Stylist and aesthetician Ashley Hunt has carved out a corner for herself inside An Exclusive Salon by Tammy where she treats her clients to a menu of refreshing facials and salon services. Her skilled shears descend on overgrown locks and reshape them into chic looks for men, women, and children, and shellac manicures pamper and protect nails with durable shellac polish. Alternatively, bodies can prepare to bare themselves with waxing services and spray-tanning sessions.
Marshall is a whiz with scissors. He uses them to create face-flattering haircuts and paper snowflakes for his clients. Inside Davidson-Taylor Salon & Day Spa, he works alongside other professionals that dole out facials, mani-pedis, body sugaring, and eyelash extensions.
The savvy stylists at Cathy's Clippers harness their shears' strength to prune a head-top topiary of hirsute craftsmanship. Settle in amidst the shop's quirky environs while amicable aestheticians snip scalp strands and sculpt expended protein into a funky new 'do or the shape of a favorite Mount Rushmore personage. Top off the noggin makeover with partial highlights, rewarding favored strands of hair for resisting the temptation to spontaneously combust.
The smoothness sorcerers at DermaSmooth charm testy skeleton suits into silky submission with an array of skin-centric treatments. Those who opt for the Aluma skin-tightening treatment go back in time to reverse epidermal creases while sidestepping reality-altering paradoxes by bathing mugs with a heated punch of radio-frequency energy. Skin is gently drawn into the tip of a hand piece, inside of which radio-frequency wave pulses coerce the desired areas into producing a well of plumping collagen with promises of shea butter and lower skin taxes. After the treatments, faces can look noticeably rejuvenated, and, with little downtime after doses, clients can go right back to careers of eye-patch and scuba-mask modeling. Today's deal is good for 300 pulses, generally enough for four treatments depending on the area treated, although it may take up to six treatments to see complete results.
In winter, the sun spends days hidden behind gray clouds, but clients of Always Tan & Skin Care stay glowing and bronzed. Voted Best Tanning Salon by viewers of NewsChannel 11 and users of KCBD and continually placed at the top in the Best of Lubbock awards by readers of Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the spacious tanning center is home to five levels of tanning beds. These powerful sunlight simulators hum within private rooms while elsewhere in the salon VersaSpa booths spray bodies with custom, sunless DHA formulas to create a natural-looking, moisturizing tan. In addition to shade alterations, Always Tan offers beautifying services such as teeth whitening and reinvigorating red-light facials.
Before their sessions, guests relax in the salon's elegant lobby, where a glimmering chandelier illuminates cushy chairs and pillows. Spread across the walls, shelves hold a rainbow of colorfully packaged lotions and skincare products so patrons can keep up their skincare routines at home.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.