It's not easy to become a stylist at Esoterica Studios: all hairdressers have to go through the salon's boot camp before they can stand behind the shears. This lengthy training includes basic cuts, colors, marketing, and editorial styling for magazines that want to revamp their crumpled pages. Esoterica Studios partners all of its services with Sebastian and Wella professional products, as well as with Nioxin serums designed to thicken locks.
Inside her private suite at the Phenix Salon––which she's dubbed Shuggshack–– stylist Kimberly Miles constantly finds new ways to transform her clients' hair. A knowledge of modern trends helps her trim and blow-dry tresses into new shapes or style hair for special occasions. Additionally, Kimberly brushes in vibrant highlights, lowlights, and all-over virgin color, which can help clients stand out in a crowd or warn predators that they're poisonous.
Beauty experts polish their clients' fingers and toes before touching up their faces with vibrant makeup. Stylists clip, buzz, and sculpt the gentlemanly coifs of guests seated in their styling chairs. With their dashing new looks, these customers would stop traffic—if they were old enough to drive. At Sweet & Sassy, a salon and spa exclusively for children, glamour comes in all sizes. Mini manicures, pedicures, hairstyles, and makeup services give girls their first taste of the pampered life, and boys' haircuts give lads roughhouse-ready looks in styling chairs their own size. Even infants get in on the grooming with the Baby's First Cut package, which includes a hair locket, certificate, and photo keepsake to commemorate the first time their parents saw their ears. The salon also goes beyond simple image enhancements with themed parties, in which hot-pink limos scoop up young partygoers and bring them to the salon to don gowns and tiaras, strut down the runway, or rehearse for a live pop-music performance.
After a trip to Spa On The Square, you may smell like you got lost in a baker's kitchen. The enticing aromas spring from services such as peppermint scalp massages and foot scrubs that incorporate honey and brown sugar, add-ons to a list of soothing body treatments. The rest of the spa's menu, though not quite as infused with appetizing fragrances, yields equally sweet visits. Custom facials begin with a skin analysis, then lead into a double cleansing, exfoliation, and a pressure-point massage, which clients can top off with a gentle Aveda Perfecting plant peel. At hairstyling stations, the salon staff fashions new cuts and imbues them with color or smoothing keratin formulas.
Meanwhile, med-spa professionals fade wrinkles, sun damage, and acne with microdermabrasion sessions. Their laser technology enables them to reduce spots of discoloration and firm up sagging skin, as well as inhibit hair growth. Aestheticians can also remove unwanted strands through sugaring or waxing.
Regardless of their appointment type, guests achieve serenity in a welcoming environment?owner Martha Blue means for her spa to be an excuse for self-nurture. In addition to providing single treatments, she composes packages and hosts private parties, which can include meals set in a private dining room.
As a curly-haired woman, Pure Hair Lab owner and stylist Suzanna Simpson knows the frustration that comes with trying to tame unruly tresses. But with nearly 20 years of experience, Suzanna has the hairstyling skills to transform all types of manes with Wella dye, precision cuts, and smoothing Keratin Complex by Coppola and Brazilian Blowout treatments. At her Southlake Town Square salon, Suzanna specializes in straightening naturally curly hair—using Sebastian and Moroccanoil products—and gently adhering hair extensions to immediately add length and make Rapunzel jealous.
Stylist London Trenor's joy and talent brings her private hair studio, Salon Victoria, to life. Here, she specializes solely in the art of coiffures, revamping styles with cuts, color, and highlights, ranging from mini highlights to full highlights. She also keeps abreast of current style trends, such as ombre. With her broad range of skills, she offers haircare for men, women, children, and mannequins trying to keep up with the changing times.