Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 250 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.
Whether she’s wielding scissors, handpicking products from Tocco Magico and Pureology, or applying an exfoliating honey wax, Susan Murray harnesses her experiences as a skilled stylist and aesthetician to pamper her clients. She welcomes her slate of loyal customers inside her welcoming, light-strewn space, which doubles as a sting-free sanctuary for customers who like to throw pebbles at neighborhood beehives. Inside, she can also be found experimenting with her own hair color, changing it from a fiery red to blond and back to red again, the hue that she declares “suits my personality the best.”
Since opening its doors to the public and closing its portals to other, more dangerous dimensions in 1998, Rochelle Health & Wellness' staff has helped over 10,000 individuals lose weight and feel better about their skin and body. Multiple types of body wraps, including chocolate mint, tummy, and half-body wraps, help shrink waists when paired with detoxifying teas and cardio DVDs. In addition to fat-fighting treatments, aestheticians administer peppermint facials and nonsurgical face-lifts that work to rejuvenate sagging skin.
Wine is known to pair well with certain foods or moods. But at The Polish Bottle, a glass of wine is meant to enhance a soothing pedicure, and a margarita to complement a manicure. And while the drinks might obliterate the daily doldrums of each client, the staff focuses on the details of each service—from natural nail care and facials to waxing and eyebrow threading. The chic spot can even host parties and private events, such as bachelorette parties and newly minted jazz-hand shows.
The aestheticians at Natural Nails by Nicki reinforce natural strength and shine with a variety of beautifying products and artificial enhancements. In addition to coating tips in high-end OPI polishes, the nail techs use a vibrant array of all-natural products to bring smiles to the faces of clients as well as the falcons that so often rest upon their wrists. The aestheticians also keep their studio sparkling clean by sanitizing equipment with hospital-grade disinfectants.
The aestheticians at Esthetiques Skin Spa have all long held an interest in skincare, even dating back to childhood for one pro who gave herself mud-pie facials. While mud is conveniently left off the menu, the team does unfurl Intraceuticals products, glycolic-acid peels, and a Nuface microcurrent toning device to revitalize tired mugs and combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. They also adorn fresh canvases with spray tans that leave bodies looking bronzed and beautiful.