Belle Waxing and Skincare founder Elizabeth Winston-Williams believes that what’s good for the environment is also good for the skin; namely, products that eschew harsh additives, synthetic fragrance, and paraben preservatives. She uses high-quality Berodin French depilatory wax when evicting fuzz from male and females clients, ensuring a clean environment with sanitized tables and linens, as well as a prohibition on double dipping sticks. To enhance natural beauty, her staff foregoes heavy foundations or bulky wax lips for Jane Iredale mineral makeup and round out their services with custom facial treatments and lash tinting. Elizabeth's licensed nutritionist, Tabitha Eavenson, studied at both Aveda School of Austin and Texas State University. She works with clients one-on-one to help them eat better, lose weight, and achieve glowing complexions.
Veteran stylist William Edge wields 20 years of experience as a platform artist and world traveler to lead the staff at his eponymous family of salons, spread across Texas and Tennessee. At each location, teams brandish an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products forged from plants and environmentally friendly ingredients found across the globe. Equipped with such powerful conditioning and coloring supplies, they curtail unruly locks with shaping, shading, and retexturing services, and enhance radiant tresses with spa services, such as massages, facials, and makeup applications. Additionally, the salons' seasoned crew helps hone future stylists' skills at Prodedgy, its own training salon for emerging talent.
The staff at Terrific Massage & Wellness Spa, invites clients of all ages and conditions into the wellness spa for a tailor-made massage or skin treatment. The licensed massage therapists, utilize light to medium pressure during Swedish massage sessions, designed specifically to alleviate stress and encourage relaxation. Clients suffering from specific, localized pain might be better suited for a deep-tissue session, which might last anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. Beyond massage, Terrific Massage’s staff administers relaxing mani-pedis and three kinds of facials, each beginning with a skin analysis and ending with a forehead-to-forehead victory bump. Brides-to-be can also stop in for a full makeup application on the big day.
Living Health New Braunfels focuses on five simple words—holistic, integrative, naturopathic, and respectful humility—while tending to patients with nutrition, massage, hormone balancing, and detoxification services. The staff of registered nurses and massage therapists specializes in detoxification, helping patients lighten their loads by eliminating toxins and stockpiles of marbles from their bodies with colon hydrotherapy, lymph-boosting massages, whole-food supplements, and ionic footbaths. No matter what treatment they administer, they recognize that no one knows your body like you; even though they'll make recommendations for certain treatments, they'll never push you toward a treatment you don't want.
Owners Israel De Leon and Daniel Rodriguez value restoration. That much is clear after a visit to Landmark Salon and Spa, their Paul Mitchell focus salon, where staffers renew appearances inside a historical water power plant. By renovating their clients’ bodies, stylists and skin technicians hope to rebuild their confidence. They also offer massages to ease tense muscles and facials that use Dermalogica products to leave skin clear, exfoliated, and as hydrated as a sponge soaking in a puddle of Gatorade.
In keeping with the industrial-chic aesthetic, the interior at David Troy Salon is composed of an intriguing mixture of hard-and-soft decor. Studio lighting and exposed pipes line the high ceilings and look down on plush-yet-modern black salon chairs, abstractly shaped mirrors, and a bright-red accent wall. In these funky environs, expert stylists call upon Paul Mitchell products and the expertise of mentor David Troy to create upscale and enticing new looks.