Even at the height of her career at IBM, Gwendolyn Willie felt that something was missing. She decided on a career change and dove headfirst into the prestigious Toni and Guy training program. Now, with IBM in the rear-view, she has spent the last 10 years setting her sights on reprogramming hairstyles in her own studio. In the salon, featured on KTXA-TV news, guests can solicit her expertise for flattering layers, highlights, or a restorative condition treatment to fortify hair. And for gents, she borrows a page from a barbershop’s playbook. Straight-razor shaves use hot lather to open up the pores to give a closer shave than an electric razor.
The mani-pedis at Nails Star are anything but one-size-fits-all. The lavish treatments could be enhanced with everything from wild rose scents to a coffee and brown sugar scrub, making every visit a unique multi-sensory experience. Meanwhile, hairstylists are also ready to customize women and men’s haircuts and coloring treatments to ensure each client's personality shines through, at least on days when they aren't wearing a hat. And on the spa side, the friendly staff offers facials, waxing services, and eyelash extensions that can last anywhere from one day to one week.
Inside Jin's Studio 35 Hair & Nails, owner Jinsun Matarese transforms locks from frizzy tendrils to sleek tresses through keratin treatments, Brazilian blowouts, and Japanese hair-straightening techniques. Drawing on her training in Japan, Jin skillfully uses the salon's Japanese hair-straightening system to tame unwanted curls. In addition to smoothing locks, she and her stylists cut and color manes, adding carefully blended highlights and lowlights to create natural-looking tones. Jin’s Studio rounds out beauty treatments with nail services; waxing; full-body, custom spray tans; or full-consciousness swaps of your mind into another patron's body.
The technicians at St. Tropez Nail Spa stay abreast of advancements in mani-pedi science. In addition to applying acrylic nails, they paint on chip-resistant shellac as an alternative to flakier polishes. They also embellish fingers with NexGenNails, which avoid the nail-bed damage caused by certain acrylics and the distinctive smell caused by painting your nails with expired ketchup. Their services encompass skin treatments as well; a leg mask and exfoliation top off the spa pedicure, and facials and permanent-makeup applications round out the spa menu.
Welcome to the ESSENTIAL SALON AND DAY SPA OF PLANO the place where your relaxation journey and beauty begin.
At the Essential we provide a complete services salon using Natural and botanical products, our goal is to give our customer the treatments and services of a high end spa at the affordable price.
L’image Plano brings you highly trained specialists who provide the latest haircut techniques, the most updated hairstyle trends with a personalized hair style makeover. We handle all of your hair needs, including Bridal and special events. Our stylists are trained make-up artists for special occasions.