faces coated in moisturizer and their eyes covered by cucumber slices. They're celebrating a birthday party in style from Love & Joy Parties and Event Planning, a mobile party service that coordinates pampered parties. Kids can get pedicures to prepare their feet for the flip-flops they'll decorate at the party or primp their skin with berry facials to look their best for a fashion show. Teens can celebrate sweet 16s or graduations with a candy bar and personalized water bottles, and moms-to-be can let Love & Joy handle the stress of matching tablecloths to the new baby's hair color.
After graduating from college, Joscelyn Laurence found that she was unhappy with her career choice and didn’t know what to do about it. That uncertainty faded, however, when she decided to take a leap of faith and switch careers. The jump landed her at Paul Mitchell The School Dallas, where she learned the ins and outs of the beauty industry. Today, the experienced stylist has stepped into her latest role as owner of Outside the Lines Salon, where she treats each client with individualized attention as she snips hair into the latest styles. Joscelyn also smoothes frizz with a restorative Awapuhi Wild Ginger KeraTriplex treatment, adds hair flair with rooster feathers, and lends manes prismatic pop with a caramelizing technique that results in honey-colored tones and free drinks from candy tycoons at the bar.
Accomplished technician Adel pampers hands and feet with almond-scented mani-pedis crowned with jewels of color. Warm jojoba and almond oils permeate dry skin during the almond-milk bath to make the epidermis as soft as a ghost's library voice. After dead skin cells get a gentle eviction from the almond moisture scrub's ultrafine salts and skin-smoothening sugars, a conditioning mask delivers a refreshing helping of cosmetic-grade mineral oil and sweet almond extracts. Adel also tends to appendages with dollops of moisturizing lotion and shea-butter-infused cream to help counteract premature aging, nourish skin cells, and make for lightning-fast rides down slides. To conclude, clients can select their desired shade of polish and present their digits with a finishing coat of long-lasting color.
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.
Because it’s not a big chain but an independently owned business, Super Express Lube builds its reputation solely on friendly, honest, and skilled service. And it’s a task that owner J.T. takes seriously. He personally trains each of his technicians, sharing his customer-based missive and decade’s-worth of auto experience with the crew so they remain aligned in both practice and philosophy. And this eagerness to please underlines every service offered here. From basic and synthetic oil changes to radiator and fuel-system servicing, the technicians maintain and patch up automotive components with the goal of keeping cars and their drivers from ending up stranded on the shoulder of the road or crying on the shoulder of a tow truck.