Frizzy hair turns sleek and shiny at the hands of Sammy P. Salon and Spa’s stylists, who carry certifications in coloring, extensions, and keratin-straightening treatments. The beauty specialists pull serums, shampoos, and styling gels from high-quality product lines such as Pureology and Redken during appointments, which permit clients to bring their own favorite drinks or puréed entrees. In addition to color and cuts, the staff performs a host of other cosmetic services, including nailcare, makeup, hair removal, and spray tanning, which enlists the Norvell spray-tan system to leave bodies with a sun-kissed glow.
Lush's lush array of services gives you the freedom to wax your head, get leg-hair highlights, or cut and style your skin—and any combination of body part and service in between. Eyebrow waxing for Spock-ready skepticism goes for $19, and a women's cut and styling starts at $53. Get blow-dried by a NASA-grade rocket booster ($33+), or prepare for that very special armadillo benefit dance with a special-occasion styling ($53+). Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Not far from Lakeway in Bee Cave, bellezza sports more than a dozen specialized salon staffers—each a master of hair, skin, or demolitions—and two massage therapists committed to the full satisfaction of every client. Let bellezza's beauty dispensers deep clean and exfoliate frazzled façade during a classic European Yon-Ka facial, before treating scalps, necks, shoulders, arms, and hands to a tension-taming massage. Then Bellezza's well-handed massage therapists will let the rest of your body in on the TLC with a 60-minute massage, during which they'll handily dispatch your stubborn, stuck-in stress using long, kneading strokes, gentle pressure, and random shouts of "Relax!"
Dr. Lawrence Broder of Beleza Medical Spa began his 16-year career in surgery and primary care, but has shifted his dedication to medical aesthetics, helping people reshape their bodies and evade signs of aging. He continues to build on his surgical knowledge with coursework and bihourly games of Operation, and has slimmed more than 500 physiques with laser-driven SmartLipo and smoothed hundreds of complexions with DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) resurfacing treatments. Dr. Broder supervises each of Beleza's locations, ensuring that every confidence-boosting injection, augmentation, lift, and peel is done with expertise and professionalism.
The thorough nail technicians at Studio Nails Design By Ruby perform manicure and pedicure services that leave appendages soft, pampered, and vibrantly colored with a choice of OPI or gel-polish hues. The salon offers a variety of nail-centric options, from basic nail-maintenance treatments to lavish spa sessions that incorporate massages, hot towels, and little terry-cloth robes for every toe. Beauticians also offer a menu of hair and airbrush-tanning services that darken clients' skin without requiring them to visit the nearest coal mine.
By the age of 10, Katie Sassen knew what she wanted: a career in the beauty business. She attended cosmetology school and went on to train at the Vidal Sassoon academy in Santa Monica, California. Sassen made a name for herself as a hairstylist in Hollywood, where she also discovered that she had a creative eye for fashion. She launched her own clothing line, which was sold in boutiques in Melrose, Beverly Hills, and Laguna Beach, before deciding to meld her love of hair and clothing design by opening Sassen Boutique & Hair Salon in Texas. She hasn't left all the glitz and glamour behind, however—Sassen travels to the West Coast every six–eight weeks to round up new apparel, including Spring 2012 looks that caught the eye of KEYE TV.
After appointments for services such as cuts, color, straightening treatments, or mani-pedis, guests can browse the boutique area for a whimsical straw sun hat or a pair of ballet flats. The crew can prepare arms and legs to wear one of the shop's one-shoulder dresses with an airbrush spray tan. The formula's active ingredient is DHA, a nontoxic sugar often derived from sugar beets, sugar cane, or recycled Candy Land boards.
Owner Luisa Velasquez-Lopez's multitalented staff of stylists and aestheticians approaches clients with a wealth of technical expertise and practical experience. Attentive stylists take each client's vision to heart to craft runway-worthy manes for men and women with a comprehensive repertoire of haircuts, conditioning treatments, and coloring services. Aestheticians pamper visages with an arsenal of hydrating masks chock-full of wholesome ingredients—including milk, honey, and European seaweed—to leave visages looking as youthful as Dorian Gray's baby pictures. A massage therapist wicks away muscular stress with soothing Swedish techniques, listening to clients’ needs before delivering full-body relaxation or kneadings focused on one particular problem area.