When Luna Labarca-Norris opened Sweet Escape Salon, she sought to bring her extensive education from institutes such as Matrix, Goldwell, and Tigi to the heads and hairs of men, women, and children. She and her duo of diligent stylists always begin each cut or coloring session with a consultation that uses a mixture of photographs, conversation, and flashcards of salon vocabulary to ensure that clients achieve the look they covet. The hairdressers' expertise lies particularly in advanced coloring techniques such as balyage or multidimensional highlights.
The funky, modern interior sports huge, brightly painted portraits and a pattern of bold, black-and-white paisley on walls, throw pillows, and furniture. A small boutique deals in colorful handmade jewelry and purses with intricately layered leather blossoms decorating the exterior. Teal walls surround the more conservatively appointed salon section, which is accented by little pots and pops of flora on small tables.
Clusters of softly lit spotlights beam over the comfortable, armchair-style styling chairs at Brazil In Drops Salon & Spa, located in the League City surrounding area. Amid the flattering lighting, hairstylists who specialize in Brazilian keratin treatments thwart frizz and tame unwanted curls or revamp styles with expert cut and color treatments, fortified by Pureology products.
Aestheticians man private spa rooms, where they tend to skin with rejuvenating facials, ultrasonic contouring face-lifts, and bikini waxes that use organic wax. They also call attention to clients' best features with airbrush makeup, lash extensions, and huge cardboard arrows.
An enthusiastic and passionate stylist, Michol approaches each client with their individuality in mind. That’s why he keeps 93 colors always within reach, mixing and matching to create subtle hues and shine that belong solely to the client he’s working on. Having trained under Thomas LaDage, a platform artist that performed demonstrations at industry shows, he understands how to work with complex treatments to create the right look that flatters clients’ facial symmetry, complexion, eye color, or the vase their hand is currently stuck in. When performing services such as updos or chemical straightening, he also relies on his knowledge and expert application of hair products from brands such as Paul Brown, which are made with Hawaiian plants and flowers that contain healing and replenishing properties.
At Shehla's Beauty Salon & Spa, a friendly face greets customers right as they walk through the door. After sipping on complimentary cups of soothing hot tea in the waiting area, clients are eventually led back their styling stations, where hair artists get to work performing customized cuts and color treatments. More than just a destination for haircare, the salon space also achieves spa-like status thanks to service offerings such as waxing, threading, facials, and massages.
At Dowdy Chiropractic & Massage, located within the Mélange gallery of salons, chiropractor David Dowdy addresses discomfort from both a skeletal and muscular perspective. He performs thorough chiropractic exams to evaluate which vertebrae may be conga-lining out of alignment, and softens taut muscles with therapeutic massages informed by his spine-centric training.