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.
In 1991, Aqua Medical Spa began as a modest, four-employee salon specializing in simple hair and nail treatments. The business rapidly grew to lavish clients with cutting-edge services that nourished the face and body, and by 2000, it had transformed into one of Dallas's first medical spas. Today, the spa continues to treat men and women with a unique combination of rejuvenating spa services and results-driven medical treatments. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Tittle leads a team of doctors and nurses in enhancing outer appearances with noninvasive Zerona laser treatments, Botox cosmetic injections, and plastic surgery. Spa specialists focus on inner well-being with both classic and high-tech services—including laser- and radio-frequency-based facials and massages that begin with a consultation and end with a careful analysis of the client's dream journal.
Cocoa Elle aims to boost customer confidence through makeup, waxing services, and house-specialty eyelash extensions. Individual extensions blend in with existing eye awnings to let guests cast smoldering glances without mascara or makeup modifications. Faux lashes by Lavish Lashes and NovaLash adhere to natural eyelashes with medical-grade adhesive, thickening and elongating lash lines for two to three weeks, until they shed along with the natural lash in a selfish show of support. Initial full-set applications can be completed in as little as 90 minutes, and touchup fills—recommended every two to three weeks for optimal results—typically take only 30.
Bollywood Stylz's staff specializes in the ancient Indian practice of threading eyebrows, masterfully clearing away rows of hair to form crisply defined brows that lend eyes a striking frame. They gently twist threads to catch unwanted strands and lift them from follicles on eyebrows, stray facial hairs, or necks. The process avoids the irritation that comes from waxes, benefitting those with sensitive skin or those who are themselves made out of wax.
In addition to threading, the stylists trim and color tresses, wax legs and bikini lines, cleanse pores with facials, and pamper guests with other salon services. Another in-house specialty is the intricate, reddish-brown designs of traditional henna body art.
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.
A veteran stylist with more than 20 years of experience, Matt Tully opened Matt Tully Hairdressing with his wife, Tania, to outfit clients with haircuts that are customized to their personal styles. In his pursuit of technical mastery, he recruited a team of stylists with experience ranging from New York Fashion Week and Versace fashion shows to advanced training from hair icons such as Bumble and bumble and Rusk. A Sebastian flagship salon, Matt Tully Hairdressing offers complimentary consultations from Matt himself before each cut and pairs professional products with services that include haircuts, highlights, coloring, and facial waxing. Inside the salon, bright white floors mingle seamlessly with pink desks and cabinetry, just like a yacht salesman mingles seamlessly at a millionaire’s convention.