Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet & Sassy’s stylists pamper moppets during shrunken-down spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on tangerine pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel their keratin shields with sparkly nail art and adorn their favorite digits with rings and toe rings. Facials slather visages with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' facial regions so that they can stop lodging beads in their nostrils.
Mandy Mizzell has been a licensed stylist in the Dallas area for six years and currently works out of the upscale Firewheel Salons space. Inside her private treatment suite, she nimbly uses scissors to create one-of-a-kind looks that fit each client's aesthetic tastes and personality. In addition to haircuts and color treatments, Mandy specializes in hair extensions that can help people get the look of added length without having to sew scarves into their hair.
Stylist Melissa Fleskes loves color. Within the calm, green confines of The Salon at Bella Suites, she transforms hair into eye-catching coiffures. She arms herself with swift shears, professional products, and Rusk Deepshine color, which uses marine minerals to imbue newly pigmented locks with deep shine and the ability to socialize with octopuses.
Nusrat, the cosmetologist and owner of Ashi Beauty Corner, specializes in correcting botched waxing jobs. "A vast majority of my clients have come to me due to having been previously 'brow-butchered,'" she said. As a remedy, she practices threading—an ancient hair-removal method that requires a thin string and nimble fingers.
Prior to each treatment, Nusrat loops a sterile thread around both her hands and tugs the loose end with her teeth. As she rolls the thread across the skin's surface, she traps unwanted hair and extracts it at the follicle level. Because threading avoids the use of topical agents, it's traditionally indicated for people with allergies or sensitive skin. Compared to waxing, it's often regarded as more precise—the technician can target one individual hair or an entire row of unruly threads.
Nusrat performs these treatments in private quarters. "The ambiance makes clients feel surrounded in comfort and enveloped by personal, attentive service," she said. Her personal studio resides within The Salons at Bella Suites, which lives inside Firewheel Town Center, which is nested within the belly of a matryoshka doll.
Barbie's signature long locks were never safe around Samantha Serie who knew at a very young age that she was destined to be a hairstylist. For the past 25 years, Samantha has been realizing that destiny, helping clients achieve their desired hairdo from classic cuts to fashion-forward trends.
Inside her private suite at the contemporary Firewheel Salons in the Firewheel Town Center Mall, Samantha starts each visit with a thorough consultation, listening to clients’ concerns and goals but also their fears about monsters that will crimp their hair while they sleep. Samantha feels as a stylist that it is her job to help clients "break the…molds that become their hair." She does this with color corrections, barber-style clipper cuts, and foil highlights. She also regularly attends continuing education courses to keep her skills fresh and is happy to recommend other technicians if she cannot personally perform a specific treatment requested.