Pedestrians navigating the historical charm of McKinney's downtown square step into Pavitra Organic Day Spa and find themselves in another type of nostalgic haven—one that honors a time when skincare was all-natural. The eco-friendly spa's name originates from the Sanskrit word meaning "pure" and is honored in the spa's use of botanically based and organic products from brands such as Juice Beauty and Farmaesthetics. Services such as the signature organic facial employ only eco-friendly supplies, and staffers enhance massages with sea salt from WoodSprite's Muscle Mender line. Experts also remove hair from face and body using an all-natural blend of beeswax and essential oils.
The spa's waiting area amplifies its relaxing ambiance with a soft, ecru-colored sofa and decorations inspired by nature, including sand, stones, tree branches, and a cross-section of rainbow preserved in a glass jar. The crew further demonstrates its commitment to caring for the world by sponsoring community events.
Kari Epperson likes to make people feel beautiful, and she translates her passion into a career through Kari Epperson Salon at The Ritz. She specializes in stylish cuts and color treatments with products from her Keune and Color America training. Her knowledge of styles and color palettes allows her to create hairdos designed for each client's unique personal features.
Kari lent her talents to the October 2011 issue of Living Magazine. For the Deserving Woman Makeover feature, she helped working mother Jay Calloway frame her face with a textured style complete with highlights and lowlights. She did such a remarkable job, in fact, that Jay remains a client to this day.
The tanning specialists at The Bronze Life manually mix organic, 100% vegan spray-tanning solutions to allow for unparalleled shade customization. Right off the bat, a consultation reveals your personal tanning goals before a streak-free spray tan adds a natural-looking hue to your skin. Techs can also add a slimming solution, which aims to tighten the skin. The Bronze Life's mobile airbrush system can gild clients at their homes or offices.
Lori Cohea began her career as a stylist and colorist 15 years ago, and sculpted dos everywhere from salons to make-over television shows. By the time she arrived at Rayfield & Company, she had settled on her specialty as a colorist and her preference in products. Lori uses an all-organic line of coloring agents that are free from ammonia to imbue hair with rich color while leaving cuticles healthy. And her experience hasn't gone unnoticed. Her skilled highlighting and deft tinting earned her a nod from D-Magazine in 2002 as the Best Trend-Setting Stylist at the well-known salon where she worked.
To turn the creativity smoldering in Rocio Contreras's head from a simple idea into a client’s hairstyle requires dexterous technique. That's why the nine-year veteran merges her aesthetic sense with the technical knowledge she gained training with industry heavyweights such as Vidal Sassoon, Kadus, and Moroccanoil. Inside of A Touch of Heaven Salon, Rocio calls on these dual aspects of her art to cut, sculpt, and color hairstyles that complement each client’s personal style and goals for future limbo competitions.