Calling on his hair-removal experience at a progressive spa in Brazil, BodyScaping's primary technician and registered nurse, John Cushman, curates a wide range of noninvasive treatments designed to keep skin smooth and vibrant. Trained in the traditional methods of waxing, sugaring, and wishful thinking, John also wields modern laser-based devices to slay hair growth for good. Licensed aestheticians, meanwhile, handle the clinic's skincare treatments, ensuring skinscapes are blemish-free with an arsenal of facials, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion.
Sylvia, the owner and Master stylist at Lash Cafe, studied cosmetology and aesthetics in Vienna, Austria. After a long stint at a premier European cosmetic company, she directed her attention to her own studio, where she now taps into her myriad skills to beautify clients' faces. Lash extensions are the marquee service, and Sylvia begins each appointment with a discussion to determine what look is most flattering for the client. She then uses silk lashes and Xtreme FlexFusion adhesive, which helps the lashes stay in place for up to 90 days, or possibly longer for those who never ever sneeze. In addition to extensions, Sylvia also offers lash tinting and shaping, as well as permanent makeup for those who want to ditch more than just their mascara wand.
Millie Luster's cosmetology career has taken her from shopping mall makeup counters to the sets of MTV commercials and Moby music videos. At Luster's Lash Lounge and Makeup she brings the same level of professionalism displayed in her entertainment-industry make-up work to individual clients. Her services range from bridal make-up applications to classes that instruct others on how to skillfully apply makeup to beautify faces or hide scuff marks on old furniture.
The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
Lifelong friends Teresa Fisher and Kaylyn Sisk took the most important risk of their lives together: they traded an eight-hour workday for an entrepreneurial path that would also allow them to spend more time with their loved ones. After doing extensive research, they combined their experience in the cosmetology and tanning industries and opened Tan 2 Glow, providing UV-free tanning. In addition to earning several certifications in the field, Teresa and Kaylyn also traveled to West Hollywood to train with Infinity Sun—a company whose tanning formulas are beloved by celebrities seeking everything from subtle tans for the red carpet to obvious tans for stealing all a room’s attention.
With their newfound knowledge, Teresa and Kaylyn started their business by offering mobile tans and tanning parties while working out of a sophisticated salon. Eventually, they opened their own studios in Fort Worth and Denton, where they now mist bodies with FDA-approved, all-natural, and paraben-free tanning solutions. In addition to one-time spray-downs, they also offer memberships and bridal packages. When they aren't bronzing bodies in-studio, Teresa and Kaylyn host spray-tan socials with gift bags that make the day special for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and solar eclipses.
Tan Evolution doesn't mess around with equipment that isn't top-notch. For example, the establishment’s Ergoline and Versa Spa tanning beds and booths possess many features that help make bronzed bodies a reality: high-pressured lamps, body-contoured acrylic, and 500-watt facial and shoulder tanners. But the Smart Tan-certified staff is also on hand to help clients obtain a beautiful full-body tan. They’ll customize a plan for each customer to make sure the tan suits their body. Tanning is the marquee service here, but Tan Evolution offers other services, such as eyebrow and facial threading, and eyelash extensions.