Licensed cosmetologist Sammy’s hair-color education spans the country, with trainings at both Wella Academy locations in New York and San Francisco. Not wanting to offend either coast, she has settled nearly smack dab in the middle of the country, where she dispenses expert cuts, color, updos, and perms inside Studio S. Sammy also tickles toes during pedicures and detaches face fuzz using a vat of warm wax.
At her eponymous salon, Kristal Mayland enhances features with makeup that neither smears nor steals a single minute from morning routines. After attending the Faust Institute of Cosmetology, she moved to San Antonio to train with renowned cosmetics instructor Terry Lively. The permanent makeup artist employs permanent pigmentation—carefully matched to each client’s skin tone—to darken brows, outline eyes, and shade lips to a rosy pink or the deep crimson of a ladybug caught not wearing her spots. In addition to applying indelible cosmetics, Mayland tames hair and waxes away unwanted fuzz.
The stylists at Trahvae Freraire Studio don't do haircuts. Rather, they specialize in precision "hair sculptures," along with an array of other color and styling services designed to unlock each mane’s hidden potential. The team performs Keratin Complex treatments that turn hair from frizzy to sleek, and nourishes damaged strands with custom conditioning treatments that leave hair less likely to eat in its sleep. Guests sip cocktails while talented hair artists soothe their scalps with acupressure massage and then go to work making locks more manageable with high-end products from brands such as Mizani and Aquage.
The studio is located in the historic Tone Mansion, where a sparkling chandelier and gold-framed mirrors give the space an elegant, classic vibe, and a fireplace makes an ideal place to swap scary stories about feathered bangs. In addition to making the world a more beautiful place one head at a time, the caring crew at Trahvae Freraire Studio has also participated in local charity events, where they donated services to benefit families in need.
At Sunsation Spa, a team of highly trained tanning consultants assists patrons in choosing from a succinct yet diverse selection of UV tanning beds. Twenty-minute sessions in the SunStar bed gently tan unsunned skin, and the 48 lamps and quartet of facial tanners in the SolarForce beds maintain golden hues in 12 minutes or less.
Certified as a spray-tan master salon by Norvell Skin Solutions, Sun Seekers Tan Spa deploys a squad of savvy technicians to aid patrons in donning sun-kissed skin tones. After outfitting guests in protective eyewear, staff members, like professional penny refurbishers, spritz bodies with a coppery coating that is customized to different skin types. Clients can also repose in a level 1 or 2 KBL America tanning bed for 20- or 12-minute sessions respectively.