The consultants at Jill's Beach want to help patrons achieve a sun-kissed tan without overexposing their skin. So the state-certified consultant recommend tanning booths depending on the person's skin type and tanning goals, whether those are getting more vitamin D or getting a base color before a vacation. They also educate guests about the benefits of tanning lotions, which often include anti-aging and anti-cellulite ingredients. For those who prefer a sprayed-on color, the experts can direct them to Mystic Tan booths or introduce them to a local graffiti artist.
The stylists and aestheticians at Botanicals Salon & Spa believe that even with all the high-tech serums, lotions, and hair products that exist in the world, nature is the best for hair and skin. The Aveda concept salon eschews harsh chemicals and uses all-natural Aveda products during hair cuts and colors, facials, waxing services, and mani-pedis. To further support nature and make dolphins high-five each other with joy, clients can bring in their empty Aveda product bottles and have them refilled.
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.
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.
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.