Inside KE Salon, nail technician Gabby Barrese meticulously grooms fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures. She begins each treatment by trimming cuticles and plying skin with hydrating lotions. From there, Gabby files nails into an oval, square, or hexagonal shape and brushes on traditional or long-lasting gel polish.
Nestled on the second floor of a glance-baiting building that reminds onlookers of the Alamo, Desa Salon features an arched balcony, pale-blue interior walls, and contemporary-chic accoutrements. Inside the salon, owners Chris and Kelly Tapia helm a team of professionally trained stylists and colorists who modify manes with an array of rejuvenating hair services. They can also custom wrap and ship products, candles, apothecary gifts, or a live alchemist to customers’ doors.
Owner and founder Jackie Dark, a longtime eyelash-extension customer, wanted to introduce others to the beauty service that shortened her daily routine. She and her team of certified aestheticians and cosmetologists at Lovely Lash Salon & Cosmetic Center dedicate the practice solely to instant beauty fixes. Some of the services they offer include eyelash extensions—with synthetic or mink lashes in varying sizes, lengths, and styles, they add volume to guests' eyes, making them look alert and fresh during all hours without using mascara. They also perm and tint lashes, as well as spray tanning, teeth whitening, and help improve figures with VelaShape body shaping.
A team of experienced stylists resides in this sleek, stylish salon, refashioning weary follicles so that they do justice to each client's countenance and personal flair. For an exotic, avian air, fashionistas can get three sets of feather extensions expertly inserted into their strands, offering peeps of pattern while reminding dusting tools that they have competition. The feathers come in an array of colors, widths, and textures, and are attached to a small bead that's clamped shut at the scalp. Generally 6-13 inches long, the extension can be worn, washed, and styled, for up to three months, just enough time to thoroughly confuse neighborhood cats.
When people think of you, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely your face, closely followed by your puggle, then by a really weird commercial they saw on Monday Night Football. Make your mug memorably shiny-fresh and give your designer lapdog a run for its kibble with today's skin-restoring deal: $35 for a one-hour customized facial at Flawless Faces Makeup & Skincare Lounge (a $75 value).
Leopoldo, of Leopoldo Hairology, loves healthy hair, which is why he slathers damaged locks in sulfate-free Yuko Kokoro G shampoos, sulfate-free organic Dikson with keratin, conditioners packed with plant extracts, and organic keratin treatments. He’s accumulated more than 40 years of styling experience, both in the United States and Europe, training at Vidal Sassoon, Toni&Guy, and Jingles International of London. His diverse array of clients through the years has enabled him to masterfully cut to the individual, and he amps up the service by including a shampoo, style, and complimentary glass of wine with each treatment. In addition to cut and color services, Leopoldo tames frizz with Nu Organic Brazilian keratin treatments packed with organic botanical ingredients. Aftercare is also organic and has bio-active keratin in It to help the treatment last longer. These treatments aim to keep frizz-prone locks smoother than a bucket full of melted butter for three to six months. The keratin also conditions and strengthens the internal structure of the hair leaving it silky, shiny, and smooth.