Luxe Aveda Concept Salon evokes a sense of contemporary glamour by offering luxurious services amid its lofty ceiling and grey and fire-engine-red walls. A hairstyling visionary, Ray Hernandez presides over a team of hair-transforming artisans who administer cuts, color services, and specialized treatments. These stylists are so passionate about their craft that they educate clients about haircare, recommending Aveda products to maintain their new looks.
Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular items such as Shampure shampoo and witch hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging that cradles ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis didn't prepare for his interview for chiropractic school in the usual way. "I had to look in the dictionary to see what 'chiropractic' was," he chuckles. Dr. Lewis had just completed a degree in physics, and he had no experience in chiropractic. But after the interview was over, he realized that the two disciplines significantly overlapped—both are about structures. "It's all about balance… so it's an engineering problem. And that's what I am!" he exclaims. With that realization, he left physics behind for a career as a chiropractor.
Inside his office, where contemporary decor helps relax clients, Dr. Lewis strives to "keep it simple." He compares his clients' spinal x-rays with a normal spine, and then discusses how misalignments could trigger pain, organ malfunction, and an unfair limbo disadvantage. Though he doesn't write prescriptions, he frequently encourages clients to revisit their doctors for medication modification. However, he still thinks that pain is treated best after targeting its source. "If I'm stepping on your toe, what do you want to do? Take my foot off your toe or take a pill?" he asks. By treating the cause of his patients' maladies, he can help them realize happier lives without the contraindications and side effects of drugs.
Only a short wig toss from Corpus Christi Bay sits Salon Viaggio, a mecca for hair customization. Here, elegant chandeliers illuminate the salon's floor-to-ceiling dark wood shelves and OPI polish displays dazzle peepers with a full color spectrum of nail possibilities. Beyond tackling fingers and toes, salon owner Alorah Longoria draws on her degree from the Paul Mitchel School to revamp manes with cuts and color products by Schwarzkopf and Goldwell. She also adds length and volume to locks with extensions, and nixes fuzz from brow outskirts with a signature chocolate wax.
The staff at Leslee's Hair and Skin easily customizes services to ensure clients’ hair and skin needs are met. Professionals cut and highlight hair and wax away unwanted fuzz on brows, backs, and tails. They also tackle skin issues that range from rosacea and eczema to acne and signs of aging with PCA Skin facials and peels.
Stylists sculpt modern manes amid the orange and lime-green walls of Tease Salon, LLC’s vibrant interior. While some guests wait on a plush L-shaped couch, stylists crop others’ mops at spacious stations, following the experienced lead of owner and 10-year industry veteran Sara M. Butcher. Undulating silver-framed mirrors let patrons admire their cut-in-progress or ask their reflection for advice on bang length. Staffers also revamp visages with waxing, facials, and laser teeth whitening, and a skilled massage therapist breaks up tension in a private massage room.