The stylists at Salon Forty Four Eleven
spend so much time gracing the insides of magazines, it's a wonder they have any time left to pamper clients at all. Besides showing up on countless "Best of" lists by Allure, the salon has been frequently featured in D Magazine, and its stylists' work has graced the cover of Brides of North Texas. Yet, despite the hype, Salon Forty Four Eleven maintains an environment that is approachable and conscious of its clients' budgets. Experienced stylists update hairstyles with custom cuts, color services, and Brazilian blowouts, while skin-care specialists perform facials that hydrate, purify, and refine the skin. Massage therapists, meanwhile, knead away pain and tension, as hair-removal experts wax away unwanted fuzz from the face and body. Aside from everyday beautification, the staff can capably handle hair and makeup for special occasions such as proms, weddings, and invite-only bake sales. The spa menu even includes a suite of services aimed specifically toward teens and tweens, which encompasses age-appropriate up-dos and makeup applications.
The Tan Bar, named Best Tanning Salon in 2012 by Dallas Voice readers, helps patrons achieve UV-free glows in a stylish, comfortable setting. Inside private rooms with blond- and chestnut-hued wood floors and full-length mirrors, specialists evaluate each client’s hair color, eye color, and skin tone to devise a golden-brown shade suited to his or her particular pigmentation. When they've found the right hue, they spritz skin with a fine mist of natural, organic tanning spray infused with anti-aging ingredients such as green tea and aloe vera. Patrons can choose to burnish the entire body or target a specific area and can even opt for contoured shading that gives the appearance of six-pack abs or a sexy second belly button. The shop also stocks Savvy Bohème soaps, and gentle exfoliation products keep skin soft and smooth between visits.
Like any redhead, Jennifer Davis had intimate knowledge of the painful burns that would result when she tried to imbue her fair complexion with a sultry summer glow. Determined to help her fellow Texans achieve a sun-kissed hue without the damaging effects of tanning, Jennifer opened a mobile airbrush-tanning business that has since expanded to multiple salon hubs situated throughout the Dallas metro area.
Using a paraben-free, DHA solution, the salon?s certified airbrush technicians completely envelop frames in a shade tailored to skin tones, leaving a streak-free color that lets patrons avoid the attentions of lovelorn zebras. The tanning solution is applied and dry within 30 minutes, both illuminating bodily hues and covering skin imperfections such as blemishes, cellulite, and stretch marks during its two-week tenure on the skin. The salon also stocks a supply of Norvell products and airbrushing machines, allowing guests to maintain golden skin at home without replacing showerheads with arcade token machines.
The bronzing experts at Tan Dallas foster dark-glowing skin with traditional UV tanning beds?high-powered capsules that toast epidermises in 10?20 minutes. The tanning salon also has four Versa Pro booths to reduce wait time and eliminate the need for required appointments. To keep booths in peak tanning condition and the sun out of business, the staff changes all bulbs twice as often as mandated by the manufacturers. Tan Dallas also decorates its private, spa-like treatment rooms with four new 2014 VersaPro booths, whose automated voices guides guests through a quick spray-tanning process that leaves skin consistently colored. In addition, the salon's trained techs utilize the Norvell spray-tanning system to create custom tans with an airbrush gun and video footage of man's first walk on the sun.