At Miss Faces Skin Care, the custom ingredients of a pore-cleansing European facial are unique to each recipient––however, the resulting feel-good sensations aren’t. That's because the spa whips up fresh batches of melt-in-your-chair relaxation with every visit. Teresa DiPaolo, a licensed esthetician in the Parker area for more than 15 years, uses a gentle wax imported from France to remove unwanted hair, and boosts outer allure with head-to-toe treatments such as exfoliating body polishes. Most of all, though, Teresa magnifies clients’ natural beauty with an array of facial treatments, which help erase wear and tear caused by aging, the weather, and volunteering as an assistant for William Tell impersonators.
Hairstylist Gina Folkner brings a little bit of glamour and glitz to Artistic Styles' modern salon where she cuts, colors, and styles tresses three days a week. Her aptitude for creating classic or on-trend 'dos is a product of her training, which she did at the Beverly Hills Hair Cutting Academy. Gina also relies on products from J Beverly Hills and Keune to create voluminous curls, super-sleek pompadours, and bobs so sharp they can turn a hat to confetti with one hair flip.
Whether you've got a flair for flares, an addiction to cigarette jeans, or you push toward pedal-pushing pedal pushers, The Blues Jean Bar has the stone-washed, pre-torn, or impeccable indigo of your dreams. The shop is designed like a tavern, keeping the savory styles of more than 40 top labels (for both men and women) “on tap.” Saunter up to the wood-hewn bar and ask the friendly denim-smith to whip you up a pair that combines your favorite wash, size, cut, and aroma. He or she will rifle through shelves stocked with labels such as Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind, and Red Engine to find your fittingest fit in the latest fashion, eliminating the drudgery of surfing wave after indistinguishable wave of blue. D Magazine, which recently named the bar the Best Place to Buy Jeans, calls it "almost as fun as a real bar." Prices range from $150 to $225, depending on the label and style.
Blanca Garza, the clinical esthetician behind All About You Skin Care, takes pride in helping clients achieve the complexions they have always wanted. Her facial treatments are both therapeutic and relaxing, blending services that cleanse and exfoliate the skin with soothing massage strokes. Peels and microdermabrasion grant more intensive rejuvenation, and light therapies combat the signs of aging and revitalize the skin. She also performs professional waxing treatments that leave body parts smoother than a freshly peeled bowling ball.
Ulta's licensed staff, which partakes in ongoing training to keep skills sharp, creates customized looks and expert image enhancement using acclaimed beauty products. Like a loaf of bread in a space shuttle with a broken sunroof, hairstyles can grow stale between salon visits. A 45-minute coif-cultivation session, in which the stylist takes into account face shape and lifestyle, energizes follicles and forges a salon-fresh look. In the one-hour Dermalogica facial, an aesthetic augur examines skin in order to customize a course of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing session with Dermalogica products. The treatment leaves skin impeccable, like a recently buffed and oiled slab of marble.
At Roosters, gents maintain time-tested headscapes within a haircut haven reminiscent of an old-fashioned barbershop. Surrender locks to the club cut, in which hair tamers quell wild manes with a precision pruning much like that used on ticklish hedges. The follicles' fierce scissor battle is followed by a massaging shampoo, a hot-steam towel, a blow-dry and style, a brush of powder on the neck, and a dash of after-shave to clean up the cranial-covering carnage. Unearth neglected jawbones with the signature seven-step facial shave, in which facial experts employ hot-steam towels, a deep-cleansing facial massage, moisturizing lotions, and a smooth shave to leave cheeks as smooth and chiseled as Michelangelo's David after a moss removal.