Once a licensed athletic trainer at the University of North Texas, Laura DePiazza calls on her corporeal expertise to assuage muscular tension with a spectrum of massage modalities. Before each treatment, she takes time to discuss issues with clients, whether they have questions about technique or mysterious pockets of tension. While she specializes in Swedish and sports massage, she also culls from several modalities during more targeted pro massage, which includes deep-tissue, myofascial, and trigger-point techniques, focusing on specific body parts if necessary. To customize each massage, Laura is also willing to collaborate with the client’s chiropractor and physician.
SkinFit Nation's aestheticians perform a panoply of services, with a lot of different goals in mind. However, each treatment shares the common goal of improving the skin. The staff use sugaring and waxing treatments to get rid of unwanted hair and show off smooth skin. They apply chemical peels and facials to even out pigment or diminish the appearance of wrinkles or acne. At times they tint the skin itself with airbrush tanning services, then dye eyelashes and eyebrows to complement new skin tones. When required, they blast away the top layer of dead skin cells with a microdermabrasion treatment, revealing fresh skin underneath and proving to everyone that you aren't just a robot in a person suit.
Christina Lynn favors funky, creative cuts. The stylist and graduate of North Texas Central Cosmetology lets her creativity blossom at Twisted Heads Salon, where she transforms overgrown locks or mundane styles into fresh hairdos that leap to life with color. Christina also specializes in hot fusion extensions, and she can transition from funky to classic with ease. The latter comes in handy when she performs special event hairstyling, sculpting elegant hairdos for weddings, proms, and laundry night at the queen's home.
At Bella Salons & Spa and Sola Salons, Jennifer Allison wields high-end products and a mastery of hair techniques to trim and smooth tired locks. Her Brazilian straightening treatments, for example, help ease frizzy and chemically treated hair so that it looks healthy and shiny once again.
Millie Luster's cosmetology career has taken her from shopping mall makeup counters to the sets of MTV commercials and Moby music videos. At Luster's Lash Lounge and Makeup she brings the same level of professionalism displayed in her entertainment-industry make-up work to individual clients. Her services range from bridal make-up applications to classes that instruct others on how to skillfully apply makeup to beautify faces or hide scuff marks on old furniture.
Like any redhead, Jennifer Davis had intimate knowledge of the painful burns that would result when she tried to imbue her fair complexion with a sultry summer glow. Determined to help her fellow Texans achieve a sun-kissed hue without the damaging effects of tanning, Jennifer opened a mobile airbrush-tanning business that has since expanded to multiple salon hubs situated throughout the Dallas metro area.
Using a paraben-free, DHA solution, the salon?s certified airbrush technicians completely envelop frames in a shade tailored to skin tones, leaving a streak-free color that lets patrons avoid the attentions of lovelorn zebras. The tanning solution is applied and dry within 30 minutes, both illuminating bodily hues and covering skin imperfections such as blemishes, cellulite, and stretch marks during its two-week tenure on the skin. The salon also stocks a supply of Norvell products and airbrushing machines, allowing guests to maintain golden skin at home without replacing showerheads with arcade token machines.