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.
First Impressions Salon.Spa's team of aestheticians cares for all skin and hair types with services backed by name-brand products, including eco-friendly line Pevonia. During facials, the brand's cruelty-free creams and masks infuse faces with natural ingredients, helping to correct skin suffering from acne or dullness and leaving it as silky smooth as an R&B crooner on a zamboni joyride. Massage therapists soothe tension with kneading styles that incorporate aromatherapy or hot stones, and hairstylists soothe strands with styling tonics from Redken and Sexy Hair. The salon services incorporate everything from simple bang trims and partial foils to Brazilian blowouts that swathe frizzy tresses in a protective layer of protein to calm frizz and keep hair from snacking between meals.
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.
Stylists are usually known as much for their skills as they are for their personality, and Ariel Hall is no exception. With a warm demeanor, beaming grin, and relaxed energy, Ariel sets clients at ease as she spruces up coifs with cuts, color, and styling that matches a favorite celebrity’s hairdo or a treasured Troll doll. Wielding handpicked products, Ariel smoothes and fortifies strands alongside her cohorts and fellow stylists Lacy Studdard and Jessica Woerner. Elsewhere in The Bungalow's homey confines, aesthetician Leigh Moody cleanses faces with renowned skincare products by Bioelements.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.