Named Best Massage Center/Spa by the Denton Record Chronicle in 2009, Essentials Day Spa employs skilled aestheticians and high-end products to refine appearances and bring out each client's latent beauty. Microdermabrasion treatments typically last 55 minutes and promote the regeneration of skin cells and collagen while helping to reduce the appearance of blackheads, sun damage, and fine creases and wrinkles caused by superfluous furrowing.
When hairstylist Shelton Ogle opened his first salon at 21, he quickly realized the secret to maximizing the number of gorgeous haircuts he could render: a well-trained staff. So two years later, he opened his beauty school, Ogle School of Hair, Skin & Nails. Now in its 40th year, the school leverages its accrued experience and knowledge to teach aesthetic arts ranging from skincare to hair coloring. In the school’s salons, students practice on the public, cutting hair into elegant, customized shapes, texturizing strands with relaxers and perms, and highlighting nails with manicures, rather than with rings with built-in strobe lights. A testament to Shelton’s success in building his vision, he was even able to develop a weekly show for PBS about the beauty industry.
Nails and faces reign at Nail and Face Space Salon. All of the salon's customized facial treatments include a warm neck wrap and an eye pillow as the aestheticians treat faces to a deep-pore cleansing with a European facial, or a dose of anti-aging antioxidants with Vitamin C facials. Nails, meanwhile, get star treatment with long-lasting Shellac polish or spa manicures and pedicures. A foot renewal treatment with a warm foot soak, massage, and exfoliation ensures that feet will feel as great as nails look. The salon also offers waxing services to get rid of pesky unwanted hairs on the face and body.
In a newly renovated space with tile floors and rounded white pillars, Frenchy's Nails' technicians meticulously groom hands and feet. Patrons can choose from scores of nail-polish bottles arranged by color, as they tune into the salon's quartet of plasma televisions.
Katie has tended fingers and toes for 12 years. In that time, she has mastered the art of grooming cuticles, moisturizing hands and feet in paraffin wax, and lifting away dead skin cells with scrubs or tiny cranes. At her eponymous studio, she continues to accentuate nails with OPI polish and hand-painted designs. During treatments, Katie strives to make clients feel comfortable and happy. "Each room is unique," says Katie, noting that each private treatment area is painted in a different calming hue. Upon request, she enhances the experience with a beverage and soft music.
Joyce Wilson, a cosmetologist at Legacy Salon, prides herself on being able to craft hairstyles for any member of the family. She cuts integrates layers into long hair or texturizes short hair with equal adeptness, but her favorite part of the job is creating highlights.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hair color and haircut
Brands Used: Matrix and Redken