DuVall’s School of Cosmetology epitomizes hands-on education. Though students do spend time in the classroom, most of their training is spent in the 11,900-square-foot school’s salon and spa, where they perform a roster of services on real people under the guidance of their instructors. Cosmetology students shampoo and cut hair, add length with extensions, and add hue with highlights. Students partake of elite training from instructors versed in the Sassoon method, a system honed by Vidal Sassoon himself during his more than 50 years as a top stylist. Meanwhile, aspiring aestheticians perform facials with products crafted by Dermalogica, a skincare brand that is produced without such common skin irritants as artificial colors, fragrances, and puns. Those outside of the training program can also take advantage of the school's pedigree by basking in carefully mastered beauty services performed by students at a fraction of standard salon prices.
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.
Claud Barnett knows how easy it is to get lost in the colors of the Matrix. He honed his skills as a master-level colorist for the iconic haircare company before opening his own salon, where he blends his tinting prowess with the talents of a staff of highly trained stylists. Together, they lavish undivided attention on each client as they create custom cuts and paint new life onto locks in the form of foil highlights and specialty color. Tresses can also be tamed with frizz-fighting keratin treatments, which help to mend flyaways and make it easier for scalps to shimmy into tight stocking caps.
The follicle fanatics at Pro-Cuts treat every client they encounter to adept, speedy styling. Unruly tendrils metamorphose into well-tamed hair sculptures in styles, that range from old-school classics to contemporary interpretations of industrial smokestacks, and products from Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Matrix Biolage assist the professional choppers in crafting and cementing each coif. From start to finish, the service takes about 20 minutes (depending on hair length), giving clients the remainder of the afternoon to weave cuttings into doll wigs.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
Dark wood fixtures accentuate each workstation at Dino's Barber Studio, where clients relax in plush barber chairs as Dino clips clean, new looks. It's a classic shop offering all of the traditional treatments of the barbershops of yesteryear, including clipper cuts and lollipops for especially well-behaved gents. Dino and his team also provide mobile services to clients in hospitals, hospices, and other care facilities.