Wherever Wenny Blackman goes, Aveda's organic products are sure to follow, and vice versa, as the stylist, aesthetician, and owner of Wen Chic Salon and Spa—an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa—has been attending Aveda classes since 1996. Needless to say, she and her skilled staff employ Aveda products exclusively to augment their repertoire of salon and spa services, including colorings that use HeadMapping, instead of traditional wizards, to predict the amount of time, product, and cost for each session.
Before the Texas board-certified stylists can cut, color, or treat hair, Blackman requires them to attend classes at the Aveda Institute. The stylists' mastery of Aveda's curriculum, coupled with their overall experience, determines their status as a stylist, senior stylist, master stylist, or director. Similarly, the licensed aestheticians and registered massage therapists reach for Aveda products during facials, massages, waxing treatments, and airbrush-tanning sessions, which are staged in the spa area's quiet summer and winter rooms, free of cell-phone ringtones and piles of burning leaves.
The team at Medprime Clinic has an eclectic set of skills. The health experts are not only able to speak languages from English and Spanish to Russian and Chinese, but also to tend to physiques with an equally diverse set of Western and alternative remedies. With physical therapy, spine rehab, and massage, they attack aches whose sources range from stress to recent car accidents. With acupuncture and oriental medicine, Dr. Yan utilizes 15-plus years of experience with ultrafine needles to catalyze the body’s self-healing processes. To prevent ailments in their early stages, the team can also screen physiques with x-rays, range of motion testing, and food-sensitivity testing.
Drs. David McKenna and O'Hara McKenna work to improve the health of whole families, from children to seniors. The husband-and-wife team heal chronic pain and new injuries using manual adjustments, ultrasound treatments, cold-laser therapy, and massage sessions. To keep pain from returning, they make sure to discuss recurring factors and any helpful rehabilitative treatments with patients.