Claudia Phillips, a cosmetologist for more than 28 years and founder of The Styling Hutch, blazed a trail for her staff by becoming certified in Ouidad curly-hair styling. Behind their stations, the stylists unleash Ouidad's signature carve-and-slice method to lift curls, add bounce, and create definition. By focusing on taming frizz, Claudia and her team ease the difficulties many curly-haired clients commonly have, leaving hair as soft and manageable as a group of stuffed-animal employees. Also adept at straight-hair styling, the team cuts and colors strands with moisturizing products from Ouidad, Mixed Chicks, and Moroccanoil.
At Steven Maxx Salon, owner Lonnie W. DeMoe and his team of stylists draw upon 20 years of styling experience and arm themselves with products by Paul Mitchell, Redken, and American Crew. To beautify manes, they brighten locks via foil or cap highlights as well as combat troublesome natural textures with Brazilian straightening treatments or permanent waves. When they aren't artfully snipping away dead strands, the staff members refresh complexions with therapeutic facials that blend in enzymes from pineapples, papayas, and other naturally handsome fruits, and then shift their focus to the fingernails to outfit digits with new polish, fiberglass overlays, or acrylic fills.
Though it's fairly new to the salon scene, Margaret Wal Studio has already made a name for itself—the salon flaunts a burgeoning cast of regulars and an extensive photo resume of successfully crafted styles. Clients flock to the lavender-tinged space for the meticulous haircuts, texture treatments, and color services that show off the hairdressers' masterful skills. Ongoing education helps the staff stay updated on the latest trends, including the popular Brazilian Blowout treatment, which cures locks of their coarseness, curliness, and crushes on rogue balloons.
Wielding high-quality products by renowned brands such as Kevin Murphy, Kérastase, and Schwarzkopf, stylists snip, style, and straighten tresses in the comfortably upscale confines of Collin-Reymond Salon. Head-to-toe mirrors sit in front of each cushy leather treatment chair, allowing clients to follow their own metamorphosis. The newly inaugurated salon complements the style of its revamped customers with its decor, which brims with modern accents in the form of zebra-print rugs, ornate chandeliers, and paintings of vibrant red flowers that just had their petals professionally dyed by the staff.
At Foot Spa's locations in Plano and Richardson, the precise application of controlled pressure figures into every holistic treatment. Reflexologists stir mint flavored salt into soaking tubs, immersing clients' feet in the infused water before applying a therapeutic massage to the feet, hands, and ears. Acupressure massages are similar in spirit to acupuncture, except therapists use their fingers to target specific points along the body that stimulate natural healing processes and save their needles for hunting wild balloon animals.
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.