Each of Tangerine Salons' four locations operate under a charitable ethos and the nature-based tenants of Aveda. Aveda's environmentally conscious, naturally derived products infuse all of Tangerine's salon services. Seven tiers of hairstylists—ranging from Protégé I to Master III—handle the hairstyling duties by snipping, highlighting, and conditioning locks. At the Coppell and Cedar Hill locations, the staff dedicates space to an array of spa services, including massages, facial treatments, mani-pedis, and back facials that help eliminate crow's feet on people with eyes in the back of their heads.
In the same way a gardener cultivates the ground for vegetables, the therapists at The Garden Experience Wellness Spa cultivate the body for relaxation. And like gardeners, they use an assortment of tools along with their bare hands. Hot stones, eucalyptus essential oil, acai berry and exfoliating shea butter scrubs work to evaporate tension during customized massage sessions.
The studios at Bikram Yoga North Texas always stay a balmy 105 degrees. Their staff of 13 teachers leads the heated classes seven days a week, morning through evening. The heat serves to cleanse the body through sweat, and it helps limbs sink deeper into stretches, twists, and bends. Bikram’s series of 26 postures works every muscle in the body systematically, each pose building off the last throughout about 90 minutes.
The smooth, black basalt traditionally used in hot stone massage has something in common with spa owner Mahealani Trepinski's career: they were both forged in Hawaii. But while these rocks were born in the island chain's famous lava flows, Trepinski had to journey there as an adult for the training that gives her skill set a distinctive Hawaiian flavor.
The island's influence can be felt in a number of A Hawaiian Touch Natural Healing Center and Spa Inc.'s spa treatments, from lomi massages—a Hawaiian practice based on ancient ritual and music—to organic facials and seaweed detox wraps. The spa's menu is diverse, offering far infrared sauna sessions alongside a wide array of massage modalities including craniosacral, sports, and medical massage. Trepinski, who is also an Integrative Nutrition health coach, even teaches other professionals how to perform reflexology, throw spa parties, and alleviate the pain of midnight burrito cravings.
Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa's talented technicians tend to clients in a space marked by stone tile, textured walls, and cozy leather seating. After brainstorming with clients during complimentary consultations, they give heads more breathable cuts or change identities with coloring, highlights, and straightening treatments. Files bring order to unruly nails during mani-pedis before techs lay down coats of color from OPI, Essie, and Chanel. Private rooms allow visitors to luxuriate peacefully during different massage modalities, which incorporate music, hot stones, and flickering candles to coax stress out of aching muscles. Technicians also decorate faces with professional makeup applications and facials. Ehmi Nail, Salon & Spa happily opens its doors to private parties, welcoming groups celebrating events ranging from a girls’ night out to the world’s prettiest fantasy-baseball draft.
Let it never be said that Lisa Moise doesn't listen to her customers. Years ago, as she was treating one of her clients, the two began talking about how nice it would be to have a salon where haircuts were more collaborative than cookie-cutter and pedicures didn't make people feel invisible from the feet up. Later, that same customer, Carrie McGehee, would join Lisa as a co-founder of Flower Mound Nails & More. Now, the two pursue their original goal, putting customers first during treatments that range from cuts and highlights to expert mani-pedis. As part of their pursuit of excellence, Lisa and Carrie have established strict standards for membership on their team, requiring their techs to be passionate, conversant, and trained in both customer service and relevant trade skills.