Stylist Stevie Burtchell calls on the professional skills she gleaned in cosmetology school to not only beautify her clients, but also teach them to be informed beauty consumers. She specializes in cutting women?s, men?s, and kid?s hair and offers specialized treatments such as color chalk, highlights, and updos.
Blissfully removed from the city's bustle and nestled amidst the scenic vistas of Canyon Lake, Total Image Salon & Day Spa treats tired tendons and their owners to therapeutic, beautifying treatments. Start with complimentary tastes of bottled water, wine, cheese, and crackers before settling in for a signature one-hour spa pedicure (a $45 value). Soothing toe and foot treatments are supplemented with the smoothing of calluses, intensive massage, and a foot mask to nourish dry feet and nurture their Kabuki pursuits. Equally exhaustive regaling is bestowed upon hands and fingers in the spa manicure (a $25 value), which revitalizes down-and-out digits and the mitts that house them through an aromatherapy salt-glow exfoliation and a paraffin treatment, which banishes excess dryness.
Master stylist, educator, and platform artist Nina Grossman traveled the country before settling in Texas. Over the course of 16 years, she honed her skills from Alaska to New York, landing in Austin in 2007 to open Luxe A Boutique Salon. Throughout her career, Grossman has mentored up-and-coming beauty pros on the art of hair design as well as the importance of listening to clients' needs and reinterpretations of show-tune classics. She's gathered a team of master stylists and color specialists, makeup artists, and aestheticians to perform services that range from haircuts and highlights to peels and threading.
Her salon's exposed-brick walls and leather chairs lend it sophistication, and damask-like patterns juxtaposed with animal prints nod to both vintage and contemporary sensibilities. In a private, chocolate-toned skincare room, associates perform fragrant facials with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, soothing complexions in the way the floral artwork soothes the mind. Afterward, women can shop for apparel and accessories in the boutique area or head to the outdoor patio to relax before reemerging into the world.
A certified Redken colorist, DeeDee Olk radiates self-assurance whenever she has scissors in her hand, clipping and dyeing hair with the expertise that earned her the runner-up award for Best Stylist in the Bay Area Citizen’s 2010 Best of the Bay Area listings. At True Vanity Salon, she oversees services that range from color correction and foiling to permanent hair extensions, a more sustainable alternative to balancing a mop on your head. She is also certified to exterminate frizz with Brazilian Blowout treatments, and she transports her sure-handed approach outside the salon for onsite event styling.
Joyez Beauty Salon styles all types of hair. The stylists, who boast more than 20 years of experience, spruce up hair with curl silk wraps, weaves, and micro-links, and glue and fusion techniques. The team puts Avalon and Mizani products to work to help render those services. Green plants and sponge-painted, earth-tone walls backdrop their efforts to make hair as elegant as a limousine covered in beautiful hair.
As a seasoned stylist of more than five years, Misty Williams knows how to shear and shape a trendy coif. But her services don't end with a cut and style; Misty also perms and highlights hair, relaxes or conditions frazzled locks, and crafts updos for special events. She also waxes away unwanted facial hair.