Jump Jive & Wail Salon owner Diane Bevan has carefully assembled a team of highly trained beauty experts, including a graduate of the Paul Mitchell Academy and certified specialists in Global Keratin's taming system and non-damaging Klix hair extensions. The salon focuses solely on hair and waxing services, excelling in custom color and always going the extra mile to make guests' visits pleasant ones. Its cheery, pink-topped styling chairs make the perfect resting place for customers to enjoy complimentary wine or beer, and stylists take great pride in getting to know each client by their first name and its Klingon equivalent. The positive, customer-service-oriented vibe earned the salon recognition in D Magazine, which named it a top salon in both 2008 and 2009.
Stylists at the full-service Creative Fringe Salon design coifs for both male and female clients using products from Morrocanoil, Aquage, and Enjoy. Face-framing highlights add dimension to dull strands, and single-process color services wash away any grays and add rich color. Stylists combat frizz with smoothing keratin treatments and add moisturizing deep conditioners until manes shine like stars covered in new pennies. Massage therapists in the adjoining A Royal Touch cut through muscle tension with relaxing kneads and hot-stone treatments. Also attached is Brandy’s Spa& Lash Retreat, where they complete new looks with eyelash extensions, pore-purifying facials, and spray tans. Before and after appointments, clients may peruse a selection of boutique-style clothing and accessories or recline in one of a herd of zebra-print chairs.
The skincare specialists at each independently owned and operated Facelogic follow the same mantra: to bring out the best in each client. To do this, the technicians work through a brief questionnaire and skin analysis to determine which of the menu?s 10-plus facials best suit each client's skin. Signature facials rely on Facelogic?s own Signature skincare line, which uses botanical-based formulas and advanced cosmetic and pharmaceutical combinations to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. The Elite facial covers skin with products from brands such as Peter Thomas Roth, ?minence, and Image Skincare. All facials include an arm-and-shoulder massage, and can be enhanced with a range of add-ons, including chemical peels and sonnets composed by the aesthetician.
Dr. Calderon, owner of Elite MedSpa, takes a forward-thinking approach to laser skincare technology. First impelled to pick up a laser more than a decade ago when a member of her family was diagnosed with melanoma, Dr. Calderon has sought to spread awareness of cancer prevention through laser technologies, as well as the cosmetic benefits of lasers on sun-damaged and aging skin. Dr. Calderon and her team enact more than 25 beautifying services, including laser-centric tattoo and hair removal, as well as Cool Lipo, which uses minimally invasive lasers to dissolve body fat and tighten skin. The med spa also treats acne-prone skin with FDA-approved lasers and prescriptions, and offers dozens of beauty products from its online store.
At Texas Laser Clinic, the staff helps patients refine their skin surfaces with a slew of laser and facial treatments. Armed with the Candela GentleYAG laser, staff members harness energy beams to help uproot body hair and tighten skin. Alternatively, they help freshen complexions during facials that employ various products, such as multivitamin masks procured from the totem poles of ancient Flintstones tribes. The facility's selection of glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloro acetic acids aid chemical peels, and its NovaLash eyelash extensions latch onto lids hair by hair and, like a sample-sized calendar, can last up to two months.
Surrounded by teal and pink furnishings and vintage salon posters, sisters Tiffany Edwards and Trenette James style hair for every occasion. The team colors manes with Wella products, transforms unruly hairdos with children's cuts, and creates elegant hairstyles for brides and their wedding-day stunt doubles. Each stylist also brings her own set of skills to the cutting chair, ranging from Tiffany's experience with weaves and braids to Trenette's skill at fusing and bonding hair extensions. The stylists are always happy to share tips and tricks on how to re-create a new style, and they sell Bed Head products and Paul Mitchell blow-driers to help put these strategies into practice.