Salon co-owners and husband-and-wife duo Tony and Trini Cao keep their team current with rigorous training on the latest hair-, nail-, and skincare techniques. Says Tony, “Our mission is to be the best hair care salon by having well-educated and well-trained stylists, and to grow as a team. After all, you're wearing my name on your head.” Tony began his career about 30 years ago in New Orleans. During a fateful trip to Dallas for his best friend's wedding in 1997, the stylist felt inspired by the city and decided to stay. Both Tony and Trini specialize in precision haircutting and supplement their crew's artistry with high-quality products, including Shu Uemura Art of Hair and Bumble and bumble. The salon is also certified in the use of the Ouidad line, whose proteins and amino acids provide long-term nourishment for curls, textured strands, or enamored turtledoves posing as feather extensions.
Let it never be said that Lisa Moise doesn't listen to her customers. Years ago, as she was treating one of her clients, the two began talking about how nice it would be to have a salon where haircuts were more collaborative than cookie-cutter and pedicures didn't make people feel invisible from the feet up. Later, that same customer, Carrie McGehee, would join Lisa as a co-founder of Flower Mound Nails & More. Now, the two pursue their original goal, putting customers first during treatments that range from cuts and highlights to expert mani-pedis. As part of their pursuit of excellence, Lisa and Carrie have established strict standards for membership on their team, requiring their techs to be passionate, conversant, and trained in both customer service and relevant trade skills.
Arch Brows Threading & Spa 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.
Amanda Clark can make hair look healthy, trendy, and more voluminous with her hairstyling services. She adds dimension with highlights, softens and moisturizes hair with conditioning treatments, and removes straggly split ends with precision cuts. She works alongside a team of beauty professionals at The Hair Co Suites, which helps clients get the same look at home by selling Redken and Matrix products.
It's not easy to become a stylist at Esoterica Studios: all hairdressers have to go through the salon's boot camp before they can stand behind the shears. This lengthy training includes basic cuts, colors, marketing, and editorial styling for magazines that want to revamp their crumpled pages. Esoterica Studios partners all of its services with Sebastian and Wella professional products, as well as with Nioxin serums designed to thicken locks.
At this multifaceted beauty center, skin care is the talent Lori brings to the table. Amid the hair stylists and massage therapists in the Galleria's many suites, her facials and peels help her clients look radiant. She constructs many of her services around the framework of a European facial, which includes customizing a massage and facial mask to best suit each face's needs.
Inside Salon and Spa Galleria, the pink-walled, stone-floored hallways wend through individual treatment rooms and past water features and curtained interior windows. Each room has its own personality, partially determined by the services inside: plush leather seating invites clients into salon rooms and cushy table-beds stand ready for kneads in massage rooms.