By using centuries-old techniques, the aestheticians at Just Stringz are capable of designing trendy, dramatic looks for their clients. They rely on their extensive training in the ancient art of threading as they use cotton thread to swiftly uproot unwanted hairs and meticulously shape brows. Though the spa's henna tattoos and Swarovski body-art services also embrace time-honored strategies, the team doesn't ignore modern advances in cosmetic care. Facial treatments use Dermalogica skincare products to address skin concerns such as dehydrated patches or breakouts. Or these blemishes can be covered temporarily with an application of Glo Minerals Makeup, which also nourishes skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and pure Nobelium atoms.
For the last 10 years, Tiffany Paden has trimmed, colored, and styled all hair types, even the ones fellow stylists have deemed difficult. While her patience and ambitious attitude are all her own, her technical skills were acquired while training at State Beauty Academy in Duncanville, Texas. She has since continued her education by mastering new products and texturing treatments, which keep her clients' hairstyles up-to-date unlike a Parliament member's powdered-wig collection. In addition to preforming cuts and coloring, she also alters manes with a variety of extensions, including long stripped feathers, sew-in extensions, and quick weaves bonded with glue. Those looking to revives visages may enlist her services for a customized facial, oxygen zone massage, or exfoliating lip treatment.
Sherry Ferguson lends her artistic eye—not to mention 40 years of experience—to every haircut, manicure, facial, or waxing treatment that takes place at Ferguson Designs. She streaks hair with highlights, or even shades of pink, purple, and blue to help her clients' true colors shine through. Despite her salon's spacious area, she keeps private rooms in which to conduct each treatment. She goes out of her way to make each visitor as comfortable as possible in their borrowed personal space. She wants them to come back. "A repeat client is always the best compliment we can get," she says.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hair color and styling
Brands Used: All Nutrient, retro products, CND Solar nail product
A complimentary glass of wine accompanies each treatment at Transformation Salon Barber & Spa, representative of the jovial vibe created by the salon’s staff. They are versed in all hair types, which explains a lengthy service list that includes haircuts, highlights, sew-in weaves, braids, and keratin straightening treatments that leave hair sleeker and smoother for up to 10 weeks. They also perform make-up applications and eyelash extensions to complete clients’ new looks.
More than 8,000 miles separate Manila from Dallas, a journey that board-certified plastic surgeon Alfedo Rodriguez made in stages. It began at the University of Santo Tomas where he earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate and set himself up for a residency of general surgery at the University of Philippines. In New Jersey, he established his US credentials with a residency in general surgery before completing a residency in plastic surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. He first arrived in Dallas as the chairman of the department of surgery at Dallas Regional Medical Center before opening Southwest Plastic Surgery Center. At the center, he and his staff perform liposuction and cosmetic surgeries along with less-invasive options for rejuvenation such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Dr. Rodriguez is equally adept at matters of function as of form: he also specializes in hand surgeries that alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive-stress injuries.
Tracey Butterfly Clark, the owner and head healer at Mariposas Garden, wants to make every service at her soothing studio an experience to remember. Against a backdrop of Buddhas, mirrors, and butterflies, Tracey offers multiple types of massage therapy, from Swedish and hot stone modalities to deep-tissue, prenatal, and Thai bodywork. Along with massage, clients might enjoy the luxurious chocolate facial, which uses a cacao bean scrub to exfoliate the skin—it's the number one facial in the world according to Willy Wonka.