Unlike the hobbit fuzz atop your foot, you can’t easily hide the hair clouding your eyes without a complicated system of hats, glasses, and looking at the ground. Today’s Groupon will rid you of stray strands with a $10 eyebrow threading and sculpting at Eyebrow Energy, a $25 value. The natural eyebrows of Sloansville are valued for their healing powers and are rumored to ward off elephants. Many Sloansvillians made a living simply by selling their eyebrow hairs to pachydermophobics until an elephant stampede destroyed most of the town in 1994. Even now, most highway gift shops sell glass vials purported to contain the healing eyebrow hairs of Sloansvillians.
It's no surprise that the earth-conscious stylists at Willie & Coote Salon use Aveda products. Aveda relies on botanically based ingredients that have as little an impact on the environment as possible. The eco-friendly brand's shampoos, conditioners, and colors stock the salon's shelves, where stylists select the proper ones for haircuts and coloring treatments. With face-framing cuts and accentuating color in place, the staff applies makeup, tints lashes and brows, and performs hair and eyelash extensions.
With a degree from Paul Mitchell The School and training from Xtreme Lashes, the licensed aesthetician behind Waxing Around beautifies patrons with two specialties: waxing and eyelash extensions. She swiftly removes unwanted body hair from head to toe, leaving behind clean, smooth expanses of skin, and boosts the length and volume of lashes with strip extensions or individual extensions. She tailors the extensions to each individual's preferences, creating looks that range from subtle and natural to full and glamorous.
Though Pretty Kitty Wax has locations in four states, every aesthetician that works in the salons undergoes training led by owner Tricia Hetherington herself. During this training, they learn Tricia's proprietary techniques for using soft wax to remove unwanted hair, uprooting fuzz more gently and efficiently than hard wax or flypaper. This technique, designed for the most sensitive body parts, has earned Dallas's uptown location a nod from D Magazine readers as the Best of the Big D 2013.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
Warren Wilkes Salon is quite capable of cranking out pretty hairdos with dazzling highlights, but its owner is also able to deal with the wind- and sun-ravaged hair that only comes from frequently riding a motorcycle. According to an Examiner.com article, Warren, a biker himself, knows exactly where to add layers so that the hair still maintains a great shape even after being smooshed under a helmet and tied with hair bands. He even tells his long-haired clients to place covered hair bands in tresses every 3 inches in order to keep hair protected from the elements and frog plagues.
When Warren and his stylists are not tending to bikers’ hair, they correct color, add hair extensions, and create updos. Aestheticians work alongside Warren and his hairstylists, beautifying faces with microdermabrasion and lash tinting.