Each of Tangerine Salons' four locations operate under a charitable ethos and the nature-based tenants of Aveda. Aveda's environmentally conscious, naturally derived products infuse all of Tangerine's salon services. Seven tiers of hairstylists—ranging from Protégé I to Master III—handle the hairstyling duties by snipping, highlighting, and conditioning locks. At the Coppell and Cedar Hill locations, the staff dedicates space to an array of spa services, including massages, facial treatments, mani-pedis, and back facials that help eliminate crow's feet on people with eyes in the back of their heads.
The Boardroom Salon provides men with a comfortable, masculine respite for all their grooming needs. Place your brain container in the trusted hands of an experienced stylist who will expertly execute The Benchmark service using only telepathy. Following a consultation, each client will get a full hair face-lift, including a shampoo and conditioning, scalp massage, haircut, and style. Your expression-maker will reap the benefits of a moisturizing facial, while tired hands are returned to their factory setting with a paraffin hand dip.
In tranquil, private rooms, guests can lay back and allow the staff at Pure Foot Spa to pamper tired feet. A professional kneads reflex points on the feet during reflexology treatments to help relieve tension and pain throughout the body. Clients can pair treatments with sessions at the oxygen bar, which delivers purer oxygen to clients' lungs in an attempt to boost well-being and energy, as well as lower clients' voices after less popular helium-bar sessions. Foot, neck, and hand massages can be added to services as well, ensuring clients leave feeling thoroughly relaxed.
Emma Anderson knows what it's like to be in pain. When medication wasn’t enough to relieve her persistent aches, she turned to massage and found not only relief, but also a new career. Since that fateful day in 1991, Emma has spent more than 25,000 hours honing her craft as a licensed massage therapist.
All of that time has certainly paid off. Emma now serves as the official massage therapist for the Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team and owns Texas Sports Massage. In addition to her relaxing Swedish and prenatal massages, Emma specializes in sports massages designed to elongate muscles and help the body heal after strenuous kicking, throwing, or touchdown dancing.
Tell us about your business.
I started working full time as a hairdresser in 1996, love what I do for a living, and enjoy making my clients feel special when they are in my salon. I was born and raised in the UK and try to travel back "home" as often as I can to see family and friends and also catch up on the latest hair designs and techniques, which will work their way over to the states. Continuing education is always a must. I was able to work in a salon last year in the UK for several days, which I found fun. I also have been told I have a dry humor.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We have magazines and can always offer clients a cup of coffee.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started coloring my mother's hair when I was 8 years old, and I guess hairdressing started to develop from there. When I was a student at Oxford, I was always cutting everyone's hair, and this continued after I returned to Texas. I have always had a passion for hair and how it looks, feels, and what suits a person's face and personality. One day, I just signed up for beauty school and got my license and have enjoyed what I do for a living.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
When they can't keep their hands out of their hair after I have finished, and the big smile they give me when I am done. It's also nice when they refer me to their friends and family.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Haircut and color
Brands Used: Redken, Matrix, and Silk Infusion