The ocean might be miles away, but that doesn't stop Layne Hayes from bringing a little bit of island paradise to the mainland. She adds equatorial flair to all of the services at Tropical Touch Spa, from facials employing pineapple enzymes and spritzes of coconut to massages drawing on Thai Yoga techniques. But, like a hammock with a hybrid engine, Layne's soothing services also incorporate advanced technology—ultrasonic facials tone skin with wave energy, and microdermabrasion treatments exfoliate with fine crystals.
Each of Tangerine Salons' four locations operate under a charitable ethos and the nature-based tenants of Aveda. Aveda's environmentally conscious, naturally derived products infuse all of Tangerine's salon services. Seven tiers of hairstylists—ranging from Protégé I to Master III—handle the hairstyling duties by snipping, highlighting, and conditioning locks. At the Coppell and Cedar Hill locations, the staff dedicates space to an array of spa services, including massages, facial treatments, mani-pedis, and back facials that help eliminate crow's feet on people with eyes in the back of their heads.
At Shawn Kristopher Salon, stylists ply men’s and women’s locks with cuts, colors, and texturizing treatments, tailoring manes to fit their owners’ face shapes. Aestheticians can also nourish faces themselves with facials, such as the signature house facial, or treatments that brighten eye areas without the hassle of Christmas-light lash extensions. While facials can firm aging skin, the salon’s triad of dermal fillers—Dysport, Perlane, and Restylane—eradicates wrinkles semipermanently. Alternatively, massage therapists can beautify physiques by relaxing them with modalities ranging from classic Swedish to aromatherapy, which draws on relaxing scents such as chamomile, lavender, and burning tax forms.
Arch Brows takes an organic, ayurvedic Indian approach to traditional spa methods, often incorporating fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to beautify and promote relaxation. Although all-natural honey waxing and brow threading are the spa's specialty, skilled aestheticians can also trim the physique with a tummy mask or extract toxins with a seaweed and French clay body wrap. Clients may also solicit a nonsurgical face-lift or papaya enzyme peel to renew the complexion, or request a henna tattoo in the shape of a moustache to fool a local barber.
Soft music plays in The Massage Suite's quiet chamber as therapist Jessica James glides her palm over a tense shoulder. Certified in Swedish massage, James deftly stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems with the style's flowing strokes. Her sensitive hands are quick to adjust to her client's desire for an increase or decrease in pressure, and she can incorporate stretching and hot stones to loosen stiff joints. Heat therapy is James' ally, as she also reaches for steamed towels and Prossage ointment to bathe taut sinews in gentle, penetrating warmth. Clinical specialties include easing sciatic pain, softening scar tissue, and restoring motion to frozen shoulders by getting a sinew from the same muscle group to tag it. Nine complimentary therapies such as peppermint foot scrubs and cocoa facials reveal her appreciation for aesthetic indulgence.
Inside Venetian Sun Massage, amid the ambiance of a grand Roman spa, the Venetian Sun Team tend to the needs of tense, stressed clients with deep-tissue, Swedish, and heated-stone massage services. Aside from traditional massages, the licensed massage therapists also perform RainDrop therapy, and four-handed massages that double relaxation with work from two therapists. Clients afraid of going in alone can grab a partner for a couples massage, and the staff also preforms sports massage, prenatal massage, body scrubs, facials, and foot scrubs.