Wherever Wenny Blackman goes, Aveda's organic products are sure to follow, and vice versa, as the stylist, aesthetician, and owner of Wen Chic Salon and Spa—an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa—has been attending Aveda classes since 1996. Needless to say, she and her skilled staff employ Aveda products exclusively to augment their repertoire of salon and spa services, including colorings that use HeadMapping, instead of traditional wizards, to predict the amount of time, product, and cost for each session.
Before the Texas board-certified stylists can cut, color, or treat hair, Blackman requires them to attend classes at the Aveda Institute. The stylists' mastery of Aveda's curriculum, coupled with their overall experience, determines their status as a stylist, senior stylist, master stylist, or director. Similarly, the licensed aestheticians and registered massage therapists reach for Aveda products during facials, massages, waxing treatments, and airbrush-tanning sessions, which are staged in the spa area's quiet summer and winter rooms, free of cell-phone ringtones and piles of burning leaves.
Quaintly staffed by five certified nail technicians, Marvelous Nails preens fingers and toes with a suite of services. With three types of no-chip manicures, including CND Shellac, Harmony Gelish, and Axxium from OPI, techs color digits with formulas that dry instantly beneath a curing light and keep nails strong and chip-free. Other add-ons such as mineral-packed paraffin dips soften and moisturize hands, and dazzling designs embellish fingernails with arabesque designs or postmodern paintings of realistic fingernails.
Jill's Beach offers a series of upscale tanning salons lined in chandeliers that are way nicer than the chandelier in your car, and each location is staffed with friendly pigment experts to help you find the tanning method and schedule that's right for your skin. Stocked with the latest tanning-bed technology, Jill's offers tanners a choice of UV tanning or UV-free spray tanning. The latest addition to Jill's tonally transformative arsenal is the Sun Angel, a tanning bed designed to eliminate overexposure due to the controlled UV rays it emits. This bed reduces the risk of "sun" burn via a sensor-controlled output that measures your skin's UV sensitivity and delivers a customized dose of melanin encouragement. One Angel session costs $35, and three chime in at a wholesale $88.
Dr. Adam Moore’s dream of opening an intimate, family-oriented practice that provided a comprehensive array of dental services became the foundation for Moore Smiles Family Dentistry. With the aid of his skilled staff, Dr. Moore does everything from protecting molars with crowns to straightening them with clear Invisalign aligners rather than ironing them. Whether he’s applying veneers or brightening smiles with in-office or take-home BriteSmile teeth-whitening treatments, Dr. Moore explains each procedure and listens to and discusses any of his patients’ concerns