At The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, all guests are treated like royalty. Situated in the heart of chic and trendy Uptown, the lavish hotel is all about pampering, whether it’s a Southwest-inspired dinner at celebrity chef-driven Fearing’s, cocktails in the Rattlesnake Bar, complimentary guacamole in the lobby or walking through the art-filled public areas before cozying up in a guest room. There, visitors can experience amenities that include gourmet coffee and tea, twice-daily housekeeping, complimentary overnight shoe shine and separate bath and shower with a luxurious rain shower head. For true indulgence, guests can try out the 12,000 square-foot spa that offers a variety of therapeutic treatments and services, plus separate men’s and women’s areas with large Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and experience showers.
The stylists at Eleven 11 Hair Studio pamper guests with a full menu of salon services, including haircuts, color, highlights, and bridal treatments. Recently, the space has expanded its offerings, adding a blow-dry bar to their full menu of cut, color, extension, and smoothing services. In 2011, D Magazine reporter Raya Ramsey praised the salon—formerly Sol Ben Hair Studio— and its owners Asher and Shari, writing that “they’re experts, and you won’t be sorry with what you walk away with.” Mirroring the owners’ collective commitment to style, the salon’s waiting area adds an artful touch to any visit, with pillow-strewn, contemporary couches complimenting shiny black floors, square white columns, towering ceilings, and shelves lined with products by Kérastase and Sebastian. And inside the main space, sleek chairs invite clients to sit in front of full-length mirrors as stylists cut, color, and texturize strands, leaving them looking as stunning as a taser draped in prom dresses.
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.
True to its name, Nail Sweet strives to make the typical mani-pedi process just a tiny bit sweeter. Complimentary wine and other beverages help clients relax as their digits are beautified, and eco-conscious minds and trees in disguise can rest easy knowing the technicians use natural and renewable products whenever possible. A candy-coated collection of polishes by Deborah Lippmann awaits to cap each finger or toe tip at the end of the service, while shellac formulas by OPI and CND help seal in shine by resisting chips and scratches for a longer block of time.
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.