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.
T Hair Salon’s expert stylists care about the little things, whether it’s offering their guests a complimentary glass of wine or making sure that not a single flyaway goes unsnipped. They perform a number of services designed to draw attention to your scalp, such as touching up roots, highlighting tips, and painting the rest of your body with upward-facing arrows.
Back in 2007, master stylist Ericka Bustamante noticed her town was in need of a new beauty haven, a one-stop shop for men, women, and children in need of beauty services. So Ericka took it upon herself to meet that demand and founded EBS Salon & Spa.
A single red accent wall glows at the back of the salon area where clients recline in black leather chairs and sip complimentary beverages of water and coffee. Surrounded by chic black furnishings and vaulted ceilings, guests are stylistically transformed by keratin treatments, eyelash extensions, GlyMed Plus Skin Care products, and glo minerals cosmetics. Other available treatments include massages and facials. At the newly built salon, clients will find ample parking as well as a kids' play area.
For the past 15 years, the beauty experts at Sheila's Hair Design have enhanced bodies with cuts and colors, the ancient art of threading, and henna tattoos that are ideal for weddings or turning a row of freckles into Pac-Man fodder. A boutique area showcases clothing and jewelry from Pakistan and India, including traditional pieces from Rajasthan.
Tailor Made Hair Designs' proprietor Gerald Harris knew he made the right career decision when he found himself with more than 20 clients his senior year of barber school. He went on to graduate in the top of his class from Houston's Modern Barber College and now works alongside stylists Charlotte Williams and Churtee Phillips, creating new looks with everything from routine haircuts with fades to full perms.
Far more than a mere hair salon, Tailor Made Hair Designs also offers massages, waxing, and makeup applications, and it maintains a positive connection to the community by offering monthly haircuts for the homeless.
If Salon Langeveldt’s zebra-print carpet, lime-green sofa, and bright-orange walls don’t tip you off, it’s only a matter of time before you notice that the staff members don’t shy away from creativity. Their service menu may be lengthy, but they excel at everything they do. One secret behind their success lies in the products they choose to employ—professional formulas from Matrix, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, among others. In addition to free WiFi and complimentary beverages, Salon Langeveldt offers a playroom for kids and adults with youthful haircuts.