Denean Lewis Salon’s stylists, colorists, and manicurists work in tandem to provide head-to-toe beauty. Stylists emphasize healthy hair practices during client consultations and then take styling goals from dream to reality with trendy cuts, protein conditioning treatments, and color or chemical-straightening services. Nails get their fair shake at a chic revival with mani-pedis that may be made even more fashion-forward with nail-art designs. Eyelash extensions help heighten sultry gazes and keep dust from collecting on the inside of sunglasses.
Though the strand-savvy stylists at Beaute de Jour lend their aesthetic acumen to haircuts, it’s their coloring services that stand out, landing them a spot in the top five on Dallas A-List’s “Best Hair Color” contest in 2011-2012. Part of their secret lies in their use of L’Oreal Professionnel products. Unlike traditional dyes, which rely on ammonia and the whispered blessings of an alchemist, L’Oreal Professionnel employs INOA. The compound not only re-colors strands, but it delivers a fist-full of oils direct to follicles, keeping hair moisturized for up to six weeks.
When they’re not holding color wheels up to heads, the stylists perform a slew of trendy and technologically adventurous specialty services. Stylists restore weather-worn hair with Japanese hair straightening’s thermal reconditioning, or add length to locks with extensions made from 100% human hair. To keep hair bulwarked against the elements, the salon slathers scalps in Rene Furterer products, a plant-based line created by a French stylists in the 50s to renew color-damaged hair.
Luxury Sweet Escape Spa was founded by a licensed aesthetician and a licensed massage therapist. Chris and Julie combined their powers to carve out a space where folks can spruce up with beauty treatments or wind down with spa services. The facials include a little of both; they begin with a skin analysis and continue with a deep cleansing, extractions, and choice of aroma?pick from peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, or citrus. The signature massages also include a choice of aroma, and incorporate techniques such as Lomi Lomi, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai table massage to make you as loose and relaxed as a stick-figure in a spy movie. Specialty add-ons, including hot lava shells or a toffee body salt scrub, only augment the indulgence.
At Serenity Salon and Spa, exceptional service is second only to the services provided. The staff of massage therapists, skincare specialists, and stylists make sure that clients feel as relaxed and welcome during their treatments as they do beautiful when they're over. Fashionable cuts and vibrant colors come by way of hairstylists, who stay abreast of the latest hair trends by attending exhibitions, where they learn how to read celebrities' minds. Wraps and massages pander to the skin and body, and mani-pedis, employed by professional nail technicians, fill out the peripherals of the body and result in groomed and painted extremities.
Oaks, willows, and cedar elms at the nearby Arbor Hills Nature Preserve long to feel Tasha Perkins' touch. But Tasha's not in the tree-trimming business—she trims hair. From within Strip, Cut and Tease Salon come the sounds of split ends getting snipped and facial fuzz meeting its maker, wax. Those who follow these sounds to the source find glazes, highlights, natural color treatments by L’Oréal INOA, Brazilian blowouts, and finally Hairdreams extensions, the safe alternative to stealing a horse’s tail. Whether it graces young or old, guy or gal, all hair can feel the touch that Tasha's got.
Stylist Shonna Thompson calls upon more than 16 years of experience when beautifying her clients with natural hairstyle services. When it comes to braiding, she's an expert. At least five different braiding techniques fall from her fingertips—such as kinky twist, micro, and Senegalese—along with cornrows and dreadlocks. Since she performs these services at Cutz & Styles, clients get to surf free WiFi, view the flat-screen TV, and imbibe complimentary beverages before she sets to work.