The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Salon Caché owner Erika believes hairstyling should be fun. That's why her stylists are hand-selected based on two key criteria: their skill with scissors and their upbeat and positive attitude. This energy exemplifies itself not only in the salon's signature cuts, Schwarzkopf coloring services, and Japanese straightening treatments, but also through their involvement in the community. Recently, the team collected the ponytails of 31 students from Harbor View Elementary for donation to Locks of Love, a charity that crafts wigs for children undergoing long-term medical care.
The aestheticians at Huntington Harbour Skincare join forces with ?minence and fenix products to treat aging and acne-prone complexions. Using these formulas and soluble Lite-Brites, the skincare professionals rejuvenate faces with a full menu of facials that includes a pumpkin-enzyme facial, microdermabrasion treatment, and anti-aging services. Alongside facials, the staff removes unwanted hairs or silkworm colonies on the face and body with waxing services.
Part salon, part beauty-supply store, HB Beauty Salon and Supply serves as a beauty oasis. Clients journey to HB to stock up on beauty products and styling tools or for hair and nail services, facials, and massages—or all of the above. After sinking into one of the plush couches in the reception area, clients take their turn in sleek black chairs as the stylists beautify them in the open area accented by exposed beams.
Beauty Society's medical-grade skincare and makeup products renew and glamorize feminine façades, earning them a feature on San Antonio Living. Within the plush magenta Beauty Bar, browsers can peruse sleek display cases and consult over an ultramodern translucent bar, where beauty mavens stay on hand for tips and guitar lessons. Skincare products such as Liquid Luxury nourish skin suits with a hydrating blend of vitamins and botanical oils ($26.50) and the Crystal Ball microdermabrasion treatment buffs dead skin and age marks away with pumice crystals and green-tea extract ($34.50). Beauty Society's makeup line adds a finishing polish to newly buffed exteriors with eyebrow-enhancing Brow Doctor gel ($28) and Incognito concealer for painting over revealing emotions with an inscrutable layer of poker face ($12).