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.
There are many factors that keep a face from looking its best, from wrinkles and sun damage to a perfectly aimed banana-cream pie. Luckily, the right series of facials, peels, and revitalizing treatments can restore skin to a healthy appearance. At Renew Day Spa, aestheticians treat their clients to custom facials, which can eliminate acne, tighten sagging skin, and summon youthful glows. For the advanced renew facial, the beauty experts customize a blend of enzymes, vitamins, retinols, and other components to close large pores and smooth wrinkles.
Massage therapists, on the other hand, knead sore muscles and cover key areas with hot stones. Elsewhere, techs cocoon clients in seaweed body wraps, which deliver vitamins, minerals, and restorative elements to the skin.
At Judy Fann Nail Call at Charisma Salon, Judy Fann wields luxe products from brands such as CND and OPI to shape and primp clients’ digits. Bottles of polish line the walls at this private salon, complementing chic decorations such as pink chairs, leather seats, and a plush leather lounger shielded by bamboo.
Britt Murphy, a skilled stylist at Aura Salon and Day Spa, specializes in haircuts and coloring. She can customize the look to a client’s visage, fortifying locks with conditioning treatments and adding enhanced style with services that include full and partial highlights.
Armed with more than 20 years of beautifying experience and ready-to-fire bottles of Redken products, Beverly Booe of Bello Salon gussies up headscapes with precision cuts and vibrant salon treatments. She and her stylists can tame locks with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments or crank up the volume with sprays and conditioners from Michael O'Rourke. Mineral makeup for weddings or jaunts to the grocery store showcase facial features like a dating website for Mr. Potato Heads.
Working out of studio 312, master stylist and licensed cosmetologist Erin Austin transforms limp 'dos into trendy coifs with and the aid of Rusk and Pureology Serious Color Care products. Each of Erin’s hair voyages sets sail with a brief consultation to discuss style and color. A thorough shampooing then rinses daily dirt buildup before a cut, blow-dry, and style sculpt tendrils into flattering face frames.