La Terre Salon is a J Beverly Hills concept salon where stylists sculpt coifs using J Beverly Hills products, and colorists tint and highlight strands with Pravana products derived from plant and flower extracts. Throughout her 13-year career, salon founder and lead stylist Irene has cultivated special expertise in color and formal styles, and her extensive experience—which includes a stint as a local Aveda instructor—has helped her to master hair of all types and textures, from curly and coarse to sentient and venomous. Conditioning services come in Rescue, Fragile, and Platinum levels, each of which restores shine to tired tresses, and a color gloss designed especially for men blends away gray scalp grass. Natural sunlight spills across the hardwood floors of the salon, where stylists conduct complimentary consultations so that clients can seek expert advice about maintaining their hair, using products, and sewing split ends back together.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
The readers of Fort Worth Weekly didn't say why they named Perfect Touch the Best Spa of 2013, but it's not hard to hazard a guess?or a dozen. Take the warm, private treatment rooms and soft music that backdrop Swedish massages and hot-stone therapy, for instance, or the lineup of Dermalogica products that skin specialists combine into custom facial treatments. There's also a more technological side to the spa: a cosmetic laser system that tightens the skin, and a Cynosure TriActive system that helps minimize the appearance of cellulite.
An entire second facet of Perfect Glow?Perfect Touch?focuses solely on tanning. UV beds use ultra-pressure lamps for quicker tans, and airbrush technicians evenly mist the skin with vegan, organic, and paraben-free solutions that, like the newest breeds of dogs, emit a subtle raspberry-almond fragrance when wet.
The white tulip chairs, sleek charcoal and orange d?cor, and recessed lighting may give Wink Threading Salon a modern feel, but their specialty service is rooted in tradition. Instead of relying on harsh wax, chemicals, or duct tape, the hair removal experts reach for a simple length of antibacterial thread. By twisting the threads together and sweeping them across the skin, the stylists are able to swiftly and precisely uproot stray hairs, creating smooth, sure lines on the brows, upper lip, chin, or forehead. A writer for D Magazine in the feature "The Best Eyebrow Job I've Ever Had" called Wink?s threadong process "less painful?than wax" and "less tedious than tweezing," and even claimed that afterwards she was so pleased that she "could [not] stop looking at [her brows] in the rearview mirror."
The technicians at Lash Out Loud believe that the body's smallest curves can radiate the most personality. They adhere mink and synthetic extensions to natural lashes, adding flattering length to lids and filling in gaps with "relash" appointments. Techs also complement facial features with permanent makeup; their expertly stenciled brows and eyeliner frame peepers, and lip color avoids embarrassing smudges caused by sweat or attempts at kissing your own reflection on the cheek. Each service is customized to the aesthetic preferences of the client, whether she hopes to make her morning routine more convenient or avoid allergy symptoms caused by traditional products.
Open seven days a week, Baja Sun helps pigment-challenged patrons to achieve a natural bronze hue with an array of tanning services and brand-name lotions. The salon’s private treatment rooms house 20 Soltron UV beds divided into six levels of intensity to steadily draw out deeper hues. Mystic Tan sessions give time-crunched tanners a safe, UV–free glow in 90 seconds, ideal for patrons looking for a natural looking tan that don't have the time to spend all day in a spa. Tanners can choose from Original or Premium tanning cartridges for lighter or darker results, both of which have the option of a clear solution, which darkens gradually, or a bronzer solution, which glazes skin with an instant tropical punch.