When Lisa Lojas-Waryanka hunted for real estate to transform into her own salon, she wanted more than just a convenient location. She wanted a space that would pluck visitors out of the everyday and cradle them in a world of relaxation, adorned by billowy red curtains framing ample sunlight, potted plants sitting atop Roman columns, and mirrors wrapped in antique-style mouldings. After making her vision a reality, Lojas-Waryanka—whose aesthetic education ranges from advanced study at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy to training in Alexandria Body Sugaring—set forth to build a top-notch team whose collective high standards have since earned the salon Redken certifications in hairstyling, haircare, coloring, men's hair, and the Redken chemistry system. Salon Boutique's services also include waxing, body sugaring, and mani-pedis performed with Qtica Smart Spa products and a choice from more than 200 Zoya polishes free of harsh ingredients such as formaldehyde and smelted brass.
At Beauty & Beyond Skin Care Center, clients don't need to resort to surgery for a younger look. That's because the professional staff slows the aging process through a spread of non-invasive procedures. The non-surgical facial employs microcurrent technology to zap wrinkles and fine lines, and the microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals to slough away dead skin cells, revealing smooth skin that may cause clients to be mistaken for majestic dolphins. Other services, such as threading and henna tattoos, keep clients looking their best, helping the beautifying hotspot to win awards from Talk of the Town Texas for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and the U.S. Commerce Association for Facial Skin Care and Treatments.
The stylists at Divine Hair Studio beautify guests with cuts, coloring, and other haircare services. Brazilian keratin treatments infuse locks with keratin, creating healthier, sleeker styles that are devoid of frizz and won’t remind retired cowboys of the tumbleweeds they miss seeing so much. In addition to haircare, the stylists also pamper guests with mani-pedis, facials, massages, and eyelash and brow tinting.
Located within a stately, 1870s structure, La Spa Ligonier beautifies clients with a full array of spa services performed by a qualified staff. A 75-minute custom European spa facial pampers visages with a thorough cleansing that employs botanical Vagheggi products specially chosen for each customer's skin type, needs, and ability to refract light. After a mild cleansing unveils the dermal canvas, staff members coax out impurities with a dynamic duo of exfoliation and deep pore cleansing, then they tone skin with a pH-balancing treatment. A gentle facial massage soothes muscular tension caused from holding a poker face at a yawning convention, and a custom mask refreshes visages. Guests venture even deeper into a state of relaxation with the help of aromatherapy and a heated, therapeutic massage for the hands and feet. Lastly, a waxing touchup tidies eyebrows without diminishing their ocular umbrella capabilities.
Ideal Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery's offices, associated with Straka & Mcquone, Inc., are all designed to make patients feel comfortable and safe. Yale graduate and board-certified surgeon Dr. Paul Leong performs all facial treatments, except for laser hair removal, which is done by a trained technician and supervised by Leong. Each option includes a full, personal consultation with Dr. Leong to discuss treatment options and design individualized plans. Laser hair removal works over six sessions to gradually reduce hair growth, and is considerably less painful than getting dipped in hot wax and coated in feathers. The sessions may be used for underarms or any small areas—upper lip, chin, fingers, toes, or ears—but may be upgraded to a medium-sized area (such as bikini line) for an additional $59 per treatment.
Licensed aesthetician Nikki Heller rejuvenates mugs within the tranquil comforts of Permanent Waves. Schedule an appointment directly through the salon, and your facial terrain will be treated to a full-tilt blast of mechanical exfoliation that bucks loose cells faster than a rodeo bull. The noninvasive treatment can blissfully blast traces of acne while reversing damage caused by sun, wind, and standing in front of a sneezing dragon. Heller also aims to polish away eye, lip, and neck wrinkles; and to reduce the appearance of scars, age spots, broken capillaries, and hyperpigmentation.