Pilar Chavez has long believed that feeling good about one's appearance is a spiritually uplifting experience. So in 1984, beneath the swaying palms of Farmersville, California, Pilar opened an eponymous salon that fosters joy through beauty. Amid teal walls and fully stocked product displays, Pilar and her styling team transform bland hairdos into flattering coifs with multidimensional color. Additionally, they spiff up nails with mani-pedis, remove body hair with wax, and simulate natural tans with airbrush bronzers or paintbrushes and chocolate syrup.
Inside Salon 525, Crissy Hudson unclogs pores with Dermalogica products and loosens tense muscles with relaxing modalities. Before she joined the team at Salon 525, this licensed aesthetician of ten years and massage therapist practiced her craft at Derma Technique Day Spa in Houston, Texas. Aside from kneading sinews, Crissy specializes in rejuvenating facials, which she tailors to each client's skin type.
Guided by the beautifying paws of owner Betty Hernandez, Exposé Salon and Day Spa's staff of skilled aestheticians tend to crumbling façades with the European facial, a traditional skin-soothing treatment that awakens tired pores. The luxuriating service begins with a skin analysis followed by a deep pore cleansing to rid skin of toxins and impurities as a burst of steam exfoliation eradicates lurkers nestled into skin potholes. The treatment concludes with a hand and face massage to ease tension, and the expression maker is slathered in a tailored mask and crowned with a kiss of hydration.
It?s all about the patterns. Using a tiny brush, licensed nail technician Valerie paints animal prints, hearts, polka dots, or flowers on clients' nail canvases. She repeats each pattern 10 times?enough to cover the nails on both hands. Aside from creating eye-popping artwork, Valerie dishes out classic manicures, finished off with a traditional nail-polish hue in soft pink or camouflage.