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.
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.
Lifelong friends Teresa Fisher and Kaylyn Sisk took the most important risk of their lives together: they traded an eight-hour workday for an entrepreneurial path that would also allow them to spend more time with their loved ones. After doing extensive research, they combined their experience in the cosmetology and tanning industries and opened Tan 2 Glow, providing UV-free tanning. In addition to earning several certifications in the field, Teresa and Kaylyn also traveled to West Hollywood to train with Infinity Sun?a company whose tanning formulas are beloved by celebrities seeking everything from subtle tans for the red carpet to obvious tans for stealing all a room?s attention.
With their newfound knowledge, Teresa and Kaylyn started their business by offering mobile tans and tanning parties while working out of a sophisticated salon. Eventually, they opened their own studios in Fort Worth and Denton, where they now mist bodies with FDA-approved, all-natural, and paraben-free tanning solutions. In addition to one-time spray-downs, they also offer memberships and bridal packages. When they aren't bronzing bodies in-studio, Teresa and Kaylyn host spray-tan socials with gift bags that make the day special for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and solar eclipses.