Between graduating from beauty school and earning certifications in Lanza, Schwarzkopf, and the Coppola Keratin-Smoothing system, stylist Adrianne Lowes somehow managed to get two businesses off the ground. Her superhuman work ethic eventually led her to start a third business, The Ritz Salon and Spa, which has grown from her passion project into Burleson’s go-to spot for professional styling and relaxation.
For evidence of Adrianne’s dedication to the interrelated arts of beauty and health, one need not look further than The Ritz’s lengthy list of services, which range from the salon’s hair and waxing treatments to the spa’s facials and massages. The spa even boasts a therapy center, where resident chiropractor Dr. Don Haygood heals aching muscles with chiropractic, med-spa, and acupuncture treatments. Along with its beauty and health services, The Ritz houses a chic fashion boutique, where visitors can search for a cute outfit to complement their newly cropped hair or freshly scrubbed face tattoos.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
Hi my name is Krista Dirks, I have been a hair stylist for over 12 years now, and have worked at Alexanders premier salon and spa for 10 years. I love what I do and am a perfectionist with my work and take it very seriously. I ensure all my clients are completely satisfied with the end result of my work.
At First Impressions, aestheticians spruce up faces, relax backs, and pamper nails in 90-minute mini spa excursions. Technicians rub hands and feet with lavender- or honey-infused exfoliating scrubs, polishing skin to a healthy glow before coating nails in gel or Shellac polish, whose persistent grip clings to talons for up to two weeks, much like a shy toddler clutching a store mannequin’s leg. Toes can stretch out and luxuriate in a complimentary paraffin treatment, and faces emerge looking fresh and youthful after a treatment using all-natural products.
The Strand Salon's certified epidermal artisans refurbish weatherworn frontispieces with a 15- to 30-minute microdermabrasion skin-sprucing treatment. To kick things off, an amicable aesthetician will expunge loitering filth during a preprocedure cleansing. Then, the skin specialist will gingerly slough off sullied epidermal layers and dead skin cells using a diamond-tipped wand that sluices the face with a stream of microcrystals. By reducing tegument thickness, the treatment gooses lazy collagen into production mode, shooing away fine lines and burrowing skin gophers. A sumptuous slathering of moisturizer completes the treatment, leaving faces hydrated and refreshed. The Strand recommends clients abstain from using makeup and undergoing ritualistic lard baths 24 hours prior to their appointment.
Signature Service: Highlights, color, haircuts, extensions, and styling
Brands Used: Lanza, but I am educated in multiple products and color brands.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring pictures, or have an idea in mind. This always helps the hairstylist understand the look you want.