Licensed cosmetologist and Oklahoma native Lexi Inman enriches tresses with a variety of haircare services and Paul Mitchell products. The Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Experience immerses clients in bliss with a mini facial, mini shoulder massage, and a shampoo and condition. Along with pampering clients, Lexi styles, colors, straightens, and waxes hair. During step-by-step style lessons, she walk patrons through the best way to achieve a salon-worthy 'do using only their home haircare products and half a paper clip.
Inside Valencia Salon and Spa, Jessica Richardson transforms ho-hum hairdos so they can once again emerge from hibernating under hats. Richardson and fellow stylists snip and style hair as nail technicians pamper fingers and toes, removing cuticles and adding splashes of color or crackling effects on nails. Inside private rooms, the staff rejuvenates skin with facial services and assuages muscles tense from getting stuck while crawling through doggie doors with massage services.
Aesthetician Mimi Shihady boasts a roster of specialized skills. She flourishes performing the basics—facials and waxes—but also excels at nuanced services, such as eyelash tinting and microdermabrasion. "My favorite part of the job is always learning new things to improve my skills," she said.
During treatments, she shares her know-how by narrating each step. "I like to educate my clients on what I am doing and what they can do on their own to take care of their face and body." When treatments come to an end, Mimi occasionally extends the pampering just a bit longer with the reading of Goodnight Moon.
Though Perfect Ten Nail Salon’s technicians have no problem looking guests in the eye and greeting them with a warm smile, their attention quickly wanders to hands and feet as they set to work trimming, primping, and polishing nails. The experienced technicians keep acrylic and Shellac polishes close by their manicure stations, making use of the colorful bottles when the time comes to embellish nails with colorful portraits of their wearers. Manicures and pedicures also tend to skincare needs with flourishes such as oil rinses, foot massages, and soothing paraffin treatments.