Earth tones, wood fixtures, and vintage furniture. Shear Impressions is more like a quaint home than a typical salon and spa. That's due to the aesthetic decisions of Veronica Vallejo, who opened the doors to the cozy getaway in 1999. A licensed cosmetologist, her 27 years of experience in skincare allow her to understand what clients want out of a visit: pampering, personal attention, and up-to-date fashion expertise. She leads her team of stylists and aestheticians by regularly attending workshops, which keep her abreast of current styles, techniques, and products. Sharing her knowledge, she and her team style hair using products such as Kenra and Paul Mitchell and keep skin youthful and radiant by employing facials and peels. They also enhance natural beauty with waxing, makeup application, and mani-pedis.
No matter the age, gender, or follicle count of their clients, the professionals at Premier Cuts treat them to stylish services in a comfortable setting. They tend to adults with cuts, facial waxings, and thoughtful add-ons such as hot towels, and can style your hair for photo-shoots or special occasions. Children, meanwhile, receive haircuts in airplane styling chairs, where they can pretend to be pilots or watch their favorite cartoons. All treatments are performed with professional products.
The licensed stylists and estheticians at Synergy Salon and Spa aren’t satisfied with simply bringing out the best in every client’s looks; they also task themselves with creating the most relaxing experience possible along the way. As a result, their soothing, upscale hair and beauty sanctuary combines salon standbys such as haircuts, color services, waxing, and eyelash extensions with spa treatments such as facials, massages, and body wraps.
Tucked into the heart of downtown Kyle, Center Street Salon & Spa is the stomping ground for all things hair, skin, and nail related. Owner Courtney Campbell and her staff go the extra mile with their services, including massaging scalps during haircuts and playing a few rounds of patty-cake during manicures. They also help brides prepare for their big day with updos, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications.
When Martha Millan says, "Beauty shouldn't hurt," she's not peddling a slogan—her first job in the beauty industry literally caused her pain. Working at an upscale salon, her exposure to common hair and makeup products triggered hives and headaches. While searching for more natural goods for personal use, her research revealed unsettling truths about many industry product lines that often use irritating perfumes to mask the underlying odors of harsh chemicals. Feeling that everyone should have the opportunity to look beautiful without fear of harming health, she bought a salon and transformed it into Salon O Day Spa.
Amid Salon O Day's industrial decor, Millan and her team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist use products so natural that some are even edible, though Millan imagines the taste would leave something to be desired: barbecue sauce. Among the array of certified-organic, not-tested-on-animals, gluten- and chemical-free products, Millan's favorites include Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare, developed by an American physician who advocates against overexfoliation. For hair, stylists use products from lines including Surface Hair and Organic Color Systems, and during nail services, technicians use natural products from SpaRitual in tandem with scrubs made in-house from ingredients bought at a local co-op.
A man runs toward the ocean. After dipping his head into the water, he heads back to shore where a friend is waiting to cut his freshly moistened hair. Armed with a pair of shears and the confidence that comes with being trusted, Dennis Kraft tries his hand at snipping and styling hair. Channeling the scissor-wielding skills he developed while earning a master's degree in costume design, Dennis crafts a face-framing hairdo that impresses both him and his friend.
Since that impromptu styling session, Dennis has applied his instinctive abilities and artistic passion to the salon industry proper. Dennis opened Bob Salon after honing his skills in other peoples' shops, and he continues to effortlessly earn the trust of clients of all ages. When a timid 5-year-old girl crawled atop a salon chair, he won over her trust by cutting her Barbie's hair in to a fresh new 'do first—Barbie didn't cry and never looked better.
Recently relocated in 2010, Bob Salon features a cottage atmosphere complete with warm, contemporary décor and an exclusive line of products from Bumble and bumble. The experienced stylists stay up-to-date by participating in seminars, workshops, and sing-alongs focused on the latest trends and techniques. During appointments, clients can enjoy the sounds of Internet radio as they sip on complimentary beer, wine, or a café beverage from a Tassimo single-cup brewing machine.